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Recreation

DIRECTOR

David Donnellan

412-343-3409
ddonnellan@mtlebanon.org [1]

900 Cedar Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15228

Visit the website [2]

The recreation department maintains a golf course, ice center, swim center and tennis center, plus playing fields, bocce courts, parks, playgrounds, volleyball courts and picnic pavilions. It offers team and league play in multiple sports, fitness and wellness classes, special events, senior programs, summer camps, and it employs more than a hundred people, from regular staff, to lifeguards, coaches and instructors.

 

Programs

Many programs take place in the recreation center on Cedar Boulevard. Ever wanted to learn how to decorate cookies? Plant a garden? Do Pilates? There are classes for all of that. The department also plans music in the park events, July 4 Community Day, activities for kids and teens, such as Club Lebo, and sponsors popular special events like the Daddy/Daughter Dinner Dance and the Dive-In Movie pool party.

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 www.mtlebanon.org [3].

Golf Course

1000 Pine Avenue

Hours: Vary depend on the time of year

Phone: 412-561-9761

Mt. Lebanon’s proud tradition of golf dates back to July 4, 1907, when a group of 30 men founded the Castle Shannon Golf Club on a 100-acre farm and persisted with the sport despite having to dodge moving targets, such as cows and horses. Today, Mt. Lebanon’s 99-acre, par 35 public course is a center of community activity 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 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 service. Call for more information.

Tee Times

The golf course offers tee times Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Mt. Lebanon residents may reserve a tee time up to six days in advance. Call for more information.

Outings

The golf course can accommodate groups as large as 72. Call to book your event.

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

Hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. except Sunday, which is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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. The facility was renovated in 2017 to replace both rink floors, refurbish the dasher boards, replace rubber skate flooring, and paint the interior of the facility.

Please visit www.mtlebanon.org [3] for ice center fees and public skate times.

Swim Center

900 Cedar Boulevard

Pittsburgh, PA 15228

Operating Days: Tentatively May 23 to August 23 (weather permitting)

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.

Swim Passes can be purchased at the Recreation Department main offices and at the ice rink during regular hours. Passes are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Parties and Private Rentals

The Swim Center offers birthday party packages, which include a party room in the recreation center, food and admission to the pool. You can also take advantage of a private two-hour rental of the pool on Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays. Call 412-561-4363 for more information.

Tennis Center

900 Cedar Boulevard

Pittsburgh, PA 15228

Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. (weather permitting)

Phone: 412-343-3411

The Recreation Department maintains a total of 15 tennis courts, including four platform tennis courts, at the Tressel Tennis Center near the Cedar Boulevard entrance to Mt. Lebanon Park. With the use of tennis “bubbles,” many of these courts become indoor courts from October through April.

The tennis center also has a pro shop for the sale of racquets and accessories and racket
restringing.

Lessons are available year-round, including group and private lessons for all age groups and abilities, and many leagues call the Mt. Lebanon Tennis Center home.

You can buy a summer pass at the recreation department, ice rink or tennis center (after the outdoor courts open around May 1). For regular admission fees or information on league play, call 412-343-4311 or visit www.mtlebanon.org.

The recreation department also maintains courts at Williamsburg Park off Sleepy Hollow Road and Meadowcroft Park on North Meadowcroft Avenue. There is no charge for use of these courts.