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Family Programs

Family Programs are designed to be fun for all families. These programs include weekly beginner-friendly activities and festivals throughout the summer. Our Family Programs introduce the outdoors in an easy and welcoming way.

Family Outdoors Festival

Join us Saturday August 23 from 12 PM to 4 PM at Allegheny Commons, West Park in the North Side for our annual Family Outdoors Festival. The FREE event offers kayaking, biking, geocaching, climbing, Tyke Hikes and crafts to the public.

Click here to pre-register your family for all the FREE fun.

Click here to volunteer at the festival.

Explore nature on an easy walk through the park designed specifically for children, newborn to 8 years old, and their caregivers. A great way for adults and children to make new play date friends.

Click here for a schedule of Wednesday and Thursday hikes.

For more information and pictures click here.

May - August, 2013

Sunday, July 28 - Cherry Pie Hike
Saturday, August 24 - Berry Pie Hike
Sunday, September 1- Ice Cream Geocaching


Family Programs are sponsored by an Anonymous Donor, Birmingham Foundation, Buhl Foundation, Dominion Foundation, The Grable Foundation, Heinz Endowments, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, McCune Foundation, The Pittsburgh Foundation, Roy A. Hunt Foundation and the YMCA.

Venture Outdoors is working with The Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh, The Kingsley Association, The Hill House Association, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh and The Islamic Center of Pittsburgh to bring you these Family and Community Programs.