Bethel Park has a number of local points of interest for residents and visitors alike.
The Bethel Park Veterans Memorial
Located in the front plaza of the Bethel Park Municipal Building, The Veterans Memorial is a beautiful sight to pay your respects to local Veterans. It features a number of memorial stones and plaques, and has frequently updated flags adorning the plaza.
The Montour Trail
Bethel Park also has its own branch of the Montour Trail. The historic tracks of the Montour Railroad have been replaced with a scenic recreation trail that is part of the Great Allegheny Passage, which runs all the way to Washington D.C. Bethel Park’s section also includes the J.R. Taylor Memorial Bridge, so that pedestrians can safely cross over Clifton Road without coming into contact with street traffic. Printable Montour Trail map
Portions of South Park, the largest recreational area in the South Hills Of Pittsburgh is located withing the borders of Bethel Park. South Park is operated and maintained by Allegheny County, and is home to countless facilities and recreational activities. Some highlights are a wave pool, ice skating rink, skate park, BMX track and multiple playgrounds and pavilions. An animal reserve and the historic Oliver Miller Homestead both reside within the park’s grounds.
Bethel Park’s major shopping district is anchored by South Hills Village Mall, which is jointly located in Bethel Park and Upper St. Clair. Another large shopping district is located on the Route 88 corridor, stretching from the newly established Millennium Shops to South Park Shops. Bethel Park is also home to a vast array of locally owned businesses to meet all of your dining, recreation and retail needs.
Port Authority Red & Blue Transit Lines
Bethel Park is also conveniently located along the T transit line for easy access to downtown Pittsburgh. There are two Port Authority rail lines that service the South Hills, and they both run through Bethel Park.
Bethel Park is the home of several historic locations including Bethel Cemetery, located next to Bethel Presbyterian Church. The cemetery houses the graves of residents going all the way back before the Revolutionary War. Bethel Presbyterian Church also houses many artifacts in their history room. The Schoolhouse Arts and History Center is currently experiencing a major renovation by the Bethel Park Historical Society.