March, 2000 - Warrington Township was awarded a Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund grant in the amount of $37,000 for the purchase of 21 acres of land adjacent to and adjoining the current Municipal facilities. The Township matched the grant.
The Board of Supervisors purchased the land knowing that sometime in the future the Township would need to expand facilities since current activities were already pushing onto the neighboring property.
The Keystone Grant allowed the Township to purchase the property for half the amount requested by the seller. The grant agreement required the Township to use 19 acres for park or recreational purposes and to reserve 2 acres for facility expansion. The required paperwork process began during the year 2000 and was not complete until the year 2006.
Year 2002 – Eagle Scout project. Justin Yost and John Wilderson, Troop 146 – picnic table construction, bird boxes and butterfly boxes.
Year 2004 – Eagle Scout project. Patrick Gebhart, Troop 146 – construct a sign planter with posts for the sign required in the Keystone grant agreement. Although the site is a temporary placement, the sign must stay permanently on the land purchased with the Keystone Grant funds.
Year 2005 – Park Planner, Ann Yost, with YSM, developed a Master Plan that was approved by the Board of Supervisors to begin construction in the park. The Supervisors approved a Township Recreation Plan to guide park development and require developers to pay the Township $1,000 for each new building lot created by subdivision.
Year 2006 – A second grant was approved by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources in the amount of $60,000 for park construction. The driveway and parking lot were installed late in 2006.
May, 2007 – A pavilion package was ordered from the Commonwealth COSTARS purchasing program that allows our local government to purchase items that are bid and contracted by the Commonwealth of PA. The pavilion can seat 120 – 150 people and is available to reserve for functions. Reservation forms are available from this website.
Year 2007 – As an Eagle Scout project Nicholas McMichael and Troop 284 of Lewisberry, designed and constructed a 60 foot x 30 foot regulation sand volleyball court.
The next major project of 2007 was a restroom facility. A well needed to be drilled and electricity provided. The red brick was donated to us by Township residents, Steven & Tina Goff.
Year 2008 - Ski Roundtop donated 55 evergreen trees planted by the Township Road Crew and the Youth Group from Bermudian Church installed a walking trail that will later become our fitness trail.
Year 2009 – Sidewalks were installed and a half basketball court. In April 2009 the park was dedicated with a tribute to Board of Supervisors member Ed Stambaugh who passed away in February. Pavilion rental was a success this summer with 10 reservations booked including a wedding. Our Township day camp was located in our own park this year.
Later, during 2009, Township residents, Megan and Brandon Dean would landscape the area under the sign.
Interested in renting the pavilion? Click here to download the Pavilion Application.