The Allegheny County Parks Department announced Friday that the following county-run pools and spray parks would be closed this summer due to COVID-19 restrictions regarding mass gatherings.
- Boyce Park Wave Pool
- Deer Lakes Spray Park
- North Park Swimming Pool
- Round Hill Spray Park
- Settlers Cabin Park Wave Pool
- South Park Wave Pool
Distanced programming will begin May 18, and virtual programming will continue throughout summer. You can see the full press release below.
Official Press Release
County Pools & Spray Parks to Be Closed This Summer
Distanced programming will begin May 18, virtual programming will continue throughout summer
PITTSBURGH –The Allegheny County Parks Department today announced that due to continuing COVID-19 restrictions regarding mass gatherings, Boyce Park Wave Pool, Deer Lakes Spray Park, North Park Swimming Pool, Round Hill Spray Park, Settlers Cabin Park Wave Pool, and South Park Wave Pool will be closed this summer.
County Parks will begin offering physically distanced programming with limited participants starting on Monday, May 18, including youth mountain biking, outdoor yoga, bike riding lessons, FIT4MOM exercise groups, nature programs and more. A complete list is available on the parks activities website. L.L. Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools will begin programming in North Park in late June. Activities are listed on the L.L. Bean website.
Throughout the pandemic, County Parks have provided virtual programming through the “Parks at Home” initiative using Facebook and YouTube. Offerings have included virtual hikes, tree and flower identification, live ranger presentations, dek hockey skills, and the Reader Ranger series. Parks at Home will continue to provide virtual programming throughout the summer.
Outdoor facility rentals are permitted starting on Saturday, May 16. However, renters and guests must follow all guidelines issued by the CDC, PA Department of Health and Allegheny County Health Department. To rent outdoor facilities, visit the facility rental website.
As a reminder, North Park and South Park golf courses are open with daily operating hours of 6:00 am-dusk. Regular season fees are in effect. Operational changes are also in effect at both courses, and golfers are asked to observe COVID-19 guidelines to help contain the spread of the virus. For details, visit the golf courses page.
Finally, Allegheny County’s nine parks encompass more than 12,000 acres and have more than 180 miles of multi-use trails. There is plenty of space to spread out and practice physical distancing. Visit the Park Trails Mobile App page to download the parks trail app or use the parks trail web tool.
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