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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:
May 31, 2015 — 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 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 www.flashlightdrages.com. Click here for an informational brochure.


May 23, 2015 — GREENE COUNTY PUBLIC POOLS
Greene County’s three public pools will open for the first swim of the season Saturday, May 23. Alpha Aquatic Center in Waynesburg will open at noon, and Carmichaels Pool in Carmichaels and Mon View Pool in Greensboro will each open at 1 p.m. during the three-day Memorial Day weekend. Click here for pools news release or fmi, call the Department of Recreation at 724-852-5323.

May 26 & 28, 2015 (see below for times) — GREENE COUNTY TO OFFER SWIM LESSONS
As Greene County’s three public pools officially open for the summer, the county Department of Recreation will offer swimming lessons at Alpha Aquatic Center in Waynesburg and Carmichaels Pool in Carmichaels. Sign-ups for swim lessons will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, at Alpha Aquatic Center, and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 28, at Carmichaels Pool. Click here for news release of specifics, or contact the Parks & Recreation.


June 15-July 24, 2015 — GREENE COUNTY DAY CAMP
June 15 thru July 24, 2015 (6 weeks), for children in Greene County ages 5-15; it's a great place to make new friends and have fun for 6 weeks during the summer months. Programs, activities, hot lunch and snacks provided. Registration on Friday, June 12 from 12:00 noon-3:00 PM. Program sponsored by the Greene County Commissioners. Click here for day camp brochure. FMI, call the Department of Rec at 724-852-5323.


June 28, 2015 — 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.



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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