March for Parks

Get ready for the annual March for Parks on ‚Äč
Saturday, March 24, 2018!

Marches will be held at TWO locations in 2018:
  • Twin Lakes Park Expansion Area in Greensburg 
  • Murrysville Community Center along the Turtle Creek Extension of the Westmoreland Heritage Trail
Registration will open in February 2018!
2018 Contribution Form
Team Captain Handbook
Student Community Service Hours info sheet
2018 Save the Date flyer

What is the March for Parks?
The March for Parks (MFP) is an annual event organized by Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation, to have fun while raising funds for park improvements. Funds raised are used to match state and foundation grants, and to leverage other funding from a variety of sources.  They have supported substantial improvements to Westmoreland County parks and trails, including construction of an amphitheater, dog park, winter sports area, Boundless Playground, skate park, dek hockey rink, and trails.

How does the MFP work?
Participants can collect donations before the March, either individually or as a member of a team.  Many people form teams by organizing friends and family, school/sport/place of worship/work or community groups, or in memory of a loved one.  There is friendly competition for recognition as a top fundraising team.  Donations may be mailed in, or collected on the morning of the March.

Are there opportunities for businesses or individuals to sponsor the March?
Yes!  For businesses seeking a high value promotional opportunity, sponsorship of the March is a way to build substantial goodwill at low cost.  Sponsorship is also suitable for an individual or family wishing to make a larger contribution.
Click here to download a Sponsorship Package

Marchers can designate their contributions to various projects: 
  • Cedar Creek Park: Dog Park, Winter Sports Area, Accessible Playground, and Pavilion #1 improvements
  • Mammoth Park: Giant Slide upgrade, Disc Golf Course, Tennis and Street Hockey Court renovations, dredge and rehabilitate Mammoth Lake  
  • Northmoreland Park: New pavilion area with accessible playground facilities, new restrooms for BMX and soccer areas
  • Final 3.4 miles of the Turtle Creek Extension of the Westmoreland Heritage Trail from Murrysville to Export
  • Land Acquisition 
  • ALL PARKS: Improvements to restrooms, parking lots, roads, walkways, and other support facilities
  • Wherever most needed
The Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation Citizens Advisory Board, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation and donations to it are tax deductible (ID #25-1895187). There are no goods or services provided in return for a contribution. 

If you can't attend the March, but would still like to contribute, please send a check made payable to
March For Parks
194 Donohoe Road
Greensburg, PA 15601

Download 2018 March for Parks materials (PDF files):

MFP logo PNG
THANK YOU to our Sponsors!
Patrick & Lynn Gurrentz
Labor United Celebration
Tribune Review
UPMC East / UPMC Health Plan
Apex Energy
Energy Transfer
Excela Health
Fancy Fox Customs
Greater Westmoreland County Labor Council
Mackin Engineering
Markosky Engineering Group, Inc.
Mayor Regis Synan, Municipality of Murrysville
Meyer, Unkovic and Scott LLP
Moe's Southwest Grill
Mon-Valley RC Airplane Club
Penn-Franklin News
Pittsburgh Camera
Spitzer Toyota
Ward & Christner, PC
Westmoreland Mechanical Testing
Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce
Commercial Bank and Trust of PA
Dura-Bond Industries, Inc.
Eat 'n Park
Grossman, Yanak & Ford
Hamill Manufacturing
Matt Machine & Manufacturing, Inc.
Pennline Service
Sendell Subaru
Snyder of Berlin
Super Valu
Tender Care Learning Center
Belle Vernon Rotary Club
Buffalo Wild Wings
1st Summit Bank
Design 3 Architecture
GAI Consultants, Inc.
Gibson-Thomas Engineering
Jimmy Johns
Lamplighter Restaurant
Means & Vance, PC
PNC Bank
Primanti Brothers Greensburg
Rutledge Auto Service
Pro Bikes
Sheetz, Inc.
Texas Roadhouse
Wiester Insurance Agency
Signs of Excellence