Flower Show Tickets On Sale

Parks & Recreation has Flower Show tickets for sale for $27 each. Sold Mon-Fri from 9 AM to 4 PM at the WREC@WCP. The Flower Show is celebrating 100th anniversary and the beauty of our National Parks at the civic center in Philadelphia, March 5-13, 2016. Stop in the Parks and Recreation office to get your tickets!

Show information: theflowershow.com

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Parks and Recreation Volunteer Application

COME JOIN THE FUN!
PARKS & RECREATION IS SEEKING VOLUNTEERS

There are lots of opportunities to volunteer for community events and activities. Here are just a few…

  • SPECIAL EVENT ASSISTANCE NEEDED
  • ADOPT A GARDEN
  • ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

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About Us

Karen Whitney, Director

The Township’s Recreation Services Division provides numerous year-round special events and community services. The Township also oversees and maintains 420 acres of active and passive recreation areas in 13 parks. Warminster Community Park is our largest, 240 acres, with over 5 miles of trails. Many of our other parks are pocket parks located in neighborhoods. Sport organizations such as soccer, football, basketball, swimming, wrestling, baseball, and softball are offered by various adult and youth sport organizations throughout the seasons.

Starting in January 2015, Warminster Township has partnered with the Central Bucks Family YMCA to provide the day-to-day programs that many residents have enjoyed through the Parks & Recreation Department. Many of our instructors have transitioned to the Y to provide the same quality activities that residents have come to expect. Many of the programs continue to be held at the WREC @ Warminster Community Park (WCP), 1100 Veterans Way.

With the changes to our programming initiatives, the Parks & Recreation Department is revamping our website and online registration software. Until this is complete, registration for any special event can be done over the phone by calling 215-443-5428.

Discount Tickets
Warminster Township Parks and Recreation Department offers discount tickets to various amusement parks, attractions, and ski resorts, click here to view price list and availability. Tickets are sold Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 4 PM at the WREC@WCP. No refunds or returns – while supplies last.

Discount Movie Tickets for Regal Entertainment Group
Movie Tickets are sold for $9.50 each at the Parks & Recreation office, Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM. These are Premiere tickets for Regal Cinemas, United Artists and Edwards Theaters and may have some restrictions for 3D or IMAX movies..

2016 Dog License and Bark Park Paw Passes
Annual 2016 Dog Licenses and Bark Park Paw Passes are available for purchase in the Parks & Recreation office, Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM. Bark Park classes are now forming for new members. Check on line for more information: www.warminstertownship.org/barkpark.


parkandrecMemorial Bench & Memorial Tree Programs

Warminster Parks & Recreation recognizes the value of commemorating life experience. In response to many resident requests, the Township is proud to announce the addition of a memorial bench program to our memorial tree program. Throughout our community parks, newly planted trees and benches made from recycled plastics are being installed to provide comfort to park visitors to enjoy not only the shade but various views of our parks.  Click here to download the memorial tree form.

Today, many people buy a memorial gift of a bench to honor the memory of a lost relative, pet or fallen soldier or to celebrate a joyous occasion, accomplishment, family milestone or new addition. Often they are placed in a park where relatives and friends can visit. If you enjoy a particular park and wish to place a lasting memorial, consider donating a bench or tree to the community. Click here to download the memorial bench form.

Weather Cancellations
For weather closings and program cancellations at the WREC, listen to KYW News Radio, 1060 AM, Fox 29 News or check Channels 22 or 45, or the Township website at www.warminstertownship.org. Just listen or watch for our name and message! We are unable to give refunds or credit for emergency or weather-related cancellations, or other circumstances beyond our control. However, we will make every possible attempt to reschedule the event.

