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County Parks

Bradys Run Park

The county’s largest park with over 2000 acres features the Recreation Facility that houses an ice arena, four tennis courts and an indoor walking and jogging track. Other recreational facilities include a ball field complex consisting of one baseball and five softball fields, a horse rink, walking and hiking trails, a 22-acre lake to fish year round, non-motorized boating on the lake, numerous picnic tables and several playgrounds at various sites throughout the park. An outdoor activity center features an in-line skating rink, action/ skate park, two basketball and four tennis courts. There is a one-mile paved, outdoor walking track and a fenced dog park, both open year round.

New in 2015 were the additions of a Four-Season Pavilion along with four new restroom buildings.

The Bradys Run Lodge and the park’s 12 picnic shelters are available to rent for a modest rental fee from Memorial Day weekend through the end of September. Special events, parties and weddings of up to 400 guests can be held at the Lodge.

724/770-2060 | 121 Bradys Run Road, Brighton Township, Beaver Falls, PA 15010

Bridgewater Crossing

Bridgewater Crossing is the County's newest park comprising just under an acre of land along the Ohio Riverfront at the mouth of the Beaver River in Bridgewater Borough. The park features spectacular views of both rivers, their waterfront communities and bridge crossings for vehicles and trains. It includes parking, a viewing area and a public dock.

724/770-2060 | Mulberry Street Ext. Beaver, PA 15009

Brush Creek Park

This park features three softball fields, two tennis courts, two soccer fields, plus eleven parking and picnic areas with permanent barbecues, a lake for year round fishing along with horse and walking trails.

The park is home to several high schools cross county teams that schedule their meets at the park. The park hosts many weddings during the warmer months and is home to the only covered bridge in Beaver County.

724/846-3509 | Route 588 (North Sewickley Township) Beaver Falls, PA 15010

Buttermilk Falls
This all-natural area features a 40-foot scenic sandstone formation and waterfall. The area is geologically recognized as home to Homewood Sandstone used locally in bridge piers, tunnels, roadways and in the construction of Western Penitentiary in Pittsburgh.

724/843-1246 | Route 18 & First Avenue (Homewood Borough) Beaver Falls, PA 15010

Old Economy Park

Located just off Route 989 in Economy Borough, the park features a junior Olympic-sized swimming pool with a kiddie pool, two tennis courts, sled riding slopes, a 9-hole disk golf course, a sand volleyball court and walking trails. Six picnic shelters and The Barn, with an adjacent ball field, can be reserved for a modest rental fee from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Each shelter has nearby playgrounds and barbecues. The Barn can be rented for special events and social functions. The park is home to the Beaver County Snow Shovel Riding Championship held each January.

724/266-0456 - Park Office | 724/266-2200 - Pool Office (June – August) | Forcey Drive, Economy Borough Baden, PA 15005

State Parks

Raccoon Creek State Park

Raccoon Creek State Park has continued to develop from the park's beginning as a Recreational Demonstration Area operated by the National Park Service in the 1930s, to one of the largest and most beautiful state parks in the state. In 1945, the planned transfer of land took place creating Raccoon Creek State Park. The Facilities at the park are a mix from the early Civilian Conservation Corps camp to modern facilities.

A centrally located 101-acre lake with an accessible fishing pier allows anglers to seek a number of fish species, including brook and rainbow trout that are stocked and found both in the lake and feeder streams. The lake also has an 500-foot, accessible sand/turf beach that is open daily from late-May to mid-September. It provides opportunities for active recreation as well as passive activities such as photographing and viewing waterfowl and other species of wildlife. Raccoon Lake has two boat launches and 48 mooring spaces (electric motors only). A boat rental is open from the first day of trout season until mid-October and has canoes, rowboats, kayaks, hydro-bikes, in addition to bait and tackle, refreshments and firewood for sale. A food concession is located at the beach area and is open from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend.

Activities at the park include boating, fishing, swimming, picnicking, camping, modern cabin rentals, organized group camping, backpack camping, bicycling, cross country skiing, hiking, bridle trails, winter activities, and hunting. Features include historical Frankfort Mineral Springs, historical Kings Creek Cemetery, Wildflower Reserve with nature center, and 44 miles of trails available throughout the park including a 20-mile backpack loop trail. Modern camping available mid-April through mid-October. Modern cabins and primitive camping available year round.

724/899-2200 | State Park Info: 888/727-2757 | 3000 State Route 18 Hookstown, PA 15050

Raccoon Creek State Park - Frankfort Mineral Springs

The historic Frankfort Mineral Springs, site of a nationally known health spa during the 1800s, is located in the Park.

The area once attracted thousands of visitors who believed in the "healing powers" of mineral water, until destroyed by fire in 1932. Although the flow of spring water has diminished, many believe the water still retains "medicinal" properties.

The streambed trail abounds with wildflowers in season, and in the winter the grotto displays beautiful ice formations. Trails are open year-round from sunrise to sunset.

