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Information about the Recreation Department

The Recreation Department, headed by Recreation Director Colleen Dominick, provides organized recreational activities for all residents. Details of programs are published in the Park News and the schools distribute flyers at the appropriate times.

South Park Township Annual Community Day

South Park Township's annual Community Day will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at the South Park Fairgrounds. Festivities will start at noon with the parade along Corrigan Drive to Brownsville Road and into the Fairgrounds. The theme this year is "Fall Spooktacular." The celebration will include demonstrations, crafts and informational booths in the fairground buildings and surrounding areas. Local businesses and school groups will also be there with a variety of food and games to please everyone. There are plenty of activities for the kids and lots of entertainment and interesting booths through the fairgrounds. Soccer teams will be playing games all day. The District Band as well as River Trail Band will be on the outside stage. For more information, please contact Recreation Director, Colleen Dominick at 412-831-7000.

Booth application forms are available at the Administration Building and online. Applications are due on August 1, 2017. View a Booth Application Here!

Parade application forms for parade participants are available at the Administration Building and online. Applications are due on August 1, 2017. View a Parade Application Here!

Entry forms for the Children's Halloween Costume Contest are available at the Administration Building and online. Forms are due on September 11, 2017. View a Halloween Costume Contest Entry Form Here.

Entry forms for the All American Miss Pageant are available at the Administration Building and online. Forms are due on September 12, 2017. View a Pageant Entry Form Here.

Summer Activities

South Park Township will hold the annual Summer Recreation Program starting June, 2017. Programs, activities, and fees include: a $60.00 fee and an extra $3.00 charge at Tennis and Golf. Registration for these programs will take place on Thursday, April 20th, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM in the Board Room located in the Administration Building.



Skins & Skulls

The County Park Rangers will lead students in exploring the native species of our county by looking at their extensive collection of animal skins and skulls. Students will have the opportunity to touch all of the specimens and discover animal traits on their own through questions and observation. The group may also participate in acting out the different species adaptations and trying to guess each other's animal.

Nature Hike

The County Park Rangers will lead students on a guided nature hike to explore the outdoors. Students will learn about local flora and fauna while experiencing the outdoors, getting exercise, and enjoying their local parks. This program will cover a variety of topics including but not limited to: invasive species; mammals; birds; fungi; hiking safety; ecosystems; trees; and much more.

Bison: Animal Reserve with the Park Rangers

Explore the South Park Game Reserve and learn about the different species that live there. Park Rangers will teach about the difference between buffalo and bison and students will have the opportunity to explore their bison specimen collection.


+A summer activity that has a strikethough on it indicates that the activity has been filled!+

Elementary Playground Rec.
Story Time with Gretchen
The ARTS with Mary Ann (Limited to 25 children)
Stations of Fun with Gretchen

Nails and Manners with LeAnn
Tennis Camp at Glen Creek +
Cheerleading Camp with Melissa

Crafts with Diane (Limited to 35 children)
Golf Camp (Limited to 40 children in each group) +
Flag Football (Tennis shoes only)


Bison Program (Park Rangers)
Skins & Skulls & Nature Hike (Park Rangers)
Evans Park Day
Capture the Flag
Hike & Picnic
Bike Hike
Rockets (Build and Launch Them)
Fun with Dance

+ denotes $3.00 extra fee at facility

Co-Ed: grades 1-5
Co-Ed: grades 1-5
Co-Ed: grades 2-6
Co-Ed: grades 3-12
Co-Ed: grades 1-5

Co-Ed: grades 1-6
Co-Ed: grades 1-8 *
Co-Ed: grades 1-6

Co-Ed: grades 1-5
Co-Ed: grades 1-8 *
Co-Ed: grades 1-8

Co-Ed: grades 1-8 (limit 40)
Co-Ed: grades 1-8 (limit 20)
Co-Ed: grades 1-8
Co-Ed: grades 3-8
Co-Ed: grades 1-2
Co-Ed: grades 3 & UP
Co-Ed: grades 2-4
Co-Ed: grades 1-8

* denotes $3.00 extra fee at facility

Registration Fees:

Two (2) Family Members
Three (3) Family Members
Non-Resident Fee
Extra Fee for Facility Usage (GOLF AND TENNIS ONLY!)
Late Fee - Sign Up After April 20th, 2017 (NO EXCEPTIONS!)

$5.00 Per Child

Activity groups will be formed according to the grade the youth will be entering this coming school year. Registrants may choose as many activities as they wish for the individual fee providing they meet the grade requirements. NO REFUNDS.

Special Events for all Residents

There are several popular annual events that all residents can enjoy including Easter Egg Hunt & Brunch, Community Day, Children’s Halloween Party, Children’s Christmas Party, and the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.

A Note About Fees

Fees, when charged, sustain direct program costs. In many instances, volunteers provide assistance and leadership. Anyone interested in volunteering their services should contact Colleen Dominick - Recreation Director at (412) 831-7000.

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