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Mon Valley residents enjoy a day at the park

Jim Ference | The Valley Independent - Sheyenne Miller, 15, helps her sister Santana Miller, 5, across a rope bridge at Mingo Creek Park near Finleyville on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. The sisters were with their mother, Starri Miller, of Monongahela.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jim Ference |  The Valley Independent</em></div>Sheyenne Miller, 15, helps her sister Santana Miller, 5, across a rope bridge at Mingo Creek Park near Finleyville on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. The sisters were with their mother, Starri Miller, of Monongahela.
Jim Ference | The Valley Independent - Fishing in Mingo Creek Park in Finleyville is Jocelyn, 10, Josiah, 7, Micah, 3, and their father, Jason Miltz, of New Eagle, on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jim Ference |  The Valley Independent</em></div>Fishing in Mingo Creek Park in Finleyville is Jocelyn, 10, Josiah, 7, Micah, 3, and their father, Jason Miltz, of New Eagle, on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013.
Jim Ference | The Valley Independent - Anthony Dixon Sr. and his son Anthony Jr., 7, of Donora spent the day fishing at the Herman J. Mihalich Memorial River Launch in Monessen on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jim Ference | The Valley Independent</em></div>Anthony Dixon Sr. and his son Anthony Jr., 7, of Donora spent the day fishing at the Herman J. Mihalich Memorial River Launch in Monessen on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013.
Jim Ference | The Valley Independent - Tate Vance, 6, of Charleroi, takes a ride down the sliding board with his cousin Dominic Erdos,1, at the Charleroi Community Park on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. Dominic's father, Jacob Vance, of Butler is shown helping him down the slide.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jim Ference |  The Valley Independent</em></div>Tate Vance, 6, of Charleroi, takes a ride down the sliding board  with his cousin Dominic Erdos,1, at the Charleroi Community Park on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. Dominic's father, Jacob Vance, of Butler is shown helping him down the slide.
Jim Ference | The Valley Independent - Swinging on one of the new playground rides at Mingo Creek Park in Finleyville on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, is the Gatten family of Bentleyville: Jeremy, Luke, 5, Jamie, LiLi, 17, and Nolan, 3.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jim Ference |  The Valley Independent</em></div>Swinging on one of the new playground rides at Mingo Creek Park in Finleyville on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, is the Gatten family of Bentleyville: Jeremy, Luke, 5, Jamie, LiLi, 17, and Nolan, 3.
Jim Ference | The Valley Independent - Terry Livingston of Carroll Township operates his radio controlled airplane at the Donora RC Field in Palmer Park on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jim Ference |  The Valley Independent</em></div>Terry Livingston of Carroll Township operates his radio controlled airplane at the Donora RC Field in Palmer Park on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013.
Jim Ference | The Valley Independent - Gage Hayden, 11, of Monessen, fishes at the Herman J. Mihalich Memorial River Launch in Monessen on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, with his mother Toccara Hayden.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jim Ference | The Valley Independent</em></div>Gage Hayden, 11, of Monessen, fishes at the Herman J. Mihalich Memorial River Launch in Monessen on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, with his mother Toccara Hayden.
Jim Ference | The Valley Independent - This group of fans showed off their team spirit on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, while waiting at the Noble J. Dick Aquatorium in Monongahela to go to the Pittsburgh Pirates game. Shown, from left, are Tim Signorini of Charleroi, Ray Munden of Monongahela, Terri Cupari of Charleroi, Paul Josson of Charleroi, Ron Rose of Donora, Brandi Harsh of Monongahela and Willie McKeen of Monongahela.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jim Ference |  The Valley Independent</em></div>This group of fans showed off their team spirit on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, while waiting at the Noble J. Dick Aquatorium in Monongahela to go to the Pittsburgh Pirates game. Shown, from left, are Tim Signorini of Charleroi, Ray Munden of Monongahela, Terri Cupari of Charleroi, Paul Josson of Charleroi, Ron Rose of Donora, Brandi Harsh of Monongahela and Willie McKeen of Monongahela.
Jim Ference | The Valley Independent - Enjoying a picture-perfect day on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at Mingo Creek Park in Finleyville are sisters, from left, Abbigail, 9, Devon, 10, and Rebecca Zeletski, 4. They were at the park with their grandmother, Pat Zelatski, of Fayette City.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jim Ference |  The Valley Independent</em></div>Enjoying a picture-perfect day on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at Mingo Creek Park in Finleyville are sisters, from left, Abbigail, 9, Devon, 10, and Rebecca  Zeletski, 4. They were at the park with their grandmother, Pat Zelatski, of Fayette City.

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By The Valley Independent
Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, 12:06 a.m.
 

With plenty of sunshine and cool temperatures, it certainly felt like fall this weekend.

Many Mon Valley residents took advantage of the picture-perfect weather to get outdoors.

And, as our roving photographer found, many people spent the day at local parks and playgrounds.

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