Project of the Year

Cranberry Highlands Community Apiary

Submitted by CTCC on July 22, 2019 - 11:00 am
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What is the Pollinator Garden?

Cranberry’s Pollinator Garden is designed to be a community resource for education about pollination and beekeeping. A part of Cranberry Highlands’ Audubon Sanctuary certification program, the Garden provides a bee-friendly habitat adjacent to the municipal golf course for honey beehive placement and instruction. The Pollinator Garden is a joint project of Cranberry Township – which owns the facility – together with Cranberry Highlands and Burgh Bees. We welcome your interest and ...

Apiary Layout

Habitat Improvement

When designing the landscape, our focus was to provide resources for pollinators of all kinds. The lack of flowers on the golf course forces pollinators to branch out to other locations to secure alternative nectar sources. To keep them closer to home, we supplied them with a diverse range of flowering species that would bloom throughout the summer months.

Apiary Sponsorships

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Help The Cause

Pollinating species have come into the spotlight because of their ongoing struggles and our reliance upon them to fertilize our food supply. By integrating pollination-friendly habitat, Cranberry Township is providing a method to educate children and community members on the biology, ecology, agriculture, societal structure, and the hurdles that pollinating species are facing. The 250-feet long garden will harbor a diverse selection...

Rotary Amphitheater Upgrade - CTCC 2020 Project of the Year

Submitted by CTCC on June 30, 2019 - 1:49 pm

CTCC unveils its 2020 Project of the Year

Rendering of the Project

Cranberry Township Community Chest (CTCC) has released a rendering of its 2020 Project of the Year: a series of upgrades and enhancements to the 17-year old Rotary Amphitheater in Community Park. Although the project’s details have not yet been finalized, the signature improvement will be an extension of the amphitheater’s roofline and performance area.

The Rotary Amphitheater has been a venue for concerts and other program presentations throughout the summer months since it first opened in 2002. But performers and audience members have been subject to the caprices of weather, resulting in a number of rain-related cancellations. Depending on the project’s final budget and fundraising results, that may become a thing of the past.

In addition to the roofline extension, elements of the project under discussion include enhancing the amphitheater’s soundboards, upgrading its electric service, and adding lights.

Enhancing the amphitheater’s façade may also become part of the project along with sidewalk connections and improved vehicle access to the facility.

A visualization of the project, rendered by RSSC Architecture, appears above.

Wood Carving Auction - Begins October 8

Submitted by CTCC on September 26, 2018 - 6:01 pm

Nationally acclaimed chainsaw woodcarvers have several wood carvings that are available to purchase via the CTCC online auction. The art pieces were carved right here in Cranberry Township as part of the 2018 Community Days festivities. Auction proceeds benefit the CTCC 2019 Project of the Year - which is the installation of a MakerSpace in Cranberry Township's Public Library. Follow the link for more information and to see the auction items.

Check out the CTCC auction site now:

  • Online Auction opens: Mon., October 8, 2018 at 8:00 PM
  • Auction closes: Mon., October 22, 2018 at 9:00 PM
  • Auction details,
  • Proceeds benefit the CTCC 2019 Project of the Year – MakerSpace
  • Payments - PayPal only (PayPal accepts all major credit cards from Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, as well as Bank Debit Cards)
  • Shipping is not available. Purchases must be picked up in person at the Municipal Center between the hours of 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM and must be arranged prior by emailing
  • Wood carvings will be on display beginning Monday, October 8 in the Municipal Center

Forge Ahead: Library Makeover

Submitted by CTCC on July 08, 2018 - 6:04 pm

CTCC is pleased to announce its 2019 Project of the Year: Forge Ahead: Library Makeover. The main information source for this project is the Library Project Page. Online donations are available via the CTCC donor page on the recognition tab on the project menu. The store will also be embedded in the Library Project Page.

Visit the Library Project page here.

