Borough of New Brighton, 610 Third Avenue, New Brighton, Pennsylvania 15066 ~ (724) 846-1870

Recreation & Culture

New Brighton Recreation Commission

The New Brighton Area Recreation Commission, Beaver County’s first and only regional recreation commission was formed on December 1, 2002. The purpose for creating the commission was a regional effort to prevent the duplication of service and to maximize cost effectiveness by supporting and sponsoring recreational events and facilities on a regional level. The New Brighton Recreation Commission consists of the New Brighton Area School District, the Boroughs of New Brighton and Fallston and the Townships of Daugherty and Pulaski.

New Brighton Area Recreation Commission
610 Third Avenue, New Brighton, PA 15066
Phone: (724) 846-1870

The Sunrise Pool

The Sunrise Pool, within a few minutes’ drive from most New Brighton homes, is one of the most popular spots during the hot summers.  The Sunrise Pool is the County's only public swimming pool that is open year round. During the summer months the pool is an open air facility. In the off season the pool is housed in a climate controlled dome.  The facilities are available for birthday parties and rentals for both individuals and organizations.

Sunrise Pool
3200 43rd Street
New Brighton, PA 15066
Phone: (724) 843-8443

Big Rock Park

Big Rock Park is located along the Beaver River on First Avenue. The entrance is located at the Eighth Street tunnel. The park is open from dawn to dusk weather permitting. The park shelter is available to rent for $30.00, with an additional $10.00 deposit that is refunded once the keys to the electric panel are returned. Advanced reservations are suggested. The park includes seven acres of shoreline bordering the Beaver River. Features include a half-mile walking trail, fishing areas, picnic areas, and benches to relax and enjoy the view. To reserve the shelter contact the Borough Office at (724) 846-1870.

Townsend Park

Dedicated in 1937, Townsend Park is located directly across from the Borough Building on Third Avenue. This park is a memorial park honoring those who served in the World War. Service is held in the park on Memorial Day following the annual New Brighton Memorial Day Parade.

The Oak Hill Playground

The Oak Hill Playground, located in Fifth Ward, is situated off of Short Street. In addition to playground equipment, this area is equipped with several soccer fields and a softball field. The park is open from dawn to dusk.

Hunky Alley Playground

This Third Ward playground located off of Second Street, also has a full length basketball court that was also reconditioned in 2001 and a baseball / softball diamond. The park is open dawn to dusk.

New Brighton Fishing Park

Constructed in 2006, the New Brighton Fishing Park is located on the Beaver River below the Townsend Dam with access through the tunnel at Eighth Street or Eleventh Street off of Second Avenue. The park was designed for fishing and is located at one of the premier fishing destinations in Western Pennsylvania. Fish species include Walleye, Muskellunge, Striper Bass, Small Mouth Bass, Crappie, Sauger, Northern Pike, Perch and White Bass. Facilities include wheelchair access to a fishing wharf, ample parking, canoe launch and 600 feet of shoreline area. Wildlife includes many birds including American Bald Eagles during the winter, and one of the most scenic river views in Western PA.

Brady’s Run Park

Brady’s Run Park, a wonderfully diverse, 2,000-acre park features a 28-acre lake for boating, fishing and swimming. Operated by the County of Beaver, it is a setting for many annual outings, festivals, picnics, weddings and a host of other fun activities for year-round family fun. The facilities including:

Indoor ice-skating rink
Indoor tennis courts
Outdoor in-line roller hockey rink
Walking/Running (Indoors & Outdoors)
New large and small dog parks
Horseshoe courts
Horse arena and trails
14-miles of mountain biking trails
Skateboard park

Bradys Run Park
526 Bradys Run Rd.
Beaver Falls, PA 15010
Phone: (724) 770-2060

Brush Creek Park

Brush Creek Park a former strip mine reclaimed as a park is located in the northeast corner of Beaver County and is just minutes from the homes of most New Brighton residents. Brush Creek County Park is a nature lovers dream and offers the following amenities:

Picnic Areas
Picturesque Covered Bridge
Tennis Courts
Horse Trails
Softball Fields
3 ½ miles of Walking and Jogging trails
Tiny Tot Playground
Soccer Fields
Play Meadow

Brush Creek Park
Route #588, North Sewickley Township
Beaver Falls, PA 15010
Phone: (724) 770-2060

New Brighton Public Library

Founded in 1971, The Beaver County Library System consists of 11 public libraries, including the New Brighton Public Library located in the neighboring Borough of New Brighton. The Beaver County Library System provides it’s users with a Bookmobile offering books, audio/visual media, programs, activities and services to county residents and visitors. Supported by county, state and local funding, our libraries each operate under individual budgets but share many common programs and resources. The Beaver County Library System offers activities, discussion groups and reading programs for people of all ages.

New Brighton Public Library

1021 Third Avenue

New Brighton, PA  15066

(724) 846-8991

Merrick Art Gallery

Located in New Brighton, and the only art gallery in Beaver County, the Merrick Art Gallery was founded by New Brighton industrialist Edward Dempster Merrick more than 100 years ago. The gallery is home to an impressive collection of paintings, notably by artists from the Hudson River School including Asher B. Durand, John Frederick Kensett, John William Casilear and William Trost Richards. There also are paintings by Europeans Gustave Courbet and Pierre-Paul Prud'hon, and American artists Thomas Sully and Charles Courtney Curran.

The gallery features an outdoor garden, the Victorian Lawn, and two indoor spaces, the Orientation Room and the Edwardian Room, available for weddings and other social gatherings.

Merrick Art Gallery

1100 Fifth Avenue
New Brighton, PA 15066
Phone: (724) 846-1130

Raccoon Creek State Park

New Brighton residents are just a short drive away from Raccoon Creek State Park. Raccoon Creek State Park has continued to develop from the park’s beginning as a Recreational Demonstration Area operated by the National Park Service in the 1930s, to one of the largest and most beautiful state parks in Pennsylvania. Facilities at the park are a mix from the early Civilian Conservation Corps camp to modern facilities. In addition to recreational areas, there are large tracts of undeveloped land. The 7,572-acre park features the beautiful 101-acre Raccoon Lake. Other available recreational activities at the park include:







Mountain Biking

Horseback Riding

Cross-County Skiing

Ice Fishing

Ice Skating


Nature Programs

Raccoon Creek State Park

3000 State Route 18
Hookstown, PA 15050-1605
(724) 899-2200