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Park Office (412) 835-4810, 4809, 5710
Permitting Hours:   8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Monday through Friday
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Hours:
 May 10 - Sept. 6
 8:30 am - 4:00 pm (Closed noon-1pm) 
BMX Track (412) 831-3620
Golf Course (412) 835-3545, 9946
Ice Skating Rink (412) 833-1499
Martial Arts Center (412) 854-4633
Naturalist (412) 835-0143 
Oliver Miller Homestead (412) 835-1554
Wave Pool (412) 831-0810

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DATE 

2014 EVENTS 

TIME 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

 
Year Round Volunteers Needed  
World Wide Web Icon Hundred Acres Manor  
 
Until
Mid-March
Ice Skating
Winter Golf 
 
April - Oct World Wide Web Icon South Park Theatre  Varies
Tuesdays
during the
summer
Master Gardeners are available to answer gardening questions throughout the summer at the South Park Demonstration Gardens 4 pm - 6 pm

AUGUST

 
Sundays

Open for Tours
Last admission at 4 pm
$1 admission
External Internet Link Oliver Miller Homestead  

1:30 - 4:30 pm
Mondays South Park BMX Practice
(SP BMX Track)
World Wide Web Icon Check SP BMX website for more info.
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Wednesdays South Park BMX Races
(SP BMX Track)
World Wide Web Icon Check SP BMX website for more info.

Registration 6-7 pm
Race at 7:30 pm

8/1

Summer Concerts Calendar IconSerena Ryder with The Harlan Twins (Pop/Rock)

7:30 pm
8/7 - 8/23

Theatre Event"Things My Mother Taught Me" By: Katherine DiSavino
Tickets: $12
Info & reservations:  (412) 831-8552
Olivia & Gabe are moving into their 1st apartment together halfway across the country from their parents. So imagine their suprise when everyone shows up to help! A sort of modern day "Barefoot in thePark," this hilarious and touching show will make you laugh out loud and fall in love all over again!
World Wide Web Icon South Park Theatre 

 Thurs.-Sat. 7:30 pm
Sun. 2 pm   
8/8

Summer Concerts Calendar IconThe Hitmen featuring original members of Tommy James and the Shondells, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, and other mega-hit acts

7:30 pm
8/9  Wild Edibles
(Nature Center - Youth & adult)
A sampling of some tasty woodland delicacies following a guided hike.
10 am
8/13 Juniors' Golf Championship
(Golf Course)
 
8/15

Summer Concerts Calendar IconLovebettie (Swagger Pop)

7:30 pm
8/16 World Wide Web Icon Garden in the Parks Field Day
Demonstration Garden
Intersection of Corrigan Drive & McConkey Road
Admission is free! 
There will be children's activities & tours of the annual flower trials, herb, and pollinator gardens. The trials are annual beds that feature plants relatively new or recommended for our zone. They could be heat/drought resistant, deer resistant, a new cultivar or featured color etc. Many of the annuals are donated to the Master Gardeners for the demonstration beds by local nurseries. The Demonstration Gardens offer an opportunity for County residents to see a mature annual, judge how well it does in our area & decide if it is one they might want in their own garden. Residents are invited to place a colored flag, as a vote, by their favorite annual in the demonstration beds. Master gardeners tally the votes and reports the winners in early fall. Local beekeepers will be on-hand with  the Master Gardeners to answer questions. Visitors can taste an array of heirloom and hybrid tomatoes and unique varieties of garlic and basil.
Sponsored by:
Allegheny County Penn State Master Gardeners
9 am - 1 pm
8/17 Summer Flax Fest 
(External Internet Link Oliver Miller Homestead - All ages)
See the process of turning the flax plant into linen cloth. See summer chores being done and our sampler/needlework display.
$2 admission
1:30 - 4:30 pm
8/20 Friends of South Park Meeting
PNC Park
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8/22

Summer Concerts Calendar IconBNY Mellon Jazz Presents Gloria Reuben and Caribbean Jazz Ensemble (Jazz)

