FAQ: Park ’til Dark

Morning Birding

About: Join the Audubon Society for a morning birding walk through the trails of North Park.

Time: 8:00- 10:00AM

Difficulty: Suitable for all ages, moderate in activity

Place: Park and meet at the North Park Basketball Courts

Bring: Please bring binoculars and water and wear hiking clothes that are weather appropriate.

 

Volunteer Tree Planting

About: Join the Friends of North Park, Trail PGH, and the Allegheny County Park Rangers at a Volunteer Tree Planting. We will be planting a variety of trees to help restore forest canopy in an area that has recently been cleared of invasive species.

Time: 9:00AM- 12:00PM

Difficulty: Intermediate physical activity

Place: Meeting at the North Park School House Shelter, parking at shelter and large parking lot along adjacent service road.

Bring: Please bring water and wear weather appropriate clothes and closed toed shoes. Volunteers will be walking a short distance to planting site and will get dirty while planting. All tools and PPE provided.

 

Kayaking on North Park Lake

About: Join Venture Outdoors and Kayak Pittsburgh for kayaking on North Park Lake. The activity will begin with an introduction to Kayaking. In the event of cold weather, still join us for a demo and a complimentary voucher for when warm weather returns.

Time: 10:30AM- 12:00PM Please arrive 30 minutes early.

Difficulty: Suitable for all ages, moderate in activity

Place: Meeting at Kayak Pittsburgh at the North Park Boathouse, parking at North Park Boathouse parking lot.

Bring: Please bring water and wear weather appropriate attire.

 

Drop-In Activities and Health Screenings on Tennis Court Road

About: Drop-in anytime during 12-4pm for health screenings and information, fun activities including games, face painting, caricature drawings and plant potting, live performances, and food at the BRGR food truck hosted by UPMC Health Plan.

Time: 12:00- 4:00PM

Place: Activities will be held on Tennis Court Road, parking is offered at the North Park Boathouse parking lot.

 

Family Fishing

About: Stop by anytime during 12-4pm to join the PA Fish and Boat Commission at North Park Lake for an afternoon of family fishing- all ages welcome!

Time: 12:00- 4:00PM

Place: Activity will be held at the Rochester Shelter, parking provided at the North Park Boathouse

Bring: Please bring water and wear weather appropriate attire. Fishing gear provided and fishing license waived.

 

Fall Discovery Hike

About: Join our hike led by Latodami Nature Center as we hike and talk about what is happening in nature and how plants and animals are busy getting ready for winter.

Time: 12:30- 2:30PM

Difficulty: Suitable for all ages, moderate in activity

Place: Meeting at the Rose Barn, parking at the Rose Barn overflow parking lot.

Bring: Please bring water and wear weather appropriate attire. Trails will have mud and activity is rain or shine.

 

Yoga in the Park

About: Join Stray Dog Yoga Studio on Tennis Court Road for yoga in the park!

Time: 3:00 – 4:00PM

Difficulty: Moderate in Activity

Place: Meeting at the Latrobe Shelter, parking at the North Park Boathouse. In the event of rain, activity will be held under the Latrobe Shelter on Tennis Court Rd.

Bring: Please bring water, a yoga mat and wear weather appropriate yoga attire. 

 

Bike the Loop

About: Join the All Day Riders and members of the Allegheny County Parks Foundation Board of Directors on a bike ride around the North Park Lake Trail. Bike the 5-mile loop once, or if your skill level allows, bike the loop a second time. Feeling the challenge? Bike the additional 1.5 miles (.75 of which is uphill) to Pour at the Park and join us for a night of brews and food.

Time: 3:300- 5:30PM

Difficulty: Moderate- Advanced Dependent on Route

Place: Meet and park at the North Park Boathouse parking lot.

Bring: Please bring your bike, helmet, and water and wear weather appropriate biking shoes.

 

Pour at the Park

About: The day will be capped with Pour at the Park, our annual fundraiser where you can get outside and try tastings from local breweries and food vendors! Tickets can be purchased at pouratthepark.com.

Time: 5:30 – 8:30PM

Place: Event at North Park Lodge, parking at North Park Ice Rink.