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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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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

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.

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Bethel Park Quick Facts

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Land Area

11.67 square miles

School District

Bethel Park


Bethel Park Public Library


11 community parks
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Borough of Bethel Park

5100 West Library Avenue
Bethel Park, PA 15102
Phone: 412.831.6800

EDS is currently winding down operations. For more than 20 years, we have served the neighborhoods south of Pittsburgh, focusing on collaboration and community growth. We appreciate the opportunity to have served these diverse communities and wish them the best for years to come.

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