Waterfall Trail Opens at Settlers Cabin Park!
County Executive Rich Fitzgerald joined Allegheny County Parks Foundation Executive Director Caren Glotfelty and REI Programs Coordinator Steven Wood to open the scenic Waterfall Trail in Settlers Cabin Park following an extensive redesign. The ribbon cutting was followed by an inaugural hike from the trail head to the natural waterfall, about two-thirds mile in length. Map it!
Funding from REI, secured by the Parks Foundation, covered nearly half of the $56,000 total construction cost, with Allegheny County providing the remainder.
Take a Hike!
(There's an app for that.)
Discover a new trail or park on National Hiking Day, November 17. The Allegheny County Parks have made it easy for you to find trails in all nine parks. Download the Allegheny County Parks Trails app and scope out your adventure before you get there. White Oak Park has a moderately difficult, 2 1/2-mile trail, highlighted above. The app prepares hikers for the elevation, too.
Volunteer at Hartwood Acres Park November 6
There's still time to participate in a planting at Hartwood Acres Park on Wednesday, November 6. Take an active role in improving the park's ecology by helping the Parks Foundation and Allegheny County Parks plant 200 trees along Little Pine Creek. Volunteers are needed from 9am - 3pm. Larger trees will be planted, along with small bushes in one- and two-gallon containers, so people of all ability levels can participate. This planting is funded by Patagonia.
Sign up here or call Barbara Brewton at 724.327.7627 for more information.
'Tis the Season
It's easy to sign up for the Amazon Smile program, which will pay the non-profit of your choice 0.5 percent of every purchase - at no additional cost to you? Depending on how long your holiday list is this year, your friends at the Allegheny County Parks Foundation would be very grateful if you took a moment to sign up.
Holiday Shopping Starts Here!
Is there someone on your holiday gift list who might like a memento from the past? Wendell August Forge has repurposed terra cotta tiles from the rooftop renovation project at the historic Allegheny County Courthouse into cool wall hangings and novelty items, including beer and wine flights. The Parks Foundation receives the proceeds from every sale.
Boyce Park | Deer Lakes Park | Harrison Hills Park | Hartwood Acres Park
North Park | Round Hill Park | Settlers Cabin Park | South Park | White Oak Park
Allegheny County Parks Foundation | 675 Old Frankstown Road | Pittsburgh, PA 15239