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Borough of Bethel Park

The Borough of Bethel Park is eight miles south of Pittsburgh and host to a diverse variety of housing, shopping and transportation needs. The borough’s name is most likely taken from a meeting house. Bethel Park was incorporated in 1949 and became a home rule municipality in 1978.

Accessible public transportation is another hallmark of Bethel Park. The Port Authority Transit light rail has two lines that serve parts of Bethel Park as well as a free Park and Ride lot. Bethel Park is home to several vibrant retail destinations including South Hills Village and South Park Shops. Other attractions in Bethel Park include the South Park Wave Pool.

Bethel Park has 117 acres of municipal parks including Millennium Park on Baptist Road, Simmons Park on Clifton Road, Village Green Park on Oxford Drive, and eight neighborhood parks or fields. Additionally, a portion of the Montour Trail is in Bethel Park.

Did You Know?

  • The exposed rocks in Bethel Park are mostly composed of sandstone, limestone, shale, and a few coal layers.
  • The first armored car robbery in the U.S. occurred on March 11, 1927 when a Brinks truck, heading towards the Coverdale Mine about a mile away was attacked. Paul Jaworski and his ‘Flatheads” gang destroyed the road with dynamite to steal a mining payroll.
  • Bethel Park was the location of Pittsburgh’s first drive-in theater, South Park Drive-In (August 27, 1940-September 1, 1985). It was located on Route 88, just north of the entrance to South Park. South Park Commons, Jiffy Lube, and Arby’s now occupy the drive-in site.

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Resources Supporting Bethel Park Residents

ACCESS Transportation Systems

Home Centre City Tower 650 Smithfield St. Pittsburgh PA 15222 Home Phone: 412-562-5353 Website: ACCESS
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Transportation services for persons with disabilities. ACCESS serves all of Allegheny County and points 1.5 miles outside the county line. Reservations must be made by calling between 7 am and 3:30 pm at least one day in advance. Call Friday for weekend and Monday reservations.

ACTION Housing, Inc

Home 611 William Penn Way #800 Pittsburgh PA 15219 Home Phone: 412-281-2102 Website: Action Housing
Biography

Action Housing, Inc is a nonprofit based in Southwestern PA and founded in 1957. It serves the community through programs on the provision of decent, safe, and affordable housing. Some areas of scope are: real estate development, county accessibility and savings programs, first-time homebuyers, homeless families services, mortgage assistance, and sustainability.

Bhutanese Community Association of Pittsburgh

Home 4150 Saw Mill Run Blvd. Brentwood PA 15227 Home Phone: 412-668-3197 Website: BCAP
Biography

Civic and neighborhood group serving Bhutanese and Nepalese families and businesses in the Pittsburgh area.

Boys & Girls Club of Western Pennsylvania

Home 5432 Butler Street Pittsburgh PA 15201 Work Phone: 412-782-5710 Website: Boys & Girls Club of Western PA
Biography

Over 7,000 youth come to the Boys & Girls Clubs every year to receive tutoring and homework help, computer training, sports, fitness and recreation, arts programs, summer programming, a safe place to be with friends and mentoring. Our youth gain confidence by developing a sense of competence, usefulness, positive influence and belonging.

Family Resources

Home 1425 Forbes Ave Pittsburgh PA 15219 Home Phone: 412-363-1702 Website: Family Resources of PA
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Children and family services in the prevention and treatment of child abuse through stronger neighborhoods.

Family Services of Western Pennsylvania

Home 3230 William Pitt Way Pittsburgh PA 15238 Home Phone: 888-222-4200 Website: Family Services of Western PA

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

Home 1 N. Linden St. Duquesne PA 15110 Work Phone: 412-460-3663 Website: Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
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Member network of more than 400 agencies distributing food to individuals and families in an 11-county area.

Jefferson Hospital

Home 565 Coal Valley Road Jefferson Hills PA 15025 Work Phone: 412-469-5000 Website: https://www.ahn.org/locations/jefferson-hospital
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Community hospital providing inpatient and outpatient surgical services and community healthcare programs.

South Hills Interfaith Movement (SHIM)

Home 5301 Park Ave. Bethel Park PA 15102 Work Phone: 412-854-9120 Website: SHIM
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Providing food, clothing and employment assistance to families in need in South Hills.

YMCA Greater Pittsburgh

Work South Hills YMCA 305 Church Road Bethel Park PA 15102 Work Hilltop YMCA 500 Brownsville Road Pittsburgh PA 15210 Work Phone: 412-833-5600 Work Phone: 412-223-6851 Website: YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh
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The YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh provides programs to promote youth development, healthcy living and social responsibility.

Resources Supporting Bethel Park Businesses

Bhutanese Community Association of Pittsburgh

Home 4150 Saw Mill Run Blvd. Brentwood PA 15227 Home Phone: 412-668-3197 Website: BCAP
Biography

Civic and neighborhood group serving Bhutanese and Nepalese families and businesses in the Pittsburgh area.

Riverside Center of Innovation

Home 700 River Ave. Pittsburgh PA 15212 Work Phone: 412-322-3523 Website: RCI
Biography

RCI is a resource center with entrepreneurial tools for businesses and communities in Western Pennsylvania.




Bethel Park Quick Facts

2015 Population

32,118

2015 Households

13,367

Median Home Value

$162,300

Number of Businesses

3,077

Land Area

11.67 square miles

School District

Bethel Park

Library

Bethel Park Public Library

Greenspace

11 community parks
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Borough of Bethel Park

5100 West Library Avenue
Bethel Park, PA 15102
Phone: 412.831.6800
www.bethelpark.net