Parks and Recreation
Work contiues on upgrades to the Shope Gardens Park, including a new swingset area.
Progress Update on Old Reliance and Shope Gardens Parks Upgrade Project
The last portion of the current phase of work is poured-in-place rubber surfacing in the area of the playsets. It is a premium, colored safety surface, and it is installed by a select number of contractors across the country. For that reason, there were delays in getting the crew to the Township to complete that portion of the project. They are scheduled to complete Shope Gardens on Monday, July 24 and will complete Old Reliance by Wednesday, July 26. Once the rubber has cured, the orange construction fencing will be removed and the areas will be ready to be enjoyed, likely by the weekend.
We appreciate the community’s patience as the playgrounds have been upgraded this year. There is another phase of work to be done in the fall – stay tuned!
Upgrades also continue at the Old Reliance Park
TOWNSHIP RECREATION BOARD
Virginia L. Noll
Jason Wagner, President
Lower Swatara Township Athletic Association celebrated its 50th Anniversary on Saturday, April 22 during Opening Day ceremonies. Congratulations!
OLMSTED REGIONAL RECREATION BOARD - 948-3318
Ben C. Hall and Laddie J. Springer, Commissioner-liaisons
Lower Swatara Township is a contributing member of the Olmsted Regional Recreation Board. The Rec. Board offers a variety of year-round recreational and leisure activities for all ages, including various trips. Programs and activities range from aquatics, aerobics, summer day camp, basketball, volleyball, wrestling, and craft classes. 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 Olmsted Regional Recreation Board also offers discount tickets to various amusement parks.
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.