Blue Spruce Park
Indiana, PA 15701
Indiana County established this park in 1966. The dam, known as Cummins Dam, was constructed in 1908 and enlarged in 1912. The park acreage totals 650 acres and features two playgrounds, a volleyball court, horseshoe court, areas for games and sports and a 12-acre lake stocked with trout. In addition, Blue Spruce Park has four pavilions and two lodges available for public rental. The park also contains six miles of hiking and cross-country skiing trails. Located within the park is the Indiana County Master Gardener's Trial Garden where visitors can view the latest floral and plant selections from the Penn State Gardener's Select program. Blue Spruce Park is a premier bird watching spot and portions of the park are open to hunting. Also, noteworthy, an historical marker honoring Bernice Gera, a native of nearby Ernest, PA, is located in the park. Gera was the first female umpire to work in a professional baseball league.
Pine Ridge Park
Blairsville, PA 15717
At 635 acres, Pine Ridge Park provides a variety of recreation options. Much of the park remains in a natural state with large stands of mature hardwoods. Tom's Run, a scenic mountain stream, intersects the park. Several miles of hiking and cross-country skiing trails traverse the park. It is also home to a 9-hole, recreational disc golf course. The Tom's Run area features picnic tables, grills, playgrounds, restrooms, and two pavilions available for rental. Pine Lodge is located in the southern portion of the park. The lodge is available for group rental and is used for reunions, meetings, weddings, receptions, and other social gatherings. Pine Lodge features a kitchen, restrooms, activity rooms, a deck and two stone fireplaces. A two-acre pond is available for catch-and-release fishing. A playground is also located near the Lodge.
White Township Recreation Complex/S&T Bank Arena
Indiana, PA 15701
This recreational facility, located along East Pike Road in Indiana, PA, consists of a 50-acre complex. It includes four full-size baseball fields, including a 500-seat grandstand on one ball field, two soccer fields, a playground, walking trails, tennis courts, concession stand, restroom facilities, parking, two basketball courts, a picnic area and a seniors area. In addition, the S&T Bank Arena offers a variety of community based programs and services including public ice skating, ice skating lessons, and Learn to Play hockey lessons. The facility houses a turf arena, full ice arena, batting cage, and meeting/party rooms.