Programs in the Park

 

Please note our programs are listed by date.

 

Please note: There will be a $2.00 fee charged in addition to the published fee, for every registration that is received after the pre-registration deadline. Please register early to avoid this fee.

 

 

 

 

Rabies and Micro Chipping Clinic

Butler County Humane Society joins Butler County Parks and Recreation to offer a rabies shots for our loved pets.

$10.00 per pet and Micro Chipping available for $15.00 per pet. Micro Chipping may not always be available, rain checks will be provided at this price if it is not available at the time of the clinic.

January 27, 2018 2:00pm-4:00pm Rabies/Microchip Voucher

Februay 17, 2018 2:00pm-4:00pm Rabies/Microchip Voucher

March 10, 2018 10:00am-2:00pm All Vaccinations, please bring previous paperwork

 

 

Painting in the Park 

Join Butler County Parks & Recreation as we bring back a fan favorite of Painting in the Park! Don't know how to paint? Don't worry about that, our instructor Sandra will be with you every step of the way as we break it down to make a masterpiece something anyone can paint. Ages 12 years of age or older permitted. Must have 8 painters registered for this class to run. Please contact the Park Department for more information. 724-284-5383. Painting is located at the Park Department unless otherwise noted. 

$30.00 per canvas, minimum of 8 participants for a class. 

6:00pm at the Park Department

 

 

 

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August 22nd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 26th 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 24th 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 7th 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 28th 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 12th 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Safe Sitter Babysitting Courses for 2018

Interested in Babysitting but need to learn more about safety and emergencies? This class is designed for ages 11-16. The class emphasis is on five main areas: prevention, safety, responsibility, leadership, and professionalism.
Class locations are in Adams Township, Butler Township, Karns City Borough, and Slippery Rock Park Borough.
Pre-registration is required due to class size limits.

The cost is $49.00 per participant and includes book, safe sitter back pack, band aid holder, notepad and flashlight! Class size is limited so please register early.

Saturday March 24th 9:00am-3:00pm

Slippery Rock Park Building

Saturday April 7th  9:00am-3:00pm

Adams Township Municipal Building

Saturday April 21st 9:00am-3:00pm

Karns City Borough Building

Saturday May 12th 9:00am-3:00pm

Slippery Rock Park Building 

Saturday August 18th 9:00am-3:00pm

Alameda Park Building 

Saturday September 15th 9:00am-3:00pm

Adams Township Municipal Building

Saturday October 13th 9:00am-3:00pm

Slippery Rock Park Building 

Saturday October 27th 9:00am-3:00pm

Karns City Borough Building 

Saturday November 3th 9:00am-3:00pm

Alameda Park Building 

 

 

 

Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt

Friday March 23rd, 2018

Ages 12months-4years 6:30pm-7:30pm

Ages 5years-10years 8:00pm-9:00pm

Masonic Shelter, Alameda Park

Join us for our Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt on Friday, March 23rd. The night will involve Butler County Parks and Recreation as we will have craft, food for children and a meeting with the Easter Bunny and collecting easter eggs

Pre-registration is required. The cost is $5.00 per child for pre-registration up through March 9th after March 9th the registration will be $7.00. Save when you register early! 

 

 

Special Population and Children under 12 Fishing Area 

 Tuesday April 24th through Saturday May 5th

Chicora Borough Park

The area of Buffalo Creek that runs through the Chicora Borough Park will be designated for use by Special Populations and children age 12 and under for a period of two weeks. The dates are from Tuesday April 24th through Saturday May 5th.

This “Children under 12 and Special Population only area” is designed to promote fishing for youth and disabled populations. This area is specifically restricted to those children age 12 and under, and for special needs populations. No other fishing will be permitted. The Butler County Parks and Recreation Department will restock the creek with trout before the beginning of the Youth and Special Population dates take effect. The effort to provide this designated fishing area is a joint effort by the Butler County Parks and Recreation Department, Chicora Borough Council, and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. Visit the Fish and Boat Commission at www.fish.state.pa.us .

 

 

Earth Volunteer Day! 

Saturday April 21st 

Join us at Alameda Park in a celebration for Earth Day! We will getting our hands dirty with planting new flowers and plants around our most famous shelter, the Carousel Shelter. Call us to help us out in making Alameda Park continuing to look great and what better way to honor our earth! Must register with the Park Department for volunteer times. Ask for the Aquatic/Program Manager.

