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Sleigh Riding Is Back At McDade Park

McDade Park is once again offering some exciting Winter fun…sleigh riding.

Thanks to the recent snowfalls, the hill is ready and families are making their way to the park for this old-fashioned Winter activity.

According to the Lackawanna County Commissioners Corey D. O’Brien, Jim Wansacz and Patrick M. O’Malley, sleigh riding is being offered once again free-of-charge.

The sled hill area is located near the 911 Memorial across from the park’s second pavilion.  It will be open seven days a week from dawn until dusk with plenty of free parking.

Safety measures have been taken with large bales of hay located at the bottom of the hill to cushion any contact.  Safety rules have been posted for everyone to adhere to in an attempt to make it an enjoyable experience.

Individuals are encouraged to contact the park’s office at 570-963-6764 to check on the conditions after a snowfall.

County Fishing Derby At Merli-Sarnoski Park

The 22nd annual Lackawanna County fishing derby at Merli-Sarnoski Park, Carbondale, is set for Saturday, October 11, from 11 AM to 1 PM. The event is limited to the first 250 children, ages 4 -12, and costs $5 to register.  Contact the County’s Parks & Recreation office at (570) 963-6764 for details and sign-up information.

Lackawanna County Cross Country Invitational Set

The annual Lackawanna County Commissioners Cross Country Invitational Race will be held on Saturday, September 13, from 9 AM to noon at McDade Park, Scranton, featuring high school athletes from a tri-state area.  The top 25 finishers in the boys and girls junior high categories along with the girls and boys varsity divisions will also be recognized.  Winning teams in each of the race categories will also be honored.