Accessibility
Warminster Parks & Recreation recognizes the importance of recreation for everyone. Many of our facilities are barrier free. We will, to the best of our ability, adapt our parks, trips, and special events to make them accessible to persons with special needs. We invite physically challenged persons to let us know what kinds of adaptations we can make so that as many people as possible can enjoy quality leisure services.
•TDD for the Hearing & Speech Impaired: We can be reached by contacting the Pennsylvania telephone relay service at (800) 654-5984.
•Sports for Individuals with Disabilities – Information on organizations serving physically challenged athletes is available at these websites: www.dsusa.org: www.disabled-world.com/sports; www.dasasports.org; www.mageerehab.org: www.wheelchairnet.org: or search: Disabled Sports.

Special Events

Warminster Township Parks & Recreation Department provides a series of year-round special events to all local residents. Pre-registration is required for some events as listed. Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are available for most events. For more information, contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 215-443-5428 or visit our offices at WREC@WCP, 1100 Veterans Way, Warminster.


 

 

Annual Egg Scramble (SOLD OUT)

Thursday, April 13, 2017
Time: 4:30 PM Rain or shine
Fees: FREE ~Pre-registration required!!

Attention area children, ages 3-10! You are invited to participate in the annual Egg Scramble, sponsored by FULTON BANK and Mr. E. Bunny. Eggs will be scattered outside around WCP, 1100 Veterans Way, for age groups: 3-4 yrs, 5-7 yrs & 8-10 yrs.

22nd Annual Rubber Ducky Regatta 

Sunday, May 21, 2017
@ 1:00 PM
held at Kemper Park – 905 Valley Road, Warminster, PA

Tickets Sold Online, at Parks & Rec. (1100 Veterans Way); Warminster Library, Township Building or Citadel Credit Union

WIN up to $500

Tickets are $5/ducky or 5 duckies for $20

COMMUNITY PARK PICK UP
Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful by coordinating or volunteering for a community cleanup, any day, April 1-May 31, 2017. Volunteers are invited to clean up park & public areas in the community. Parks & Recreation will supply volunteer certificates, safety vests, gloves & trash bags (courtesy of PennDOT) to all who register. Contact the Parks & Recreation Department for more info: (215) 443-5428.

NEW! ANECHOIC CHAMBER EDUCATION SESSIONS – FREE!
Penn State Applied Research Laboratory will open their doors for these unique recreation opportunities. Both classes are held at the Chamber, 300 E. Bristol Road – use the Penn State gate entrance on Bristol Road. Classes are free, but you must pre-register as space restrictions limit group to 20 people. Call Parks & Rec: 215-443-5428.

Fundamental of Antenna Measurements in an Anechoic Chamberonline_reg
Friday, March 24, 2017 at 10 AM (Must pre-register!)
The most common use for an anechoic chamber is the frequency measurement of antenna performance. The Penn State Anechoic Chamber staff will present an informative talk on the fundamentals of antenna measurements and will show some basic antennas and how they work, as well as provide a demonstration of an actual antenna measurement.

online_regWireless Toolbox
Friday, June 16, 2017 at 10 AM (Must pre-register!)
We’ve all been frustrated by poor signal level bars on our cell phones, GPS not locating you or signals to weak for your entertainment system to handle. A radio frequency/wireless engineer will explain why these problems happen, what to look for when they do, and what tools to use to best try to fix them. Come with questions and we will try our best to answer them! Great opportunity for the technology challenged as we will make sure you understand the answer without a lot of technical jargon.

SPRING COMMUNITY YARD SALEonline_reg
Saturdays, April 22, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM (Weather permitting)
Fees: $25 per 20’x20’ space
Registration Deadline: April 19 @ noon
Location: Warminster Community Park
Empty your garage and bring it to WCP for our community yard sale. Pull your car into the assigned 20’x20’ space, unpack and start selling from your car! Vendor set-up begins at 6:30 AM and vendors are responsible for tents, tables and chairs – we just provide the space. Last year we had over 500 cars of shoppers at each sale. Shoppers enter using the Hatboro & Bristol Roads special event entrance.

