Parks & Recreation

Director’s Notes

Summertime is all about making memories with family and friends in the great outdoors! What better place to do that than in your local parks! The staff has planned all kinds of programs and events for you to enjoy this summer.

“Family Fun Nights” return to West Lawn Park with a record number of nine (9) performances. Audience participation is required at these events so come prepared to get involved! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for seating purposes. Check out all the details on pages our Family Fun Nights page,

“Neighborhood Nights in the Parks” are back! Come out and enjoy games, sno-cones and special entertainment with your neighbors. Details for the list of parks we’ll be visiting this year are located on our Special Events page.

Band Concerts return to Cacoosing Meadows Park this summer with two (2) great Sunday evening performances. The Wyomissing Band will perform on June 2nd and The Ringgold Band will be entertaining us on July 7th. Details about the concerts can be found on our Special Events page.

Our newest event is our first “Touch-A-Truck” event. Bring the family out to Shiloh Hills Park on Saturday, May 11th to see and touch trucks and equipment from the Fire, Police and Public Works Departments as well as from some local companies. Kids will also have the opportunity to “Paint the Plow” on a Township truck. Event details can be found on our Special Events page.

In addition to these great events, the Department is hosting fourteen (14) sessions of the ever popular “Family Nature Series”! Be sure to register early for these programs because they fill up fast! Details on these programs are on our Family Nature page.

The Parks and Recreation Department is still collecting food for Helping Harvest, our local food bank. Please consider bringing a non-perishable food item to any program or event and see any staff member on site. Helping Harvest serves our local community and our neighbors. Last year we collected 427 pounds of food! Won’t you help us beat that record?

Your parks and trails are open and waiting for your visit! Please dress for the weather and take a walk in a park today! It is good for your mind and your body!

We look forward to seeing you in our parks and programs!

Judy Houck, CPRP
Director of Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation Department

(610) 678-5399