Library Project Splash
  • Makerspaces have become all the rage in America’s schools over the past decade. Think of them as small workshops, outfitted with tools ranging from very high tech to no tech at all. What they share in common are workbenches designed for collaboration and equipped for making things in a hands-on learning environment. It’s an idea which has spread beyond the classroom to include private subscription makerspaces, foundation-supported shops, commercial prototyping studios, and now public libraries.
  • Technology Upgrades will be made but the largest one in this category is RFID; Radio Frequency Identification Device that eliminates the old barcode check out but instead uses an electronic signal to identify the book and cardholder for a much simpler more reliable checkout without waiting in lines.
  • ADA Accessibility & Programming will help eliminate the difficulties of getting into and out of the library by the installation of automatic sliding doors. Specialized programming with the new makerspace will be adapted for an all-inclusive environment serving the needs of the community of all abilities.
  • Energy/environmental improvements from the installation of new energy efficient LED lighting, light enhanced painting, environmental friendly carpeting and improved ergonomics layout including upgrading staff area will be the final part of the project. While this is our biggest project we also expect it to be very appealing to everyone. There is no asset used more in our community by young & old than our library and we are excited to see how well the residents & businesses will respond to this project.

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Nature Trail & Championship Disc Golf Course at North Boundary Park

Submitted by CTCC on August 12, 2017 - 8:47 am

CTCC is pleased to announce its 2018 Project of the Year: The Nature Trails and Championship Disc Golf Course in North Boundary Park.

Project Overview

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The project includes two miles of new nature trails, an 18-hole Championship disc golf course and a 6-hole ADA accessible recreational/learn-to-play disc golf course. It will be located on the 30-acre western portion of North Boundary Park along a currently undeveloped hillside.

The Nature Trail will follow the disc golf course, much like a cart path, but only for walking. It will be accessible from North Boundary Road and the current North Boundary Park parking lot. Although the new nature trail will have a distinct start and end, it is designed to easily connect with other nearby trails and create a continuous loop throughout the park.

According to its designer, Cranberry Champion Disc Golf Course will be the nation’s best disc golf course. While it may not have an ocean view or desert vista, what it has will attract the world’s best players. It will be well over 10,700 feet long and be played as a full, par 72 course. Of the 7,400 disc golf courses that exist in the world, this will be one of the 10 longest courses and will be the longest course in the state. Its challenging terrain will include elevation changes, tight fairways and lots of trees to navigate around.

Each hole in the course will have three different concrete tee pads, much like a conventional golf course, to allow play for those at every level of the game, including the long-throw championship level. Although the course will be nationally sanctioned for a rotation of tournaments, CTCC’s ultimate goal is to make it a premier course hosting a yearly multi-day tournament that attracts the game’s best players – the Cranberry Masters!

The 6-hole Learn-to-Play Disc Golf Course will be built on the north-central portion of North Boundary Park. The total cost of this project is estimated at $265,000 with CTCC raising funds, starting with 2017 CTCC Community Days. The project will be formally introduced by the Pittsburgh Flying Disc Society which is partnering with CTCC in setting up a multi-hole temporary course during Community Days on July 13-15. Representatives of the Society will be on hand to discuss the project in detail. The last 7 Projects were funded because residents and businesses donated $2.8 million.

CTCC SportCourts in Graham Park

Submitted by CTCC on September 01, 2016 - 2:32 am

2017 Project of The Year

Our 7th and biggest Project of the Year, the CTCC SportCourts is named in honored of CTCC's 40th Anniversary.   Located at the entrance of Graham Park, this project can become the premier spot for many sports associations, tournaments and public play.    The project is designed with 4 tennis courts, 8 pickleball courts, two basketball courts, three bocce courts,  four horseshoe courts, two shuffleboard courts and a community gardens/orchard.

The exact amount of courts to be built will be determined by how much money is raised for each sport.  For example if we raise 25% of the money for tennis ($80,000 out of the $320,000 goal)  we will only build one tennis court.  Same for all the other sports. So the public can determine what and how many courts will be included in this project by their financial support...