Explore North Park at Park ’til Dark with free, family-friendly activities and end the day with Brews + Bites at Pour at the Park

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The leaves are changing and now is the perfect time to get out of town for fun, entertainment and a cold beer.

Park ’til Dark is the perfect opportunity to experience it all. This is a full day of free, family-friendly recreational activities in North Park, complemented by the annual For the Park beer, liquor and food fundraiser. Pour in the Park is a fundraising event hosted by the Allegheny County Parks Foundation. Park ’til Dark and Pour at the Park all take place in North Park on Saturday, October 15, making it “one full day, two great events!”

Get outside and discover new activities in North Park, starting with an 8:00 a.m. birding hike in partnership with the Audubon Society. Or bring the whole family on a family fishing trip with the PA Fish and Boat Commission, then stop for walk-in activities on Tennis Court Road organized by UPMC Health Plan, including face painting, cartoon drawing, games, plant pots and the BRGR food truck. Slow down and connect with our outdoor spaces with Yoga in the Park hosted by Stray Dog Studio from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Other free activities include: volunteer tree planting with Friends of North Park, Trail PGH and Park Rangers from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm; an autumnal discovery hike in partnership with Outdoor Afro and led by the Latodami Nature Center from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.; and a bike ride around the North Park Lake Trail in partnership with the All Day Riders and led by some of our own Allegheny County Parks Foundation Board Members.

All activities are free but require registration at parktildark.com, where you will find full descriptions of each activity.

After this full day of fun, stick around for Pour at the Park, the annual outdoor beer and bites fundraiser to benefit projects in the parks. This ticketed event features local craft beers, local pizzas, grilled meats, authentic tacos and healthy vegan specialties. Enjoy live music from Sierra Sellers and Chalk Dinosaur. This event is more family-friendly than ever with fun activities for kids ages 6-15 at Coach Dave’s Kids Camp. Tickets for this event, which runs from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., range from $10 to $55. A takeaway stainless steel tasting cup is included with the full price ticket. For more details and to purchase tickets, go to pouratthepark.com.

Park ’til Dark is hosted by the Allegheny County Parks Foundation and presented by Twin Pines. Park ’til Dark is sponsored by UPMC Health Plan, Mascaro Construction, Xfinity, Horhut Tree Experts, NexTier Bank, Public Lands, Green Mountain Energy, Leaf Filer, Giant Eagle and Leaf Home, with help from our community partners Vibrant Pittsburgh, Outdoor Afro, Audubon Society of Western PA, Stray Dog Yoga Studio, PA Fish & Boat Commission, Latodami Nature Center, Friends of North Park, Trail PGH, Allegheny County Park Rangers, and All Day Riders.

Contact: Kait Merry •
kmerry@acparksfoundation.org • 412.260.0316

Sally J. Minick