In the spring of 2019, Village Green Park will reopen to the public with a completely new look. New playground equipment was installed in 2017 and in 2018 the park saw a major renovation which included the installation of a new turf field, a new practice field, upgrades to the concession stand and bathrooms were also completed. Stormwater management on the site is controlled through the installation of two new rain gardens.
A rain garden is a depressed area in the landscape that collects rain water from a roof, driveway or street and allows it to soak into the ground. Planted with grasses and flowering perennials, rain gardens can be a cost effective and beautiful way to reduce runoff from a turf field and also your property. Rain gardens can also help filter out pollutants in runoff and provide food and shelter for butterflies, song birds and other wildlife.
The Municipality of Bethel Park is proud to have the addition of these new rain gardens which will be blooming in the spring (photo is from October 2018 when the garden was just planted) and will continue to grow over the next few years! The project was complete in cooperation with the Allegheny County Conversation District though the Conservation Leadership and Innovation Grant Program.