ShareThis Page
Allegheny County Council to consider tearing down Deer Lakes Park building |
Valley News Dispatch

Allegheny County Council to consider tearing down Deer Lakes Park building

Paul Guggenheimer

The Deer Lakes Park Administration Building could soon be slated for demolition.

Allegheny County Council at its meeting Tuesday will consider a bill submitted by county Executive Rich Fitzgerald to authorize demolition of the building.

The building functions as an office facility. The bill states that the county Department of Parks has concluded the facility can no longer be used as an office building due to its “deteriorating and unsafe condition.”

Deer Lakes Park is on 1,180 acres in Frazier and West Deer and is a popular spot for area fisherman. The park also features walking, hiking and jogging trails, an 18-hole disc golf course, a ball field and children’s play area.

The park has seen several upgrades, including new shelters, restrooms and playgrounds since the county signed an agreement with Range Resources in 2014 to drill for natural gas under the park from a well outside the park.

Council will put the legislation in a committee and then bring it back for a final vote.

Another bill submitted by Fitzgerald for council’s consideration Tuesday would authorize demolition of the South Park Cabin, which has been used as a rental venue. Fitzgerald’s bill says the cabin also is deteriorating and deemed to be unsafe.

Paul Guggenheimer is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Paul at 724-226-7706 or [email protected].

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.