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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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Open Saturdays:
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

MAY

 
Sundays
 

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

1:30 - 4:30 pm
Mondays
No race on
Memorial Day
South Park BMX Practice
(SP BMX Track)
World Wide Web Icon Check SP BMX website for more info.

6:30 - 8:30 pm

Saturdays
 

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

5/3  Birdwatching
(Nature Center - youth & adult)
View colorful spring migrants while learning about bird behavior and songs.
8:30 am  
5/4 Visitor Appreciation Day
(External Internet Link Oliver Miller Homestead - all ages)
We thank all of our previous guests and welcome new guests by inviting them today - the only day when admission will be free! Members will share their histories as part of the Homestead and explain the activities they take part in at the Homestead. Come join us and learn about the people and the events of the Homestead.
 Free admission  
1:30 - 4:30 pm
(Last admission
@ 4 pm)  
5/15 - 5/31

Theatre Event"A Love Affair" By: Jerry Mayer
Tickets: $15
Info & reservations: (412) 831-8552
This award winning romantic comedy is brimming with hilarious as well as moving moments captured from a 38 year marriage. As Jimmy & Alice Diamond clear out the attic of their Malibu home because a turn of finances is forcing them to move into a cramped condo, they find themselves reliving the flawed masterpiece that is their fulfilling marriage.
World Wide Web Icon South Park Theatre 

Thurs-Sat 7:30 pm
Sundays 2pm
5/17  Why are my Trees Dying?
Nature Center
Why many trees are dying, and how to monitor and protect them.
10 am
5/18

Golf Outing
Contact: Sharon or Butch Adams cradamsjr@verizon.net 
World Wide Web Icon Friends of South Park 
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5/18 Wool Day
(External Internet Link Oliver Miller Homestead - all ages)
See the sheep sheared the old fashioned way, and the fleece teased, carded and spun into yarn. Better understand the weaving and dyeing processes.
$2 admission  
1:30 - 4:30 pm
5/20 April Showers Bring May Flowers
Join us in learning how to make a simple bridal or bridesmaid bouquet. No wedding? It can still be a lovely bouquet for display in your home. Florist John Lechliter will show you the simple tricks to making a bouquet.
Please bring a pair of pruners and gloves. You can also bring a vase if desired along with ribbon.
This is a "hands on" class and registration is limited.
Please call 412-835-4809 or 4810 with your name, DAYTIME telephone number and the number attending.
Buffalo Inn
Resident: $250.00 - Non-Resident: $31.00 (Cash or check ONLY at the door)
7 pm
5/21 Friends of South Park Meeting
World Wide Web Icon Friends of South Park (Facebook)
World Wide Web Icon Friends of South Park (Website)
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.
     7 pm Council
7:30 pm General
5/23 Two Player Scramble
(Golf Course)
 
5/30

Summer Concerts Calendar IconJoe Grushecky and the House Rockers (Rock)

7:30 pm
5/31 - Labor Day  Wave Pool Open
(Weather & Conditions Permitting)
11:30 am - 7 pm
5/31 - 06/01 BMX State Qualifier
(SP BMX Track)
World Wide Web Icon Check SP BMX website for more info.
 

JUNE

 
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

6/5 - 6/21  Theatre Event"A Piece of Cake" By: Lucy Bennett
Tickets: $12
Info & reservations:  (412) 831-8552
When London city girl Penelope Hart is suddenly let go from her job, she decides to pursue her life-long dream of opening a cake shop! But she soon discovers that running her own business is anything but a piece of cake. A charming sort of "Bridget Jones' Diary" meets "Chocolat."
World Wide Web Icon South Park Theatre 
 Thurs.-Sat. 7:30 pm
Sun. 2 pm  
6/6

Summer Concerts Calendar IconLil' Ed and the Blues Imperials with Jill West & Blues Attack (Blues)

7:30 pm
6/11
POSTPONED 
8th Annual Flag Retirement Ceremony
"By the Dawn's Early Light" Flag Retirement Plaza
(Behind Children's Theatre)
Flags that have become worn and unusable while flying in service to our nation will be properly retired by being disposed of in the plaza's burn pit.  Allegheny County Council, in conjunction with Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, will host the event and encourage the public to attend.
6:30 pm
6/13

Summer Concerts Calendar IconPittsburgh Opera  

7:30 pm
6/15

Forefathers Day
(External Internet Link Oliver Miller Homestead - All ages)
See the Homestead men show how our forefathers made and used tools, cooked over an open fire and worked around the farm. See beer and tool making demonstrations.
$2 admission 

1:30 - 4:30 pm 
6/17  Nature Discovery Days
(Nature Center - children & youth)
For kids Only! This two-hour session explores the natural world around us.
10 am - 2 pm
6/18 Friends of South Park Meeting
World Wide Web Icon Friends of South Park (Facebook)
World Wide Web Icon Friends of South Park (Website)
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.
     7 pm Council
7:30 pm General
6/19 Men's Golf Championship
(Golf Course)
 
6/20

Summer Concerts Calendar IconBuckwheat Zydeco (Zydeco)

