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 ct.evans@verizon.net.

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 secondpresbyterian@verizon.net.

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.

Rosa Parks Playground

The Rosa Parks Playground is located off of Franklin Avenue, between South Trenton Avenue and Peebles Street. Its features a basketball court and a grassy play area that is a safe distance from the main surrounding streets.

Green Street Mini-Park

The Green Street Mini-Park is located at the corner of Mifflin Avenue and Green Street. The park provides area residents with a basketball court, green space, and benches.

Announcement

April 16, 2014 Council Mtg.Agenda
April 16, 2014 Council Meeting Agenda is now available on-line for reading.
Posted: 04/11/2014
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March, 2014 Council Meeting Minutes
Council Meeting Minutes for the month of March, 2014 are now available on-line for reading.
Posted: 04/10/2014
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Community Calendar

4/23/2014
Citizen's Advisory Committee on Shade Trees: 6:00 P.M. @ 2nd Fl. Council Chambers
5/1/2014
Planning Commission Mtg.: 6:00 P.M. @ Council Chambers
5/7/2014
Council Work Session: 6:30 P.M. @ 2nd Fl. Council Chambers

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