Pine Ridge Park
The property for Pine Ridge Park was purchased in 1966 and 1967 primarily with federal Land and Water Conservation Fund grants. At the time Pine Ridge was being constructed, Indiana County was simultaneously constructing Blue Spruce Park and Hemlock Lake. Students from Penn State's Landscape Architecture and Recreation Management departments created the original design for Pine Ridge Park. Students submitted park designs in a contest held by the Indiana County Planning Office in 1966.
Activities & Accommodations
Hiking & Skiing
At 635 acres, Pine Ridge Park provides a variety of recreation options. Much of the park remains in a natural state with large stands of mature hardwoods. Tom's Run, a scenic mountain stream, intersects the park. Several miles of hiking and cross-country skiing trails traverse the park. These trails are shown on the park map.
Hunting & Fishing
Hunting is permitted in certain locations of the park. Please review and print our hunting map of Pine Ridge Park for details. There is also a two-acre pond available for catch-and-release fishing for groups who rent the Pine Lodge. Tom's Run is a trout stream stocked by the PA Fish Commission.
The Tom's Run area features picnic tables, grills, playgrounds, restrooms, and two pavilions available for rental. Pine Lodge is located in the southern portion of the park. The lodge is available for group rental and is used for reunions, meetings, weddings, receptions, and other social gatherings. Pine Lodge features a kitchen, restrooms, activity rooms, a deck, and two stone fireplaces. A playground is located near the Lodge, as well.
Pine Ridge Park is also the home to a wonderful, 9-hole, recreational disk golf course. This course provides another great recreational opportunity for visitors to Pine Ridge Park. With 9 holes of recreational play, the course par is 28 with a total length of 2,534 feet. The longest hole is 389 feet, the shortest hole is 240 feet, and the average hole-length is 282 feet. A full course brochure is also available. It is complete with a map of the course, scorecard, and rules of play. Players will find a variety of open, wooded, uphill, downhill, straight, and dog-legged holes at Pine Ridge Park.