Park and Rec Committee
Park & Recreation Committee
David Reiss - Chairperson
Robbie Fischer - Vice Chairperson
Suzanne Clarke -Secretary
Herman "Bob" Strobel
Alternates - Doug Hansen, Bonnie Stump
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.
James Park Pavilion Rentals
Please download and complete the James Park Memorial Park Rental Form. The Township cannot hold a date for you unless payment is received. Please read the Rules & Regulations.
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) are 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. The submission deadline for Phase II plaque orders was September 13, 2019.
If you wish to purchase a Veteran's Memorial Brick for the patio, please complete a Veteran's Memorial Brick Order Form and submit it to the Township. There are small or larger bricks available for purchase to honor a service person or loved one. If you wish to add a Veteran's name to the plaque memorial, please complete and return a Plaque Order Form.
James Memorial Park
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.
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 Dog Park and meet new friends! And always, please be considerate to all dogs and other residents.
Dog Park Rules
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. Donations can be mailed to West Rockhill Township at:
West Rockhill Township
1028 Ridge Road
Sellersville, PA 18960
Attn: Park & Recreation Tot Lot
WRT Trail & Greenway 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.
James Park is open but everyone must continue to practice social distancing in the park.
Get Fit with a Doc Walks in James Park
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 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/
Recently the Park and Rec remembered former Supervisor John Mann who recently passed away. The Township planted a tree and put up a park bench in his honor. Below are pictures from the event