Warminster Township Parks and Recreation Department has been able to leverage multiple grants, a land appraisal, and public and private contributions to meet the match requirements for three different grants. We were awarded over $2.9 Million to continue development of Warminster Community Park. Please take a moment to check out our video of the proposed improvements which will take place over the next three years.
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Being well, having fun, and strengthening our communities are some of the ways that local parks and recreation enhance the lives of all Pennsylvanians. It’s good for you. It’s good for all. We welcome you to start finding some good of your own. Visit the www.goodforpa.com and start your adventure.
Category: Parks and Recreation
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
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.
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.
SAFETY TOWN OPEN FOR BUSINESS:
There are still a few facades available in Warminster Parks & Recreation’s Safety Town at Warminster Community Park for a 5-year lease period. Business sponsorship is also being sought for recyclable benches, a shed for big wheel/trike storage and a sunshade. If interested, contact the Parks & Recreation Department for more information.
Dog License and Bark Park Paw Passes
Annual 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.
Memorial 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.
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.
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.
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.
In order 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 may require a background check.
THE INCREDIBLE EDIBLE VEGGIE CONTEST
AUGUST 1-SEPTEMBER 21, 2018
Area residents of Bucks and Montgomery County are invited to participate in the WREC’s Incredible Edible Veggie Contest (formerly Heaviest Tomato Contest). If you have a ripe tomato, zucchini, eggplant or squash and would like to enter it in our contest, stop by the WREC, Monday-Friday from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM to weigh in your champ. A prize will be awarded to the winner in each category by Burpee Seed.
Come play Classic 18-hole Golf
Monday, October 8, 2018 (Columbus Day!)
at Five Ponds Golf Club
PROCEEDS BENEFIT PARK DEVELOPMENT AND OUR splash park PROJECT!
Come join us for a fun day on the links — this outing is golfer-friendly and a ton of fun! This year we are raising funds for the additional amenities that are needed to help complete the new “Sprayground” that will be built in 2019 at Warminster Community Park. The Parks & Recreation Department has acquired grant funding to build the splash park, but we still need funds to make it more family friendly by providing a sunshade and other park amenities. Business sponsorship opportunities are available for the event, tee signs, courtesy cart and lunch sponsors.
18 holes Classic Golf, shotgun start 9:00 AM
FEES: $130/golfer, $475/foursome
Fee includes: Greens fee, Cart, Dogs on the 9th, Prizes, and a Buffet lunch catered by Five Ponds Golf Club
Each foursome will be assigned a starting hole.
Double Eagle ($500)
Business will be exclusively advertised at hole #10, which is visible both on the course and from the golf clubhouse. Your business will also receive two complimentary rounds for the outing and a Double Eagle Sponsor’s plaque. We will only be accepting a limited number of Double Eagle Sponsorships, so please call early to make sure one is available.
Business name will be advertised as one of the luncheon or courtesy cart sponsors, a tee sign will be placed on one of 16 holes on the course and you will receive the Eagle Sponsor’s certificate.
Business name will be advertised at one of 16 holes on the course and you will receive the Birdie Sponsor’s certificate.
Gimme ($50 door prize or raffle basket)
Business name will be placed on the sponsor board and you will receive the Gimme Sponsor’s certificate.
REMINDER TO GOLFERS & SPONSORS…WE MUST RECEIVE PAYMENT IN FULL, PRIOR TO FRIDAY, SEPT. 28, 2018 TO INCLUDE YOU IN THIS EVENT.
A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO BECOMING ACTIVE: HOW TO REACH 10,000 STEPS
Date/Time: Tue, Sept. 25 @ 10-11:30 AM
Do 10,000 steps seem like a lot to you? Learn the origins of the 10,000 steps recommendation, and tips on how to reach the correct number of steps for your personal health needs. Then, put on those walking shoes and get moving! We’ll take a short walk around Warminster Community Park to help get you started. Presented by Doylestown Health education outreach liaison Kellye Foulke, MS, CHES. Registration required. Call to register (215)672-1870 or www.DoylestownHealth.org
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR BIRD COUNTS AND INVASIVE REMOVAL
Parks & Recreation has teamed up with Churchville Nature Center for a variety of programs. Join us for the Audubon’s 119th Christmas Bird Count to help monitor species in Warminster Community Park. We are also putting together a work crew to assist with invasive plant removal in the park in the spring. Call to register if you are interested in volunteering for either of these programs: 215-443-5428.
FRIENDS OF WARMINSTER PARKS CASINO NIGHT
On October 20, 2018, the Friends of Warminster Parks will host another Monte Carlo Casino Night
at Ann’s Choice. Come out and join us for an evening of fun and fundraising for the Splash Park. $35 tickets will include a Beef & Beer, $50 in chips, raffles and gaming tables (Roulette, Poker, Craps, Blackjack and Texas Hold‘em). Basket & Raffle Sponsors and gamblers will be needed for this special event. We’ve added some exciting trips to our raffle baskets and auction items this year, so your fun can continue after the Casino Night with once in a lifetime trips. www.friendsofwarminsterparks.org
TOUCH A TRUCK
Saturday, October 27, 2018
FREE to the Public!
