Warminster Township Going Green with First Electric Vehicle Charging Station in Warminster Community Park

November 19, 2019

Warminster, PA — The first Warminster Township Electric Vehicle Charging Station has been installed in Warminster Community Park. The station features an EV ChargePoint and two designated parking spaces, allowing two electric vehicles to be charged simultaneously. The parking spaces are located near the Parks and Recreation Office in the Warminster Community Park main parking lot. ChargePoint cards are available for distribution during office hours and the EV station is available during park hours for a fee.

This project was made possible by a grant from the PA DEP Driving PA Forward Funding Program and donations from Renk Electric and the Friends of Warminster Parks.

Township staff worked tirelessly to procure the grant and sponsorships necessary for this project. The Warminster Township Parks & Recreation and Public Works Departments also worked diligently to see this project through.

According to Township Manager, Gregg Schuster, “We are excited to open the first Warminster Township Electric Vehicle Charging Station and proud to be able to offer this environmentally conscious resource to the public.”

For more information, please contact Warminster Township at 215-443-5414 or go to www.warminstertownship.org.

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Spotted Lanternfly

You see them. You hear about them. Now learn about them.

The Spotted Lanternfly is an invasive planthopper that is rapidly moving into our area. This insect has the potential to greatly impact agricultural crops such as fruit trees, hops, and hardwoods. To learn more about them, please visit https://www.agriculture.pa.gov/Plants_Land_Water/PlantIndustry/Entomology/spotted_lanternfly/Pages/default.aspx

If you “spot” one, please report to https://extension.psu.edu/have-you-seen-a-spotted-lanternfly

Warminster Community Park Update

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.

Get Up, Get Out

. . . It’s time to explore your local parks.

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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.

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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. With the changes to our programming initiatives in 2015, the Parks & Recreation Department has begun rebuilding many of our educational programs and creating new activities. All programs and special events require registration. Feel free to call the office at 215-443-5428 or use the online registration: www.warminstertownship.org/specialevents if you need more information.

The Department also oversees and maintains 420 acres of active and passive recreation areas in 13 parks. Warminster Community Park is the largest, 240 acres, with over 5 miles of trails. Many of our other parks are pocket parks located in neighborhoods. We encourage residents to take time to enjoy nature use this website to find local parks: https://goodforpa.com. Sport organizations such as soccer, football, basketball, swimming, wrestling, kickball, baseball, and softball are offered by various adult and youth sport organizations throughout the seasons.


ROW, ROW, ROW YOUR BOAT!
Parks & Recreation is seeking the donation of a jon boat, row boat, dingy, Boston whaler or similar flat bottom boat in good condition (7-10 feet long, with or without trailer), so that we may work safely in our park ponds. This donation is tax deductible.


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.

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.

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.
•Outdoor Safety and Health: www.safehome.org

Programs and 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.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
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.


FALL COMMUNITY YARD SALES 
Saturday, August 24, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM (Weather permitting)
Fees: $25 per 20’x20’ space
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 check-in 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 – gate opens at 8 AM. Registration will close early if we fill all our spots, regardless of date. Don’t miss out!


ELECTRONIC RECYCLING EVENTS with PAR Recycle Works
Saturday, September 14, 2019 • 10 AM-1 PM @ Warminster Community Park – use the 350 E. Bristol Road entrance at Hatboro & Bristol Roads.
The Township has teamed up with PAR Recycle Works to provide an electronics (e-waste) recycling event to area residents. Bring your outdated or obsolete appliance or electronic devices such as computers, printers and cell phones. For more information about PAR Recycle Works and to determine what items will be accepted, go to their website: www. par-recycleworks.org. Drop off is free, except for certain items like small CRT monitors-$30; televisions up to 40”-$45; anything in an enclosure or over 40”- $65. Questions about fees should be sent to info@par-recycleworks.org. This event is very popular – be prepared to wait 30-45 minutes for drop off.


THE INCREDIBLE EDIBLE VEGGIE CONTEST
July 15-September 21, 2019
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,
cucumber, 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.

