Health and Fitness

Yoga in the Parks

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Dates: May 30 through October 1

  • Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - Flow
  • Sunday: 10:30 a.m. - Chill
  • Monday: 6:30 p.m. - Chill
  • Tuesday: 6:30 p.m. - Flow
  • Thursday: 9:30 a.m. - Chill
  • Friday: 6:30 p.m. - Beginners

Fee: $5.00 per class

Location: Sardis Park, Rocky Hill Lane, Murrysville

Keep your mind, body, and spirit healthy in 2021 with yoga and relaxation. Breathe Yoga will help you find your Zen with the multiple classes they are offering at Sardis Park. You’ll enjoy the serenity of the outdoors and the peace it brings while you get a good workout. Classes are drop-in and no pre-registration is required.

Small Fry Scramble June 12

Ages: 12 and Under

Date: Saturday, June 12

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Location: Townsend Park

Fee: $15.00+

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Townsend Park’s Small Fry Scramble is a noncompetitive FUN run for children ages 12 and under. Ages 6 and under will run a half-mile course while ages 7 to 12 will run a one-mile course, collecting stickers along the route! Volunteers will be cheering along the courses so that all runners are supervised during the entire event. Parents are welcome to run along with their child. All “Scramblers” receive a custom t-shirt, race bib, surprise gift and a post-race party.  Find event details and registration at www.runsignup.com.

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Parking at Townsend Park is limited. Please carpool. 


Pipeline Purge at Townsend Park

Saturday, July 17

Ages: 16 and up

Time: 7:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.

Location: Townsend Park

Fee: $30.00

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Can you survive the Purge? With elevation spiking near 1350 feet and elevation gain of 450 feet, Townsend’s Pipeline Purge will push your body to the limit. How many one-mile laps can you run in two hours?! Relax at the post-race Pipeline party with Sly Fox Brewery. All participants receive a Purge t-shirt and custom glass; top survivors get some cool awards! Find race details, swag, awards, and registration fees at www.runsignup.com.

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GUIDED FOREST WALKS WITH FOREST AWAKENINGS

Guided Forest Walks follow a research-based framework that helps relieve stress and promote healing by inviting people to slow down and relate to the natural world. Walks are relaxed, quiet meanders with time for personal exploration and voluntary group sharing concluding with a tea gathering. Forest Awakenings will be offering several weekend, weekday and evening walks at Pleasant Valley Park, Townsend Park and Kellman/Skena Nature Reserve for adults this summer. For specific information or to register contact Forest Awakenings at walks@forestawakenings.com.

Sunday, April 18 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Kellman/Skena Nature Reserve

Saturday, May 8 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Pleasant Valley Park    

Thursday, May 27 from 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Townsend Park

Monday, June 7 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 pm. Pleasant Valley Park

Friday, June 18 from 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Pleasant Valley Park

Thursday, July 8 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Townsend Park

Sunday, July 18 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Pleasant Valley Park 

Monday, August 16 from 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Townsend

Saturday, August 28 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Kellman/Skena Nature Reserve

Murrysville's 12 for 12 Challenge

The 12 for 12 Challenge ended March 31 and we are so proud of everyone who participated! 392 participants hiked 9,532 miles in 12 weeks in our parks and on the Westmoreland Heritage Trail!

 Look for additional challenges throughout the year. They will be posted on our website, Facebook, and in the Penn Franklin news. Thank you!!!


Join Murrysville's 12 for 12 Challenge! You will have 12 weeks in the months of January, February, and March of 2021 to walk, bike, or run 12 miles in Murrysville's Parks or the Westmoreland Heritage Trail. In this FREE virtual challenge participants are to complete the 12 miles on their own time. If you are an over achiever, you can keep on going and see how much you are able to do over the 3 months of the event.

All participants will receive a sticker decal and be entered to win a prize at the end of the challenge.

Register to sign up here. This is a FREE challenge to join. 

Trail Maps can be found here.

Places to Visit

To view all of our parks and find their addresses click here.

  • Pleasant Valley Park
  • Bear Hollow Park
  • Heritage Park
  • Townsend Park
  • Kellman Nature Reserve
  • Skena Nature Reserve
  • Duff Park
  • Murrysville Community Park
  • Pedora Park
  • Chambers Park
  • Kovalczik Park
  • Staymates Log Cabin
  • Sardis Park
  • Westmoreland Heritage Trail

Do You Enjoy This Program?

This free program encourages use of all of our parks and trails but the program does have operating costs. If you'd like to see more programs like these in the future, please consider supporting the Parks and Recreation Departments through a donation to the Murrysville Parks and Recreation Foundation. The Foundation  works to support community programs and events such as these, and to keep our parks beautiful for everyone to enjoy. Thank you! 

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