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Fall Fun Continues at Annual USC Festival

USC Recreation - Monday, November 04, 2019
Halloween is over, but the fall fun continued on Saturday at Upper St. Clair's annual fall festival -- Bounty at Boyce Mayview Park.

Residents from all over the South Hills gathered to enjoy fall-themed activities. There were hayrides, apple slingshots, s'mores making, corn pit, petting zoo, crafts and much more. Many attendees enjoyed the live entertainment while eating their lunches purchased from the food trucks. 

If you attended this year's Bounty, please click here to take our survey. 














































































































































































































































































































































































Color Crawl Is Another Success

USC Recreation - Tuesday, October 22, 2019
The Color Crawl: Halloween Edition was another colorful success!

The sun shone brightly on the participants the morning of Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Boyce Mayview Park. Athletes of all ages ran or walked two miles while be doused in vibrant color. Fun was had by all. Thanks to all the participants and organizers! 

Costume Parade at the Community and Recreation Center

USC Recreation - Friday, October 18, 2019
Thank you to all the organizers and participants of the Costume Parade! It was held on Friday morning, October 18, 2019 at the Community & Recreation Center. The annual event was again a big hit with the community! 
























































































































































































































































































































New Health Coaching Services Available in Upper St. Clair

USC Recreation - Tuesday, September 17, 2019

The Fitness team at the Community & Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park (C&RC) is offering a new service this fall 2019 – health coaching!

Whether your goal is to lose weight, increase energy, or improve on nutrition, a health coach at the C&RC will take time to listen to your concerns and guide you toward reaching your goals.

“We will provide support and inspiration to make positive and lasting changes to your mental, physical, and emotional well-being. No matter what condition or ailments you may have, a health coach can help you achieve a thriving life,” said Maura Trombetta, fitness coordinator.

In addition, working with a Health Coach will help you learn how to develop self-efficacy and resilience to gain strength and knowledge on personal setbacks.

Health coaching differs from personal training. Rather than designing a safe, effective fitness program, a health coach focuses on helping clients with behavior change, increasing activity, developing healthy eating practices, and lifestyle behaviors. If your health coach determines a need for personal training a 10% off discount will apply to the New Client Special only.

Health coaching services include:
-Readiness for lifestyle change assessment
-Weekly meetings and daily check-ins
-Managing obstacles to change and how to overcome them
-Goal setting
-Nutrition and exercise log review

Not sure if you are ready to commit? Meet with a health coach for a complimentary readiness assessment. It takes just 30 minutes. Contact:

Maura Trombetta, BS, ACSM EP-C, Fitness Coordinator
412-221-1099 est. 623
trombetta@twpusc.org

Community and Recreation Center Hosts MLK Day of Service

USC Recreation - Monday, January 21, 2019
It was a heartwarming experience on a frigid Martin Luther King Day for more than 70 students. Volunteers gathered at the Community & Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park to perform a variety of service projects. Coast Guard veteran Carly Beer helped kids make care packages and valentines for veterans at the VA Hospital. "These cards are very, very special to the veterans. It reminds them of their own kids and grandkids when they were little," said Ms. Beer. "I've gone to patients' rooms and they still have their valentines on display from last year. That's how much it means to them." Upper St. Clair resident Regina Zelik led a project to make blankets and pillowcases for Clairton Head Start, Family Services program, Ms. Cheryl's Daycare, Ms. Georgia Ford's Daycare and Little People Family Daycare Center. "They will just love them," said Ms. Zelik. The Pie Place owner Jessica Gombar managed a project to make 600 cookies for Pittsburgh homeless shelters. The students also made snuffle mats, dog toys and cat toys for Senior Pet and Animal Rescue (SPARR). Volunteers from the University of Pittsburgh, along with other older students from the area, helped all the service projects run smoothly. The children volunteers also had some time off enjoying cooperative games in the gym and some swim time in the indoor pool. Community Programs Coordinator Lynn Walcoff and other Community & Recreation Center employees organize the MLK Day of Service in Upper St. Clair each year. Thank you to the organizers and all of the volunteers! Your work for our community is sincerely appreciated.


Community & Recreation Center Gives Back

USC Recreation - Thursday, January 17, 2019

















The Community & Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park is dedicated to the community. Its members and guests donated a total of 950 pounds of non-perishable food items to the South Hills Interfaith Movement Food Pantry (SHIM) and dozens of hats and mittens to local shelters during the 2018 holiday season.

The food was donated by participants of the Thanksgiving Spin-a-Thon, Jingle Jam, Coming Om for the Holidays, Merry Mix: Christmas Eve, and Merry Mix: New Year’s Eve 
fitness events. Pictured left is the Jingle Jam. 

