Greene County Recreational Events, Department of Recreation for Greene County Government, Pennsylvania

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Recreational Events
Department of Recreation for Greene County

Contact Persons: Jake Blaker, Director
Pamela Blaker, Parks and Recreation Manager

Greene County Fairgrounds
107 Fairgrounds Road, Waynesburg, PA 15370
Phone: 724-852-5323 / Fax: 724-852-5356
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m.—4:30 p.m., Monday—Friday

The Recreation Programs offered both year-round and seasonal offered to the residents of Greene County. New programs are continuously being established to introduce a variety of new programs throughout the county so as to accommodate all persons and county residents as well as tourists. Our Recreation Department and County Commissioners hope that you enjoy our many programs. Click here for individual informational brochures.

Note of Appreciation:
A special thanks to Senator Tim Solobay, PA State Representative Pam Snyder, and our Greene County Commissioners Chuck Morris— Chairman, Archie Trader, & Blair Zimmerman for their continued support of Recreation in Greene County.

Have a Program Idea? Greene County is always interested in offering new and innovative programs to our community. Do you have a skill or talent that you would like to share? Would you lied to teach or volunteer? If so, call the Department of Recreation at 724-852-5323 with your idea and to discuss opportunities.

"Canary Library Program" — What a Program Idea:
The Greene County Commissioners and the Department of Recreation are partnering with the Greene County Library System to pilot a new summer reading program called “Canary Library."

Throughout the summer, carts containing library books for all ages will be available at each of the three Greene County pool sites – Alpha Aquatic Center in Waynesburg, Carmichaels Pool in Carmichaels and Mon View Pool in Greensboro. Children and adults alike will be encouraged to take a book, read and enjoy it, then either return it to the pool or keep it – all for free and without a library card. The carts will host a variety of book interests for adult and child readers.

Pictured are Pam Blaker (left) and Debbie Bristor representing the Carmichaels Crusaders at the Carmichaels pool. The book cart is part of the Canary Library. The idea behind it is that while you are enjoying the County-operated pools this summer, you can take a book and/or leave a book. This service is FREE to everyone. If you would like to donate money or books toward the project, please call Pam Blaker at 724-852-5323. FMI, click here to read the canary library news release.

Recreational Programs:
The following programs are offered through our Department of Recreation. Our Program Cancellation Policy: The Greene County Department of Recreation reserves the right to cancel classes or activities due to insufficient enrollment or unforseen circumstances.

Annual County Events — Department of Recreation:
January February
  • All Night Skate on New Year's Eve
  • Fly Tying courses
  • Skating — Fridays & Saturday's
  • Fly Tying courses
  • Skating — Fridays & Saturday's
  • Motorcycle Swap Meet

March April
  • Miss Greene County Pageant
  • Easter Egg Hunt and Skate
  • Fly Tying courses
  • Skating — Fridays & Saturday's
  • Skating — Fridays & Saturday's
  • Championship Bull Riding
  • Greene County Child Fest

May June
  • Dock-to-Lock 5K/10K Race
  • Flashlight Drags
  • Greene County Pools open
  • Greene County Sheep & Fiber Festival
  • (Memorial Day weekend) SWPA Saddle Club Charity Horse Show
  • Flashlight Drags
  • Swim Lessons
  • Carmichaels Pool parties

July August
  • Flashlight Drags
  • Swim Lessons
  • Carmichaels Pool parties
  • Waynesburg Lions CLub Fireworks Celebration/Display
  • Jacktown Fair
  • Flashlight Drags
  • Greene County Fair

September October
  • Heroes Run
  • Flashlight Drags
  • Power Pull Truck & Tractor Pulls
  • Mon View Roller Rink opens
  • Aerobics classes
  • Zumba classes
  • 4-H Market Hog Show & Sale

November December
  • Skating — Fridays & Saturday's
  • Aerobics classes
  • Zumba classes
  • Breakfast with Santa (Greene County Fairgrounds)
  • Christmas Homecoming & Craft Show
  • Fly tying courses
  • Skating — Fridays & Saturday's

Scheduled County Events — Department of Recreation:
February 3-March 24, 2015 — Choose from three exercise sessions: Yoga with Virginia, Dance Fit with Shastina in Waynesburg, and/or Yoga with Virginia at Mon View. Gentale Yoga Classes held on Tuesdays from Feb. 3 to March 24 from 6-7:30 pm at the Greene County Fairgrounds (Building #10 Upper Level) or Thursdays from Feb. 5 thru March 26 from 6-7:30 pm at at the Mon View Roller Rink in Greensboro. And check out the morning zumba classes on Tuesdays and Thursday morning at 9:00 am from Feb. 3 thru March 12. Body Blast Aerobics on Wednesdays at 9:00 am from Feb. 4 thru March 11.

