About Deer Lakes Park
Deer Lakes Park is located at 1090 Bailey Run Rd, Tarentum, PA 15084 – about 30 minutes Northeast of downtown Pittsburgh. Deer Lakes park is in an approximately 1,200 acre park in Tarentum, Pennsylvania. Not only is it a popular spot with the fishermen (with three stocked fishing lakes) but Deer Lake Park is also home to Wegman Observatory, a disc golf course, hiking/walking trails, multiple playgrounds, outdoor fitness equipment, picnic sites and a spray park.
New Playground at Deer Lake Park
Newly completed in July 2017, the new playground at Deer Lake park is a must-visit! There are several different areas of interest including a log/climbing obstacle course, saucer swings, interactive sound elements and more! This playground area is located next to the splash pad and there’s plenty of parking nearby.
Deer Lake Park Minnow Playground
Visitors can enjoy multiple playgrounds throughout Deer Lakes Park. Tucked back in “Minnow 1 & 2” there’s a large children’s playground. When you see the playground you’ll know you’re in the right place, it’s huge! Most of this plastic and steel playground is designed for children ages 5-12 years but there is equipment for children as young as 2 yrs. Find plenty of fun elements that will keep kids of all ages active and engaged.
There are ground level elements as well as upper level decks. You’ll find slides of various heights and angles (some very fast, steep ones) and TONS of different climbing structures – balance beams, stepping stones, a climbing wall, cargo nets and more!
Nearby playground amenities also include a bathroom building and picnic pavilion.
Outdoor Fitness at Deer Lakes Park
Work out while the kids play! You can find a variety of outdoor exercise equipment at Deer Lakes Park located near the playground. This includes air striders, ellipticals, knee raise dip combo machine, arm and leg press combo machine and pull up dip combo.
Deer Lakes Spray Park
As with many of the Pittsburgh area spray parks, it gets busy during the summer months. Just don’t say I didn’t warn you! With that being said, the Deer Lake Spray Park included multiple splash pad features, fountains and a large overheard dump tank located within one large, padded area.
Just a heads up – there wasn’t tons of shade. If you’re lucky, you could score a spot next to or under one of the trees. There were also a few shady spots on the hill next to the playground area in case you wanted to hang out and eat lunch or rest.
Planning Your Visit
Deer Lakes Park is located at 1090 Bailey Run Rd, Tarentum, PA 15084. The Minnow Playground park was a little hard to navigate at first but there are plenty of signs. First, you’ll enter the park at the main entrance with a large sign that says “Deer Lake Park.” The spray park will be very easy to find as you pass it on your right. Keep following that road until you located “Entrance 2” on your left. The playground will be towards the end of that road with a sign marked “Minnow 1 & 2.”