7:30 pm
8/23  Wildflower Walk
(External Internet Link Oliver Miller Homestead Parking Lot - Youth & adult)
See over 50 native species along a secluded stream valley.
10 am
8/28 - 9/13 Theatre Event"Southern Comforts" By: Kathleen Clark
Tickets: $12
Info & reservations:  (412) 831-8552
In a sprawling New Jersey Victorian, a taciturn Yankee widower and a vivacious grandmother from Tennessee find themselves stuck inside his house together through a nasty storm. What starts as a conversation, turns into friendship, and before long, the unlikely pair discover what they least expected--a second chance at love.
World Wide Web Icon South Park Theatre 
 Thurs.-Sat. 7:30 pm
Sun. 2 pm    
8/29

Summer Concerts Calendar IconRiver City Brass Band  

7:30 pm
8/30 Vegetable Preservation Workshop
Buffalo Inn
Registration is required and space is limited.
Cost:  $15.00
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10:00 am - 11:45 am
8/31

Summer Frolic
(External Internet Link Oliver Miller Homestead - All ages)
Join the Miller family as they relax with games and contests before the hard work of harvest begins. Try your hand at frontier games and activities.
$2 admission

1:30 - 4:30 pm

SEPTEMBER

 

Sundays

Open for Tours
Last admission at 4 pm
$1 admission
External Internet Link Oliver Miller Homestead  

1:30 - 4:30 pm

Mondays

South Park BMX Practice
(SP BMX Track)
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6:30 - 8:30 pm

Wednesdays

South Park BMX Races
(SP BMX Track)
World Wide Web Icon Check SP BMX website for more info.

Registration 6-7 pm
Race at 7:30 pm

9/1 

Wave Pool
Swimming Season End

11:30 am - 5 pm

9/17

Friends of South Park Meeting
Buffalo Inn
Open to the public
The Friends of South Park is a citizen's advocacy group focused on park betterment. Their mission is to preserve the rich heritage and resources of the park by identifying areas of the park which need improvement, then acquiring resources to accomplish improvements. They meet on the third Wednesday of the month.
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     7 pm Council
7:30 pm General
9/18 - 10/4 Theatre Event"Funny, You Don't Look Like A Grandmother" By: Lois Wyse, Robert Waldman & Sheila Rae"
Tickets: $15 - (Musical)
Info & reservations:  (412) 831-8552
A humorous, heartwarming look at modern grandmothers in a new light, celebrating the changes - from what to name the grandma, to her availability as a babysitter, her job, her friends, and her renewed interest in shopping! But most of all, her relationship to that incredible new baby and its parents.
World Wide Web Icon South Park Theatre 
Thurs.-Sat. 7:30 pm
Sun. 2 pm 
9/20 & 9/21

Revolutionary War Encampment
(External Internet Link Oliver Miller Homestead - All ages)
Meet the 8th Pennsylvania Regiment as they set up camp on the grounds and re-enact the day-to-day life of the Revolutionary War soldier. Watch young soldiers being recruited and drilled. See the rifles and weaponry display.
$2 admission

1:30 - 4:30 pm
9/27

National Drug Take Back Day
County Police Station
Dept. of Justice - DEA
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10 am - 2 pm

OCTOBER

 
Sundays

Open for Tours
Last admission at 4 pm
$1 admission
External Internet Link Oliver Miller Homestead  

1:30 - 4:30 pm
Mondays South Park BMX Practice
SP BMX Track
World Wide Web Icon Check SP BMX website for more info.
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Wednesdays
Last Race
10/23
South Park BMX Races
SP BMX Track
World Wide Web Icon Check SP BMX website for more info.

Registration 6-7 pm
Race at 7:30 pm

10/4  Mushroom Mania
(Nature Center - Youth & adult)
Learn the lore, see the strange, taste the terrific of local wild mushrooms.
10 am
10/13  Regular Golf
Season End
 
10/13 Directors Golf Tournament
Golf Course
Every year on Columbus Day - Open to the public. Cart, greens fees, dinner, awards and prizes are included.
Benefits Kane Regional Centers 
10 am
10/14  Fall Golf
Season Begin
 