Call the Park Department for times 724-284-5383.

 Join us for Be My Neighbor! For more information please click here from WQED.

Sign up to be our Volunteer Here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Community Trunk Sale 

Saturday May 5th, Regular yard sale items(Register early by April 20th) &

Sunday May 6th, Kid Sale items only  (Register early by April 20th) 

Saturday October 6th (Register early by September 21st)

Masonic Shelter 8:00 am–1:00 pm

Would you like to have a garage sale, but just don’t have the time or energy? Sell your treasures at Alameda Park out of the trunk of your car!

The fee is only $5.00 per space, or $8.00 for two spaces.

Admission for shoppers is FREE!

After the Register early date, up to the date of the event. The price per space will be $7.00 for one space or $10.00 for two. 

 The Trunk Sale will go on…Rain/Shine/Snow/Cold!

 

 

Night Disc Golf 

Friday April 20th at 9:30pm

Friday May 25th at 9:30pm

Friday June 29th at 9:30pm

Friday August 10th at 9:30pm

Friday September 21st at 9:30pm

Join us in the park after hours for a disc golf competition. Registration will be at 9:00pm and the event will start at 9:30pm. Chris Lachendro from the the Professional Disc Golf Association will be helping to run these events at Alameda Park and we are so pleased to have him. This will be a Night Round on a temp course. The temp course will be setup next to the Purple park. Check-in from 8:45pm-9:15pm,we will have a short players meeting and then tee off at 9:30pm. This event is open to all skill levels and all money will be collected at the event.
There are two options to pay for: 
25$ 2x Niteize night disc golf discs (1 putter and 1 driver)
10$ Bring your own discs. (This is a night round make sure they light up or glow)

www.discgolfscene.com/alameda

There will be a few divisions. With Prizes for top finishers.
Contact the Program/Aquatic Manager for more information 724-284-5383.

 

 

Monday FREE Movies in the Park

Monday June 25th @ 8:30pm

“Beauty and the Beast”

*Not Animated*

Monday July 9th@ 8:30pm

“Emoji Movie”

Monday July 23rd@ 8:30pm

“Cinderella”

*Not Animated*

Monday August 6th @ 8:30pm

“Boss Baby”

We will be hosting a FREE Monday Movie in the Park on the Big Screen at Masonic Shelter! The movies will start at 8:30 pm with FREE popcorn!

 

Nature Photography for Children

Saturday June 30th @ 9:30am - 11:00am  

Ages 7-12 years old, take this FREE introduction to nature photography through a discussion on camera and composition basics. The day is full of hands on fun, including a parent-child game. Bring a digital camera with you and have fun seeing nature in a while new way. Everyone will meet at Shelter 2 to start the event.

 

Kids in the Kitchen

Saturday July 7th  and August 4th @ 10:00 am

Join our instructor Lauren Green in teaching easy ways to get your kids involved in preparing some delicious and healthy food paired with an activity component designed to get the whole family active. Pre-registration is required. $7.00 per child. Ages 12 and under.

 

Family Dog and Nature Walk - Canine "Factoids" Too!

Saturday July 14th @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

All ages, bring your canine friend for this leisurely walk as we explore fun nature facts. Some cool info on dog behavior/biology will also be shared. Dogs must be on a maximum 4 foot leash and handlers must pick up after their pets. Meet at the parking lot of Jade's Dog Park.

 

Sweetwater Summer Bike Series

This event has been cancelled.

 

Hunter Safety Course

Wednesday August 15th & Thursday August 16th

This is a 2-day training class for individuals who are required to complete the mandatory Hunter-Trapper Education training program before purchasing their first hunting or fur-taking license.

NOTE: YOU MUST BE AT LEAST 11 YEARS OLD TO REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS!

Registration is taken on-line only at the PA Game Commission website at www.pgc.state.pa.us. Space is limited so register early. Participants must attend both evenings to receive their certification.

All classes will be held at the Butler Township Park Building from 5:00pm – 9:00pm located at 468 South Duffy Rd Butler PA 16001.

(Beside the Deck Hockey Rink)

 

 

21st Annual Bocce Tournament

Saturday, September 8th

This annual tournament is sponsored by the Butler County Bocce Association and the Butler County Parks and Recreation Department and features Bocce teams from all over Butler County competing in a double elimination tournament to crown the Best of Butler. Any and all Bocce Teams are welcome to compete. For more information and team registration, please contact Tom Sherman at 724-283-6353.

