Park Closures:

The Old Reliance and Shope Gardens parks are both currently closed for the purpose of installation of a raingarden (for stormwater) and an asphalt walkway. We anticipate both parks being reopened by mid-May.  

Plans are linked HERE.

 

Parks and Recreation

 

 

 

TOWNSHIP RECREATION BOARD

Virginia L. Noll
James Kazacavage
Scott Dintiman

Tim Yeich

Carl Dupes

ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

Jason Wagner, President

website:    www.lstaa.org

 

MARA (MIDDLETOWN AREA RECREATION ALLIANCE)

717-948-3300, ext. 1038

website

Facebook Page   @MARARECREATION

 

 

Will Foster, Director

Commissioner representatives:   Chris DeHart, representative

                                             Ronald Paul, alternate

 

 

Lower Swatara Township is a contributing member of MARA which offers a variety of year-round recreational and leisure activities for all ages.  In addition, Township residents can become active in the Lower Swatara Township Athletic Association, which offers youth baseball and softball, and the Olmsted Regional Soccer Association, which offers youth soccer.

The Township has a recreation advisory board comprised of interested residents that advises the Board of Commissioners on the construction and improvement of parks and recreation facilities in the Township.

The Township owns six public parks where residents can enjoy sports, picnicking, and outdoor activities. In addition to the Township-owned parks, residents can also enjoy the facilities at the Middletown Area High School and Kunkel Elementary School, which are located in the Township. The chart below illustrates the features of each park.

 

 

MEMORIAL

OLD

RELIANCE

WOODRIDGE

PRD

SHOPE

GARDENS

ROSEDALE

GEORGETOWN

SOCCER FIELDS

Acres

16

4

3

3

2

1.5

20

Picnic Tables

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Shelter

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Playground

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Infant Swings

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Sandbox

     

X

 

X

 

Softball Field

X

           

Baseball Field

X

 

X

X

     

Soccer Field

            X

Basketball Court

X

X

 

X

X

   

Sandvolleyball

             

Tennis Courts

X

           

Walk/Jog Trail

            X

Track

             

 

 

 

MIDDLETOWN AREA HIGH SCHOOL

KUNKEL ELEMENTARY

Acres

32

15

Picnic Tables

X

X

Shelter

 

X

Playground

 

X

Infant Swings

 

X

Sandbox

   

Softball Field

X

X

Baseball Field

X

 

Soccer Field

X

 

Basketball Court

X

X

Sandvolleyball

   

Tennis Courts

X

 

Walk/Jog Trail

X

 

Track

X

 

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

May 22

CANCELLED -- Zoning Hearing Board

May 23

7 PM

CANCELLED -- Planning Commission Mtg.

May 27

Memorial Day Holiday -- Twp. Offices closed for business

June 5

7 PM

Board of Commissioners' Workshop

June 19

7 PM

Board of Commissioners' Legislative Meeting

June 22

"Movie in the Park" at Shope Gardens Park

8 PM

June 24

7 PM

Municipal Authority Mtg.

June 26

7 PM

Zoning Hearing Board

June 27

7 PM

Planning Commission Mtg.

 

 

 

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