McDonald is a borough in Allegheny and Washington counties in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, 18 miles (29 km) southwest of Pittsburgh. In the past, factories of bottles, oil-well drilling tools, flour-mill products, etc., existed here. Oil and coal were and still are procured in the area. The population was 2,149 at the 2010 census. Of this, 1,766 were in Washington County, and 383 were in Allegheny County.

McDonald’s government includes an elected mayor, an elected seven-member borough council and an appointed secretary-treasurer. The borough’s tax collector is also elected. The mayor, council members and tax collector are all elected to four-year terms. All of the council seats are at-large.

The borough is served by the Fort Cherry School District.


APRIL/MAY 2018 Library News

Calendar of events for the Heritage Public Library
April/May Newsletter Click Here

McDonald Area Community Wide Yard Sale Map – Click Here


Saturday, June 2nd – McDonald Area Community Wide Yard Sale

Saturday June 2nd from 8am to 3pm.  Everyone in McDonald is welcome to have a garage/yard sale on this day.  The more the better.  We will advertise and promote on as many places as we can.  We will publish a map of known participating yard sales prior to event.  If you would like your address on the map please contact McDonald Pennsylvania Facebook Page or call (724) 926-2631.  EVENT INFORMATION 

Saturday, June 2nd – National Trail Day Pancake Breakfast

Saturday June 2nd from 8am to noon.  McDonald Trail Station. Enjoy a pancake breakfast then visit the museum and walk the Panhandle Trail.
Adults -$6
Children under 12 – $3

Monday, June 4th – Monthly Council Meeting

McDonald Borough Council June Meeting.  All meetings are held the first Monday of every month at 7pm at the McDonald Borough Building.

McDonald Trail Station Farmers Market

July 7 through mid-September. Saturdays, 9 am to noon. Purchase local produce and baked goods.


McDonald Trash Collection Day Changing – Effective January 1st, 2017 McDonald trash collection day will change to Tuesdays.  For additional information contact Republic Services at 1-800-464-2120

IPMC ordinance 304.3 Premises identification – Buildings shall have approved address numbers placed in a position to be plainly legible and visable from the street or road fronting the property. These numbers shall contrast with their background. Address numbers shall be Arabic numerals or alphabet letters. Numbers shall be not less than 4 inches in height with a minumum stroke width of 0.5 inches.

Keep updated on McDonald Boro news on Facebook; “McDonaldPennsylvania”.

State Representative Jason Ortitay Constituent Outreach Services at Heritage Public Library – a staff person from State Representative Jason Ortitay’s office will be available in the community room at Heritage Public Library on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month from 10am to 4pm.   Click Here for More Info

The Washington County Transportation Authority (Washington Rides) provides bus service between McDonald and Washington with stops along the route. Bus stops are at Havloch Commons and the Giant Eagle. Other stops along the way include the Senior Center in Cecil, Senior Center in Canonsburg, Shop n’ Save in Canonsburg, Pike Inn in Houston, The Meadows and shopping areas in Washington. The service will operate 7a.m. – 7p.m. with trips every 90 minutes. For more information please visit

Parking in the Borough on Saturdays is free at all meters. Also, with regards to parking, area business owners who are interested in permit parking may contact the Borogh Police Department. The cost is $25.00 per month and there is a limit of 2 permits per business. Permits would allow merchants to park at any meter throughout town.