Time: 10:00 AM-1:00 PM @ Warminster Community Park
Come out and enjoy an unforgettable experience where kids, young & old, can touch, honk, and climb aboard some of the big rigs, construction, and public safety equipment they see on the road every day. A great & safe way to see these trucks up close and personal! New this year – a limited number of outside vendors will be permitted to include their trucks in the event. Call the Parks & Rec department for more info: 215-443-5428. Sponsored by: JP Mascaro & Southampton-Warminster Area Lions Club
RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR
Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 7:45 AM-6:30 PM
Fees: $110/resident | $115/Non-resident
Join us to celebrate this annual tradition. Trip includes motorcoach transportation and 2nd mezzanine ticket. Free time in NYC after the show for lunch, shopping or sightseeing. Trip fills fast, call to reserve your seats!
CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING PROGRAM
Don’t forget about our Christmas Tree Recycling Program. Drop off your Christmas tree in the designated area at WCP parking lot from Dec. 26, 2018-Jan. 31, 2019. Parks & Rec will chip it and use chips for park trails. If we get a huge pile, residents are welcome to take some home for your garden. Don’t forget to remove decorations before drop off.
• DOORS OPEN AT 6:00 PM Bingo games begin at 7:00 PM
• Tickets: $40 in advance, or $45 at the door (if available)
Tickets include – 20 games of Bingo with chef’s choice hors’ oeuvre buffet and beer & wine bar from 6:30-9:30 PM. (Must be 21 to Play/Enter). Space is limited and sells out fast! Order tickets on Dec 1 by calling (215) 443-5428 with a credit card. If you would like to sponsor a bag or donate towards the purchase of a bag to be used as a prize, please call the Parks & Recreation office at (215) 443-5428. Special note: Although this event has long been a Longaberger basket event, it appears that they are no longer in business.
ANNUAL EGG SCRAMBLE
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Time: 4:30 PM | Rain or shine
Fees: FREE ~ Pre-registration required! (215) 443-5428
Attention area children, ages 3-10! You are invited to participate in the annual Egg Scramble with 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. Limited to 500 children
WATCH FOR INFO ON OTHER 2019 EVENTS (all dates subject to change)
- ANNUAL COMMUNITY PARK PICK UP – April 1- May 31, 2019
- SEMI-ANNUAL COMMUNITY YARD SALE – April 13, 2019 & August 24, 2019 @ WCP
- 24th Annual RUBBER DUCKY REGATTA – Sunday, May 19, 2019 @ Kemper Park
- WARMINSTER TOWNSHIP MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY & PARADE – Monday, May 27, 2019
- WARMINSTER DAYS CELEBRATION – 2019! Come celebrate with us Saturday, June 8, 2019
WARMINSTER DAYS CELEBRATION – 2019!
Come celebrate with us Saturday, June 8, 2019
at Warminster Community Park!
Family & Musical Entertainment, Food Trucks, Children’s Games, Fire & K-9 Demos, Magicians & Jugglers, Community & Business Vendors, Plenty of Parking!
Warminster Day Committee now forming!
If you wish to assist in the planning and organization of next year’s Warminster Day, we invite you to be part of the committee. There will be a meeting on Tue, Nov. 13 @ 7 PM
Businesses: If you would like more information on sponsorship packages or wish to become an investor in the future of the park, please give the Parks and Recreation office a call at
Volunteers: Everyone is welcome to assist with this project. Whether you’ve got a few hours to spare the day of the event, or want to devote the next 8 months of your time, please contact the Parks & Rec office at 215-443-5428. Watch the township website for more information on volunteers, sponsorship and a schedule of activities.
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.
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
Abington-Jefferson Health Care Center – Warminster Campus ♦ Al Million & Son Auto Body ♦ Altomonte’s Italian Market & Deli ♦ Ann’s Choice Retirement Community ♦ Be Forever Green ♦ Bux-Mont Foot & Ankle Care Centers ♦ Carroll Engineering ♦ Centennial School District ♦ CP Commercial Printing ♦ Dan Finello – District Judge ♦ Doylestown Health Connections ♦ Eastburn & Gray ♦ First National Bank & Trust of Newtown ♦ Fulton Bank ♦ Gilmore & Associates, Inc ♦ Giuseppe’s Pizza and Restaurant ♦ Hartsville Fire Company ♦ Havis, Inc. ♦ Holiday Inn Express & Suites ♦ J P Mascaro & Sons ♦ Kiddie Academy of Warminster ♦ Montgomery Tile ♦ Nancy’s Farm ♦ O’Neil Buick GMC ♦ Penn Community Bank ♦ Remax Centre Realtors ♦ Renk Electric ♦ Roger’s Tree Service ♦ Sharp Cut Tree Care ♦ Township of Warminster ♦ Tri-County Pediatrics ♦ Tucci General Contractor, Inc ♦ Univest ♦ Victory Gardens ♦ Warminster Fire Dept. ♦ Warminster Free Library ♦ Warminster Municipal Authority ♦ Warminster Parks & Recreation ♦ Warminster Police Dept. ♦ Yum Yum Bake Shop ♦
SAFETY TOWN OPEN FOR BUSINESS
There are still a few facades available in Warminster Parks & Recreation’s Safety Town at Warminster Community Park for a 5-year lease period. Business sponsorship is also being sought for recyclable benches, a shed for big wheel/trike storage and a sunshade. If interested, contact the Parks & Recreation Department for more information.. Click here to download the sponsorship form.