Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Students spent the day outside on Friday.
Tenth Street Elementary students enjoyed their field day at Riverside Park last week. Students participated in different activities throughout the day. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Friday, May 10, 2013
After looking closely at plans for a dek hockey rink at Riverside Park, officials have many questions.
Update: The meeting will not be held May 23 due to scheduling conflicts. It has not been rescheduled. Check back for updates. Before Oakmont Borough officials can go ahead with plans to install a dek hockey rink at Riverside Park, they want some questions answered. Oakmont Council wants to schedule a special meeting to meet with the borough recreation board and possibly school officials to discuss plans to install the rink on the park's upper field. The rink at the Oakmont park is expected to be located on the upper field (where the baseball field closest to the park and parallel to Riverview High School currently sits). The baseball field will be shifted toward the center of the field to make room for the dek hockey rink. Now, officials …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Oakmont Council and the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation are teaming up to build a new rink at the park.
Oakmont resident and hockey enthusiasts might soon be able to play dek hockey at Riverside Park. Oakmont Council and the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation are teaming up to build a new rink at the park. The Penguins Foundation, Highmark and Citiparks got together to build 12 dek hockey rinks in the region over the next four years. Currently, there's a rink at Banksville Park. The rink at the Oakmont park will be located on the upper field (where the baseball field closest to the park and parallel to Riverview High School currently sits). The baseball field will be shifted toward the center of the field to make room for the dek hockey rink. A photo has been included in a pdf uploaded to the media section of this article. The multifunctional …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
An official ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at Riverside Park on Wednesday.
The Riverview and Oakmont community gathered on Wednesday to celebrate the new track at Riverside Park. The Riverview High School Sports, Arts and Entertainment Management class hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony before the track team's meet against Avonworth. Members of the Riverview School Board, Oakmont Recreation Board, Oakmont Council and borough administration attended the celebration, as well as former high school track coaches, administrators and the community. The new track was a part of a big renovation project at Riverside Park. _______________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Friday, January 25, 2013
The rink will be open as long as Riverside Park is open.
The Riverside Park ice skating rink will be open for extended hours this weekend. According to the Oakmont Recreation Board's Facebook page, the rink will be open during regular park hours—new park hours are from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.—as long as the "Open" sign indicating frozen ice is up. Time slots reserved for hockey still will be in effect. For more information about the ice rink and hockey times, click here. _____________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Here's a look at items discussed at Oakmont Council's January voting meeting.
Several items were discussed at the Jan. 14 Oakmont Council voting meeting. Here's a roundup: Park Hours The Riverside Park operating hours will change. Council agreed to change the park hours to the following: 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. during standard time and 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. during Daylight Savings. The park used to be open from dawn until dusk, but rec board members have said more people are using the newly installed track during the early morning and late night hours. New Park Name The new park to be located along Dark Hollow Road has been named. Officials agreed to name the park Creekside Park—it is located near Plum Creek, and it ties in with Riverside Park. For more information about the project, click here. Police Report Oakmont police …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
The new recreation space will be located along Dark Hollow Road.
A future recreation space along Dark Hollow Road soon will have a designated name. On Monday, Oakmont Council is expected to approve the name Creekside Park for the new area. The creation of the area is part of a settlement between the borough and Kacin Co. The developer is responsible for creating the recreation space because its Edgewater at Oakmont housing plan doesn't contain recreation space, per zoning regulations. Oakmont Recreation Board member Tom Bland said members liked the Creekside Park name because it goes hand-in-hand with Riverside Park, the main park in the borough. Another option was Creekside Sports Park, but the rec board and council favored the first option. Creekside Park is expected to have a gravel parking lot, …
Monday, January 7, 2013
The Riverside Park ice skating rink in Oakmont opened for the season over the weekend.
The ice skating rink at Riverside Park in Oakmont is finally open! Adults, teens, children and hockey players broke out their ice skates and enjoyed the new neighborhood rink this weekend. The rink will be open as long as the weather holds up and an adult volunteer is available to watch over it. Here's a look at the schedule: Thursday Friday Saturdays Sundays Did you experience the rink this weekend? Take photos? Click the 'Upload Photos and Videos' button and share them! _____________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Friday, January 4, 2013
This is the first time the rink will be open to the public.
The time has come for the Riverside Park ice skating rink in Oakmont to open. Members of the Oakmont Recreation Board have announced the rink will be open to the public this weekend. This is the second year the rink is installed in the park, however, it never opened last year due to warmer-than-normal temperatures. Here's a look at the schedule: Saturdays Sundays For the rink to remain open, however, there must be at least one adult volunteer willing to watch the rink—responsible for calling 911 in case of emergency, that there's no rough housing and that the appropriate age groups are using the rink. Anyone interested in volunteering can email firstname.lastname@example.org. To stay updated, visit the Oakmont Recreation Board's Facebook page. …
Monday, December 10, 2012
Officials discussed Riverside Park hours, parking on the boulevard and more last week.
Here's a look at items discussed at Oakmont Council's workshop meeting last week. The regular voting meeting will be held tonight, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. at the borough building. Riverside Park Hours The Oakmont Recreation Board recommended to council that the gates to Riverside Park remain open at all times to accommodate joggers at all hours. Currently, the park is open from dawn until dusk. Councilwoman Laurie Saxon said rec board members suggested the change to accommodate people who can't make it to the park during the light hours. Mayor Robert Fescemyer said that would create a problem for police officers. "We write a lot of citations in that park at night," he said. Councilwoman Nancy Ride agreed. "There would be no way to make kids …