Public Parks

Hamilton-Road-ParkThornburg Borough includes two public parks. Both are smoke free and alcohol free recreation areas.

Hamilton Road Park, located at 545 Hamilton Road adjacent to the historic Thornburg School, includes a playground, basketball hoop, tennis courts, ball field, and the Sam Pace Shelter.  It is the site of the annual Memorial Day community picnic.

thornburg_conservation_parkThe Thornburg Conservation Park, located just beyond the Thornburg Public Works Building at 25 Rutgers Road, was acquired in 2005 as a portion of the historic Crafton Golf Course through a grass roots effort by Thornburg citizens and the extraordinary devotion and generosity of two of its neighbors. When you visit, you’ll find dedicated to them an engraved Cleveland Sandstone bench that overlooks the Park on what was formerly an elevated tee of the golf course.

The thirty-eight acre Park is a designated conservation area that permits passive recreation including hiking, bird watching, and cross country skiing. Dogs are allowed in the park by permit only and are prohibited on Wednesdays and Sundays. The Dog Permit application form, including rules and regulations governing the presence of dogs in the Conservation Park, can be found here:

Dog Permit Application 2023-2024 – with instructions

Residents (only) may reserve use of the picnic shelter, park or community center.  The required form can be found here:

Resident Use of Facilities Permit

All forms should be submitted to the Borough Secretary when completed:

Borough Secretary
545 Hamilton Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15205