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.
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.