Administrative Office

290 South Duffy RoadHours: Monday - Friday
Butler, PA 160018:30am to 4:30pm
Phone: (724) 283-3430Fax: (724) 282-2142
(724) 287-7465info@butlertwp.org

Preston Park

Preston Park

Preston Park SignPreston Park is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Preston Park consists of 88 acres and is located at 415 South Eberhart Road. Amenities include walking trails, fishing ponds, wildlife, and numerous unique plants. The park is open daily from dawn to dusk.
Dogs must be on a leash at all times in the park and owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets.  Bike riding is not permitted on the wooded trails of Preston Park. Bike riding is permitted on the Sawmill Run Trails at Butler Township Park.
Preston Park Trail Map
Trail Map Supplements:
State Champion Trees
Points of Interest

The Monday Morning Maintenance Crew is a group of volunteers who assist the Buildings & Grounds Department in maintaining the grounds at Preston Park.  The group meets at Preston Park on Mondays from April through October from 9:00 AM to Noon.  If you are interested in becoming a part of this group, please contact Marcie at (724) 283-3430, ext. 212 or e-mail: mlove@butlertwp.org.

Wildflower Walk at Preston Park

A Wildflower Walk is planned for Preston Park on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 10:00 AM.  The walk will be conducted by Mark Welchley, will last from 60 – 90 minutes, and discuss identification of the wildflowers found throughout the park, as well as, the wildlife and general ecology of the park.  During the program, participants will be required to walk approximately one mile, over mostly level ground at a leisurely pace.  Comfortable shoes should be worn.  The tour is free of charge, but registration is required.  Please call the Township Administration Office at 724-283-3430, X 212 or email mlove@butlertwp.org.  Please provide your name, the number of people in your group and a contact phone number.  The rain date for the event is Saturday, July 28, 2018.

Frank Preston – the Man, the Moment, the Mission

Polly Shaw, a Butler Township native, retired educator and author of Images of Modern America Moraine State Park by Arcadia Publishing, will present a program on Dr. Frank Preston on Wednesday, September 19 at the Butler Township Recreation Building, 468 South Duffy Road at 6:00 p.m.  The two-hour presentation includes historical photos and information about Dr. Preston’s personal history from England to Butler, as well as historical photos of Preston Laboratories.  Today his land is known as Preston Park which is located at 415 South Eberhart Rd. and is operated by Butler Township.

This is a FREE event but registration is required, as seating is limited. Please contact Marcie at 724-283-3430, X 212 or email mlove@butlertwp.org to register.

Signed copies of Ms. Shaw’s book will be available for purchase at this event.

Tours of Preston Park

Butler Township will be offering public tours of Preston Park including the residence and the grounds on the following dates in 2018.

  • Wednesday, September 19th at 9:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, October 13th at 9:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, November 24th at 9:30 a.m.

This 2 to 3 hour walking tour is available at no cost, but registration is required and spaces are limited. In addition to the dates listed above, private group tours may also be arranged for groups of 10 or more. For more information or to register for a tour contact the Administration Office at extension 212 or mlove@butlertwp.org.


 

Butler County Tourism Video of Preston Park

 

Preston Park has a Facebook Page!