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Selection  Boyce Park
   PDF Icon Ski. Tube. Board. We Know Snow! (Slopes open mid-December)
   Ski passes on sale - Until 12/1 PDF Icon Get More Info
   Sugar Plum Days - 12/13 & 12/14
   Check the Nature Center scheduled events
Selection  Deer Lakes
   Check the Nature Center scheduled events
Selection  Harrison Hills
   Check the Nature Center scheduled events
Selection  Hartwood Acres 
   Mansion & Stable Tours - Year Round
   Holiday Mansion Tours - 11/15 thru 1/11
   Holiday Mansion Candlelight Tours - 11/24, 11/25, 12/1, 12/2, 12/8 & 12/9
   Check the Nature Center scheduled events
Selection  North Park
   Family Skate - 11/26 & 12/3
   Fall Golf Season End - 11/30
   Winter Golf Season Start - 12/1 thru Mid-March
   Check the Nature Center scheduled events 
Selection  Settlers Cabin 
   Check the Nature Center scheduled events
Selection  South Park
   Family Skate - 11/26 & 12/3
   In-Line Skating/Deck Hockey Season End - 11/30
   Fall Golf Season End - 11/30
   Winter Golf Season Start - 12/1 thru Mid-March
   Check the Nature Center scheduled events
Selection  White Oak Park
   Check the Angora Gardens schedule for more events
   Check the Nature Center scheduled events

Special Features

Selection  Allegheny County Gardens warns
about Invasive Insects and Plants 
Selection  Ballfield Permits & Golf Permits  
Selection  Community Days Program & Park Pass Program  
Selection  Find a Parks Form 
Selection  Flag Retirement Plaza 
Selection  Groves & Shelters 
Selection  Maps of the Parks, with GIS Trail Maps
Selection  Nature Centers 
Selection  Parks Action Plan 
Selection  Agricultural Reserve Parcels Report
lists non-commercial properties that are open to the public
for recreation at no charge or fee under the Office of Property
Assessments' Clean & Green Program.

Operating Philosophy


The department acts as the manager of County owned properties designed for the use as park sites. The Department is charged by the County Executive to guarantee the integrity of the parks property through thoughtful planning and management of resources and promoting programs, activities, services and facilities.

Mission Statement


The mission of the Allegheny County Parks is to enhance the quality of life and well being of Allegheny County residents through a regional parks system that: 

  • Provides quality landscapes, facilities, programs, and special events that meet county-wide needs for leisure and recreation on behalf of the diverse segments of the community;
  • Conserves natural and cultural resources while offering educational programs and opportunities for hands on experience;
  • Forms an integral part of a county-wide system of open spaces, greenways, and trails; and
  • Contributes to the economic vitality of the County.

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