Agan Park in Springdale closed indefinitely |
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Agan Park in Springdale closed indefinitely

Louis B. Ruediger | Tribune-Review
Entrance to Agan Park. Monday June 25, 2018.

Alle-Kiski residents won’t be able to use Agan Park this summer because Springdale council decided to close it indefinitely over concerns about its road.

Springdale Councilman Frank Forbes said the road to the park, which is off Riddle Run Road, is impassible for vehicles and the route needs complete grading and drainage. He believes there is an insurance liability because of the road’s condition.

Agan Park is in Springdale Township, but responsibility for the facility transfers each year between Springdale and Cheswick boroughs.

Cheswick Council President Paul Jack said he’s not surprised the park was closed over the road’s condition.

β€œI’ve been going up there for 60 years, and that road has always been an issue,” he said. β€œIt’s narrow, unfinished.”

Jack said the communities have an account for repairs with about $50,000 in it. He said Cheswick officials will have to meet with Springdale to see how much repairs to the road may cost.

Jack said he hasn’t heard any complaints from residents about the closing. He said the park isn’t used for daily recreation, but rather for events.

The annual Freeport International Baseball Invitational uses the field as part of its event, but games this year during the week of July 16 will be played at Springdale Junior Senior High School, according to officials.

Officials said walkers may continue to use the road.

Emily Balser is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-226-4680, [email protected] or via Twitter @emilybalser.

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