There are 100 Chimney Swift towers throughout the 9 Allegheny County Parks! Through a partnership with the Allegheny County Parks Foundation, Allegheny County, and Peaceable Kingdom Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation, these towers were installed from 2016 – 2017. North Park has 22 towers, South Park has 19, Deer Lakes has 12, Settlers Cabin has 7, and the remaining county parks (Harrison Hills, Boyce Park, Round Hill, White Oak) each have 8 towers. The towers have been met with enthusiasm and interest by park users.
Have you observed one of the towers being used by Chimney Swifts? Please let us know on the monitoring page!