City of Oil

Attractions

Hasson Park

Hasson Park is 48 acres of open and forested land containing many activities for the public. Hiking trials wind through the park amid a collection of rare rhododendron which are abundant with blooming color in the spring. A playground is located centrally and pavilions are available for picnics and parties. Immediately adjacent to Hasson Park is the public swimming pool, DekHockey rink, Skate Park, and ball fields.

Hasson Disc Golf Course

The newest addition to the park complex is a regulation disc golf course. The 18-hole course will challenge you uphill and down, across water hazards and natural obstacles. Score cards and course maps are available near the large pavilion. Leagues have formed and tournaments are held throughout the year. More information can be found at River Valley Disc Society.

Oil City Marina

The 7-acre Oil City Marina is one of only three public access points to the Allegheny River in Venango County. The Marina provides a boat launch, picnic area, fishing, access to the Justus Trail (part of the Erie to Pittsburgh Trail), parking, and public restrooms. The City is undergoing a process to improve the Marina to provide additional amenities and features to benefit residents and visitors.

Historic Architecture

From our original Carnegie Library to JD Rockefeller's National Transit Building, Oil City is abundant with turn-of-the-century Victorian Architecture. Take a walk through history in the downtown and residential districts. Walking tour Brochures can be downloaded here:

Arts Events

The Oil City Arts and Culture Commission provides cultural events throughout the year. These include:

  • Arts in the Park: Friday evening concerts July through August

  • Oil Region Indie Music Fest: Independent musicians featured in more than 20 venues throughout the city. Held in June each year

  • Pipeline Alley Concerts: mid-day concerts in Pipeline Alley every Wednesday at noon throughout the summer.

  • Polka Festival: Experience the music, food and culture during the Polka Fest in Justus Park during Oil Heritage Festival in July

  • Oil Valley Center for the Arts: Provides art classes using various media throughout the year (painting, clay, stained glass, etc.)

  • Jolly July 3rd Celebration: Music, food, fun, and fireworks! You can't ask for more than that!

  • Arts in the Transit: A variety of musical tastes are highlighted during this concert series from October through May.

  • Oil Country Bluegrass Festival: Held in February, this event brings musicians from all over the country to the area for a weekend full of foot stomping bluegrass music!

  • First Night: Family friendly activities and music at venues throughout the city to usher in the New Year.