Warminster VFW #6493 presents:
WARMINSTER TOWNSHIP MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY & PARADE
Monday, May 29, 2017 @ Township Bldg., 401 Gibson Ave.
* Ceremony: begins @10 AM; Parade begins at 11 AM (weather permitting)
PARADE ROUTE!! – starts at the Township Building, east on Henry Ave, north on York Rd, east on Street Rd, north on Louis Drive, parade ends at the VFW Post on Louis Drive. For more info, call Ron @ VFW (215) 773-0693.

KIDS’ FATHER’S DAY FISHING DERBY
Sunday, June 18, 2017 from 7:30-11:30 AM @ Peace Valley Park, New Britain
A catch and release Derby for boys and girls ages 5-15 years. Pre-registration is required before June 9, 2017. The first 100 registered receive a free “goodie” bag. Fees: $7/child or $13/family of 2 children or more (No refunds). Bring a bucket, bait, fishing pole, net, and barbless hooks. Children under 14 years must be accompanied by a parent or adult 18 years or older. Register on-line at www.doylestownrec.com Sponsored by the Bucks Co. Parks & Recreation, Doylestown, Warminster, and Warwick Townships, Bucks Co. Conservation District, & Fish ‘N Tails Guide Service.

COME OUT TO PLAY!
Pennsylvania Recreation & Park Society (PRPS) & DCNR, in cooperation with communities across the state, have created an “Explore PA Local Parks” program as part of the “Good For You, Good for All” initiative. The goal is to get as many people as possible out exploring local parks and enjoying the positive benefits of recreation. Go to http://maps.dcnr.pa.gov/localparks/ and enter in the name of municipality that you wish to visit.

online_regTo bring more children into our park during the summer months, Parks & Recreation has partnered with Geoventures, Inc. to host fun environmental camps that appeal to all ages. Camps will be held outdoors at Warminster Community Park. More Information available online or call 215-448-5428.

NATURE EXPLORERS
DATE: Mon-Thurs, June 26-29 or August 7-10 (Friday Raindate}
TIME 9AM – NOON
FEES: $115/resident, $120/non-resident
For Ages 5-8
It’s a jungle out there and Nature Explorers are heading out on an adventure to explore the outdoors and the thrilling plants and animals where they dwell.

WILDERNESS SURVIVOR CAMP
DATE Mon-Thurs, June 26-29 or August 7-10 (Friday Raindate)
TIME: 1PM-4PM
FEES: $115/resident, $120/non-resident
For Ages 9-13
Have what it takes to be an outdoor survivor? This camp introduces the world of wilderness survival using ancient skills and modern tools.

 

NEW! FAMILY FOOT GOLFonline_reg
Wednesday, June 21 starting at 2:00 PM. FootGolf is the latest craze and takes half the time! Instead of using a club to hit a ball, FootGolf is more like soccer as players kick a ball into the large hole – it’s easier and even more fun! Families are invited to join us for an afternoon – Nine holes of a fun combination of golf and soccer with prizes, raffles and food.
Fees: $20/person; $70/foursome

NEW! RADIO CONTROL ELECTRIC AIRPLANE & DRONE EVENT
Saturday, July 22, 2017 (rain date Sun, July 23) FROM 10 AM TO 1 pm at Warminster Community Park (north end)
Fees: Pre-registration by 7/10: $10/person ($7/senior 60+); Day of event registration: $15/person ($12/Sr.)
Hosted by Warminster Parks & Recreation Department, Ann’s Choice Silent Flyers & the NEPRCC . Events will include Education sessions, drone races, flying demos, & “practice” area. NEPRCC will provide flight simulators for attendees to experience RC Flight and have airplanes for static display.

