Kids playing on a playground wearing masks.Director
David Donnellan

900 Cedar Blvd.,

Pittsburgh, PA 15228


8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., M-F

PH: 412-343-3409


In a time when outdoor activities are more important than ever, the Mt. Lebanon Recreation Department provides ample opportunities to stay active while enjoying some fresh air. The  department offers a golf course, swim center and tennis center in addition to indoor ice center and community center. Mt. Lebanon  also has playing fields, bocce courts, parks, playgrounds, volleyball courts and picnic pavilions. Over the past year, the recreation department  safely offered team and league play in multiple sports, plus fitness and wellness classes. When the pandemic subsides, they will continue offering special events, senior programs and summer camps. The department employs more than a hundred people, from regular staff to lifeguards to instructors, and coordinates several hundred volunteers.


All of your recreation department needs—from booking pavilions to getting a pool pass to reserving a tee time—can now be serviced completely online. Visit to register for your recreation department activity.


At the time this was written, the recreation department was offering limited-capacity fitness and sports classes, but its program lineup is usually far more robust—from special events, to cookie decorating classes to teen hangouts to art instruction. As restrictions change and programs begin to open up, you can get up-to-date information from the recreation department on the municipal webpage:


Did you know that USA Pickleball Association has a database that contains nearly 8,000 places to play in the U.S? This year, Mt. Lebanon will appear on the list, as the municipality will soon be adding lines for pickleball to some existing tennis courts—three in Williamsburg Park and two in Meadowcroft Park.

Please note: Two of the courts in Williamsburg Park have pickleball lines drawn perpendicular to the tennis lines. For those courts, players must bring their own nets, but the other three courts in the municipality allow for use of the tennis nets.

MT. LEBANON PARKS Our park system includes 200 acres across 15 parks and parklets, five ball fields, eight basketball courts, eight playgrounds, five picnic shelters, volleyball and tennis courts and hiking trails. To find a park near you, or rent a pavilion or other park facility, visit Park Bird Park (Beadling Road) Country Club Park (Country Club Drive) Church Place Park (Lavina Avenue) Highland Terrace Park (Terrace Drive) Hoodridge Park (Connor Road) Iroquois Park (Iroquois Drive) Meadowcroft Park (N. Meadowcroft Avenue) Robb Hollow Park (Cedar Boulevard) Rockwood Park (Rockwood Avenue) Sunset Hills Park (Brafferton Road) Twin Hills Trails Park (Twin Hills Drive) Williamsburg Park (Sleepy Hollow Road) McNeilly Park (McNeilly Road) Mt. Lebanon Park (Cedar Boulevard) Features Pavilion, nature trails, athletic fields, leashed dogs permitted Playground Playground, game tables Basketball courts, playground Nature trails Basketball courts, playground Basketball courts, tennis courts Leashed dogs permitted Basketball courts, playground, pavilion Athletic field Nature trails, leashed dogs permitted Basketball court, playground, pavilion, tennis court Nature trails Athletic fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, bocce courts, the Recreation Center (housing ice center and community rooms), playground, volleyball, swimming pool, three pavilions

A teenager playing golf on a golf course, in front of a sand trap.

Golf Course

1000 Pine Avenue

Phone: 412-561-9761

Opened on July 4, 1907, the Mt. Lebanon Golf Course is a 99-acre, 9-hole par 35 public golf course where more than 25,000 rounds of golf are played each year. Maintained by a professional greenskeeper, the course is home to a number of organizations, including the Keystone Oaks and the Mt. Lebanon High School golf teams. Its facilities include a pro shop with cart rental, refreshments, men’s and ladies’ locker rooms and other amenities. Several charity golf outings are held at the course each year.

Handicap Service

Mt. Lebanon Golf Course offers handicap accommodations. Call for more information.

Tee times

Tee times are now required every day and can be made up to seven days in advance. Tee time reservations can be made online or by calling the golf shop.

Golf Leagues

Mt. Lebanon Golf Course hosts a variety of leagues for women, men and junior players. Please call the golf shop for details.

Municipal Wood Chips

For $2 a bushel or $15 a truckload, you can buy wood chips from the Golf Course Maintenance Facility at 998 Pine Avenue. Call 412-343-4595 for more info.

Ice Center

900 Cedar Boulevard

Pittsburgh, PA 15228

Phone: 412-561-4363

The ice center is located in Mt. Lebanon Park, on the first floor of the Recreation building. The facility opened in 1977 and includes a regulation 200-by-85-foot main rink and a 60-by-80-foot studio rink. The facility offers a wide range of competitive, recreational and instructional opportunities. It was renovated in 2017 to replace both rink floors, refurbish the dasher boards, replace rubber skate flooring and paint the interior of the facility.

For now, Spring 2021, the rink is open at a limited capacity by appointment only. Visit for more information.

Swim Center

900 Cedar Boulevard

Pittsburgh, PA 15228

Opening Day: Saturday, May 29

Phone: 412-561-6626

Located in the Recreation Center in Mt. Lebanon Park, the 50-meter outdoor Swim Center offers lap swimming, lessons, competition and recreational swimming for people of all ages. Home to Mt. Lebanon’s nationally known Aqua Club, the pool is the place to learn to swim or to watch elite swimmers compete in annual meets. It was completely renovated in 2014 with a new bathhouse, family changing rooms, pool heater, zero depth leisure pool, double slide tower, 50-meter lap lanes, poolside rock climbing wall, a snack bar and plenty of space for sunning on comfortable lounge chairs—however some of these amenities may be limited this year, so that the pool may safely open.

This year, the Recreation Department will be scheduling several swim sessions each operational day, with thorough cleaning and sanitizing between each session. They will have up to two 1-hour lap swim sessions per day, and two three-hour open swims each day. Sessions will have a limited number of swimmers—18 per lap swim and 300 per open swim to start (subject to change throughout the season).

You can purchase passes or choose to pay a daily swim rate. In order to attend either a lap swim or open session, you will need to make a reservation online. You will also be able to cancel your reservations online, but if you don’t show up for your reservation and you haven’t cancelled, fees will apply.

Swim passes should also be purchased online. They are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Visit to buy a swim pass, make a reservation and get updates.

two women playing tennis on a tennis court.Tennis Center

900 Cedar Boulevard

Pittsburgh, PA 15228

Phone: 412-343-3411

The Recreation Department maintains a total of 15 tennis courts, including four platform tennis courts, at the tennis center near the Cedar Boulevard entrance to Mt. Lebanon Park. With the use of tennis “bubbles,” six of these courts are usable from October through April. Many leagues call the Mt. Lebanon Tennis Center home, including 16 USTA tennis teams.

The tennis center also has a pro shop for the sale of racquets and accessories and racquet restringing. Lessons are available year-round, including group and private lessons for all age groups and abilities. You can reserve a tennis court online.

The recreation department also has courts at Williamsburg and Meadowcroft parks. There is no charge for use of these courts.