Phew – we made it! Winter is finally over and summer is just around the corner! After months of being cooped up inside, it is time to get outdoors and get moving! The Parks and Recreation Department staff spent those long winter months planning an entire summer filled with programs and events for you and your family to enjoy!
For the youngsters in your family we are offering our ever-popular Summer Playground Programs plus baseball, soccer, field hockey, computer and golf camps. For the young at heart we have volleyball, golf and even a grilling program.
If amusement parks and zoos are your idea of outdoor recreation, well, we may not have those facilities but we can save you money on the admission price to your favorite spots. Through the PA Recreation and Park Society, the Department is able to offer discounted tickets to places like Dorney Park, Philadelphia Zoo and even Morey’s Pier. Check out our website for an updated list of locations and ticket prices.
In addition to our Family Nature Series, we’ve partnered with the Berks County Parks and Recreation Department and the staff from Blue Marsh Lake to bring you a full slate of outdoor activities. From hiking and biking to fishing and boating, there is an activity for everyone! We are even having an overnight campout!
If these activities sound like too much adventure for you, we are also hosting some more passive events in the great outdoors. Cacoosing Meadows Park will again be the site of our Family Fun Night series and for the first time, the Reading Symphony Orchestra will be performing two concerts in the park. Whether you are adventurous enough to try paddle boarding or if you would prefer to relax and enjoy a show, the Parks and Recreation Department invites you to –
JOIN US IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS THIS SUMMER!
We look forward to seeing you in our parks and programs!
Judy Houck, CPRP
Director of Parks, Recreation and Public Facilities/
Assistant Public Works Director