Enjoy our new monthly newsletter with updates on activities and improvements in the

nine Allegheny County Parks. Visit a park near you! 

North Park Lake Trail, Round Hill and more!

 

 

We are delighted to report we have finished Phase I improvements to the NORTH PARK Lake Trail with generous support from the Colcom Foundation, The Heinz Endowments, Hillman Foundation,  Richard King Mellon Foundation and matching funds from Allegheny County.  The PA Department of Transportation (PennDOT), the County and the Allegheny County Parks Foundation partnered to complete trail design improvements along Ingomar Road between Babcock Boulevard and Kummer Road. This one-mile section of the five-mile loop around North Park Lake is very heavily traveled by walkers, runners and bicyclists, and we improved safety for all users by increasing trail width, creating new side trails and providing updated signage. New paths were also created in the Babblebrook shelter and Municipal Row shelter areas to allow park users the opportunity to walk along and enjoy the lake environment. To celebrate the completion of this work and to raise money for ongoing improvements, we are hosting a Spring Fling on May 30th. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://friendraising2.donorpro.com/campaigns/57 . Thank you to our event sponsors: La Roche College, GAI Consultants, Northwood Realty Services, North Park Ophthalmology and Berkshire Hathaway Home Services. We are also grateful for the in-kind donations from  the Over the Bar Bicycle Cafe, Pittsburgh Winery, Futules' Harmar House and Colteryahn Dairy.

 

 

At ROUND HILL PARK, we worked with the County to install new shade structures and benches in the playground area and spray park to provide relief from the hot summer sun. Thank you our project funders:  Buhl Foundation, Fine Foundation, Grable Foundation, Snee Reinhardt Charitable Foundation and Allegheny County. Located in Elizabeth, Round Hill Park is a 1,101-acre park with walking trails, picnic areas, and a working exhibit farm. Plans are underway for interpretive signage to provide information and enhance learning about the farm.

 

 

Nature is our greatest asset. Thank you to the PNC Foundation for our most recent grant to launch a series of Ecological Assessment and Action Plans in Allegheny County parks. The first will be conducted at BOYCE PARK with technical assistance from the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy.   

 

 

The mission of the Allegheny County Parks Foundation is to help improve, conserve, maintain, protect, preserve and restore Allegheny County park facilities and open spaces, and also to support educational, recreational, natural and cultural activities. The foundation assists in the transformation of the nine Allegheny County parks by assembling resources, improving assets, and mobilizing public and private stakeholders to advance strategies and aspirations to make parks signature assets of Southwestern Pennsylvania.

 

 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

James Mitnick - Chair

Ellen Still Brooks - Vice Chair

Rick Rose - Treasurer

Sally McCrady - Secretary

Thomas W. Armstrong

Chip Babst

Bill Bates

Carol Brown 

G. Reynolds Clark

Karen Wolk Feinstein

Sally Foster

Pat Getty

Nancy Knauss

John Mascaro, Jr.

Tom Murphy

Dan Onorato

Thomas Sterling

John P. Surma

Rich Fitzgerald - Ex Officio

John DeFazio - Ex Officio

William McKain - Ex Officio

Stephen Shanley - Ex Officio

Andy Baechle - Ex Officio

Caren Glotfelty - Ex Officio