FRIDAY, MAY 11 - 5:30 TO 8:30

This just in!
NEXTPITTSBURGH calls the South Park POUR AT THE PARK one of the top events NOT to miss in May! We couldn't agree more!

Brewers include:
Spoonwood Brewing
Threadbare Cider
Mindful Brewing Company
Three Rivers Underground Brewers
Rivertowne Brewing
Hop Farm Brewing Company
A Few Bad Apples
Country Hammer Moonshine
Faber Easy Drinking Liquors
Single Prop Run
Wigle Whiskey
Jack's Hard Cider
Grist House
East End Brewing
Penn Brewery

Tasty bites provided by:
Pure Grub
Black Radish Kitchen
City Fresh Pasta
Crafthouse Stage & Grill
Two Ugly Mugs Gourmet Salsa & Hot Sauce
Vilka Bistor
The South Park Clubhouse
Snakeguy's Pepper
The Woods Cafe and Bikes
The Porch at Siena
MAY News & Updates
Check out our new bookmark!
Natives Of The Allegheny County Parks is a handy guide for identifying wildflowers and plants in all 9 Allegheny County Parks. And it's a bookmark, too! We're handing it out at community events, on Allegheny County Ranger wildflower walks at at some Penn State Extension Master Gardener Program events.
Thanks to Paul Wiegman's photographic artistry, these natives jump off the page. Wiegman is known throughout the region for his excellent botanical photographs. He has a degree in botany and spent many years working for the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. He is also a longtime volunteer at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and takes the official photographs for each new show. Next time you visit the Shop at Phipps, look for his botanical photos on sale there. Or visit his website, .
Lucky early-bird POUR ticket buyers win Free All-Season County Pool Family Pass!
The lucky Borkowski family of Bethel Park bought early tickets to the South Park Pour At The Park, which automatically entered them in a drawing for a free full season pool pass.
As the winners, this family of four will enjoy unlimited visits to any Allegheny County Pool all season long.
Mr. Borkowski said he was delighted to see the Pour coming to South Park, as the family enjoys many activities there including running, biking, ice skating, Concerts in the Park - and definitely the wave pool! He said South Park is the family's favorite park.
"It is so close and it lets us make some pretty good memories that I hope my kids will never forget."
Congratulations, Borkowskis! Thanks so much for supporting our fundraiser!
The Borkowski family: Jordyn, 9; mom Jill, Jacob 12, and dad Josh.
The Art of Possibilities for Environmental Professionals
Learn about the Allegheny County Parks Foundation's work to conserve nature in the County Parks and enhance recreational offerings, while also discovering the wide range of career possibilities for environmental professionals.
Caren Glotfelty, ACPF executive director, will speak at the June 26 gathering of the Society of Women Environmental Professionals (SWEP), Three Rivers Chapter.
As a long-time leader in the fields of environmental health, land conservation, water quality, storm water management and community revitalization, Glotfelty's diverse career will inspire and offer insights for those in the environmental professions.
When : June 26
Where : North Park at Rose Barn on Pearce Mill Road (across from the North Park Boathouse)
Time : 2 PM: Registration/Networking
2:30 PM: Program
3:30 PM: Social Networking at Over the Bar Bicycle Cafe, North Park Boat House.
Registration : SWEP-Three Rivers Chapter

Sponsorship opportunities for this event are available. Please contact SWEP Three Rivers Sponsorship Chair Amie Courtney for information.
ACPF Executive Director Caren Glotfelty
Photo by Jim Judkis, Courtesy of the Richard King Mellon Foundation.
Head outdoors and enjoy spring!
And we can't think of a happier place to send winter packing than the North Park Lake Trail.
This five-mile paved trail circles the iconic North Park Lake, making it the perfect site to train for a race, push a stroller, knock the winter cobwebs off a bicycle or walk the dog. Since so many park visitors took that advice, the Allegheny County Parks Foundation teamed up with Allegheny County to widen the trail, repave the surface and paint new lines to make it safer for all and accommodate more people.
If you are among the thousands who love this trail, consider a donation to our Crowdrise Fund - LOVE THE LOOP - to help defray the costs of completing the Pearce Mill Road portion of the trail. Click HERE!
The popular North Park Lake Trail
Allegheny County Parks Foundation In The Community ...
Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth at the Allegheny County Penn State Master Gardener Program's Garden Marketplace and Symposium on April 28 at Shady Side Academy in Fox Chapel.
We were delighted to share our progress on the Boyce Meadow with so many interested park lovers.
Fit With A Physician comes to NORTH PARK
Enjoy a beautiful, easy-paced walk in North Park with a local medical specialist on Saturday, May 19 from 10 to Noon. Venture Outdoor's Fit With A Physician program gives older adults aged 50 and above a chance to enjoy nature while learning useful medical strategies for conditions like diabetes. This program is part of the Senior Connections Program of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation to promote fitness and health with outdoor activities for older adults. The Allegheny County Parks Foundation is a Senior Connections partner with Venture Outdoors, AARP, Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and the Allegheny County Medical Society.
It's free for anyone over 50. Click HERE to learn more and to register!
South Park Tree Planting a success - even in the wind and snow!
Community Volunteer Carolyn Savikas
Members of the Allegheny County Parks Department
Brian Crooks and Jessie Smucker from Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
Two planting sessions in South Park have added nearly 100 trees to enhance the beauty and ecology of one of Allegheny County's busiest parks.
About 45 enthusiastic – and cold – Elizabeth-Forward Middle School students helped plant trees along Sesqui Drive in South Park on an unseasonable April morning alongside the Allegheny County Park Rangers.
The trees were a variety of species, including American Beech, River Birch, American Linden, Sugar Maple, White Oak, Eastern White Pine, Redbud, Serviceberry and Tuliptree. After instructions by representatives from the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC), the students learned how to plant the trees to ensure a long and healthy life.  
An earlier planting session with community volunteers Carolyn Savikas and Peg Bittner placed trees on Sunny Slope and Brownsville Roads.
The Allegheny County Parks Foundation thanks all our volunteers and the Allegheny County Parks Department and WPC.
The recommendation to plant more trees was made in the South Park Ecological Assessment. You can learn more about that by going to . Funding for the trees was made possible by the Peaceable Kingdom Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation. 

We learned firsthand the meaning of #COMCASTCARESDAY when nearly 100 local Comcast NBCUniversal employees turned out for an Earth Day volunteerism event at South Park. They gathered sticks and other plant matter, and picked up litter and assorted discarded items for four hours.
And we can't forget the two Castle Shannon Girls Scout Troops 52184 and 52222 who joined in the effort. You make us proud! Thanks to all who showed love for their Allegheny County Parks!
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