Allenport is a borough located on the west bank of the Monongahela River in Washington County, Pennsylvania. Allenport is located on State Route 88 about 3 miles northeast of California, PA. A small quaint spot, the borough’s population was 549 at the 2000 census.
Wheeling Pittsburgh once operated a large steel plant in Allenport, which has since been converted to the Mon River Industrial Park, an 896,000 square foot complex located on State Route 88. The Industrial Park may be a significant landmark but many in town consider the top societal landmark to be Jay’s Tavern, a local bar and restaurant known for its exceptional cheeseburgers, wings, and raviolis.
In addition to Jay’s, The Allenport Marina, located at 1933 Main Street has boat dockage, fuel, and Tiki bar with summer cocktails and a tasty menu. The Marina offers DJs and live music on season weekends.
Annually, the Allenport Civic Club sponsors a Car and Bike Show, Craft Show and Chili-Cook Off, usually held at the Thomas J. Reid III Memorial Park, a little community park named in honor of a fallen World War II soldier.
The Mon River Towns Program has assisted Allenport in planning for the expansion and improvement of this community park. View corridors have been opened to the river and drainage issues addressed through a River Towns Program grant.
Thomas J. Reid III Memorial Park and The Allenport Marina offer numerous opportunities for recreation and beautiful views of the Monongahela River. The park abuts the river and has a pavilion with grilling equipment and running water, volleyball and basketball courts. Docks and river access are available at the Marina.
The Mon River can be accessed from the Allenport Marina.