GET OUT, GET ACTIVE
A quick guide to Westmoreland County’s parks for hiking, biking, rentals and more.
Ann Rudd Saxman Nature Park
Donhoe Road, Greensburg, PA 15601; 724-830-3950.
More than 10 wooded acres following a self-guided
trail, providing nature study opportunities.
Greensburg Recreation Department
520 New Alexandria Road, Greensburg, PA 15601;
Recreational facility that includes soccer fields, ice
arena, ball fields, aerobic center and both indoor
and outdoor pools. Kirk S. Nevin Arena opens in
Pavilion rentals: $100-$200
Hempfield Township Park & Athletic Complex
220 Forbes Trail Road, Greensburg, PA 15601;
Hempfield Parks and Recreation Office: 724-836-7900:
The park features a walking trail, baseball/softball
and soccer fields, pavilions, playgrounds and more.
Open to the public daily from dawn to dusk. Pavilion
reservations are from 9 a.m. to
11 p.m. All pavilions are handicap accessible.
Athletic complex offers indoor and outdoor
activities, such as walking track, multi-purpose
athletic playing fields and fitness classes.
Athletic complex: Free for residents, $10 non-residents
Pavilion rentals: $75-$200
Field and Tennis Court: $25/hour
Peach Plaza Skate & Action Park
Georges Station Road, Greensburg, PA 15601;
Free skate park open from 9 a.m. to dusk.
Swede Hill Park
311 Willow Crossing Road, Greensburg, PA 15601;
The park features a baseball/softball field, soccer
fields, pavilion, playgrounds, activity center and
more. Open to the public daily from dawn to dusk.
Pavilion reservations are from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. All
pavilions are handicap accessible.
Westmoreland County Parks & Rec.
194 Donohoe Road, Greensburg, PA 15601;
Westmoreland County Parks & Rec main office.
Irwin Parks and Recreation
424 Main St., Irwin, PA 15642; 724-864-3100;
Irwin Park, amphitheater, Penglyn Field.
Keystone State Park
1150 Keystone Park Road, Derry, PA 15627;
This 1,200–acre park is great for day-trips
and family vacations year-round. Camping,
modern cabins, many trails and a lake are all
within walking distance, providing an ideal
setting for wildlife watching or outdoor
Latrobe — GLSD (Greater Latrobe School District)
Parks & Recreation
901 Jefferson St., 2nd Floor, Latrobe, PA 15650;
Latrobe’s parks and recreation office.
Legion Keener Park
1658 Catherine St., Latrobe, PA 15650; 724-537-4331;
A beautifully landscaped park equipped with areas
for play, grilling, swimming, walking, jogging and
Pavilion rentals: $10–$450
Friendship Park Playground
203 Boquet St., Ligonier, PA 15658;
Features a recently renovated community-built
playground with tennis and basketball courts and
P W & S Railroad Mountain Bike Trail
110 Andi Lane, Ligonier, PA 15658; 724-238-7560.
This scenic area includes 48 miles of trails for
mountain biking and cross-country skiing.
There are multiple parks in
Murrysville and the surrounding areas. Visit
murrysville.com/539/parks or call 724-327-2100
for information on all park facilities and pavilion
rentals, which have a $50-$100 pavilion rental
Bear Hollow Park
4100 Bear Hollow Park Court, Murrysville, PA 15668;
The park is located off Trouthaven Drive in Heather
Highlands. A stream that runs along one edge of
the park is a favorite attraction. The pavilion has
2650 Chambers Park, Murrysville, PA 15668;
Chambers Park is a neighborhood park located
off Meadowbrook Road. The playground for
ages 2 to 12 was installed in 2016. The pavilion
has eight tables.
4500 School Road, Murrysville, PA 15668;
Designated a wild plant sanctuary by the
Pa. Department of Conservation and Natural
Resources, it’s located in hilly, heavily
wooded terrain parallel to Route 22. The Funk
Bikeway runs along Turtle Creek and provides
a flat walking and biking trail for about 1.5 miles.
Other trails provide easy walking to strenuous
climbs, depending on the route. Round Top
Trail connects to Round Top Road less than
a mile from the Staymates Log House. A
pavilion with eight tables with no electric is
5000 Cypress Drive, Murrysville, PA 15668;
Playground, basketball, pavilion and grill. It’s a
neighborhood park located off Logan Ferry Road
on Cypress Drive in the Heritage Estates plan and is
also accessible from Sardis Road. The pavilion has
160 Koval Court, Delmont, PA 15626;
It has two entrances and parking areas. The one
closest to the pavilion is at the end of Koval Court
and the one closest to the playground is at the end
of Henry Hudson Drive. Basketball, playground and
grill, but no water or electric. The pavilion has eight
Kellman Reserve and Skena Reserve
3490 Kellman Drive, Murrysville, PA 15668;
The Lillian Kellman Nature Reserve (56 acres)
and the Peter and Victoria Skena Nature Reserve
(22 acres) form a wooded, somewhat hilly area
with several loop trails to find solitude or walk
your dog. There are parking areas for the
Kellman Reserve at the end of Kellman Drive
and the end of Evergreen Drive, and a parking
area for the Skena Reserve fronting on North Hills
EXPLORE THE OUTDOORS
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