Monview Park

Skating Rink:

Open:

October 31 to May 31

Friday through Saturday
7:00PM to 10:00PM

Phone: 724-943-3440

Admission:

$5.00 (includes skates)

Also available for private party rental October 31 to May 31

Swimming Pool:

Phone: 724-943-3201


HISTORY:


In 1953, a dream became a reality. RoGene South, Lena May and Julia Rumble envisioned a Community facility which would include a swimming pool.

These women took their idea to the Women’s Club of Southeastern Greene County which then spearheaded a drive among other service clubs of the area, including the Greensboro/Monongahela Township Volunteer Fire Co., the Lion’s Club and V.F.W. Post at Greensboro.

An Ad Hoc Committee was formed with William Gabler as Chairman, RoGene South, Secretary and R. Donald Ross, Treasurer. An application for incorporation was made, J.D. South suggested the name ‘MonView Park’ and thus the present facility came into being. In order to obtain funds with which to build a pool, a number of persons signed a note at First National Bank (Community Bank) of Carmichaels guaranteeing repayment of a loan; non-interest bearing bonds were sold and a system of payroll deductions was worked out with Duquesne Light Co.

Over the last 50 years the vision has grown and developed to include not only a swimming pool and bath-house but also a Ballfield, a skating rink, several playing courts, picnic shelters and play areas. People from all over the world have marveled at and enjoyed the hospitality of MonView Park. The picnic shelters are reserved years in advance for family reunions, etc.

For 50 years, MonView Park was administered by a self perpetuating Board of Directors. The four organizations each had three members on the board. When the Lion’s Club closed, the Nathanael Greene Historical Foundation became a voting member.

The original members on the Park Board were as follows:
Women’s Civic Club-RoGene South, Julia Rumble and Lena May
Fire Department-Price Harvey, Floyd Davis and Donald Ross
Lion’s Club-WilliamGabler, Albert Hood and Duane Ridgeway
V.F.W.- Gregory Giardini , Joseph Zalar, Sr., and Edward Kendralla

In 2004, with donations from local citizens, many fundraisers and grants from the County and the State, the Park was refurbished and the pool was able to open for another season.

In May of 2005, after public meetings and serious consideration the Park Board voted to turn the Park over to the County to run with the only stipulation being that if the park would ever close it would revert back to the Park Board.

The County, under the direction of Jake Blaker of Parks and Recreation has made many needed improvements in a short period of time. If you would like to make a reservation for one of the eight picnic shelters or book a swimming party call: Parks and Recreation of Greene County at 724-852-5323
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