Directions to Dormont Park
Dormont Park's LARGE Picnic Shelter
This is the "road" leading to the picnic shelter and small parking lot
Here are four parking options:
On-street parking is available on Memorial Drive (which is a ONE-WAY street); park your car near the Park Exit and walk up the Park access road to the picnic shelter. It's about a 2-block walk, slightly uphill. Be aware that the parking spaces may be filled up, if there is a baseball game at the Elementary School's baseball field. (Directions are posted, below)
There is a SMALL parking lot (only 4 or 5 spaces) near the picnic shelter; we should try to save those parking spaces for people who have really trouble walking. By the way, we are NOT allowed to park on the grass! (Directions are posted, below)
Directions to the PARK: Get onto Banksville Rd (U.S. Route 19), heading South (away from the Fort Pitt Tunnel). When you pass the Dormont Pool (on your left), get into the LEFT lane. At the next traffic light, bear LEFT (the left lane must turn left) onto McFarland Road. As soon as you get onto McFarland Rd., take the first LEFT turn onto Annapolis Ave.
If you are going to park your car on Memorial Drive: Once you are on Annapolis Ave, drive ONE block and turn LEFT onto Memorial Drive. Go down the hill about one block until you see the 'DO NOT ENTER' sign (at the exit from the park's access road). Park on the left side of Memorial Drive, JUST PAST THE HOUSES and walk into the park, using the park access road. Please note that there are signs posted, stating that it is "Permit Parking Only, from 9AM - 6PM, MON-FRI", but the Boro office stated that "you should be fine, if you park below the houses". If you park after 6:00 p.m., then you don't have to worry about the Permit Parking signs.
If you are dropping off people/supplies or are trying to use the small parking lot near the picnic shelter: Once you are on Annapolis Ave., drive past Memorial Drive, then drive past the Dormont Elementary School. As soon as you drive past the school grounds, there is a SMALL road (on your LEFT, within 100 feet) leading into the Dormont Park. VISUAL LANDMARK: There are 4-foot tall stone pillars on each side of the Dormont Park entrance road. At the park entrance, there is a sign that says "Authorized Vehicles Only"...YOU are "authorized", since we rented the pavilion (this was verified by calling the Boro office). After turning LEFT onto the access road, drive straight ahead into the park. The picnic shelter and parking area are just before a sharp left-hand turn in the road.