Currently, four parks are administered by the Beaver County Commissioners and maintained by the Department of Public Works – Bradys Run Park, Brush Creek Park, Old Economy Park and Buttermilk Falls. Programmed recreation and reserving facilities is the responsibility of the Beaver County Recreation and Tourism Department.
The park season officially begins the Friday before Memorial Day; Park hours are 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM Brush Creek Park is open from sunrise to sunset. To reserve a shelter in Bradys Run or Old Economy Park, there is a charge for the use of the shelters.
Reservations can be made one (1) year in advance, in person only, on a first-come basis at the Beaver County Recreation Facility during regular office hours. Payment in full is to be made at time of reservation. No phone reservations will be accepted. It is required by Ordinance that anyone leasing a county facility be 18 years of age or older.
Shelters at Economy Park can be reserved from the Friday before Memorial Day until Labor Day. Shelters at Bradys Run Park can be rented from the Friday before Memorial Day through the month of September. There will be no refunds on cancellations made within four (4) months of the event date. No refunds for rainy days or inclement weather. Reservation cards will be issued and must be presented to any Sheriff’s Deputy or recreation department staff members when requested.
Private boats are allowed on Bradys Run Lake after a boat launching permit is purchased. No engines are permitted, only trolling motors or boats propelled by paddles. Permits are available at the Beaver County Recreation & Tourism Department office upon proof of Pennsylvania Boat Registration. Annual Boat Registration Fee: $10
There are snow shovel riding contests, horse shows, annual fundraisers, maple syrup festivals, quilt shows, and other seasonal events that are held in the parks. These are usually sponsored by various civic groups in cooperation with the Beaver County Commissioners.
Archery hunting for antlered/antlerless deer and turkey is permitted during the fall archery season in selected areas of the county’s parks. All PA Game Commission hunting rules and regulations apply to hunters wishing to hunt in the parks. Residents wishing to hunt in the parks must complete and file the Archery
Hunting and Release forms with the County. Applications are available at the Beaver County Ice Arena at Bradys Run Park. Turkey or Deer Hunting Registration Fee: $5 each.
Our parks and facilities are open to everyone, including people with disabilities. In fact, people with disabilities are encouraged to participate in the use of our facilities. Most of the facilities in the parks are designed to be accessible to all visitors. Going forward, the Beaver County Recreation and Tourism Department will ensure that all County Recreation Facilities are accessible to everyone. The Recreation Department believes this will benefit the entire community, not to mention the people who visit our parks.
You can aid greatly in keeping your Beaver County Parks clean and scenic. Litter barrels and recycling containers are located throughout the parks. Please take an additional minute and stash your trash. Tell others to do the same. Remember, these are your parks too!
If you see any vandalism occurring at our County parks, please report it immediately to the Beaver County Sheriff Department at 724-775-0880.