Osborne Trail and Park Association


Maintaining the park is an ongoing process.

These are some of our projects to enhance the park and keep it looking magical for our visitors.

  • Enhanced park entrance with colorful plantings, mulch, and decorative gravel.
  • Focused on maintenance of existing plantings.
  • Removed invasive species of trees and plants.
  • Extended upper trail towards the river.
  • Continued poison ivy control.
  • Developed a maintenance schedule (pruning, watering, weed pulling, etc).
  • Botanical markers installed. Cross-referenced the markers to a vegetation survey for the online Plant Catalog.
  • Installed a maintenance shed.
  • Removed diseased red oaks. Planted 50 new trees.
  • Planted ferns and blue bells.
  • Planted additional perennials in the amphitheater area.
  • Installed a fence along the ridge at the boundary with Osborne School.
  • Began fundraising for the Park Preservation Fund.
  • Ben Torisky, a Quaker Valley sophomore, built and installed three nesting boxes for birds in the park for his International Baccalaureate project.
  • Osborne Trail and Park Association received 501(c)(3) grant status.
  • Water supply donated by Quaker Valley School District (QVSD).
  • Bartlett Tree Company removed many invasive Norway maples at no cost.
  • Decades worth of trash was removed by volunteers.
  • Trails laid courtesy of volunteers.
  • Poison ivy eradication begun.
  • QVSD donated limestone for the entrance road and a private road company pounded it level.
  • Wick Landscape planted approximately 80 trees, 75 shrubs and 1,000 perennials.
  • The amphitheater was built as a donation by a neighbor using found stone.
  • Two stone benches and stairs were built by the same donor.
  • Hand made picnic benches purchased.
  • “Picnic in the Park” events held.
  • Removed additional invasive trees to make way for regional species.
  • Purchased and planted additional shrubs for the amphitheater and entrance sign areas.
  • Installed display case at bottom of the entrance slope to the Park. The case was funded by the Child Health Association of Sewickley and designed and built by local artist, Artie Reitmeyer.
  • A rock garden is being developed alongside the pollinator garden.