Well, here we are again . . . the beginning of another new year! It seems like only yesterday that we were talking about the Winter of ’13 -‘14 and here we are in the Winter of ’14 -’15! But don’t worry, just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean the Parks and Recreation Department is taking a break. The staff has been working very hard to bring you a full slate of activities, both indoor and outdoor, for the young and the young at heart.
If traveling is your passion, we have several trips for you to choose from. Whether it’s the Philadelphia Flower Show, a weekend in Cape May with your girlfriends, a day out with the guys or a week-long trip in September, we’ve got something for you.
This season our youth program offerings include basketball, print making and archery. Follow this link tol find all the details about our youth programs. Our Family Nature Series also has several sessions designed for the youth in your family such as the Leaping Lizards, Learn to Fish and Wee Ones Walk programs.
For the young at heart we have volleyball, basketball and several gardening workshops. New this year is an Aging Parent Fair. This event is designed for the children of aging parents and will provide you with the information and resources you will need as you navigate this challenging stage of your life.
As we do every spring, the Department is hosting our traditional special events. Details about the Daddy-Daughter Dance, Egg Hunt, Trout Rodeos and Golf Tournament can be found on the Special Event pages. Once again the Department is joining forces with the staff from Berks County Parks and Recreation Department and Blue Marsh Lake to offer some unique Outdoor Adventures including snow shoeing, cross-country skiing and several Family Fun Days. Check out Family Fun page for all the details.
The Discount Ticket Program will continue through the winter months. We will be offering tickets to local ski resorts, Adventure Aquarium and the Philadelphia Zoo. Tickets for Busch Gardens and Sea World are available year-round.
We encourage you and your family to read through the brochure, mark your calendar with all of the great programs and events the Department is offering, pack up the family and come join us!
We look forward to seeing you in our parks and programs!
Judy Houck, CPRP
Director of Parks and Recreation