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
Jason Wagner, President
MARA (MIDDLETOWN AREA RECREATION ALLIANCE)
717-948-3300, ext. 1038
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.