Parks & Recreation
The centerpiece of the Borough's recreational opportunities is the 245 acre Edinboro Lake, with accompanying parks and playgrounds. Included is a guarded beach, two free boat launch ramps with public parking, a fishing pier denoted for persons with disabilities, and a major playground complex at Billings Park, with brand new playground equipment installed in 2016! This lakeside park area serves a wide range of persons, which includes summer vacationers, summer residents, permanent residents from Edinboro and surrounding areas, and an ever-changing population of University students.
The lake is unlimited horsepower rated, allowing for water skiing and the use of personal watercraft. Fishing is also a popular pastime, with the local species including large and smallmouth bass, muskie, pan fish, and walleye. A section of trout stream water below the Edinboro dam is designated fishing for 12 year olds and under, as well as handicapped individuals.
There are several local golf courses around the Borough. Culbertson Hills Golf Course is located on Route 6N almost in the heart of downtown Edinboro. Just north of the Borough at 12270 Route 99, there is also a fun course at Sunview Miniature Golf. Sunview also offers a driving range, arcade, and batting cages.
A heated community swimming pool, located in front of Culbertson Hills Golf Course, is maintained and operated by the local American Legion, offering swimming programs and other health related programs to fill the days during the summer months.
The Borough offers seasonal rentals of public boat dock spaces and canoe/kayak racks. CLICK HERE to view the official Dock Policy document. Contact Lindsay at the Borough Office, 814-734-1812 extension 138, for information on dock or rack rental availability and pricing. IMPORTANT: Please submit this form to Lindsay at the Borough office if you have any concerns or see an issue regarding the safety of the Edinboro Lake boat docks.
Food Truck Series
For 2020, every weekend from Memorial Day to Labor Day will feature a variety of delicious food options on Lakeside!
All parks are closed from 11:00 PM to 5:00 AM
The Borough maintains the following public parks:
- Triangle Park
- James Hagerty Park
- Chestnut Park Playground
- Billings Park Playground
- Pat Crawford Beach (see info below)
- Mike Onda Beach (unguarded)
- Robert Thompson Park (contains six backstops for basketball)
- Woods Memorial, located south of the Borough on Kinter Hill Road, which contains a lighted softball field
- Nature's Outlet, a tree filled setting, situated along the lake outlet, which allows for quiet relaxation
The Borough's Pat Crawford Beach is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, with lifeguards on duty from noon to 4:00 PM.