CARFIT: AAA CAR SAFETY CHECK
Wed, Sept. 18 from 1-3 PM
Does Your Vehicle Fit? Do you have a clear view out your vehicle’s windows? Can you reach and manage all controls? CarFit offers drivers the opportunity to check how well their personal vehicles “fit” them. Find out how the fit of your vehicle affects your driving, adjust your vehicle to your changing needs and learn what adaptive features can be added to help. *Please note this is an educational program only and will not involve any type of driving test or assessment. Appointments required. Register by calling Renae at 215-672-1870 or www.doylestownhealth.org or https://www.eventbrite.com/e/carfit-aaa-car-safety-check-registration-66578396777


TOUCH A TRUCK
Saturday, October 26, 2019 FREE to the Public!
Time: 10:00 AM-1:00 PM at Warminster Community Park (weather permitting)
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! The 3rd annual “Paint the Plow” contest will also take place. Come out and vote for your favorite piece of art! A limited number of outside vendors will be permitted to include their trucks at our discretion in the event ($100/truck). 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 16, 2019 from 7:45 AM-6:30 PM
Fees: $115/resident, $120/Non-resident
Join us to celebrate this annual tradition. Trip includes motor coach 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!


ROCK CLIMBING
Park & Rec has teamed up with the Doylestown Rock Gym to provide youth, family and adult rock-climbing adventures. Register on line or call the Parks & Rec office: 215-443-5428.

Youth Climbing Class
Session 1: Sat, Oct. 19 – Nov 9
Session 2: Sat, Nov. 16 – Dec 14 (skipping Nov 30)
Time: 10-11:30 AM
Price: $50 res / $56 non-res
Been to a climbing party? To the top of a climbing wall at the mall? At the boardwalk? Found that you love to climb and can’t get enough? This four-week class uses games, activities and training tips to introduce participants to safe climbing practices. Open to ages 8 to 13

Family Climbing Class
Session 1: Fri, Oct. 11 – 25
Session 2: Fri, Nov. 8 – 22
Time: 6-8 PM
Price: $90 res / $100 non-res (For up to 4 family members)
All participants will receive instruction on safety, climbing technique, and use of equipment. Parents and children over the age of 14 will be taught belay skills. There must be
one parent for every two children. Ages 6 and older.

Basic Climbing Class
Session 1: Tue, Oct. 22 – Nov. 5
Session 2: Tue, Nov. 26 – Dec. 10
Time: 7:30-9 PM
Price: $55 res/ $60 non-res
This three-week class is a great introduction to the basics of climbing. Intended for the novice, the class will focus on safety, belay skills, and climbing technique with the objective of preparing climbers to make use of the gym on their own. Open to ages 16 and up. Climbers 12 to 16 are permitted with a participating adult.

TREE CHIPPING PROGRAM
Don’t forget about our Christmas Tree Chipping Program. Recycle your Christmas tree after the holidays. Parks & Recreation 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 dropping off. Drop off trees at WCP in the designated area of the parking lot from Dec. 26, 2019-Jan. 31, 2020.

REGISTRATION FOR ALL 2020 EVENTS WILL OPEN ON DECEMBER 1, 2020 UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED

SNOW SCULPTURE CONTEST – FREE!
December 1, 2019 – March 31, 2020
Send your best snow sculpture pictures to recreation@warminsterpa.org. Winners will be chosen in late March and will be posted on the website. Prizes will be awarded.

WINE & CHEESE DESIGNER BAG BINGO!
Friday, February 21, 2020 @ Ben Wilson Sr. Center, Delmont Ave

  • DOORS OPEN AT 6:00 PM Bingo games begin at 7:00 PM
  • Tickets: $45 in advance, or $50 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) 443-5428undefined with a credit card. When registering more than one person, you must provide all names and phone numbers. Sponsorships are available for $50-$300 towards a bag, raffle or door prize, please call the Parks & Recreation office at undefined.

ANNUAL EGG SCRAMBLE
Registration opens February 1, 2020
Thursday, April 9, 2020
Time: 4:30 PM Rain or shine
Fees: FREE
Pre-registration required!!
(215) 443-5428 or www.warminstertownship.org/specialevents
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. Sponsored by: Penn Community Bank

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.

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