Requirements: All participant ‘flyers” must have current AMA/UAS registration. All Remote control devices must be registered with the FAA and will be restricted to AMA Park Flyer rules and regulations. Devices will be restricted to a wingspan of less than 50” and flying speeds of less than 60 mph. Access to the park for all participants and spectators will be via the Bristol & Hatboro Roads intersection entrance (350 E. Bristol Road) of Warminster Community Park and the event will take place from the crossover trail north towards Bristol Road

Block Party Request

This page is for requesting a Block Party in Warminster Township. Unless there is a conflict, approved Block Party Forms will be forwarded to the Public Works Department, Police Department and Office of the Township Manager. Please complete the form with as much information as possible. By submitting this form, the applicant agrees to waive and hold harmless Warminster Township from all claims, liability, loss, damages and injury which may result from this event. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 215-443-5428.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Fields marked with an * are required

Safety Town

What is SAFETY TOWN?

Safety Town is a miniaturized version of Warminster Township where young children can ride tricycles and big wheels and play in a make-believe town. All the storefronts and street buildings will be local businesses and the safety signs and street markings have been shrunk down to smaller size to help teach the importance of street safety to our youngsters. Stop signs, street lights, a railroad crossing, and pedestrian crosswalks are all included. The buildings have been designed for interactive play. There is plenty to spur the imagination of any child!

SAFETY TOWN SPONSORS

♦ A-1 Pest Control ♦ Abington Health Care Center – Warminster Campus ♦ Al Million & Son Auto Body ♦ Altomonte’s Italian Market ♦ Angel Nails ♦ Ann’s Choice ♦ Be Forever Green ♦ Bucks County Bank ♦ Bux-Mont Foot & Ankle Care Centers ♦ Carey Insurance Agency ♦ Carroll Engineering ♦ Centennial School District ♦ Chiropractic Physicians Of Bucks County ♦ Coffman’s Auto Repair ♦ Collision Max ♦ Dan Finello – District Judge ♦ Dr. Michael Luciano ♦ First National Bank & Trust of Newtown ♦ First Niagara Bank ♦ Fox Chase Bank ♦ Friedman Schuman ♦ Fulton Bank ♦ Gilmore & Associates, Inc ♦ Giuseppe’s Pizza and Restaurant ♦ Hartsville Fire Co. ♦ Holiday Inn Express ♦ J P Mascaro & Sons ♦ Jim’s Soft Pretzel Bakery ♦ Kenney’s Madison Tavern ♦ Kiddie Academy of Warminster ♦ Lewis Paints/CP Printing ♦ Little Leo’s Café ♦ McDonough Plumbing & Heating ♦ McNamara, Bolla,Williams & Panzer ♦ Nancy’s Farm ♦ National Penn Bank ♦ O’Neil Buick GMC ♦ Remax Centre Realtors ♦ RJ Luce Associates, LLC ♦ Robert Allen Contracting ♦ Roman Delight ♦ Sharp Cut Tree Care ♦ Steak and Hoagie Factory ♦ Suburban Marble and Granite/Tile Gallery ♦ The Intelligencer ♦ The Learning Experience ♦ The Medicine Shoppe ♦ Tony’s Place ♦ Township of Warminster ♦ Tri-County Electrical Supply ♦ Tucci General Contractor, Inc ♦ Vertical Screen ♦ Victory Gardens ♦ Warminster Fire Dept. ♦ Warminster Municipal Authority ♦ Warminster Police Dept ♦ Warminster Volunteer Ambulance Corps ♦ Warminster West Diner ♦ Yum Yum Donuts ♦

Facilities & Rentals

Rental Information

Community Block Parties
If you are planning a Block Party, please download the “party” form by clicking herecomplete online, or stop in the Parks and Rec. office to complete your permit so that you may receive barricades. This ensures a safe and fun event!

Picnic Kits
Picnic Kits are portable sport bags filled with a variety of sports equipment. They are available with a $30/kit deposit. Half of all deposits will be returned when equipment is returned in good order. To reserve your kit, call 215/443-5428.

