It's official: Pleasant Valley Park is a park
After years of debate, Pleasant Valley Park finally can live up to its name.
Murrysville Council officially accepted the 262-acre property into the municipal parks system last month.
“We finally, once and for all, wanted to formally identify it,” chief administrator Jim Morrison said.
Despite its name, the green space technically wasn't a park by municipal standards. The municipality has 14 park areas, but just nine are designated as community parks that are maintained by the municipality.
The park is maintained by volunteers with assistance from the municipality, Morrison said. That isn't going to change dramatically, he said.
“We do not anticipate that our role will be any different than now,” Morrison said. “We're just formally adopting it into the park system.”
Morrison said that municipal workers likely will mow the fields to maintain portions of the park as meadows.
Unlike other municipal parks, such as Murrysville Community Park, Pleasant Valley Park is what Morrison called a passive park.
“It's primarily used by walkers and mountain bikers,” he said. “There is no change to its use or how it will be maintained.”
Daveen Rae Kurutz is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 8627, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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