Ridgeview Park Association is a summer community of 82 picturesque Victorian era cottages nestled in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains. It began as a Methodist Camp Meeting site in 1886 and, while its function now is primarily recreational, ecumenical church services are still held each Sunday during the summer season.
Common facilities--such as a church/auditorium, swimming pool, tennis courts, ball field, and picnic pavilion with kitchen--are maintained by the Association for the use of the leaseholders and their guests. Hiking trails wind through the property and adjacent mountain.
It is an ideal place for families with children and grandchildren as well as for retirees looking for a summer mountain retreat. The communal nature of the Park is reminiscent of small communities in years past where everyone looks out for and cares for each other. The facilities and wooded nature of the Park ensures that children can play, run, swim and enjoy themselves safely with minimal adult supervision—while the adults can enjoy the same facilities.
A full schedule of activities is planned for each weekend during the summer season including: a 4th of July picnic, swim meets, covered dish dinners, women’s luncheons, book review, movie nights, fun nights for kids, campfires w/hot dogs and smores, hymn sings, and talent nights.
The 248 acres of land are owned by the Ridgeview Park Association, Inc. and managed by the Ridgeview Park Board of Directors who are elected by the leaseholders. Individual lots are leased for a period of 99 years and the cottages on these lots may be sold/transferred via procedures established by the Association’s By-Laws.