New expanded hours and an early Halloween event at West Penn Recreation Center

On October 2, Citiparks West Penn Recreation Center started Fall hours.  The center is now open Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., and on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (the center is closed on Sundays).  We posted recently about the new classes at the center.  If you’ve never been there, or haven’t been in a while, stop in to get your free pass and check out the facilities.

Another exciting event coming up soon at the recreation center:   the Haunted Trail, presented by Citiparks West Penn staff.  Their theme this year is the (fictional) West Penn Insane Asylum.  It’s sure to be a good, scary time — the staff is great at coming up with effects that really make visitors JUMP!  It might be a little much for young kids, but teens will love it.  The Haunted Trail will take place at WEst Penn on on Friday, October 12 at 7:00 p.m., and it’s free.  For more information, call West Penn at 412.622.7353.

While we’re talking about Citiparks — did you know that the one indoor City swimming pool, Oliver Bath House on the South Side, is now open?  This is a great old-style indoor pool — and it’s free to use if you already have a pool tag from this summer.  If you’ve never been to Oliver, we recommend it.  (Don’t forget your flip flops; you’ll need them while going from the locker rooms and the pool.)   Among other things, they offer free swimming classes — here’s the schedule through December.  Click here for more information on Oliver, and to see a picture of the facilities.