Cold hometown brews on the shores of North Park Lake...what a way to bid farewell to summer. 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 from 5:30 to  8:30
POUR AT THE PARK brings craft brewers, local bites and live music to the fans who love them in a festival-style beer tasting on the shores of North Park Lake. This event supports the work of the Allegheny County Parks Foundation and its improvement projects within the County's 9 parks.
 The first 400 ticket-holders receive this STAINLESS STEEL COMMEMORATIVE tasting cup!

Beverages provided by:
East End Brewing
Hofbrauhaus Pittsburgh
Penn Brewery
Jack's Hard Cider
Red Star Kombucha
Allegheny Coffe & Tea Exchange
Full Pint Brewing Co.
North Country Brewing Co.
Steel City Beer Wholesale featuring craft beers Pizza Boy, Knee Deep and Evil Twin
Blume Honey Water

Local restaurants include OTB at the North Park Boathouse, Pig Iron Public House, City Fresh Pasta, Legends of the North Shore, Nakama, Miller's Quality Meats and Popsburgh.

Live music all evening provided by Rino Calandra, Two Tall Twins and Cisco Kid.

Tickets are $55 and available here

POUR AT THE PARK is a 21-and-over event (including designated drivers). Please have your ID ready at the door. Children age 10 and under are welcome and free. The event is also pet-friendly. Please follow park rules by leashing your pet! This event is RAIN OR SHINE. The NATIONAL SAFETY COUNCIL is sponsoring safe transportation for POUR AT THE PARK. Find more information on our SHOWCLIX page if attending as a designated driver.



Calling all runners, walkers and strollers, too! 

The Allegheny Parks Foundation is launching an exciting new race series in ALL 9 PARKS! Here's a chance for outdoor and fitness enthusiasts to test their running skills against the trails, hills and valleys of Allegheny County's greatest asset - our 12,000-acre park system! Race in your favorite park, and discover the unique qualities of other parks in this challenging series.  All proceeds benefit the work of the Allegheny County Parks Foundation in making major improvements in the county parks.  
We're offering something for everyone - 10K and 5K trail races, Family Fun Runs and stroller-friendly courses, too! 
Special prizes for the top male and female runners who participate in all 9 races and WINS! 
Clear your race schedule - registration opens soon! 
The first event is on Sunday, Oct. 16 at White Oak Park at 9 a.m. 
For more information click here: The Allegheny 9
In remembrance...

Anita Parker of Edinboro and her four siblings knew they wanted to do something special to remember their parents, James Charles Kennedy and Mary Helen Frye Kennedy, who for part of their lives made their home near North Park. It was during one of her many fitness runs around the lake that Anita discovered the perfect tribute. 
She contacted the Allegheny County Parks Foundation and with the help of Capital Projects Manager and landscape architect Ronald Schipani, they worked out the details of a placing an all steel park bench at a serene spot overlooking the lake. They also decided to install commemorative plaques on the back of the bench in honor of each parent. 
"When I think about them when I'm the lake, it makes me feel good," Anita said. 
The siblings recently unveiled the bench tribute to their extended family members and took a moment to pose for this poignant picture. In birth order, from r to l: Kathy Walker of Conneaut Lake; Anita Parker of Edinboro; Janet Gubanic of Blawnox; Mary Sue Wilczynski of Wexford and James Kennedy of Hampton. 
Hartwood in bloom
The new perennial garden at Hartwood Acres is a sight to behold! Special thanks to County Parks Intern Nancy Murin for her creativity and hard work installing and maintaining this inspirational space. Her efforts this summer will be admired and enjoyed for many years to come. 
In the News....

The demonstration meadow that Allegheny County Parks Foundation is planning to install at Boyce Park's Indian Hill was featured in a recent Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article. Read it here .
Our Board of Director s
James Mitnick, Chair
Richard (Rick) Rose, Treasurer
Thomas W. Armstrong
G. Reynolds Clark
Pat Getty
Laura Karet
John Mascaro, Jr.
Todd Owens 
John Surma
Ellen Still Brooks,  Vice-Chair
Sally McCrady,  Secretary
Chester R. Babst, III
Carol R. Brown
Karen Wolk Feinstein
Jonathan Kersting
Nancy Knauss
Daniel A. Onorato

Ex Officio:
Rich Fitzgerald, John DeFazio, William McKain, Andy Baechle, Stephen Shanley, Caren Glotfelty

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