North Park Lake 
Check out the breweries that have signed on so far! More to follow....
East End Brewing
Full Pint Brewing
North Country Brewing Company

War Street Brewery
HofbrÀuhaus Pittsburgh
Steel City Beer Wholesale featuring craft beers: Pizza Boy, Knee Deep and Evil Twin

 Live music by Rino Calandra, Two Tall Twins and Cisco Kid

All pre-purchased tickets will include a stainless steel commemorative
 POUR AT THE PARK tasting cup thanks to our generous sponsor, 

POUR AT THE PARK is a 21 and over event (including designated drivers). Please have your ID ready at the door. It is also a child and pet-friendly event! Children 10 and under are welcome free of charge - and encouraged to enjoy the on-site playground. No need to hire a babysitter! Park rules apply for leashing pets. 

Allegheny County Parks Foundation is concerned with the safety of our guests. We are very pleased that the National Safety Council is sponsoring Safe Transportation for POUR AT THE PARK. If you are interested in attending the event as a designated driver, please email Barbara Brewton at for more info.

AUGUST News & Updates

There's still lots of summer left so plan a visit to your favorite park - or discover a new one.  We h ave 9!
Download the Allegheny County Parks Trails app and find some shade in our mature forests! 

Free Concerts and Pot of Gold Too!

Join the Allegheny County Parks Foundation at the South Park Amphitheater for two free concerts and a chance to walk away with CASH! We've already given away nearly $2,000 to happy visitors at Hartwood Acres concerts this summer. Now we're bringing the 50-50 to South Park! 
Join us: Friday, Aug. 12 for country singer Jana Kramer and Friday, Aug. 26 for Think Pink Floyd tribute band. Both concerts start at 7:30 p.m. We pick the winner before the headliner begins so get there early! Look for our big red signs! 
And thanks to all those who contributed! Your support leads to improved parks for all! 
Allegheny County Ranger Education and Outreach Coordinator Elise Oberdick
Parks to Schools/Schools To Parks Welcomes New Coordinator

Welcome to Elise Oberdick, the new Education and Outreach Coordinator for the Allegheny County Rangers.  
Elise joins us during a very busy summer season, with lots of scout, camp and school groups scheduling tours and nature walks with our informed and entertaining corps of Rangers.  And she's already busy planning an active fall season planning visits with schools from throughout the region. 
Elise has a long history of working with children and creating programming. Previously she was the  Educational Programs Coordinator at the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh. 
The Rangers offer a wide assortment of educational programming for children from pre-school to high school. Their unique program, Parks to Schools/Schools to Parks, brings Rangers to regional schools to instruct youngsters on topics such as Skins and Skulls and Insects and Bugs and for older students, Orienteering and Team Building. Once the Rangers visit a school, the school schedules a trip to the parks for an immersion learning experience. 
In some cases, though, schools that are eager to bring students to the parks do not have the funding to cover transportation costs. The Allegheny County Parks Foundation has found a way to partner with the Rangers on this project by securing grants from a variety of sources to  provide this support.  These include  American Eagle Outfitters Foundation , the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program of UPMC Health Plan  and Hefren-Tillotson and Eat'n Park Hospitality GroupAs a result of this partnership, the Rangers have access to funding to support districts who would like to schedule visits. 
"We are excited to be able to help the Rangers bring this enhanced educational experience to schools in our region that would not otherwise have the opportunity to visit the great outdoors. We are happy to help create lifelong nature lovers!" said Caren Glotfelty, Allegheny County Parks Foundation Executive Director.    
For more information on Parks to Schools/Schools to Parks, contact Elise Oberdick at or 412-389-1533. 
Photo by Jim Judkis, courtesy of Richard King Mellon Foundation
Keeping Up With Caren

Caren Glotfelty, Executive Director of the Allegheny County Parks Foundation, was recently featured in online magazine NEXTPittsburgh. A week in Caren's life was chronicled in the popular column, NEXTUp. Her activities included meeting with experts detailing a pollution control plan for acid mine drainage at Settlers Cabin Park, hosting a meeting of regional environmental CEOs at North Park and attending a joint Venture Outdoors/Pittsburgh Pirates event that ended with kayaks. Read more...
Hazy, lazy days of summer at North Park Lake
(Above) North Hills High School classmates Tim Randolph, left, and Sawyer McCloud enjoyed a recent day at the lake. Both 17, the young men will be entering their senior year this fall.  
(Below) Tim detaches a blue gill from his hook before tossing it back in the lake. 
Our Board of Directors
James Mitnick, Chair
Richard (Rick) Rose, Treasurer
Thomas W. Armstrong
Bill Bates
G. Reynolds Clark
Pat Getty
Laura Karet
John Mascaro, Jr.
Todd Owens 

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

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