Introduction to Bethel Park, Pennsylvania

Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny county, is 8 miles S of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It's situated at the margin between the Waynesburg Hills Sections and the Pittsburgh Low Plateau of the Allegheny Plateau area. Bethel Park is included in the Pittsburgh Metro Area. Rocky Ridge is the highest location in the city.

Bethel Park History

The French arrived in 1749. They traveled along the Ohio and Allegheny rivers. A lot of the region's towns were established along rivers. Fort Duquesne was a primary location during the French and Indian War. It was settled near 1800 as Bethel Township and was later incorporated as a borough. The area had been used for mining coal.

Bethel Park Attractions

  • South Hills Village
  • Bethel Park Community Center
  • South Park Hundred Acres Manor
  • Blade Runners
  • Community Day Parade

Bethel Park Activities

The South Park Wave Pool is a popular destination. The region offers numerous golf courses. Nearby Pittsburgh has a wide variety of activities and entertainment. Allegheny Islands State Park includes three islands situated in the Allegheny River which can be accessed by boat. Hillman State Park is nearby. Point State Park is located in Pittsburgh and includes the historic Fort Pitt and Fort Duquesne and is used for a variety of recreational activities.

Bethel Park Higher Education

University of Pittsburgh, Duquesne University, Penn State Greater Allegheny and Chatham College are located in the region.

Bethel Park Almanac

Nearest Large City8 miles S of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Allegheny County
Metro AreaPittsburgh
Standard Zip Codes15102
Phone Area Codes412
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.

Bethel Park Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance9.1 miles
Jan Temp20 to 37 F
Apr Temp38 to 62 F
Jul Temp62 to 85 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip37.7 inches
Distance12.5 miles
Jan Temp17 to 34 F
Apr Temp36 to 59 F
Jul Temp60 to 82 F
Oct Temp40 to 62 F
Annual Precip38.1 inches
StationDONORA 1 SW
Distance14.4 miles
Jan Temp20 to 38 F
Apr Temp38 to 62 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp43 to 66 F
Annual Precip37.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Castle Shannon8,293$61,099

Bethel Park Public Libraries

Bethel Park Public Library
5100 WEST LIBRARY AVE BETHEL PARK PA 15102 (40.332159, -80.031118)
Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
(412) 835-2207

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Bethel Park Public Schools

Bethel Park Hs
309 Church Rd
(412) 854-8581
Total Enrollment 1673
Bethel Memorial El Sch
3301 South Park Rd
(412) 854-8506
Total Enrollment 335
George Washington El Sch
515 Clifton Rd
(412) 854-8546
Total Enrollment 317
Benjamin Franklin El Sch
5400 Florida Ave
(412) 854-8741
Total Enrollment 334
Neil Armstrong 5-6 Ms
5800 Murray Ave
(412) 854-8751
Total Enrollment 701
Independence Ms
2807 Bethel Church Rd
(412) 854-8677
Total Enrollment 706
William Penn El Sch
110 Woodlet Ln
(412) 854-8522
Total Enrollment 225

Bethel Park Private Schools

Hillcrest Christian Academy
2500 Bethel Church Rd
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 243
Kindercare Learning Center
1040 Clifton Rd
Total Enrollment 9
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