Park / Pavilion Rentals
There are several pavilions available for rent in the Warminster park system. Park Facilities are available for weddings, family picnics, sport activities and business gatherings. The Hallowell Pavilion, at Warminster Community Park, is available for groups of 25-100+. All pavilion rentals require a $100 security deposit and a $50 rental fee for Warminster residents ($75/NR) for a four hour period. Smaller pavilions are available at Kemper and Munro at a lesser fee. Permit holders have priority at all park pavilions. If you wish to book a pavilion, contact the Parks & Rec office at (215) 443-5428 for availability and download the form from the website. (Pavilion Rental Form or a Park Facility Request Form).

Park Amenities

► Barness Park

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Location: 999 Log College (Log College & Gorson Dr.)

Acreage: 14 (Environment Protection Zone)

Facilities Available: Walking trail, natural area

► The Crossing (Formerly Christ Home Open Space)

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Location: Norristown Road

Acreage: 14 (Environment Protection Zone)

Facilities Available: Handicap Accessible, Walking Trail, Playground, Open Space, Nature Area

► Crooked Billet Green

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Location: 25 Van Horn Drive

Acreage: 8.2

Facilities Available: Basketball Courts, Parking, Playground, Softball Field

► Devonshire Court

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Location: Gorson Drive

Acreage: 6.8 (Environment Protection Zone)

Facilities Available: Preserved open space, Nature trail

► Ivy Woods

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Location: Kirk Road, off Jacksonville

Acreage: 12

Facilities Available: U N D E V E L O P E D

► Kemper Park

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Location: 905 Valley Road (Valley & Sinkler Roads)

Acreage: 30

Facilities Available: Walking Trails, Nature Areas, Picnic Areas, Parking, Picnic Pavilions, Playground, Softball Field

► Log College Park

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Location: 1070 Log College Drive

Acreage: 26.6

Facilities Available: Basketball Court, Tennis Court, Nature Areas, Playground, Grass Volleyball Courts

► Maple Street Park

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Location: 525 Maple Street

Acreage: 0.6

Facilities Available: Basketball Court, Playground

► Meadow Run Park

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Location: 700 Fairfield Drive

Acreage: 2.9

Facilities Available: Picnic Area, Playground

► Munro Park

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Location: 1270 Newtown Road (off Bristol Road)

Acreage: 36

Facilities Available: Baseball Field, Soccer Fields (lighted), Picnic Areas, Parking, Playground, Refreshment Stand (seasonal), Restrooms, Softball Fields, Tennis Courts, Basketball Court, Skate Spot

► Szymanek Park

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Location: 200 Street Road

Acreage: 10.8

Facilities Available: Basketball Courts, Football Field, Parking, Restroom, Softball Field, Playground

► Warminster Community Park

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Acreage: 243

Facilities Available: Walking Trails, Nature Areas, Parking, Playground, Pavilion, Picnic Area, Pond, Restrooms
- Soccer Field G, H & I are located at 1275 Newtown Road
- Special event entrance 350 E. Bristol Rd. (At intersection of Hatboro & Bristol Rds.)

► Werner Park

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Location: 100 Kirk Road (off Jacksonville)

Acreage: 6.8

Facilities Available: Football Field (lighted), Picnic Areas, Parking, Playground, Refreshment Stand (seasonal), Restrooms, Softball Field

