Welcome to a Magical Place
Welcome to the Mary Roberts Rinehart Nature Park! Nestled next to the Osborne Elementary School in Glen Osborne, Pennsylvania, below the hustle and bustle of Beaver Road, this verdant oasis is a place to soothe the spirit. Come visit and enjoy walking trails, a scenic overlook, pollinator garden, stone amphitheater, picnic areas, fairy houses, and more! The park is open daily and free to the public. Our events are FREE to the public as well!
What’s in a Name
The park’s namesake, Mary Roberts Rinehart was a noted mystery writer and a woman ahead of her time. In the fall of 1911, with five successful books and two plays to her credit, she purchased a house in Glen Osborne. It was a place that meant peace and security to her. Later, a portion of her estate would become the Mary Roberts Rinehart Nature Park, and her dream of a tranquil place would live on for others to enjoy.
FEATURES & FUN
Join the FUN: Pumpkin Painting in the Park
Kids of all ages are welcome to this FREE, family-friendly and festive annual event. Enjoy the park in all its autumn glory! And, be sure to check out our gorgeous, new fence while you’re here. The artistry is not to be believed. The fairies approve!
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Park Tour with Sewickley’s Arborist Burlton Griffith
Pour a cup of coffee and enjoy the show! You’ll be amazed at the flora our gem-of-a-park has to offer. And, as a bonus, you may pick up some tips for your own garden.
TOUR THE PARK
NEW ADDITION TO PARK ENTRANCE
An Exquisite Wrought Iron Masterpiece
The ancient fence along Beaver Road is now a thing of the past. In its place is a new fence that evokes the spirit of the park.
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Walks for All Seasons
Explore the charm of the park in every season of the year:
The mission of the Mary Roberts Rinehart Nature Park is to provide recreational and educational opportunities with the emphasis on learning about native Appalachian plant species.