Join the celebration as Collier Township opens new Dek Hockey Rink Saturday, April 6th at 2:30pm. FREE Clinics will be held for various age groups!
Collier Community Park
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Friday, December 7, 2012
Collier Community Park’s ball fields and numerous courts officially opened Thursday morning with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new deck hockey rink by sports radio host Mark Madden and other local dignitaries.
Collier Community Park’s ball fields and numerous courts officially opened Thursday morning with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new deck hockey rink. Local and state dignitaries, along with sports radio host Mark Madden, cut the red ribbon to welcome residents to use the deck hockey rink and the other amenities that are sprouting up in the 72-acre park. Most in attendance could not believe how much work had been done in the past nine months to transform the former Nike Site military base with barracks and old buildings into a state-of-the-art park. But Madden said the best is still to come when kids and their families are playing in the park and the sparkling new deck hockey rink. “If you want to see a bigger change, come back in a few …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday morning to officially open the courts and fields at the new Collier Community Park at the former Nike site.
There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday morning to officially open the courts and fields at the new Collier Community Park at the former Nike site. The old fitness center and barracks on the sprawling former military base were razed last year, giving room to build soccer fields, basketball courts, a deck hockey rink, playground and other amenities. “It’s one more step,” Collier Township Manager Sal Sirabella said. “You’re going to be surprised when you see it. It’s pretty impressive.” State Reps. Matt Smith and Nick Kotik, along with Allegheny County Councilman Mike Finnerty will be on hand for the ribbon-cutting that begin at 10 a.m. Thursday. This is just another phase in the construction of the community park at the former Nike…
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Collier officials are trying to combat 'open dumping season' in the township's rural areas with tougher fines.
With its rural landscape and country roads, Collier Township has always been a popular spot for people to illegally dump garbage and used building materials. So the township commissioners are now looking to clean up dump sites, step up enforcement and strengthen the fines. “We have 13-square miles and a lot of country and a lot of rural roads,” township Manager Sal Sirabella said. “It’s been open dumping season in Collier for years because we have so many rural areas.” Sirabella said during the township’s Wednesday night agenda meeting that the current $1,000 fine for dumping is too lenient, and he suggested that a $2,500 penalty would be more of a deterrent. He also said signs should be installed near “notorious” dumping areas such as …
Friday, October 28, 2011
Work on the former Nike Site military base could begin next spring.
Plans for Collier Community Park are rapidly moving forward and work could begin on the former Nike Site military base by the spring. “We’ve been planning this for ever,” Commissioner Kay Downey-Clarke said. “Now that we own (the site) we’re ready.” During their workshop meeting Wednesday night, the Collier Township commissioners voted to request a $500,000 grant from the Allegheny County “gaming economic development fund.” If awarded that money, the township would put up an additional $250,000, which would be enough to get the first phase of the project off the ground. “It’s another opportunity, with the other grants we’ve received, to fund Collier Park,” township Manager Sal Sirabella said. The first phase would include a deck hockey …
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Township plans to turn the 72-acre base into a sprawling community park.
Collier Township officially owns the 72-acre Nike Site military base. Township commissioners voted Wednesday night to formally take over the military installation, now named Collier Community Park, more than six years after the federal Base Realignment and Closure commission decided to shutter the missile base. The township has spent the past few years deciding how to use the base to benefit the community. “That was a lot of effort,” board President Bob Schuler said after the unanimous vote to accept the property. “Many hours were spent. It has been a labor of love, and it feels good.” The township first had to decide how to use the property and then what steps would be needed to implement that plan. The former Charles E. Kelly Support …