Recreation

Buhl Park is a recreational and cultural gem in the heart of Western Pennsylvania's Shenango Valley. As an award-winning, premier destination, the Park welcomes nearly 500,000 local and national visitors each year. From children to seniors, athletes to spectators, culture seekers to nature enthusiasts, there is something for everyone to discover.


Rooted in a historic legacy of giving back and providing recreation, we promise an exceptional outdoor recreation experience that is accessible to all and aimed at enhancing quality of life.

Below is our list of amenities:

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Golf Course & Driving Range

Located at 1290 Forker Blvd, the Golf Course, Driving Range & Trackman Simulator are available for all of your golfing needs. Inside "The Shop" you will find all of your favorite Buhl Park merchandise.

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Outdoor Pool

With a great family atmosphere, the pool is a cool way to enjoy a hot summer’s day! The spacious 207,000 gallon pool overlooking Lake Julia includes many features such as a diving board, an AQUA Climb Rock Wall, & shallow area.

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Snappy's Floatin' Boats

Introducing our new "Snappy's Floatin' Boats".

Buhl Park's premiere water sport rentals on our very own Lake Julia.  Kayaks, Canoes, Paddle Boards & Pedal Boats all available to rent. Season is from May 1st - October 31, weather dependent. 

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Pickleball Courts

Pickleball is a racquet sport that combines elements of tennis, table tennis and badminton. The game is easy for beginners to learn, but it can develop into a quick & competitive game for experienced players. Our facility offers 6 courts that are open to the public on a daily basis.

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Disc Golf Course

The Buhl Park Disc Golf Course was established in 2015 and has 18 holes. The course is free and open to the public during park hours. Click SVDGA (Shenango Valley Disc Golf Alliance) for more info on tournaments and league play. 

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Dog Park (Paws Place)

Enjoy our member only off-leash dog park, known as Paws Place. This area features a two sections: one for dogs under 25lbs and one section for dogs over 25lbs. In both areas, there are obstacles for your dog to enjoy. More info.

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The Tracks

"The Tracks" consists of a paved pump track, designed for off-road cycling. Just beyond the pump track, there are over 4 miles of single track dirt mountain bike trails. with beginner, intermediate and expert runs. The courses are open daily from 8:00 AM - dusk. Click for rules.

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Tennis Courts

The Tennis Center was newly renovated in 2017 and offers 8 courts. The courts are free and open to the public during park hours. Court sign up time is from 8 am to dusk - courts may be reserved for up to two hours. Private and group tennis lesions are available from Sue McLaughlin, the Director of Tennis. Contact her below:

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Fishing

Seasonal fishing is available on Lake Julia, which is stocked with trout twice a year by the PA Fish and Boat Commission. All rules and regulations must be followed in accordance with the PAFBC. Click the link below to learn more.
 

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Fitness Trail

The Buhl Park Fitness Trail is equipped with stations to provide stretch, muscle development, and cardiovascular conditioning. The trail is 9/10 mile long and follows a beautiful winding path through trees and wetland. New signage was provided and installed by Sharon Regional Medical Center.

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Sandy's Place 

Sandy's Place is a Nature Explore certified outdoor learning center. Children are encouraged to play outside, get dirty and learn about nature and the environment. Although it is open to the public, there may be times in which it is closed for special events. Contact Katie, Environmental Educator, for questions.

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Playgrounds

Polly's Playground (ages 0-5): Near Shelter #3
Inclusive Playground: Near Shelter #1
Sound Garden: Across from the Outdoor Stage

All playgrounds are located within walking distance to shelters, parking lots, and restrooms. 

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Tranquil Spaces

At Buhl Park, you will find a variety of tranquil spaces and spots for environmental exploration: Lake Julia, Rose & Butterfly Gardens, Kite Field, Nature Trail and Wetlands.