In 2015 the Allegheny County Parks Foundation, together with the Allegheny County Parks Department, launched a systematic evaluation of natural resources and ecological assets in the parks beginning with Boyce Park. We partnered with the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) to conduct the first Ecological Assessment and Action Plan to provide a framework for project implementation to protect, preserve and improve the environmental health of the park. South Park has since been completed and in 2017, WPC will begin natural resources inventories in Hartwood Acres and Settlers Cabin Parks. Final reports will be added to the website as they are completed. If you would like to have a presentation to your club or organization on the findings of these reports, please contact us.
The park covers more than 2,000 acres in the South Hills area of Pittsburgh and provides a wide selection of sports facilities, including golf, swimming, tennis, ice skating, biking and hiking. South Park was the traditional home of the Allegheny County Fair and there is an active community initiative to facilitate the sustainable redevelopment of the South Park Fairgrounds and adjacent areas. Today, South Park features an outdoor performance venue that draws large crowds for concerts on summer evenings. South Park is connected to the Montour Trail, a feeder to the Great Allegheny Passage, a rails-to-trails project that connects Western Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.
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The oval track, fields and surrounding areas are all part of the former South Park Fairgrounds. While the County fair is a beloved memory, the fairgrounds continue to be well used for other purposes. This area is the heart of South Park. The improvement project, funded by the Department fo Conservation and Natural Resources, Allegheny County and the Parks Foundation, will begin needed upgrades to the track, fields, and landscaping. As additional funds are raised, additional improvements will be designed and constructed.
A connector trail from South Park to the nearby the Montour Trail was completed summer 2013. Whether a destination or starting point, South Park is now strategically linked to the 47 mile long Montour Trail which connects to the Great Allegheny Passage.