In The Parks

All Parks

  • Parks are open from sunrise to sunset. After dusk, you must have a permit or risk being fined. The walking trails at WCP, Kemper & Munro Parks will be available to residents from dawn to dusk, weather permitting.
  • Parks are officially closed during winter weather conditions. Park parking lots, paths and trails are not maintained and may remain snow and ice covered for extended periods. Surfaces may
    be slippery. Guests may still access parks for winter recreational activities; however, they do so at their own peril. Anti-slip winter footwear is recommended.
  • All Park buildings are winterized annually (restrooms closed, water/electric shut off) by December 1 to reduce the chance of frozen pipes. Portapotties are removed from Kemper and Munro in Dec., but will remain on site at WCP. Buildings reopen by April 1.
  • Sport fields in all parks are available by permit only. Persons who wish to use pavilions & fields should apply for permits. Permit holders have priority.
  • Park facilities are available for special events, parties, family picnics and business gatherings for a reasonable fee. Dates are filling quickly for 2016, so please reserve your pavilion or fields by completing a facility request permit and submitting it to the Parks & Recreation Dept. Forms can be downloaded at the website: www.warminstertownship.org
  • To reduce vandalism, park facilities are locked unless park staff or sport organizations are utilizing a park. If you see vandalism, dumping or other hazards, DON’T WAIT!! Please call the Police Department immediately at (215) 672-1000.
  • Please do not feed the wildlife, especially the deer and geese, in the parks – supplemental feeding encourages wildlife to become dependent on handouts that are not part of their
    natural diets.
  • If you see people with their dogs running loose, please call the Animal Control Officer (267) 803-4859 or Police (215) 672- 1000. Do not try to intervene and put yourself in harm’s way.
  • The Warminster Bark Park is available to all area residents on a membership program. To participate you must provide veterinarian proof of vaccinations, complete an application, and attend a one-time education session. Fees are $25/Warminster resident and $35/non-resident.
  • Solicitation by vendors, including private fitness or sport instruction, is not permitted in any park. Citations will be issued by the Police Department. Permits are available for a fee.
  • Motorized vehicles, including dirt bikes and ATVs – are not permitted in Township parks.
  • Cyclists must yield to pedestrians on all park trails. Warn pedestrians by declaring “cyclist on your left” prior to passing.
  • Perennials for Parks – if you are dividing your perennials in spring or fall, why not donate the “discards” to the parks to improve our park landscaping. Contact the office for more info: 215-443-5428.
  • Park encroachment – If your residence backs up to a park, please be aware of your property boundaries before installing sheds, pools and play equipment. Items that encroach on park land must be removed at the cost of the homeowner no matter how long they have been in place.
  • No dumping reminder – dumping in the parks or public lands is illegal. Leaves, trees, limbs, trimmings and other yard waste must be removed and disposed of properly through the trash company.
  • Commemorative benches and trees honoring friends, family, pets and others are available for placement in any Township park. For more information, contact Parks & Rec @ 215-443-5428 or download forms from the website: www.warminstertownship.org.
  • Parks & Recreation would like to extend our thanks to the many sport groups, individuals and volunteers who assist with park maintenance. If you have questions about the various projects underway, please call us.

FACILITY RENTALS
Park facilities & pavilions are available for parties, family picnics, sport activities & business gatherings for a reasonable fee. Please do not forget to reserve your pavilion or field by completing a facility request permit in the Parks & Rec. Office. Permit holders have priority. Forms can be obtained from the township website on-line at www.warminstertownship.org

FRIENDS OF WARMINSTER PARKS
Friends of Warminster Parks is a volunteer, non-profit organization committed to raising awareness and funds for the improvement, preservation and continued development of the Warminster Township Park system. The goal is to raise funds to enhance and develop both passive and active recreational areas in Warminster Township Parks and support recreational programs for the benefit and enjoyment of Warminster residents. We will promote community participation and support for Warminster Township Parks. Please call the Parks & Recreation Department for a meeting schedule. We invite you to join us and bring Friends!
For more info about the Friends group, visit the website @ www.friendsofwarminsterparks.org

CHRIST HOME PARK UPDATE
2015 will be an exciting year as we will be finishing construction of Christ Home Park. With input from local residents, there have been some changes to the original plans. Paving of the entire trail has been completed and many residents are using this connector pathway. Bollards will be installed at the trial heads located at Cloverly and Norristown Roads. The playground is being moved out of the wetland area to the flat section of the park. Benches and wetland education signage will be added in the wetland area. Residents are invited to purchase Memorial benches for this park. A short connecting walkway will be installed where the property abuts the Belair Road cul-de-sac.

