Park & Recreation Committee
Herman "Bob" Strobel - Chairperson
Kelly Wieand Doughty
Wendy Bradley - Alternate
Youth Member - vacant
The Park and Recreation Committee meets on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Township building, with no meeting in December. Meetings are always open to the public.
Park & Rec Seeking Youth Volunteer
The Park & Recreation Committee is seeking a Youth Member from our community. If you are interested, please fill out the Volunteer Form. If you have any further questions, please call the township at 215-257-9063.
James Memorial Park Playground Fundraiser
The Park and Recreation Board has a goal to raise $25,000 to purchase additional playground equipment. We are focused on growing a community with healthy children. With your generous donations, we plan to install a climbing wall structure, a whirligig spinning ride, and a seesaw. Donations can be brought in to the donation jar in the lobby of Township Building, or mailed to West Rockhill Township at:
West Rockhill Township
1028 Ridge Road
Sellersville, PA 18960
Attn: Park & Recreation Tot Lot
James Memorial Park
The Township and Park & Recreation Committee manages James Memorial Park on Ridge Road across from the Township building. James Park offers a 1/2 mile walking path, a large and small pavilion, a pond, a sand volleyball court, basketball courts, a dog park, and a tot lot. The Veteran's Memorial is located near the Derstine Pavilion. The rustic Hafler Trail, 1 mile in length (follow the blue blazes) offers a scenic woodland walk beginning near the Dog Park and continuing on Hafler Road to terminate back at the rear of the Park. The Pennridge Little League leases the baseball field in the center of our Park. Both the Derstine Pavilion and the Markley pavilion can be rented for special events.
James Park Pavilion Rentals
Please download and fill out a James Memorial Park Rental Application Form. The Township cannot hold a date for you unless payment is received.
Dog Park at James Memorial Park
Located behind the baseball field, the Dog Park is adjacent to the walking path for easy access directly next to the Park Rules and waste station. Stop in to visit the new Dog Park and meet new friends! And always, please be considerate to all dogs and other residents.
Veteran's Memorial Plaque Needs Additional Names
The Park & Recreation Committee is accepting resident submissions to be added to the Veteran's Memorial Plaque at James Park. There is no cost to have a name added to the plaque. If you (or any resident you know who has died or moved away) is interested in being added to the plaque please contact the township building at 215-257-9063 and provide the name, branch of the military, and date range of service.
Trails in West Rockhill Township
West Rockhill Township developed a Trail Plan as part of the 2010 Park & Recreation and Open Space Plan.
Built trails include the Hafler Trail and the James Park Loop Trail. The West Rockhill Township Manderfield Preserve at the Butter Creek Bridge on Allentown Road has blazed trails, a small parking lot and a trail map at the kiosk. A Feasibility Study has been completed for the East Branch Perkiomen Trail from Sellersville to Route 309. The Township is seeking trail volunteers to work on and advocate for trails in WRT.
“Get Fit with a Doc” Returns on April 6
Get Fit with a Doc is a community outreach program that offers opportunities to exercise with Grand View Health physicians and staff in James Memorial Park on our ½ mile paved trail. This successful program had an average of 50 participants per session with over 200 registered participants last year! The goal of Grand View Health is to have at least one physician lead each walking event.
This spring, Get Fit with a Doc walks will kick off on April 6 and will be held the first and third Thursdays of each month at 5:30 p.m. Walks will last from 30 to 60 minutes. Our goal is to Get Healthy Together! Everyone is welcome, including children and pets. A brief educational talk from a Grand View Health doctor will be provided at the beginning of each walk. Please bring your own water bottle. Registration will be available before each event.
Information is posted at www.gvh.org/event/get-fit-with-a-doc/
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