|Borough Parks . . .|
Which park would you like to visit?
Officially renamed Green Tree Park by Borough Council in 2002, this park is home to Hemlock I & II ballfields, the Duquesne Ball Field as well as an improved street hockey rink, a small play area for children, soccer fields, a walking track and a leash-free dog park. Hemlock I, the street hockey rink, and the walking track are lighted so they can be enjoyed during the evening hours. Green Tree Park is used in conjunction with the Aiken School fields to host Green Tree's annual Octoberfest. A concession stand, restroom facilities and landscaped parking area make access to this multi-functional park easy.
The walking track was made possible through a joint effort between Green Tree Borough and the Keystone Oaks School District. It is a 1/3-mile walking track circling Aiken Fields (behind Aiken Elementary) and abutting Hemlock Fields and the Duquesne Ball Field. The track is lighted, thanks to a generous Bright Lights grant from Duquesne Light, the Schafer Foundation, and the Green Tree Rotary. Aiken II ball field was recently redone by Green Tree's Public Works department and the Duquesne Ball Field parking lot was paved for easy parking and access to both the ball field and the walking track. New restrooms are available next to the track, open 365 days a year, thanks in part to a grant from State Senator Wayne Fontana.
Green Tree's Dog Park, opened in Summer 2006, is available to Green Tree residents only. The park is located behind the Duquesne Ball Field and is a 3/4-acre area with trees, benches, grass and even a water fountain for both dogs and their people! Dogs must pass a FREE behavior study at Camp Bow Wow on Trumbull Drive and have required up-to-date immunizations to gain entrance. A $20 fee for the dog park's fob entry is required and will be returned when the fob is returned to the Borough office. Click here to download the official rules and an application to this off-leash exercise area for dogs!
PLEASE NOTE: Dogs must be on a leash from the parking area to the Dog Park. Dogs are NOT permitted in other areas of Green Tree Park.
Officially dedicated on October 13, 2001, Sodini Parklet is located on Greentree Road across from Oriole Drive. The land was donated by the Sodini Family of Green Tree and has been transformed into a pleasant respite for the many walkers and joggers along Greentree Road. The lighted gazebo, provided by the Green Tree Rotary, is the perfect place to watch the world go by and catch a refreshing breeze. Flower gardens and benches line the curved walkway. A tall sycamore tree, similar to the one for which Green Tree was named, was retained on the property as a symbol of Green Tree's heritage.
At Christmas time, the Public Works Department adorns the trees in Sodini Parklet with lights, adding to the festivity of the holiday season.
Wilson Park is the cornerstone of many of Green Tree's outdoor recreational activities: the Green Tree Swimming Pool, softball in the spring, the Green Tree Summer Recreation Program, the Independence Day Celebration, and many of the KOA Soccer practices and games in the fall.
Wilson Park has a large ball field, basketball and recently refurbished tennis courts as well as a playground area outside of the Green Tree Swimming Pool. Green Tree residents can reserve the picnic pavilion next to the pool and in the park for a day to hold a family picnic or graduation party for a nominal fee. To do so, call the Municipal Center Office at 412-921-1110.
Located behind the Green Tree Municipal Center in the shadow of the Green Tree Water Tower, the Municipal Center Park is framed by a small walking path. It features bocce ball courts, horseshoe pits, shuffleboard courts and a large gazebo. Equipment for these courts can be obtained at the Municipal Center Office. The Green Tree Garden Club's perennial garden and flowers dress up the entire area. A plaque honoring the Garden Club's many contributions in beautifying Green Tree can be found permanently displayed in the center of the park. The park gazebo is often host to lunchtime picnics, the annual Green Tree Seniors Picnic and the park makes a wonderful backdrop for wedding photos.
Hale Park, located off of Silver Oak Drive where Green Tree touches the City of Pittsburgh, features tennis courts, a basketball court that can double as a street hockey court and an open field suitable for soccer or just running around. Hale Park also features a modern playground area with swings, slides, seesaws and merry-go-round. Restrooms are available.
Green Tree residents can reserve the picnic pavilion at Hale Park for the day for a nominal fee. It is located next to the playground and the basketball court. To do so, call the Municipal Center Office at 412-921-1110.
Pictured at the entrance to Hale Park in the picture are two Hale family members who visited their family's old stomping ground.
Rook Park, in the historical Rook District of Green Tree, near Carnegie, is home to a patch of relaxation in the midst of this residential district. Rook Park offers fun for all ages with swings, playground equipment, a basketball court and a gazebo. A perfect neighborhood getaway without having to getaway!
In the middle of the quiet Parkedge and Sheldon Avenue area of Green Tree, Parkege Park gives residents an enjoyable park in their neighborhood. Parkedge Park is handicap accessible and has a playground for kids, a newly refurbished basketball court, and a shady gazebo for relaxing on a summer's day. Enjoy!
Enjoy the lush flora and fauna helping Green Tree live up to its name. You might see some wild turkeys, deer, owls, salamanders or even a fox or two if you get lucky! There are walking trails to help guide you and a bridge to help you traverse over the gulley. Natural streams can also be found. You'd never believe you're only two miles from a major city! For the history of the Nature Center and more details, click here, or enjoy a Photo Gallery of the beauty of the Nature Center.
If you enjoy the Nature Center you might want to consider joining S.E.E.D. (Society for Educational Environmental Development) here in Green Tree. S.E.E.D. helps maintain the Nature Center and its trails and holds informative Nature Walks several times a year that are open to the public. They also work on other environmental issues throughout the Borough. Contact the Borough office at 412-921-1110 for more information or to reserve a tour for your group.
NOTE: Dogs are now permitted in the Green Tree Nature Center. All dogs MUST be on a leash. Please be sure to clean up after your pet!
Located in the Municipal Center, this full-sized gym is home to the Winter Rec Program and many other sport activities throughout the year. The gymnasium can be rented by Green Tree residents for activities and parties by contacting the Borough office at 412-921-1110.