7:30 pm
6/26 - 7/12 Theatre Event"Suds - Love, Laundry, and Rock and Roll!" By: Melinda Gilb, Steve Gunderson & Bryan Scott.
Tickets: $15
Info & reservations: (412) 831-8552
This musical tells the story of a young woman who is down on her luck and the 2 guardian angels that come to teach her about finding love in, of all places, a Laundromat! If you liked "The Bikini's" you'll love this rocking 60's musical soap opera, featuring tons of your favorite tunes!
World Wide Web Icon South Park Theatre 
Thurs.-Sat. 7:30 pm
Sun. 2 pm  
TBA WWW Link Venture Outdoors
Allegheny County Parks Quest Hike Series
Advanced-level series includes a vigorous loop of about 10 miles around Park.
9 am - 3 pm
6/27

Summer Concerts Calendar IconThe Stickers with Christian Beck Band (Country)

7:30 pm

JULY

 
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

7/1   Free Swimming Lessons
Last name A-K
5 years & older
Once a week
(Total of 4 weeks)
10 - 10:45 am 
7/3   Free Swimming Lessons
Last name L-Z
5 years & older
Once a week
(Total of 4 weeks)
10 - 10:45 am 
7/5

Summer Concerts Calendar IconPittsburgh Symphony Orchestra  

8:00 pm
7/5 - 7/6  World Wide Web Icon Stars ' n' Stripes National 
BMX Racing Event 
(SP BMX Track)
Varies
7/8 Women's Golf Championship
(Golf Course)
 
7/9

Summer Concerts Calendar IconSummer Band Bash
Skating Rink

7:30 pm
7/11

Summer Concerts Calendar IconHa Ha Tonka with Townsppl (Indie Rock)

7:30 pm
7/11  Stargazing
(Wave Pool Parking Lot - Youth & adult)
 9 pm 
7/16  World Wide Web Icon The Lego Movie
Amphitheatre
Dusk
7/18 Summer Concerts Calendar IconSister Hazel (Alternative Rock) 7:30 pm
7/19 Please Note: Pool will open at 12:30 pm due to the annual Triathlons in the morning. 
7/19 Triathlon for Kids (Ages 7-15)
Wave Pool
Pittsburgh Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh  
7am - Noon
7/20 Whiskey Rebellion Day
(External Internet Link Oliver Miller Homestead - All ages)
An important event which helped define our new country. View displays and information on its causes and effects. Enjoy skits held throughout the day.
$2 admission
 1:30 - 4:30 pm
No Mtg. in July Friends of South Park Meeting
World Wide Web Icon Friends of South Park (Facebook)
World Wide Web Icon Friends of South Park (Website)
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.

 

7/17 - 8/2 Theatre Event"Five Tellers Dancing in the Rain" By: Mark Dunn
Tickets: $12
Info & reservations:  (412) 831-8552
Set in the break room of a small bank in Mississippi, this warm and gentle play eavesdrops on the conversations of women who have for too long defined themselves in terms of their past and present relationships. Souther sass, tears, and charm engage as 5 bank tellers speak their hearts and brew lots of coffee in this dramatic commedy.
World Wide Web Icon South Park Theatre 
Thurs.-Sat. 7:30 pm
Sun. 2 pm 
7/25

Summer Concerts Calendar IconSouth Park Gospel Music Night (Gospel)

7:30 pm
7/26  Butterflies
Nature Center
Join our "search and enjoy" mission for these beautiful and fascinating creatures.
10 am

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
8/17 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
8/16 World Wide Web Icon Garden in the Parks Field Day
Demonstration Garden - 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
8/20 Friends of South Park Meeting
World Wide Web Icon Friends of South Park (Facebook)
World Wide Web Icon Friends of South Park (Website)
PNC Park
World Wide Web Icon Ticket Requests and Mission Statement 
    
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
8/31

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
No practice

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

9/1 

Wave Pool
Swimming Season End

11:30 am - 5 pm

9/17

Friends of South Park Meeting
World Wide Web Icon Friends of South Park (Facebook)
World Wide Web Icon Friends of South Park (Website)
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.

     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  South Park Township Community Day
Fairgrounds
World Wide Web IconSouth Park Township 
Noon - Dusk
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
TBA

Officer Down 5K Memorial Race
Registration will be at The Oval
There will be coffee ready!

Registration
8 am
Police procession
9:45  am
Race Starts
10 am

TBA Indoor Flea Market
Fairgrounds
Interested sales, crafts and food vendors should contact Linda at 412-417-5736
World Wide Web Icon Friends of South Park  
9 am - 3 pm
TBA

National Drug Take Back Day
County Police Station
Dept. of Justice - DEA
World Wide Web Icon More info 
World Wide Web Icon Find more collection sites 

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
World Wide Web Icon Friends of South Park (Facebook)
World Wide Web Icon Friends of South Park (Website)
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.

     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
TBA 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 

TBA South Park Great Fall Cleanup
Meet at The Museum Building (the "clock building")
Volunteers of all ages or ability may participate. 
Pre-registration is recommended - call 412-281-5595. 
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  

11 am - 3 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
TBA

Wine & Cheese Tasting
Home Economics Building
Ticket - $25 advance purchase required
Contact:  Linda 412-417-5736
World Wide Web Icon Friends of South Park 

4 - 9 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
TBA
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
World Wide Web Icon Friends of South Park (Facebook)
World Wide Web Icon Friends of South Park (Website)
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.
     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
TBA Wine Tasting
External Internet Link Friends of South Park 
 
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

 
No Mtg. in Dec. Friends of South Park Meeting
World Wide Web Icon Friends of South Park (Facebook)
World Wide Web Icon Friends of South Park (Website)
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.
 
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