March for Parks 2023 Wrap-Up
The Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation Citizens Advisory Board would like to extend a big THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the 2023 March for Parks fundraiser on Saturday, March 25!
Approximately 500 marchers, volunteers, sponsors, and staff braved the weather at Twin Lakes Park and raised over $74,000 to fund projects and programs in our Westmoreland County parks and trails.
2023 was a momentous year, celebrating Westmoreland County’s 250th anniversary. Several “Heritage Families” shared their stories and family history around a crackling campfire, dogs and pups were awarded fun ribbons and treats, kids and families played games and enjoyed a pancake breakfast with a hot chocolate food truck, and over 18 teams of marchers walked around Twin Lakes Park while conversing with historical re-enactors from throughout Westmoreland County’s 250 years.
Funds raised at the March for Parks directly benefit our parks and trails; this grass roots support is extremely important to secure other grants and funding to construct new facilities that benefit our neighbors and communities. Thank you to all those who supported the March for Parks and the Citizens Advisory Board!
If you donated & did not pick up your commemorative t-shirt, or would like a different size, we have extra at the Parks Office at 194 Donohoe Road, Greensburg. Stop in any time Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:00pm.
If you weren't able to attend the March, but would still like to contribute, please send a check made payable to "WCPRCAB" to: March For Parks, 194 Donohoe Road, Greensburg, PA 15601
Or you can still donate online; click the link below to make a donation!
March for Parks "Heritage Families"
2023 marked Westmoreland County's 250th anniversary and to commemorate this occasion, the March for Parks celebrated families who lived and shaped our County's history for 100 years or more at Twin Lakes Park on March 25. Some of these families dated back to 1773 to the newly formed Westmoreland County! Check out this article from the Tribune Review newspaper, highlighting one of these Heritage Families.
If you believe you may be from one of the Westmoreland Heritage families, please contact the Westmoreland County Bureau of Parks and Recreation to be included in the scrapbook journal and receive a commemorative pin.
The March for Parks is an annual event hosted by the Citizens Advisory Board to raise money for new park & trail projects in Westmoreland County. Marchers collect contributions individually or as a team of three or more. Donors can choose from various projects to allocate their donations.
What projects do we fundraise for?
Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation is planning lots of new projects in our community, such as:
- Westmoreland Heritage Trail – completing the “middle gap” from Export to Delmont, land acquisition, planning, construction, and maintenance along the trail
- Northmoreland Park improvements
- Twin Lakes Park improvements and the Twin Lakes Concert Series
- Cedar Creek Park improvements
- Mammoth Park improvements
- Five Star Trail relocation project
- Land Acquisition
Thank you to our 2023 sponsors!
Labor United Celebration Committee
Patrick and Lynn Gurrentz
GO Laurel Highlands
Toyota of Greensburg
Enterprise Fleet Management
Bill and Jean Owens
Donahue's Heating and Cooling
Tom Gillen, DMD
Long and Long, LLC
Penn Franklin News
Somerset Trust Company
Regis Synan, Murrysville Mayor
Dr. William Varley, MD
Victory Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
Ward & Christner, PC
Westmoreland Community Action
Westmoreland Mechanical Testing & Research, Inc.
Apex Energy LLC
Greater Westmoreland County Labor Council
The Meredith Group at Baird Private Wealth Managment
Schultheis Brothers Heating, Cooling, & Roofing
Smail Auto Group
Starbucks - Latrobe
UPMC Rehabilitation Institute
Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce
Adam Eidemiller, Inc.
66 Suds Car Wash / N. Hempfield Self-Storage
Annette Merlino, DMD
Commercial Bank and Trust of PA
Design 3 Architecture
East Suburban Sports Medicine Center
Export Fuel Company Inc.
Export Tire Company
Grossman Yanak and Ford LLP
Hillview Motors Inc.
Kelly, Sparber, White, and Associates
Sean Kertes, County Commissioner
Live! Casino Pittsburgh
Loyalhanna Wealth Advisors
The PT Group
Quatrini Law Group
Richard Rauso, LA
Roseum Maple Syrup LLC
Tender Care Learning Center
Ladd Wagner, State Farm
Westmoreland Historical Society
Hill Top Social Club
Lloydsville Sportsmen Association
O. C. Cluss
Wiester Insurance Agency