Park Profiles

Whitney Park

Located near the corner of Wilkins Avenue and Whitney Avenue, Whitney Park covers 1.64 acres. Facilities at Whitney Park include playground equipment, baseball field, basketball courts, and picnic tables. Nine Mile Run flows in a culvert under Whitney Park. The Whitney Park Neighborhood Association, a group of residents from the surrounding blocks, work to maintain various aspects of the Park. For more information or to get involved, contact (412) 244-9588 or

Park Avenue

The Park Avenue Park is located between Park Avenue and Montier Street, just a few blocks southeast of Hunter Park. The Park Avenue Park is 1.08 acres, and facilities include a basketball court, playground equipment, and covered picnic tables.

Taylor Park

Taylor Park is located at the corner of Todd Street and Lamar Avenue, adjacent to the grounds of the Second United Presbyterian Church. Taylor Park provides a soothing green space for the surrounding neighborhoods, and includes benches and a community garden. For more information about the garden, please contact Reverend Deb Warren at (412) 242-4430, or

Hunter Park

Wilkinsburg’s largest park, Hunter Park, covers nearly 9 acres. Hunter Park is located north of Penn Avenue, where James Street connects Coal Street and Swissvale Avenue. With basketball courts, a baseball field, playground equipment, picnic areas, and wooded areas, Hunter Park provides ample opportunity for recreation and relaxation. Hunter Park, has recently undergone extensive rehabilitation with a $300,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

Holmes Street Mini-Park

The Holmes Street Mini-Park, located at the intersection of Holmes and Wood Streets, includes playground equipment and a covered picnic area.

Ferguson Mini-Park

Ferguson Mini-Park is located two blocks south of Penn Avenue, where Center Street intersects South Avenue. It has playground equipment and a paved, fenced play area large enough for two tennis courts.


No Council Meeting May 20, 2015
Please note that there will not be a Council Meeting on Wednesday, May 20 as originally advertised. The next...
Posted: 05/19/2015

April, 2015 Council Mtg. Minutes
Council Meeting Minutes for April 1, 2015 and April 8, 2015 are now on-line for reading. April 15,2015 ...
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Community Calendar

Shade Tree Advisory Committee: 6:00 pm in Council Chambers, 2nd floor Borough Building
Planning Commission: 6:30 pm in Council Chambers, 2nd floor Borough Building
Joint Tax Comm. on Process to Reclaim Vacant Prop: 5:30 pm in the Wilkinsburg School District Board Room, 718 Wallace Ave.

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