NEW PLAYGROUND COMING TO MEADOW RUN PARK
Once the weather breaks, the old playground at Meadow Run will be removed and replaced by a new piece of play apparatus. Watch our progress and we hope to have this in place by April.

SKATE PARK TO BE RESURFACED
The Skate Spot at Munro Park is scheduled to be resurfaced this spring. During this process, the park will be closed to all users for about a week to allow the resurfacing material to set properly. Dates of closure will be posted at the Skate Spot.

BARK PARK NEWS
Memberships to the Warminster Bark Park are available for area residents. There are no limits on the number of members who can participate in the Park. Paw Passes (electronic key entry cards) are available for annual fees (Jan.-Dec.) of $25/Warminster resident household/year ($35/Non-Resident).
New members are required to complete an application, provide copies of current County license and vet certificate of vaccinations, pay an annual fee and attend a Bark Park workshop. These 90-minute workshops are provided FREE by a certified trainer so that area members and their canine friends get the most of the dog park experience. In exchange, members receive the Rules and Regs, Bark Park etiquette & safety info, a Bark Park ID tag and a Paw Pass electronic gate card. Hours for the park will be 7:00 AM-Sunset – weather and conditions permitting. The Bark Park has been designed to include two (2) separate fenced-in areas for the large and small dogs to run off-leash and include pavilion coverage, water (in season) and benches. For more information on registration, regulations and class dates check out the website @ www.warminstertownship.org/barkpark.

Reminders for our Bark Park Members:

  • CLEAN UP, NO EXCUSES! – Keep the dog park clean and more importantly our dogs healthy. A dog owner should always have bags with them, even if provided at a dog park.
  • Socialization & Basic Commands – Dogs should be fully socialized BEFORE going to the dog park. Dogs should respond to basic commands since a dog must be under the handler’s control at all times when in the dog park.
  • Incident Reports – All incidents must be reported to the police or animal control within 24 hours: 267-803-4859.
  • Only Members Allowed! – To ensure the safety of all dogs, members should not permit others into the Bark Park. You are responsible for any injury or damages done by a non-member.

RECYCLE IN THE PARKS
Warminster Township can now co-mingle our recyclables and JP Mascaro has provided an option for single-stream recyclable pick up in the parks. Watch for the new marked trash cans and red toters. Please be sure to separate your regular trash from the glass, plastic and aluminum so that we may join the recycling stream!

TREE UPDATE

  • PennVest Grant
    In September 2012, 300 new trees were installed as part of the “Plant a Million Trees” grant program. Warminster Township, working with the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) and Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS), was one of the seven local municipalities to receive trees as part of a $2.3 million PennVest Grant to enhance communities. The 2 years maintenance program, which was covered by the grant, has been completed. This project greatly added to the reforestation of WCP.
  • Tree Tenders – Free Classes
    As part of the DCNR TreeVitalize program, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS), in partnership with Penn State Cooperative Extension, will offer nine hours of FREE hands-on tree care training for residents of the five-county Philadelphia region. For info, visit the website: www.treevitalize.net.
  • Tree Donations
    More than 50 families have already planted the living memorial gift of a tree or shrub in the park system. These trees commemorate a special occasion, family celebration, or honor the memory of a loved one. If you enjoy a particular park and wish to place a lasting gift to a family member, friend or pet, either living or deceased, consider donating a tree to the community. If you wish to make a tree donation, simply download the form from the township website or call the office and speak with Karen. Several options are available. Memorial trees are installed in early March or after October 15th.

VANDALISM – It Hurts Everyone
With so many people using our parks, we hope to see a reduction this year in the amount of vandalism in the parks. Already Munro, Szymanek and WCP have been affected by useless damage. Instead of spending tax dollars to improve the parks, we are constantly trying to stay ahead of the repair & replacement costs which have resulted from break-ins, arson and general building & equipment vandalism.

If you see it happening, do not intervene or put yourself at risk – call the Police! An Anti-Vandalism Ordinance is in place. There is a reward if your information leads to an arrest and conviction. If you see vandalism, dumping or other hazards, DON’T WAIT!! Please call the Police Department immediately at (215) 672-1000 or 9-1-1.

