Shale gas drilling could be boost to Allegheny County parks

March 31, 2014

At Deer Lakes Park, the toilets don't flush. The bathroom buildings are boarded up.

When it rained during Rhonda Russell grandson's birthday party, garbage bags stapled over holes in pavilion roofs leaked, making her, her grandson and his friend dodge water drops during dinner.

"It's just criminal how it's been let go," said Russell, 61, of Frazer. "Out there, I would say it needs about a million (dollars) in fixing."


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