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Parks and recreation

The Portersville Community Park is accessed from 488 East.  The grounds include a large field for soccer, a large playground area, a pond, and two shelters.  The shelters may be rented. The inside page has the rental form, park regulations, and a map.

McConnells Mill State Park is just north and west of Portersvillhe Borough, and just inside the Lawrence County line.  McConnells Mill and Moraine State Parks are operated as a complex.  Direct any questions for both parks to the Moraine State Park Office at 724-368-8811.    email:

Moraine State Park is north and east of Portersville Borough and is wholly within Butler County.  It is the third largest state park in Pennsylvania.  

Pymatuning State Park - 21,122 acres

Ohiopyle State Park - 19,052 acres

Moraine State Park - 16,725 acres

Note: Bucktail State Park Natural Area, 21, 039 acres, is an undeveloped scenic drive on PA 120

The Portersville Steam Show holds public events in the spring, summer, and fall.

Cheeseman Farm is just over the line in Lawrence County, but has a Portersville address and is easily accessed via Cheeseman Road, which intersects with US 19 near Pizza Joe's in Portersville. It is well known for the Fright Farm, Betsy's Barn, and Breakneck Campground.

Still looking for more about Portersville?

Penn Pilot Photo Centers, Penn State University, offers free aerial historic photos from 1937-1942;  1957-1962;   1967-1972.  Type in Portersville (or your chosen area)in the search box, and choose and era.  Then zoom in on the results map to find photos of interest.  

Check Wikipedia's article on Portersville.

Trip Advisor has Top Five Best Things to Do in Portersville.

VisitPA has many links to area attractions, gathered by the Pennsylvania Tourism Office.

Lawrence County Memoirs has a Portersville page.  The borough's west boundary is within 660 feet of Lawrence County.

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