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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:
GREENE COUNTY PUBLIC POOLS TO OPEN MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

Two of Greene County’s three public pools will open for the first swim of the season Saturday, May 25. Alpha Aquatic Center in Waynesburg will open at noon, and Carmichaels Pool in Carmichaels will open at 1 p.m. during the three-day Memorial Day weekend. Following Memorial Day, Alpha Aquatic Center and Carmichaels Pool will next be open daily starting Saturday, June 1. Click here for May 21, 2013 News Release of additional information or contact the Parks & Rec. (Click here for 2014 Lifeguard recertification training calendar)


FLASHLIGHT DRAGS

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 4, June 1, July 6, August 3, and September 13, 2014. Dates are subject to change, rain dates will be the following weekend if schedules permit... want to know if race day is cancelled, visit www.flashlightdrages.com. Click here for an informational brochure.


GREENE COUNTY DAY CAMP 2014

June 16-July 25, 2014 — GREENE COUNTY DAY CAMP
Have you heard about our county day camp for children in Greene County ages 5-15? Registration for the camp is on June 13 from 12 noon to 3:00 pm. Our six-week camp runs from June 16 to July 25, Monday thru Friday (except July 4). Planned activities, crafts, swimming, skating, playground; lunch and snacks are provided. Parent donations are greatly appreciated. Camp sites include Lions Club Park in Waynesburg; Wana B Park in Carmichaels; Mon View Park in Greensboro; and Ryerson Station State Park iN Wind Ridge, PA. FMI, contact the Recreation Department at 724-852-5323. Click here for informational brochure.


GEOCHACHING GAME 2014

'Cache Me if you Can'
The Greene County Department of Recreation has launched it's 2014 "Cache Me If You Can" — geocaching game, which involves eight recreation sites across Greene County.

Geocaching is an outdoor treasure-hunting game using global positioning system (GPS) software and GPS-enabled devices, such as smart phones. Prizes or other items of interest are hidden at specific sets of GPS coordinates, and participants are challenged to find each geocache. Entries will be drawn each month. Click here for a full brochure of GPS coordinates and clues.



FISHING TECHNIQUES and FLY TYING 2014 COURSES
All classes held from 7:00 p.m.—8:30 p.m. at the Greene County Fairgrounds in the 4-H Building #10 (Upper Level) in Waynesburg, PA. FMI call the Department of Recreation at 724-852-5323 or go to any of the following links:
  • Fishing Techniques Course Flyer — Free classes held on Monday and Tuesday, March 17 & 18 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Class limited to 12 participants; pre-registration deadline: Friday, March 14.


  • Fly Casting Course Flyer — Free classes held on Wednesday and Thursday, March 19 & 20 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Class limited to 12 participants; pre-registration deadline: Friday, March 14.


  • Click here for an information brochure.


  • March 4, 2014 News Release: Fishing & Fly Casting Courses

CONFORMATION HANDLING CLASSES Held at the Greene County Fairgrounds. Available to the general public. At the Black Diamond Cluster Show site, Bill Guappone will be teaching classes on handling in the dog conformation ring. He has over 40 years of AKC experience. Classes are $8.00 and will be held every Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m. Proceeds go to the Greene County ASPCA. Donations will also be accepted. FMI, call Bill Guappone at 724-366-1645 or send an email to wpguappone@atlanticbb.net.

GREENE COUNTY FLEA MARKET Held at the Greene County Fairgrounds on Tuesdays and Saturdays (Unless otherwise noted)


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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