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General Information

Currently, five 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, Bridgewater Crossings and Buttermilk Falls. Programmed recreation and reserving facilities is the responsibility of the Beaver County Recreation and Tourism Department.

Park Hours & Reservations

The park season officially begins the Friday before Memorial Day; Bradys Run Park and Old Economy Park hours are Sunrise to 11:00 PM. Brush Creek Park and Old Economy Park are open from sunrise to sunset. To reserve a shelter please got to either the Brady's Run Park page or Old Economy Park page to see associated fees. 

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 three (3) 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

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 along with Flintlock (late season only) 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.

Click Here for stipulations to Archery Hunting in County Parks

Click Here for stipulations to Flintlock hunting in County Parks


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!

To learn more go to the Department of Sustainability and Waste Management web page.

 If you see any vandalism occurring at our County parks, please report it immediately to the Beaver County Sheriff Department at 724-775-0880.

Recreation & Tourism