News and Notes

SPECIAL DONATION BRINGS MORE FUN TO THE PARK!
The Parks & Recreation Department would like to extend a special thanks to Grete Yeadon for her very generous donation to Warminster Community Park. The Friends of Warminster Parks is delighted to match her donation to create an all-inclusive, non-competitive basketball court called “Bankshot Basketball”. This unique multi-backboard venue focuses on individual skill rather than team competition. Everyone can play! We hope to have the court completed by Spring 2022. Donate to this all-inclusive project at www.Friendsofwarminsterparks.org.

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR LOCAL BUSINESSES
The Park & Recreation Department would like to thank several businesses that supported our events and parks in 2021. Major event sponsors included Cowhey Family ShopRite in Warminster, Hatboro Federal Savings, Penn Community Bank, JP Mascaro & Sons, Quaint Oak Bank, Gilmore & Associates, Mallard Plumbing & Electric, Citizens for A Better Warminster, O’Neil Buick, Nancy’s Farm, QNB Bank, to name a few. Without this tremendous support, we would not be able to provide events and activities to our residents free or at minimal cost. Sponsorship opportunities are available for events and park items, large and small. Call the Parks & Rec office if you wish more information about any of the services we provide to the community!

Cowhey Family ShopRite has committed funds to purchase a sunshade for a section of Safety Town so that we may add much needed shade to this facility. We invite all families to enjoy this unique play area. Bring your scooter, trike, or big wheel to enjoy the space. No motorized scooters or vehicles, adult-size bikes or animals permitted in the facility. Schools, daycare facilities & groups must make a reservation and area will remain open to the public. There are still a few “store front” leases available for area business sponsorship. Call the Parks & Rec Department if interested.

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BIKES IN YOUR BASEMENT?? DONATE TO OUR BIKE SHARE PROGRAM!
We are looking to start a Bike Share program at Warminster Community Park that will allow people to borrow bikes to ride in the park. If you have an adult-size bike that you are not using and is in fair to good condition,  please consider donating it to the park. If gears and brakes need a little work, we can do that! Call the Parks & Recreation office: 215-443-5428 if you have a donation!

EV CHARGING STATION AVAILABLE IN WCP
Warminster has gone green with an Electronic Vehicle Charging Station in Warminster Community Park (WCP)! Thanks to a grant from the PA DEP Driving PA Forward Funding Program, and donations from Renk Electric and the Friends of Warminster Parks, this ChargePoint EV station is available to any resident with an electric vehicle. EV designated parking spaces are located by the Park & Rec office in WCP’s main parking lot. The EV station is available during park hours for a fee. Come enjoy the park while charging your vehicle! Accounts: An account will be needed with ChargePoint (at no fee) to pay/use the charging station. You can pick up an account card in the Parks and Recreation office during regular business hours, or you can create a free account at www.ChargePoint.com. Warminster Township Parks and Recreation cannot accept any money onsite for charging.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
For our events to be successful, we are seeking volunteers who  wish to assist. No worries about the time commitment – it can be as little as a half hour to multiple hours and on a flexible schedule. Let us know if you are interested by contacting the Parks & Rec office at 215-443-5428. Please be aware youth programs will require a background check.

AMAZING COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS
We would like to thank several individuals and organizations that  assisted the park staff with taking care of the trees and gardens at Warminster Community Park to keep our space beautiful. Peggy & Walton Hathaway worked hard all spring and summer to create the beautiful pollinator garden in front of the WREC. Walton Hathaway and Lori Voltmer must be commended for their constant cleanup efforts. Also, thank you to the employees of PECO and NovaCare Rehabilitation for mulching our park trees and planting the new beds!

DISCOUNT TICKETS
Warminster Parks & Recreation has discount Premier Regal  Entertainment Movie Tickets ($9.50) and Flower Show Tickets. Due to Covid, many ski resorts and amusement venues are not providing discount tickets at this time. We hope this will change during the summer. Check back with Park & Rec during the spring for more info. Tickets are available for sale Mon-Fri from 9AM-4PM at the WREC@WCP. Go online for prices and info. www.warminstertownship.org. or call the office at 215-443-5428

FRIENDS CONTINUE HOMETOWN HERO BANNER PROGRAM
Friends of Warminster Parks continue to accept applications for Hometown Hero Banners. Banners are available to active military service members and all veterans who have lived in Warminster or have family living here. For more information on the banners, go to the Friends website or stop by the Park & Rec office to pick up a form: www.friendsofwarminsterparks.org

FRIENDS SEEKING MORE FRIENDS
Friends of Warminster Parks is a volunteer, 501-c-3 nonprofit organization committed to raising awareness and funds for the improvement, preservation and continued development of the Warminster Township Park system. The Friends of Warminster Parks is always seeking new members to participate that might have publicity and marketing, construction, IT, management, or organizational skills, or just wish to participate in an organization that benefits the community. To get involved, send your contact information to info@friendsofwarminsterparks.org

ADVERTISE YOUR ORGANIZATION ON WARMINSTER’S COMMUNITY GATEWAY
The Township invites all community civic and sport organizations to place their symbol on our community “gateway” sign located at County Line and York Roads. Symbols should be no larger than 16 inches in diameter. For more information, please contact the Parks & Recreation office: (215)443-5428.

BARK PARK NEWS
Memberships to the Warminster Bark Park are available for area residents. For those new to the park, completion of an application, current dog license and rabies certificate and attendance at a Bark Park orientation workshop are required to get a Paw Pass.  Paw Passes (electronic key fobs) are available for annual fees (Jan.-Dec.) of $25/Warminster resident household/year ($35/NR). For more information on registration, regulations and class dates check out the website @ www.warminstertownship.org/barkpark.

EAGLE SCOUT/GOLD STAR PROJECTS
For troops looking for community service hours, there are multiple projects in the parks and we encourage scouts to bring ideas before us.  Any troop or Eagle Scout interested in a special project or community service should contact the Parks & Recreation Department at (215)443-5428 as soon as possible.

PERENNIALS FOR PARKS
If you are dividing your perennials in spring or fall, consider donating your “discards” to the Parks Department to improve our park landscaping.  Due to limited maintenance staff, please call before dropping off marked plants at the Parks & Rec office between March 1 and May 1, or October 1-November 30 as we may not have staff time to plant them. Or if you wish to help and install them yourself, just call (215) 443-5428 and we’ll provide guidelines for where to plant in the parks.

PHILA. REGION SPORT CAR CLUB OF AMERICA (SCCA)
Parks & Rec would like to thank SCCA for their donations to the park system. Whether monetary or volunteer time, they have been working hard to improve WCP.  The Philadelphia Region of the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) annually holds 10-12 days of Solo autocross events at Warminster Community Park. They also offer Driving Skills and Teen Street Survival schools. Further details about these and other motor sports events sponsored by the Phila. Region SCCA is available at their website: WWW.PHILLYSCCA.COM

WARMINSTER SKATE SPOT SEEKS ADVERTISING & SPONSORSHIP SUPPORT
Friends of Warminster Parks continues the campaign to raise funds to purchase more equipment at the Munro Park Skate Spot. Join organizations, businesses and families that have already donated to this worthy cause. If you would like more information about this park and the fundraising efforts, please contact Park & Rec at 215-443-5428 or check out the Friends website: www.friendsofwarminsterparks.org