Discount for early registration (by Jan 30th) for each (either Waynesburg sessions or Mon View sessions) eight-class package, offered for $40 (making each session $5 each). Individual sessions can be attended at a fee of $8 per session. FMI, call the Department of Recreation at 724-852-5323. Click here for evening classes brochure and/or here for morning classes brochure.

FALL ZUMBA© CLASSWednesdays from 5:00-6:00 PM
with instructor Melissa Farmeli
Eliminate the "work" from "working out". Come join our weekly "simple exercise moves to hip hop music" at the Greene County fairgounds 4-H Building. Save by pre-registering (discount for early registration of the 6-class package), will be offered for $30 making the class sessions $5 each. Must pre-register by Wednesday, October 1. Individual sessions can be attended for $8 per session. Click here for Zumba flyer... call to sign-up or for more information the Department of Recreation at 724-852-5323.

March 6, 13, & 27, 2015 — SKATE & DANCE, MON VIEW ROLLER RINK
Admission is $8 and event hours are from 7 to 11 p.m. FMI, call the Department of Recreation at 724-852-5323 or Mon View Roller Rink at 724-943-3440. Click here for brochure.

March 28, 2015 — EASTER EGG HUNT & SKATE
Join us at Mon View Park at 377 Stoney Hill Road, Greensboro, PA for our annual Easter Egg hunt from 1-1:30 pm and roller skating from 2-4 pm. FMI call the Department of Recreation at 724-852-5323. Click here for event flyers and here for a brochure with details.

April 10 & 17, 2015 — SKATE & DANCE, MON VIEW ROLLER RINK
Admission is $8 and event hours are from 7 to 11 p.m. FMI, call the Department of Recreation at 724-852-5323 or Mon View Roller Rink at 724-943-3440. Click here for brochure.

May 9, 2015 — DOCK to LOCK 5K Run/Walk:
Greene County Recreation Department will host it's annual dock-to-lock 5k on Saturday, May 9, 2015 (race begins at 9:00 am / registration between 7:15-8:15 am). The bus leaves the Rices Landing Fire Hall promptly at 8:30 am for the start line on the Greene River Trail. Pre-registration by April 24 at $18 / Race Day $20. The Course (point-to-point) consists of crushed limestone along the beautiful Greene River Trail. For safety, no strollers, dogs, roller blades, bicycles, etc. on the trail during race times. Timing service by SERJ Racing Services, Uniontown, PA. Click here for event brochure with registration form, waiver form, and map to fire hall. Proceeds from the event goes toward the county day camp activities; and is sponsored by the Greene County Commissioners and the Department of Recreation. FMI, contact the Greene County Department of Recreation at 724-852-5323.

Until there is a cure . . . this relay has no finish line! Saving lives from cancer starts One Team, One Participant, and One dollar at a time. Help us “Finish the Fight” against cancer and create a new team(it’s not too late), join an existing team or give a donation and be a part of one of the top 10 fundraising Relays in the nation per capita for two years in a row. This 24-hours event involving relay teams who take turns walking, running, or strolling around the track, will be held at the Waynesburg Central High School "Raider Field of Proud". Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society's patient services, advocacy, prevention and early detection programs and research. The opening ceremony, survivor lap and reception will begin at 10:00 am on Saturday, May 2, with a closing ceremony on Sunday morning at 8:00 am, May 3. To date, the people of Greene County have raised more than $1.7 million for the fight against cancer, in the 16 years the event has been held in the county. 2015 Relay for Life celebrates its 30th year in the fight against cancer. FMI visit

Held at the Greene County Airport on Roy Furman Highway in Waynesburg, PA. Flashlight Drags offers a safe alternative to street racing. The concept is a throwback to the early days of drag racing, where two cars line up for a race and someone blazes a flashlight to signal the start. It’s an 1/8-mile race, heads-up format, no brackets and no classes—just for fun. That means racers can race against anyone they want, as often as they want. The costs are $30 to race and $6 to watch. Gates open at 11:30 AM/racing starts at 2:00 PM. FMI, call 724-852-5323. Five scheduled Sunday dates for drags include: May 31, June 28, July 11 (Special Event — Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, Pittsburgh International Race Comples), July 26, August 30 (Waynesburg PID Day), and September 13, 2015. Dates are subject to change, rain dates will be the following weekend if schedules permit... want to know if race day is cancelled, visit Click here for an informational brochure.

For general information, please contact the Information Services
at 724-852-5399 / Toll Free: 1-888-852-5399
Greene County Office Building, 93 E. High Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370

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