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Saturday, April 27th is Healthy Kids Day!  With this in mind, I decided to put together a list of activities within the county (or just outside) that everyone can participate in to get a little exercise on this special day!

Visit a local park:  We are fortunate enough to live in an area where we have a seemingly endless supply of parks!

Whether you want to visit your local playground, hit up one of our state parks, go for a hike and have a picnic, play tennis, or even go fishing, there are plenty of options for you and your family!  Don’t forget about your furry friends, too. A dog park is always a fun option as well!

Below is a list of the parks in our area- which are also free to visit, so be sure to check them out!

Brady’s Run Park – Beaver Falls

Trails, Lake, Tennis Courts, Skate Park, Playgrounds, Dog Park, Pavilions, Softball and Baseball Fields, Ice Rink

Brush Creek Park – Riverside

Playground, Lake, Tennis Courts, Softball Fields, Soccer Fields, Walking and Horse Trails, Pavilions

Old Economy Park – Baden

Tennis Courts, Disc Golf, Pavilions, Outdoor Pool

Buttermilk Falls – Beaver Falls

Trails & Waterfall

Raccoon Creek State Park – Hookstown

Trails, Lake, Wildflower Reserve

McConnell’s Mill State Park – Portersville

GREAT hiking and walking trails, Old Mill Tours, Trail of Geology, Pavilions

Moraine State Park- Portersville

Boat Rentals, Lake, Bicycle Trails, Hiking Trails, Volleyball, Pavilions

Ohiopyle State Park- Farmington

White Water Rafting, Bike Trails, Nature Walks, Hiking Trails, Cabins, Pavilions

Miniature golf: Depending on your children’s age and skill level, they may be happier with a driving range, par 3, or pitch & putt (Scally’s in Moon has all of these)… but we have a TON of options for tiny golfers in or just outside Beaver County.

The Windmill – Aliquippa

Frontier Falls – New Brighton

Stop N’ Sock – Beaver Falls

Scally’s – Moon

Fun Fore All – Cranberry

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Indoor fun: If the weather happens to be less than desirable on this date… which, let’s be real, there’s a very good chance of that happening (April in Beaver County is incredibly damp and dreary most days) – there are some fun indoor options nearby as well.  Even bowling is a good workout for the old arm, right?

Urban Air Trampoline Park – Cranberry

Brady’s Run Ice Arena – Beaver Falls (for one last taste of winter before spring ends)

Fun Fore All – Cranberry 

Baden Bowl – Baden

Beaver Valley Bowl – Rochester

Center Lanes – Center Township

Sim’s Lanes – Beaver Falls

Sheffield Lanes – Aliquippa

White Township Lanes – Beaver Falls

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Get wet: Are your kids just dying to jump into some water?  It’s a little too cold for outdoor swimming in April, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t hit up an indoor pool!

Beaver County YMCA – Rochester

Sunrise Pool – New Brighton

Pet some animals: This will take you slightly outside the county, but what could possibly be more fun than going to see some furry friends?   Living Treasures offers animal feeding and encounters daily!

Living Treasures Animal Park – Butler

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium – Pittsburgh

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Family fun time: (Some are a bit of a drive, but totally worth it!)

Three Rivers Paintball – Freedom

Go Ape Zipline & Treetop Adventure – Allison Park

Urban Assault Paintball – McDonald

Laurel Caverns – Farmington

Steeltown Paintball & Airsoft – Pittsburgh

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I hope something on this list sparked your interest!  Don’t wait until the 27th to get out and explore the county. These are fun activities that you can do any time!  Is there anything I missed?  We’d love to keep adding to the list.

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Allie is a lifelong resident of Beaver County. She is a 2006 graduate of Blackhawk High School, and still resides in Patterson Heights with her husband Andy and their 3-year old son, Luke. She is a Regional Manager at PLS Logistics and a sports fanatic. You can find her on Facebook as Allie Dixon.