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Road Gate Closure

The Masonic Shelter Road Gate will be closed today, Friday, October 23rd at 4:00 PM. It will remain closed until Sunday morning on October 24th.

The road gate will be closed in the interest of safety for our Haunted Trail event that will be taking place tonight and tomorrow night! Join us from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm and take a tour of our Haunted Trail throughout Alameda Park!

Butler County Parks & Recreation: Haunted Trail
Friday, October 23rd & Saturday, October 24th 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Masonic Shelter, Alameda Park Butler, PA 16001 
Join us for a night full of ghouls, ghosts, and goblins running around the trails of Alameda Park!

The Haunted Trail will be taking place on both Friday, October 23rd and Saturday, October 24th from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm!

We will be taking registrations at the Masonic Shelter starting at 7:00 pm on both nights of the event. The price is only $5.00 per person! 50% of the proceeds go to PACT (Prayers Answered Charity Tournaments)

Trail leads will be taking a new group through the trails every 10 minutes!

While this is a family friendly event we strongly suggest not bringing a stroller or wagon onto the trails.
Santa's Workshop at Alameda Park
Friday, November 20th 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Odd Fellows Loop, Alameda Park Butler, PA 16001
Join us for a night in celebration of the Holidays. Butler County Parks & Recreation will have the Odd Fellows Loop of Alameda Park lit up with Christmas lights for everyone to enjoy from the comfort of their cars!

All of those registered will receive a gift bag full of Holiday Goodies and Crafts from Santa himself!

Due to COVID-19, the cost is only $7.00 per child. There will be no Late Fee Registrations this year. Please note that there is a 2.65% processing fee for registering online. 

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Butler County Parks & Recreation


Welcome to Butler County Parks & Recreation!

 “Naturally Fun”

The mission of the Butler County Parks and Recreation Department is to provide safe, clean and beautiful facilities, parks, and open spaces, along with professionally managed recreation activities for all people.

Services shall be provided to enrich the quality of life for local citizens and to provide economic value through facilities, which create tourism and encourage long-term community stability and growth. In order to facilitate this goal, the Parks and Recreation Department for the County of Butler continually offers new and exciting. 
Lance Welliver 
Tim Calvert
Program and Aquatic Manager

The Butler County Parks and Recreation Department operates year-round, bringing the residents of Butler County quality and affordable recreational opportunities.

Many of the programs that are offered by the Butler County Parks and Recreation Department have a minimum or maximum participant requirement and registration deadlines. If you are interested in attending a program or class, be sure to register early. The Butler County Parks and Recreation Department has a no-refund policy for all programs and rentals not cancelled by the Department; including Alameda Waterpark admissions and aquatic programs.

By registering or participating in any Butler County Parks and Recreation Department activities you agree to allow publication of any photo or video taken at any program, event or facility. The County of Butler, without obligation to provide compensation to those photographed, may use such photographs and videos. Photos and video, taken may be used for publication as the Butler County Parks and Recreation Department and its sponsors deem necessary.


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