We are pleased to announce the completion of the first phase of the new picnic park located near mile marker 1 on the Sheepskin Trail.  The ribbon-cutting ceremony was celebrated on Saturday, April 24, 2021.  Approximately 100 attendees joined the Supervisors in dedicating the newest edition to our park family.  The park is a beautifully wooded rest area surrounded by nature and rippling brooks that come together forming a unique confluence providing a serene setting.  Our hope is that visitors take advantage of the tranquil area to reflect and enjoy the outdoors.  Visitors should welcome being away from electronics while sitting and appreciating wildlife.  Distinctive trail art provided by local students and artist, Carrie Attaway, completes the finishing touch to a restful, relaxing atmosphere.  The township will be adding exercise equipment and more benches and tables in the final phase.

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Robert Schiffbauer, tournament organizer,  is pleased to announce that South Union has surpassed the original fundraising goal of $40,000.  Thank you to those that have supported the township through donations and participation in the South Union Township First Charity Golf Tournament.  We appreciate your recognition in aiding us to help our youth.  The financial impact will ensure the success of the indoor sports complex.  As of April 28, 2021, we have raised $65,500.  Our community is only as strong as each of those that support us.  You have proven we are a PROGRESSIVE neighborhood.  Thank you!!!!

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Areford Community Park

Areford Community Park is quietly nestled in the western portion of South Union Township near the communities of Areford, Jamison, and Continental. This park offers one of the most modern playgrounds in Southwestern PA. Areford Community Park includes tennis courts, two all-purpose baseball/soccer/football fields, a concession stand, and a half-mile walking & jogging path.

One of the most popular park attractions is the annual Areford Neighborhood Block Party. It's a great example of a close knit neighborhood joining together to have fun and enjoy a special time together.

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South Union Township Community Park

South Union Township Community Park is located in the Hutchinson area. This 32 acre park encompasses large-scale activities such as little league and teener league baseball as well as soccer leagues. The park also includes two concession stands, four lighted baseball/softball fields, a soccer field, a basketball court, seven pavilions, a playground and a ¾ mile walking/jogging path.

Pavilions at Hutchinson Park are available for rent at $50.00/day for South Union Township residents and $100.00/day for those living outside the Township. Three of the pavilions are available to rent: pavilion numbers 2, 3, and 4. Pavilion #2 is the big pavilion located by the playground. Pavilion #3 is the smaller pavilion located by the playground. Pavilion #4 is located on the soccer field. Each pavilion includes electricity and plenty of picnic tables for your next social gathering.

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When visiting Hutchinson Park, check out South Union Township's new bike rental system. South Union Trail Ride bicycles are now available for rent. Enjoy the Sheepskin Trail in a new way by cruising through our scenic township. A smartphone is required to use this bike share system. Please download the Movatic app and follow on-screen instructions. Rates are $6.00 for the first hour and $2.50 for each additional hour. South Union residents can receive a discounted rate by applying coupon code SURES19. Bike rentals are available daily from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm.

 

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Tails on the Trail Dog Park

South Union Township is proud to provide Fayette County with its first and only dog park.  A blighted property was acquired and the leash-free canine park was conceived.  Thanks to generous donors the dream became a reality.  Tails on the Trail provides a running area for large and small dogs from sunrise to sunset.  The park includes water fountains, a hydrant mister and agility equipment for canine friends.  The grounds are open to all that obey the rules and regulations as listed below.

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Other Community Parks

South Union Township includes several other community parks including Brownfield Park, MT. View Park and Leith Park. These three community parks serve the local neighborhoods in which they are located. Each park features playground equipment for tots and young children, basketball courts, and plenty of open play space.

If you have comments, questions, or concerns about South Union Township Parks, simply call 724-438-5480 during normal business hours or send us a message.

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