 

 

Are you a dog lover? Jade’s Paw Park will be coming to Alameda Park, help us with donations or volunteering to help us create a beautiful area for our furry friends!

Call the park office at 724-284-5383 for more details.

 

A Day for the Dogs - Sunday, September 9th

Vaccination Clinic

10:00am-2:00pm

Pine Shelter, Alameda Park

Butler County Humane Society joins Butler County Parks and Recreation to offer a rabies shots for our loved pets. $10.00 per pet and Micro Chipping + Lifetime registrations available for $25.00 per pet. Various vaccination packages will also be available!

 

 

 

Bark For Life

11:00am-1:00pm

Registration starts at 10:30am

Odd Fellow Circle, Alameda Park

The American Cancer Society Bark For Life is a fundraising event honoring the life-long contirbutions of our Canine Caregivers. It presents an opportunity for people to be empowered through their canine companion partnerships and to contribute to cancer cures through the mission of the American Cancer Society. The Bark for Life Walk check in for online registered participants and registration for walk-in participants starts at 10:30am on September 9th, 2018. The first lap will be at 11:00am with canine related activities and vendors throughout the event. Canine(s) must be up to date on their rabies shot and leashed with up to a 6 foot leash.

 

Dog Paddle Pool Pawty at Alameda Waterpark           

1:00pm - 4:00pm

$10.00 per canine

Butler County Parks and Recreation teamed up with Butler County Humane Society to help donate back to our furry friends, 50% of the proceeds will go to Butler County Humane Society. Butler County Humane Society will be judging our longest jump contest. 

The Butler County Parks and Recreation Department is offering this very special program to all dog lovers. We are opening the pool for a canine only swim!

Lifeguards will be on duty, the play stations will be on, and our four-legged friends can enjoy a leisurely dip in Alameda Waterpark. Please note the slides and diving boards are off limits. 

Please remember to bring a copy of your pet’s license and a copy of their current vaccination records in order to gain entry to the waterpark.

Your pet will need to show their Distemper/Parvo vaccine and their rabies, tags will not be accepted. 

 

 

Monster Mile Family Walk at Alameda Park

Saturday, October 20th 

11:00am-1:00pm starting at the Masonic Shelter

Halloween at Alameda Park invites you and your family dress in their favorite cosutme and walk through our Alameda Park. Starting at the Masonic Shelter and walking back towards the Odd Fellow Loop. We will have 4 different stations to stop at for your child to receive a pumpkin, craft, face painting, time on the inflateable and some candy stops on the way. Wagons and strollers are encouraged. 

There is a pre-registration fee is only $5.00 per child ages 2-10 years old until October 5th. After October 5th the fee goes up to $7.00 per child ages 2-10 years old. Children under 1 year of age still need to be registered. 

Save by registering early! Pre-registration is preferred.

 

 

Flashlight Scavenger Candy Cane Hunt

Saturday, November 17th

6:30pm at the Carousel Shelter

Join us for what is sure to be a fun evening. We are having our Annual Light Up Night at Alameda Park, and we want you to join us! We are also going to be looking for all the candy canes that have been rumored to be hidden around the Carousel Shelter!

Bring your flashlight as clues will be read aloud to help you know the location of the treats. Each treat location will be lighted with unique displays that rhyme with the clue read aloud! 

Pre-registration is preferred. The cost is $7.00 per child for pre-registration up through November 2nd. Registration after November 2nd will be $9.00. Save when you register early! The fun starts at 6:30pm at the Carousel Shelter.

 

 

Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, December 1st

Events starts at 10:30am until approx. 12:00pm

The Butler County Parks and Recreation Department has teamed up with Butler Township to bring you a special surprise. We have managed to talk Santa into joining us for what is sure to be a fun-filled breakfast! 

Children will get the opportunity to write a letter (to ensure he receives it), make reindeer food, have breakfast, a craft and time to sit with Santa! 

The Breakfast with Santa program is designed for children ages toddler thru 10. The cost is $7.00 per child (under 1 are free, but must be registered) through Wednesday, November 21st. Late registration will be $9.00 per child after November 21st. Register early and save!

Breakfast takes place at the Butler Township Park Building, 468 South Duffy Road, from 10:30 a.m. until approx. 12:00pm.

Pre-Registration is required.

