On April 20, 2002, the Park dedicated a new sign, shown above. The sign was provided by Linda Krall in memory of her parents, Alfred and Betty Fernsler. The Fernsler's farm was one of the five (5) originally purchased for the Veterans Administration Hospital.
South Hills Park consists of over 100 acres and is located along South Lincoln Avenue north of the VA Medical Center. A 1.2 mile long walking/biking path goes around the park. Other facilities at the Park include tennis courts, softball and baseball fields, golf driving range, soccer field, basketball court, volleyball court, sand volleyball court, football field, fitness course, our tot lot, "Kiddie" beach and the biddy basketball court.
In 2008 Park employees installed a memorial pergola which provides a beautiful place for visitors to sit and enjoy the park. There are 8 picnic tables and 33 benches installed around the walking/biking path. These tables are available at all times on a first come, first serve basis.
In 2011, a memorial garden was placed near the football field by the Krause family in honor of Paul "Punch" Krause who served many years as a Supervisor of South Lebanon Township and was very passionate about having a community park. His efforts resulted in the purchase of land for South Hills Park. Punch was also involved with the Friendship Fire Company.
There are 8 pavilions located throughout the Park. Each pavilion holds around 80 people and has a charcoal grill. Pavilions may be used Monday through Friday without reservations. However, on weekends and holidays, reservations are required. Reservations may be made for weekdays if you need to be guaranteed of the availability of a certain pavilion. Reservation fees are as follows:
East, East A, Orchard, Mini, South, & West Pavilions (with electric)
$50 for residents of South Lebanon Township & non-profit organizations
$100 for non-residents
$35 for residents of South Lebanon Township & non-profit organizations
$70 for non-residents
Contact Jamie at 274-0481 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday to make reservations.
Reservations for 2013 will be taken after January 1st.
Please keep in mind that for the safety of everyone using the park open fires and alcoholic beverages are prohibited. Also, no pets are permitted in the Park. All motor vehicles must be kept in the parking areas, except Park or Police vehicles. Discharging of firearms or the firing of rockets are prohibited. And motorized or radio controlled devices are not permitted. Click here to read all the Park Rules.
Click here to view a basic map of the Park. The address of the park for location purposes only is 1100 S. Lincoln Avenue.
We receive many calls regarding the facilities at the Avon Playground. This is owned by PPL Ironwood. For information call Ginger at 228-1328, ext 101.
Updated May 8, 2013