Mingo Creek Park is a 2,600-acres park operated by Washington County with picnic shelters, playground areas and ballfields. Mingo Creek meanders through the park and two covered bridges (Ebenezer & Henry) span the creek. Horse enthusiasts can enjoy 15 miles of bridle trails. Bicycle riders and hikers also have designated areas. Annual events at the park include nature walks, hayrides, day camps, needle and yarn workshops, arts and crafts and the popular Covered Bridge Festival.
The Mingo Creek Park Observatory is owned and operated by the Amateur Astronomers Association Of Pittsburgh. The observatory was built in 2004, and officially dedicated in August of 2005. It has become the largest amateur astronomical observatory in Southwestern Pennsylvania dedicated to public education and enjoyment of the science of astronomy. The mission of the Mingo Creek Park Observatory is to educate and make freely available to a diverse public of all ages programs on astronomy and the preservation of dark skies.
For more information on the observatory, call (724) 348-6150.
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Free, on-site parking is available.