724/899-2200 or 724/899-3611 | Raccoon Creek State Park 3000 State Route 18 Hookstown, PA 15050

Raccoon Creek State Park - Wildflower Reserve

The Wildflower Reserve, developed by the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, is a 314-acre tract of land located along Raccoon Creek that provides a unique natural botanical attraction for visitors.

There are five miles of marked trails and over 700 species of wildflowers have been recorded at the Reserve. The trails vary in terrain from easy walking to some gentle grades.

Wildlife is abundant and you may encounter deer, raccoon, turkey, mink, woodchucks and a host of birds and other forms of wildlife. Environmental education and interpretive programs are scheduled throughout the year on a wide variety of topics.

Organized groups may call and schedule programs or tours based on environmental or educational based topics. Trails are open year round from 8 A.M. to sunset.

724/899-2200 or 724/899-3611 | Raccoon Creek State Park 3000 State Route 18 Hookstown, PA 15050

Municipal Parks

Beaver County Flag Plaza

On Flag Day, 2001, community spirit reached new heights with the raising of a 30-by-60-foot U.S. Flag. Flying from a 120-foot-tall pole, Old Glory serves as the centerpiece of the Beaver County Flag Plaza. Located on the confluence of the Beaver and Ohio Rivers, this half-acre plaza provides nothing less than a spectacular view of every stars and stripes flown as each state was admitted to our great union. The twenty-six foot granite wall is engraved with the history of our national colors at this beautiful riverfront location. Visit our plaza, it will take your breath away!

724/375-6550 | Rochester Riverfront Park Rochester, PA 15074

Borough of New Brighton Fishing Park

The entrances to one of the most premier fishing spots in Western Pennsylvania are through any tunnel located on 2nd Avenue from 8th Street to 12th Street. There is one pedestrian tunnel and two tunnels for vehicular traffic.

Wheelchair access to wharf, canoe and kayak launch with 600’ of shoreline, ample parking.

Fish species include Walleye, Muskellunge, Striped Bass, Small Mouth Bass, Crappie, Sauger, Northern Pike, Perch and White Bass. Pennsylvania fishing license required. Open all year!

724/846-1870 | 8th Street & Second Avenue New Brighton, PA 15066

Brighton Township Two Mile Run Park Extension Disc Golf Course

A pleasantly hidden park of rolling meadows and walkways encompassing 76-acres. It includes a one-mile long, 10-feet wide paved walking trail and a nine-hole professionally designed par 35 disc golf course which winds its way through mown grassy trails in the woods.

The disc golf course can be used for tournaments and events. It provides a real challenge to disc golfers. A score card and course map are available on the Park & Recreation page on the Township website.

724/774-4800 | 1250 Brighton Road, Beaver, PA  15009

Hopewell Township Community Park

This 78-acre scenic wooded area is nestled between Kane and Brodhead Roads and offers 2.5 miles of trails and a 2-acre stocked, spring-fed lake with accessible fishing pier. Tramp Mill Run meanders through the center of the park and teems with natural wildlife. The Larry Blaney Nature Center anchors the park which has four picnic pavilions, playground, sand volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, paddleboats and covered bridge.

Annual events include Spring Fest Easter Egg Hunt, Fishing Derby, Park Fest, Labor Day Car Cruise, BBQ Cook-Off & Blues Fest, Fall Fest and Visit with Santa. Concerts in the Park, Camp Lakewood and Rec-On-The-Run programs fill the summer months. All pavilions and the Nature Center are available for rental by visiting the Municipal Building.

724/378-1460 | 2500 Laird Road Aliquippa, PA  15001

Monaca Riverfront Park

Opening in 2011, the park faces the broad confluence of the Ohio and Beaver Rivers and provides stunning, yet tranquil views of its neighboring communities. The park includes two rainbow-colored pieces of climbing playground equipment and two swing sets.

There are currently three small picnic pavilions equipped with grills, with more being planned. It also includes a stone and grass covered amphitheater descending to the edge of the Ohio River.

At street level on Atlantic Avenue, there are benches facing the river, with other benches on the lower level near the river designated as fishing piers.

724/775-9600 | 600 Atlantic Avenue Monaca, PA 15061

Sahli Nature Park

Located at 194 McKinley Road in Chippewa Township, this 90-acre pristine park property remains as open space for the protection of natural resources and for the enjoyment of the public for passive (low impact) recreation and environmental education.

The beautiful property boasts walking trails, ponds and sitting areas to enjoy wildlife. The Nature Park is protected by a conservation easement and will always remain a place for their community and wildlife to enjoy. The park is open from dawn to dusk 365 days a year.

Sahli Nature Park is committed to pollinator conservation by creating and enhancing pollinator habitat. Our new greenhouse will be used for the propagation of native plants and as a butterfly nursery. The greenhouse is open M-F during the day.

724/843-8177 | 194 McKinley Road Beaver Falls, PA 15010