The borough of Kane (Population: 3,384) is located on the Allegheny Plateau in northwestern Pennsylvania at roughly 2,000 feet above sea level. This full-service community includes a hospital, an elementary, middle, and high school, and two supermarkets.
US Route 6 passes through Kane and intersects with State Route 66. Surrounded by hundreds of thousands of forested acres, the area is known for its natural beauty in all seasons. Kane is known for cold winters and comfortable summers.
Nearby attractions include:
- Allegheny National Forest – Pennsylvania’s only national forest, totaling over 500,000 acres.
- Kinzua Dam
- Kinzua Bridge State Park
- Outdoor recreation opportunities – Hiking, biking, skiing, bird watching, fishing, hunting, boating, ATV riding, and snowmobiling
- Kane Country Club 18 Hole Public Golf Course
Come see what Civil War General, Thomas Kane, loved about the area to make him start a community here. You will not be disappointed!
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A message from the Mayor
Welcome to the Height of the Alleghenies! Whether you are checking us out for the first time, a returning visitor, a proud alum, or a current resident, we are excited you’ve stopped by our site. We’ve been busy and are excited to share our progress and growth. Whether you are looking for great places to eat, entertaining nightlife, unique shopping experiences, a variety of faith and strive organizations, an active arts community, a wide variety of outdoor recreation opportunities or a relaxing evening under the stars, our active and attractive community offers something for everyone! So please, make yourself at home and enjoy our charming piece of the Commonwealth.
Street Department Manager:
814-837-6110 60 Poplar St, Kane, PA
Assistant Street Department Manager:
60 Poplar St, Kane, PA
Brandon “Brandy” Schimp
Borough of Kane Parks System
The Kane Parks Commission was established in August 2015 and is committed to implementing recommendations for changes in policy and infrastructure and for short-term projects. The Kane Parks Commission works with the Kane Boro, citizens, local businesses, community organizations, and non-profits.
The Kane Parks System incorporates three tracts of land, which today house Evergreen, Glenwood, and Southover Parks. The parks system also includes Dawson Street Mini Park and the Eli McCloskey Memorial Skate / Bike Park.
Alcohol is prohibited in the Kane Parks System. Dogs are not permitted in any Kane Park.
Hours: The Kane Park System is open to the public from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm.
Kane Borough Parks
Eli McCloskey Memorial Skate/Bike Park
The Eli McCloskey Memorial Skate/Bike Park is located within Glenwood Park. Kane resident Mick Petruney was instrumental in bringing new life to the original skate park that had been shut down due to safety concerns, giving area youth a safer place to ride and skate. The park’s rehabilitation was funded through grants and donations from area residents.
The park is named in honor of Elijah “Eli” McCloskey, a Kane native and a Pittsburgh resident who passed away at the age of 27. He was an avid BMX rider, and his stunts were inspirational to aspiring riders and skaters alike.
Evergreen Enchanted Playland
Evergreen Park is a 19-acre park between Birch and Chestnut streets and Park Avenue. The park has two pavilions, the Evergreen Enchanted Playland, and courts for basketball, tennis, pickleball, and volleyball. The Milton Craven Disc Golf Course is also available for visitors to use. The pavilions may be reserved for functions by contacting the borough office at 814-837-9240. Otherwise, they may be used on a first-come, first-serve basis. Street parking is available around the park.
Glenwood Park is a 45-acre park located along Hacker Street (SR 321 north). This park includes the Pat Santilli Memorial Baseball Field, two soccer fields, a playground, and a basketball court. Parking is available in the designated parking area or along SR 321.
Southover Park is a 35-acre park located along South Fraley Street (SR 66). This park includes a memorial for Kane Borough Police Officer Steve Jerman, who was killed in the line of duty during a traffic stop on Feb. 20, 1999. This park is wooded and is used as an outdoor classroom for the nearby Kane Elementary/Middle Schools. Parking is available in an area adjacent to SR 66.
Dawson Street Mini Park
This small, triangular park is bordered by Dawson and Chase streets and Kinzua Avenue. It features a basketball court and swings. Street parking is available.
Knox & Kane Trailhead
Situated along US Route 6 in Kane, this 3.99 acre acquisition in October 2017 allowed the Borough to begin developing a trailhead connecting the Knox Kane Rail Trail to Kane’s businesses, parks, and schools. For trail users, visitors and local residents alike, this development has been at the forefront of regional community and economic development plans and conversations. Trails connect our most valuable assets – nature and communities.
Resident Information and Requests
All forms must be submitted directly to the Borough Office
These companies offer sanitation services in the borough:
Alternate Side Parking
Where on-street parking is permitted, you must be parked facing in the direction of traffic flow except during Alternate-Side Parking, which is from October 15th through April 15th. During Alternate-Side Parking, parking is permitted on only one side of the street, as posted on the signs on each street. Vehicles can be moved between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., during which time, vehicles are permitted on both sides.
(Chapter 242 Vehicles and Traffic, Article VII)
McKean County offers grant opportunities for improvements within the county.
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