 

 

Free Fishing Rod Loaner Program       

All Year Long

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission and the Butler County Parks and Recreation Department are offering free loans of fishing rods and reels. The borrower will be responsible for cost of the rod and other equipment should they not be returned or taken care of properly. In addition, those borrowing the equipment must agree to safe, ethical conduct while fishing, as well as obeying PA Fish Commission laws and regulations.

 

Youth Programs

Butler County Parks and Recreation is teaming up with Jump Start Sports to offer sport programs to our youth!

Join the programs this year and have your child learn the basics to these sports and teach them the value of teamwork! 

 
 

Jump Start Sports Youth Programs

 

Register online at http://www.jumpstartsports.com/find-a-program 

Type in the zipcode of 16001 and the sports will be listed. 

Our programs will be between Alameda Park and Butler County Community College. 

 

Spring T-Birds T-Ball 2018

Ages 3-5

T-Birds T-Ball is a fun and highly instructional introduction to baseball for 3-5-year-old boys and girls. In each session, players learn the basics of throwing, catching, fielding, batting, and base running, and then apply what they have learned in fun, non-competitive games.

When: Saturday, April 7th - May 12th

10:00am-12:00pm
 Children will play a rotating schedule of games

Where: Alameda Park Field 

Fee: $65 (includes T-shirt and MLB hat)

 

 

Summer T-Birds T-Ball 2018

Ages 3-5

T-Birds T-Ball is a fun and highly instructional introduction to baseball for 3-5-year-old boys and girls. In each session, players learn the basics of throwing, catching, fielding, batting, and base running, and then apply what they have learned in fun, non-competitive games.

When: Saturday, June 9th - July 14th

10:00am-12:00pm
 Children will play a rotating schedule of games

Where: Alameda Park, Field

Fee: $65 (includes T-shirt and MLB hat)

 

 

Hummingbirds Soccer Spring 2018

Ages 3-6

Children have fun and learn the basics of soccer in an age-appropriate program.  Players learn dribbling, passing, trapping, shooting, defending, and positioning.  Each session consists of instruction in all aspects of the game, participation in fun drills designed to teach skills, and fun, low- key, non-competitive games.

When:  Thursdays, April 12th- May 17th 

              5:30-6:30 (ages 3-4) 6:30-7:30 (ages 5-6)

Where: Alameda Park, Field

Fee: $65 (includes T-shirt)

 

 

Hummingbirds Soccer Summer 2018

Ages 3-6

Children have fun and learn the basics of soccer in an age-appropriate program.  Players learn dribbling, passing, trapping, shooting, defending, and positioning.  Each session consists of instruction in all aspects of the game, participation in fun drills designed to teach skills, and fun, low- key, non-competitive games.

When:  Thursdays, June 14th- July 19th

   5:30-6:30pm (ages 3-4) 6:30-7:30pm (ages 5-6)

Where: BCCC Baseball Field

Fee: $65 (includes T-shirt)

 

Hummingbirds Soccer Fall 2018

Ages 3-6

Children have fun and learn the basics of soccer in an age-appropriate program.  Players learn dribbling, passing, trapping, shooting, defending, and positioning.  Each session consists of instruction in all aspects of the game, participation in fun drills designed to teach skills, and fun, low- key, non-competitive games.

When:  Thursdays, September 6-October 11

   5:30-6:30pm (ages 3-4) 6:30-7:30pm (ages 5-6)

Where: Alameda Park, Field

Fee: $65 (includes T-shirt)

 

 

Flag Football 2018

Ages 5-10

Children have a blast learning the basics of football.  Players are grouped by age, coached at their level of understanding, and play fun, low competition games. Players will learn the basic fundamentals of both offense and defense from Jump Start Sports coaches.

When:  Wednesdays, September 5-October 10

             5:30pm-7:00pm (ages 3-4) 6:30pm-7:30pm (ages 5-6)

Where: Alameda Park, Field

Fee: $65 (includes T-shirt)

 

Free Fishing Rod Loaner Program - All Year Long


The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission and the Butler County Parks and Recreation Department are offering free loans of fishing rods and reels. In return, you must take reasonable care of the equipment and return the equipment on the specified date. The borrower will be responsible for cost of the rod and other equipment should they not be returned. In addition, those borrowing the equipment must agree to safe, ethical conduct while fishing, as well as obeying PA Fish Commission laws and regulations.