Community Awareness and Park User Survey

Canoes at the Park


Visitors to all nine County Parks participated in a random survey, conducted using scientific methods, during the summer of 2016 to gauge their enjoyment of the parks and what activities they participate in when they visit. Visitors appreciate that the parks conserve the natural environment and protect open spaces; provide opportunities for fun; offer positive youth development and prevent youth crime; and attract new business to the region. A separate, random telephone survey of residents in Allegheny and neighboring counties was conducted to approximate the number of annual park visits to all nine Allegheny County parks, which was determined to be about 22 million.


Allegheny County


    • Colcom Foundation
    • Richard King Mellon Foundation