BIRDERS CAN ENJOY THE PARKS YEAR ROUND
WCP has become a haven for many species of birds which have been seen in the park and surrounding areas throughout the year. From January through April, Winter Wren, Brown Creeper, Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker and Golden-Crowned and Ruby-Crowned Kinglets can be found in Kemper Park in winter. Eastern Bluebirds, American Tree Sparrows and Field Sparrows will be in Warminster Community Park. The coldest days may bring Horned Larks, Snow Buntings, Lapland Longspur or American Pipits to large “barren” fields around the Park. Gull flocks may include Iceland, Laughing, Lesser Black-Backed or Herring Gulls with the common Ring-Billed Gulls. A Short-Eared Owl was spotted over WCP recently. Spring migration starts in late March with waterfowl. Check ponds for Green-Winged Teal, Hooded Mergansers and other unusual ducks. A flock of 120 Tundra Swans flew over WCP in a recent winter. And dozens of species of migrants will show up at Kemper Park beginning in April. You may spot a Northern Waterthrush or Nashville Warbler along with the more common Palm and Pine Warblers.

PLEASE DON’T FEED THE WILDLIFE!
Parks and Recreation is working with the USDA Wildlife Service to protect the health of our park birds and wildlife. Please do not feed the waterfowl (geese, ducks, gulls, etc.) or the deer in our parks. Feeding these wild animals creates dependence, promotes the spread of disease and upsets the natural cycles. Thank you for your cooperation.

PARK ENCROACHMENT
In numerous parks throughout the system, there are instances of neighbors who have placed woodpiles, sheds, play apparatus, even swimming pools on park property. If your residence backs up to a park, please be aware of your property boundaries before installing anything. Items that encroach on park land must be removed at the cost of the homeowner no matter how long they have been in place.

NO DUMPING REMINDER
For residents who back up to our park system, please be reminded that no dumping is allowed. Since public access is limited behind the homes at Barness Park, Devonshire Court, Meadow Run Park, Ivy Woods and Kemper Park, we can only infer that neighbors are dumping in the parks. This practice must cease and desist immediately or you may be cited by our L&I or Police Department. Leaves, trees, limbs, trimmings and other yard waste must be removed and disposed of properly through the trash company.

TRAIL MAPS AVAILABLE!
There are now over 5 miles of paved trail at WCP! Maps can be downloaded from the Township website for personal use (click here). Several trails bisect the park to create a multitude of walking, biking and running opportunities. Along the way, you’ll experience some hidden park treasures and enjoy much of the wildlife. Please note the posted trail signs for everyone’s safety!

POOPER SCOOPER ORDINANCE
Ordinance #565 regulates animal defecation on public and private property and the disposal of animal feces. Pet owners are required to clean up after their animals, not only in the parks, but on all public and private property in the Township, or face a possible fine up to $1,000.

WARMINSTER SPORT ORGANIZATIONS
The 14 different Warminster Sport Organizations operate independently of the Parks & Recreation Department. We do not oversee their operations, set prices or policies, or act as a mediator during disputes. If you have questions, comments or suggestions, please contact each organization. Phone numbers and websites are listed here.

TREE MEMORIALS AND PLANT DONATIONS
The Parks & Recreation Department accepts donations of plants, trees and shrubs before March 30 and after November 1. This allows plants the needed adjustment period before growing season begins or ends. We also have a Tree Memorial program in the park system. If you would like to donate trees, shrubs or flowers, please contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 215/443-5428 or download the Memorial form by clicking here.

MEMORIAL BENCHES NOW AVAILABLE
In response to many resident requests, a Memorial Bench program is now in place. These attractive benches made from recycled plastic can be engraved with a personal message. For more information call the Parks & Recreation Department at 215-443-5428 or download the brochure by clicking here.