Located in Western Murrysville, Bear Hollow Park is named after the black bears that used to roam the dense forests in the area. The place now provides space for four-legged friends instead of black bears. Some of the amenities in the park are playgrounds for tiny tots, a looping trail that goes around it, and open areas.
It is a favorite of people residing in Heather Highlands, as well as those who take the trouble to drive from other neighborhoods. Dogs are forbidden on the playground area and must be on a leash if not in the designated place for canines. There is access to water fountains, so pet parents and their dogs can remain hydrated while having the time of their lives in the park.
Trash bins can be found all throughout the area, so there is no excuse for pet parents not to pick up after their dogs. Keep in mind that the park is not fenced so pet parents must have commands of their dogs at all times and must promptly return when commanded. Constant supervision of your pooch is a must too.
You can find Bear Hollow Trail south of the park, a 5-mile trail that is connected to Forbes Trail which is a longer nature path. The E Straub Trails begins after the fence just to the left of the second baseball field. With its abundance of trails, the park is the perfect place for hikers.
Owners can bring their dogs on the trail but must bring ample supply of water, as well as dog poop bags. The park itself holds two tennis courts, two baseball fields, a pavilion, a playground, and a basketball and street hockey court. There is a parking lot so vehicle owners need not worry if there is any place where they can leave their cars when they enjoy a little bonding time with their favorite pets.