10/15 Friends of South Park Meeting
Buffalo Inn
Open to the public
The Friends of South Park is a citizen's advocacy group focused on park betterment. Their mission is to preserve the rich heritage and resources of the park by identifying areas of the park which need improvement, then acquiring resources to accomplish improvements. They meet on the third Wednesday of the month.
World Wide Web Icon Friends of South Park World Wide Web Icon Follow us on Facebook  

     7 pm Council
7:30 pm General

10/18  Change in the Weather
(Nature Center - Youth & adult)
Migration, hibernation, and other ways Mother Nature prepares for winter.
10 am
10/18 Hay Day Family Fall Festival
Kids of all ages can enjoy fun fall activities like hay rides, pony rides, petting zoo, face-painting, bounce houses, strolling artists, arts & crafts, food and beverages for sale and more!
Free Admission
Sponsored by
Allegheny County Special Events 

Noon - 4 pm 

10/18 South Park Great Fall Cleanup
Volunteers of all ages or ability may participate. 
Hot dogs, chips and water will be available.
Sponsored by:
World Wide Web Icon Friends of South Park and World Wide Web Icon Allegheny County Parks Foundation  

10 am - 1 pm

10/19 Children's Harvest Festival
(External Internet Link Oliver Miller Homestead - All ages)
Have your children try their hands at various frontier crafts such as tin punching, corn crafts, games, butter churning and quill pen writing. Bring your cameras for pictures of your children in frontier dress. Tussie-mussies will be sold.
$2 admission
1:30 - 4:30 pm
10/31  Tennis
Season End
 

NOVEMBER

 
Sundays

Open for Tours
Last admission at 4 pm
$1 admission
External Internet Link Oliver Miller Homestead  

1:30 - 4:30 pm
Mondays
Last Practice
11/24
South Park BMX Practice
SP BMX Track
World Wide Web Icon Check SP BMX website for more info.
 6:30 - 8:30 pm
11/2 A Twilight Visit
(External Internet Link Oliver Miller Homestead - All ages)
Enjoy the special atmosphere of the Homestead at dusk with candles and lanterns lighting your way. Hot cider and cookies will be sold. 
$2 admission
Special Times:
4:30 - 7:30 pm 
Mid Nov - Mid-March Ice Skating Season Opens
Check the schedule for details.
Weather & Conditions Permitting 
 
11/19 Friends of South Park Meeting
Buffalo Inn
Open to the public
The Friends of South Park is a citizen's advocacy group focused on park betterment. Their mission is to preserve the rich heritage and resources of the park by identifying areas of the park which need improvement, then acquiring resources to accomplish improvements. They meet on the third Wednesday of the month.
World Wide Web Icon Friends of South Park World Wide Web Icon Follow us on Facebook  
     7 pm Council
7:30 pm General
11/22  Birdnests: Explained and Exposed
(External Internet Link Oliver Miller Homestead Parking Lot - Youth & adult)
Discover the many shapes, sizes and materials of these fascinating structures.
10 am
11/23 An 18th Century Thanksgiving
(External Internet Link Oliver Miller Homestead - All ages)
See a traditional meal for the Miller family being prepared at the open hearth, fire pit, and bake oven with an 18th century frontier feast on display. An 18th century regligious service will be renacted at 2:30 pm.
$2 admission 
1:30 - 4:30 pm
11/30  In-Line Skating/Deck Hockey
Season End
  
11/30  Fall Golf
Season End
 

DECEMBER

 
Sundays
Last Day for Tours
12/7
Open for Tours
Last admission at 4 pm
$1 admission
External Internet Link Oliver Miller Homestead 
1:30 - 4:30 pm
No Mtg. in Dec. Friends of South Park Meeting
World Wide Web Icon Friends of South Park 
 
12/1-
Mid March 
Winter Golf
Season
 
12/7 An End & A Beginning: Hogmanay and Scots-Irish Dancers
(External Internet Link Oliver Miller Homestead - All ages)
Celebrate the end of the year with a traditional Scots new year celebration (Hogmanay). Enjoy dancing by the Scots-Irish Dancers in our barn. See a traditional Scots dish (haggis) and puddings being prepared. The house will be decorated in Western Pennsylvania frontier style.
$2 admission  
1:30 - 4:30 pm