The Tarentum Recreation Board was established in 1960 by the Tarentum Council, Ordinance 2708. Since it's inception, the Board, working hand in hand with the local government, has been instrumental in providing many wonderful recreational faclities for the residents of the borough.
The Recreation Board acts as an advisory board, however, it's purpose is to provide the best possible recreation and park services for our residents. This also includes functions such as parades, senior programs, children's programs, activities and facilities for the older children, and fundraisers for special events.
Members of the Recreation Baord are:
Carrie Fox - President
Barbara Magnetta - Treasurer
Cathy Blythe - Secretary
Events during the year: Boofest, Senior Bingo, Summer Concerts in the Park, Crafts in the Park, Tarentum/Brackenridge Christmas Parade, Christmas on Corbet, Scarecrow Contest
Boofest October 24, 2015
Boofest is a children's Halloween Treat for our Tarentum children under 12 years old. It is held in the Borough Building in October. Signup is required.
Senior Bingo April 1 & December 2, 2015
Senior Bingo is held tat the Senior Center at Dalton's Edge. Signup is required.
Summer Concerts in the Park will be held June 10, June 24, July 8, July 22, August 5 and August 19, 2015
Concerts in the Park are held at the Tarentum Riverview Park Band Shell every other Wednesday evening throughout the summer. (schedule to follow). The Snack Shack serves great food and refreshments and opens at 6:00 PM before each concert. For more information contact Carrie Fox at 724-448-1470.
Crafts in the Park will be every Friday beginning June 12 thru July 24, 2015 (No Crafts on Friday, July 3rd)
Crafts in the Park is located near the Tarentum Spray Park and Playground. Crafts start in June and runs for 6 weeks from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. (check for more details to come)
Tarentum/Brackenridge Christmas Parade will be Saturday, November 21, 2015 beginning at 1:00 PM
The Annual Christmas Parade has grown each year. If you have a group or organization that would like to be part of the parade contact Barbara Magnetta at 724-930-3717 for more information.
The Scarecrow Contest is held in October every year. the Scarecrows are constructed by groups or individuals and placed on the decorative light poles along Corbet Street and East 6th Avenue in the Business Disrtict. Prizes are given to the winners. (see attached information and application)
Gazebo in Riverview Park
The Gazebo in Riverview Park was constructed in 2012. this Gazebo is for your use and enjoyment. If you wish to reserve the Gazebo for a special event please contact Barbara Magnetta at 724-980-3717.
Highlands Little League Baseball, a community tradition since 1952. Open to all interested children ages 5-16 that live in the Highlands School District. Visit Highlands Little League Baseball online atwww.highlandslittleleague.com .