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Director’s Notes

It’s that time of the year again – Back to School time – time for yellow school buses, falling leaves and hectic schedules. As you hang that calendar on the refrigerator or enter everything into your cell phone – be sure to take a look through this brochure, find something that interests you and get it on your schedule so you can actually enjoy the fall season.

The Program Staff has lined up some great programs and events for your family this fall! From cookies to cartooning, game nights to orchard tours and orienteering to chemistry, we have a program for your family. And of course, don’t forget our Visit with Santa and Santa’s Mailbox!

The Family Nature series returns again with nature walks, full moon strolls and wildlife at the West Lawn Library.

Our Department has once again joined forces with the Berks County Parks and Recreation Department to offer you programs like backpacking, night time kayaking, outdoor cooking, mountain biking, apron making and basket weaving.

If traveling intrigues you, join us this fall for a train ride through Lehigh Gorge State Park and then spend some time on your own in historic Jim Thorpe, PA. Celebrate the Christmas season with us at Sight and Sound Theatre for the return of their production “Miracle of Christmas”. After the show we’ll be stopping at Shady Maple Smorgasbord for lunch. Register early for these trips – seats are limited.

With everyone’s hectic fall schedule we knew the adults would need some time on their own so the staff has planned some very diverse programs – basketball, volleyball, gardening and cooking – just to name a few!

The fall season is a great time to visit the nearby zoos, aquariums and museums and don’t miss the PA Renaissance Faire just next door in Lancaster County! New this year, our Discount Ticket Program will be offering tickets to Hershey’s “Park in the Dark” and “Christmas Candylane”.

If what you really need this fall is some time to disconnect, we’re here to help you – and you won’t even need to download an app onto your phone! With 15 parks in the Township’s park system – everyone is able to find a place to be “mindful”. Whether you want to stroll along the trails (Shiloh Hills Park, Werner Trail, Oaks Trail, Drexelwood Park), swing on the swings or sit next to a babbling brook (Cacoosing Meadows Park) – we’ve reserved a spot just for you!

We hope to see you in our parks and programs!

Judy Houck

Judy Houck, CPRP

Director of Parks, Recreation and Public Facilities/Assistant Public Works Director






2850 Windmill Road
Sinking Spring, PA 19608
Phone: 610-678-5399
Fax: 610-678-4571

Office Hours
Mon – Fri 8:00am – 5:00pm
Closed Holidays