Projects for 2012

  • Enhance park entrance with colorful plantings, mulch, and decorative gravel.
  • Focus on maintenance of existing plantings.
  • Remove invasive species of trees and plants
  • Extend upper trail towards the river.
  • Continue poison ivy control.

Projects for 2011

  • Develop a maintenance schedule (pruning, watering, weed pulling,etc).
  • Botanical markers have been installed; cross-reference the markers to a vegetation survey for the online Plant Catalog.
  • Install a maintenance shed.
  • Diseased red oaks have been removed; 50 new trees will be planted.
  • Ferns and Blue Bells have been planted.

Completed Projects 2006-2010

  • Planted additional perennials in the amphitheater area.
  • Installed a fence along the ridge at the boundary with Osborne School.
  • Began fundraising for the Park Preservation Fund.
  • Began offering "Troll Strolls" in the Park with "Park Troll", Thad Jones.
  • Ben Torisky, a Quaker Valley sophomore, built and installed three nesting boxes for birds in the park for his International Baccalaureate project.
  • OTPA received 501c3 grant status.
  • Sale of park land for $1 from the Quaker Valley School District (QVSD).
  • Water supply donated by QVSD.
  • Bartlett Tree Company removed many invasive Norway maples at no cost.
  • Decades worth of trash was removed by volunteers.
  • Trails were laid courtesy of volunteers.
  • Poison Ivy eradication was begun.
  • QVSD donated limestone for the entrance road and a private road company pounded it level.
  • Wick Landscaping planted approximately 80 trees, 75 shrubs and 1000 perennials.
  • The amphitheater was built as a donation by a neighbor using found stone.
  • Two stone benches and stairs were built by the same donor.
  • Hand made picnic benches were purchased.
  • "Picnic in the Park" events were held September 2007 and October 2008.
  • Remove additional invasive trees to make way for regional species.
  • Purchase and planting of additional shrubs for the amphitheater area and entrance sign area.
  • Installed display case at bottom of the entrance slope to the Park. The case was funded by the Child Health Association of Sewickley and designed and built by local artist, Artie Reitmeyer.