Hats and mittens were collected in the lobby during the month of December. The donations help keep families warm at Ms. Cheryl's Daycare; Ms. Georgia Ford's Daycare; Little People Family Daycare Center; Clairton Head Start Preschool Program; and Family Services Program (AIU).

A heartfelt thank you to everyone who donated! 


Upper St. Clair Recreation Presents Holiday Excursion

USC Recreation - Thursday, November 08, 2018
Spend a day with your Upper St. Clair neighbors enjoying the beauty of the holidays.

On Wednesday, Dec. 12, the Upper St. Clair Department of Recreation & Leisure Services presents Holiday Excursion.

The trip begins at 9:00 a.m. at the Community & Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park (C&RC) where the group will depart by motor coach. Travel first to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Oakland for the Holiday Magic display. Luncheon will take place at Ruth's Chris Steak House followed by a holiday stroll through the Wintergarden Display at PPG Place and Peoples Gas Holiday Market. The estimated return time is 5:45 p.m.

Reservations to the Recreation Department must be made by Nov. 16. No refunds after Dec. 3. The cost of the trip is $78/member, USC of USC and/or Silver Card Holder ($61 with Phipps membership). The fee is $83/guest non-resident non-member ($66 with Phipps membership). Make checks payable to Upper St. Clair Recreation or stop by the C&RC to pay by credit card. Click here to download and print the registration form. 

Boyce Mayview Park Wins Great Place in PA Award

USC Recreation - Friday, September 07, 2018





























The Township of Upper St. Clair is proud to announce that Boyce Mayview Park was designated as a Great Place in PA. The 475-acre regional park won the award in the great greenways/trails category. 

Dr. Jim Segedy, FAICP, a member of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association, presented the award to Board of Commissioners' President Mark Christie at the September meeting. Dr. Segedy said it was the first time he saw any one place receive a unanimous vote from the board. 

Boyce Mayview Park in Upper St. Clair contains more than 10 miles of trails system. Trail users experience much environmental diversity, such as open meadows, forests, wetlands, scenic overlooks, and high value habitats for waterfowl, birds, wildlife, and plants. Green infrastructure is also prevalent in the form of pervious pavement, rain gardens and bioswales. Boyce Mayview Park is a unique asset for the community that allows persons of all abilities to enjoy the majesty of nature throughout the seasons. 

"We are honored that Boyce Mayview Park has been recognized by the American Planning Association, PA Chapter as a 2018 Great Places in Pennsylvania for its greenways and trails system. This is a reflection of the years of hard work and planning by the current and past Boards, volunteers and Township staff. This award provides further affirmation that Boyce Mayview Park serves as a regional destination for western PA and beyond with its many passive and active amenities," said Township Manager Matthew Serakowski.

The two other winning areas in the great greenways/trails category included Schuylkill River West Trail in Upper Merion Township and Susquehanna Riverwalk in Williamsport.

Community Blood Drive Set for Sept. 14

USC Recreation - Tuesday, August 14, 2018
A community blood drive will take place in Upper St. Clair on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018.

Appointments and walk-ins will be welcome between noon and 6:00 p.m. at the Community & Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park. The address is 1551 Mayview Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15241.

To make an appointment, please:
-Visit centralbloodbank.org, click Make an Appointment and search with group code C565,
-Download the Central Blood Bank app, or
-Call 412-221-1099 ext. 600.

Prepare for your donation by eating well, staying hydrated and be sure to bring your ID.

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Every year, 15,760 children are diagnosed with cancer in the United States. Most of these kids undergoing cancer treatment require blood or platelet transfusion. Don't let them fight alone. Please open up your heart and roll up your sleeves. 

Official Winners of Boyce Mayview Park Youth Triathlon Announced

USC Recreation - Wednesday, August 01, 2018


































On July 28, 2018, about 70 children competed in the Boyce Mayview Park Youth Triathlon in Upper St. Clair. Spirits were high and the weather was perfect with a sunny sky and temperatures in the upper 60s. 

Below are the official winners of the race. We also want to report that every child finished the race. That's a big accomplishment! Congratulations to everyone involved.

Boys, Ages 7-9:
1. DJ Poe, 8
2. Liam Wilson, 9
3. Tabari Morgan, 8

Boys, Ages 10-12:
1. Alek Piatek, 11
2. Ryan Dougherty, 10
3. Cooper Bedilion, 10

Girls, Ages 7-9:
1. Mia Monaco, 8
2. Anelise Castrodale, 9
3. Emma Piatek, 8

Girls, Ages 10-12:
1. Freja Kile, 12
2. Abby Poe, 10
3. Teagan Yurocko, 10


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