Light on the Hill Park, a part of Carnegie Presbyterian Church, located at 219 Ewing Road in Collier Township, about 9 miles from Downtown Pittsburgh.
Regardless of race, creed, or religion, a place where people – the young and the old – can come, relax, mediate, grow, learn, play, and celebrate.
What would it look like to have an intentional outdoor space for rest, recreation, and reflection located in the suburbs?
CPC is blessed with 26.25 acres of wooded hilltop. Yet, only a portion of this acreage is currently being utilized and we recognize that to have something, and not use it, is wasteful. To that end we desire to make a positive impact within the life of our community by creating a place of retreat, rest, and reflection. We see this as an extension of our Mission by providing a space for others to enjoy creation.
The journey to fulfill this desire has only just begun but even now enough steps have been taken that we can open it to the world and say "Come and enjoy the fruits of our labors. Walk the journey with us and watch this dream grow."
The park now contains the Grand Lawn that is a great place to play or even be wed. Plus the Walking Trail has become a refuse and escape for many during the pandemic. Then there is the Labyrinth for meditation. We are not done, we are not satisfied. Our dreams see a play ground for community kids, additional walking trails, a space to teach kids teamwork and leadership skills, an outdoor sanctuary and meeting place, and an all year pavilion to celebrate life's greatest moments.
Light on the Hill Park isn't just about the land. A lawn is nothing but grass without kids to play on it. A walking trail is lifeless without people bringing their kinetic energy to it. We intend to fill this park with events, activities, concerts, and programs that will breathe true life into it and our community.
We believe that recreational space for children, walking trails, team-building activities, meditative spaces, and celebration space are essential for the health of the mind, body, and soul.
Like many congregations, CPC thinks of itself as a friendly and caring place. Our vision is to be a serving and caring community. Mission is an important part of our life together.