Parks Township, Pennsylvania Parks Township, Pennsylvania Parks Township, Pennsylvania Parks Township, Pennsylvania Parks Township, Pennsylvania
Parks Township

A Great Place to Live, Work, and Play

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Parks Township is a township in Armstrong County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. The population was 2,744 at the 2010 census.


Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 14.2 square miles (36.8 km²), of which, 14.1 square miles (36.5 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (0.84%) is water.


Streams

The Kiskiminetas River forms the township's southern boundary with Westmoreland County. Carnahan Run flows through Parks Township.


Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,754 people, 1,108 households, and 794 families residing in the township. The population density was 195.4 people per square mile (75.5/km²). There were 1,186 housing units at an average density of 84.2/sq mi (32.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.21% White, 3.23% African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.91% from other races, and 0.62% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.62% of the population.

Important Notices

A Med Return Drug Collection Box is in the lobby of the Parks Twp Police Dept, 26 Jackson Street, Vandergrift, for disposal of any prescription or over-the-counter medications.  The Office is open 9:00 to 5:00 Monday thru Friday.  Any questions call 724-567-5525 or 724-567-7764.


FOR PARKS TWP RESIDENTS ONLY:  Annual Clean Up Day will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 7:30 am to 12:00 noon.  Dumpsters located in North Vandergrift in the lot next to the Slovak Club.  For each residence, the first pickup truck load is free; for each load after that there will be a $10.00 fee.  The following hazardous materials are not accepted:  Appliances with Freon, antifreeze, paint, gasoline, thinner, aerosol cans, batteries, propane tanks, etc.  No tires will be accepted.   We will not accept items from dealers or businesses.  Volunteers are needed to help that day.  Donations are appreciated.  For more details, call the office at 724-567-7764.

Electronics (TVs, Microwaves, computers, monitors, etc.) will be accepted by Bailey's Junk Removal for $20.00 an item, regardless of size and weight.  They will be set up at the Community Building on Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 7:30 am to 12:00 noon. This is for Parks Township residents only!



Upcoming Events

Parks & Rec Committee Meeting 05/01/17 at 7:00 pm at 26 Jackson St.

Planning Commission Meeting 05/08/17 at 6:00 pm at 26 Jackson St.

Supervisors Monthly Meeting 05/15/17 at 7:00 pm at 26 Jackson Street.