Harrison Hills Park is one of nine county parks in Allegheny County, PA. The park is located in Harrison Township in the extreme northeast portion of Allegheny County bordering the Allegheny River, and officially opened in 1971.
There are no golf courses, swimming pools, ski slopes, ice skating rinks or boat rentals available as you may find at other Allegheny County Parks. Harrison Hills is a 524 acre park for nature lovers offering 14 miles of hiking trails, horseback riding trails, picnicking areas and playgrounds, forested areas, streams and two ponds where you can find trees, birds, wildflowers, reptiles and mammals galore, and beautiful views of the Allegheny River. The park also houses the Highlands Area Soccer Club soccer fields which are frequented by deer, birds and other wildlife when the children aren't using them!
Since 2015, the Allegheny County Parks Foundation together with the AlleghenyCounty Parks Department have been conducting ecological assessments and writing action plans for the county parks. These comprehensive studies evaluate each park’s natural resources and ecological assets and recommend an implementation plan for protecting, preserving, and improving the environmental health of the parks.
Ecological assessments of seven of the nine county parks have been completed. The first was done at Boyce Park in 2015 and the most recent was done at Harrison Hills Park in 2022. Allegheny County Parks Foundation receives funding to complete the ecological assessments from various sources and they partner with the Allegheny County Parks Department and the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy to gather the data and write the reports. The Harrison Hills Park Ecological Assessment & Action Plan was funded by a contribution from the granting trust of Caroline Fredricka Holdship.
We invite you to read the final report and the recommendations provided within and look for opportunities where you can support the efforts to improve Harrison Hills Park.