Spotted Lanternfly Hunt

Join the Hunt for Spotted Lanternfly Eggs

Adult Spotted Lanternfly (SPF) have died off, but now is the time to destroy the next generation that may be hiding all over your property!  Find and destroy them to get ahead of next season’s outbreak.

What can they attach to?  Spotted lanternfly egg masses are extremely versatile and can be found attached to any surface.  And, because they blend into any surface, it makes them easy to transport and hard to identify.  The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture recommends checking the following surfaces for egg masses before moving them from a quarantined area:

  • Recreational or Camping Items – Backpacks, basketball backboards, bikes, boats & trailers, campers, motorcycles, motorhomes, RV’s, snowmobiles, sport equipment, tarps & tents. Be sure to include vehicle surfaces and wheel wells.
  • Outdoor Household Items – Barrels, plant containers, firewood, propane or oil tanks, trash cans, storage sheds, shutters, screen doors and windows, awnings & outdoor furniture
  • Building Materials – Bricks/cinder blocks, cement mixing tubs, buckets, lumber, roofing materials & pipe.
  • Yard and Garden Items – Dog houses, rabbit sheds, chicken coops, grills, carts, cold frames, fencing, yard decorations, garden tools, signs & posts, lawnmowers, trees, shrubs and plants, playhouses, swing sets & trampolines.

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What A Donation

Thank you to Planet Fitness of Warminster for their generous donation of new Safety Town traffic signs at WCP!

L to R: Alyssa Berardi, Eileen McCloskey, Jen McDonnell (Club Manager), & Dave Gawel (Asst. Manager)

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.

P&R Forms/Documents

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Category: Parks and Recreation


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 still seeking the donation of a jon boat, row boat, dingy, 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.


EV CHARGING STATION NOW AVAILABLE IN WCP
Warminster is going green with a new Electric 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 and ChargePoint cards are available for distribution during office hours. The EV station is available during park hours for a fee. Come enjoy the park while charging your vehicle!

Charging fee: $0.15/kWh (Estimated around $1.95 for 2 hours of charging)
Station Parking fee: is free for the first 3 hours, after that $5.00/hour
Payment: Once you have an account with ChargePoint, Credit Cards, Apple and Samsung Pay are accepted.
Warminster Township / Parks and Recreation cannot accept any money onsite for charging.
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.

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

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.


C A N C E L E D

ELECTRONIC RECYCLING EVENTS with PAR Recycle Works
Saturday, July 19, 2020 • 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 electronics (e-waste) recycling 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, but fees are charged for some items. The following items include a cost to ensure they are properly recycled: Older CRT Monitors and TVs – $25-$75/each (size varies); Flat screen TVs-$10/ each; Computer Monitors (flat) are free; Air Conditioners, Dehumidifiers, & Air Purifiers-$15; Microwaves-$5. 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

ANNUAL COMMUNITY PARK PICK UP
Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful by coordinating or volunteering for a community cleanup, any day, April 1-May 31, 2020. 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.

 

P O S T P O N E D

At this time, the Rubber Ducky Regatta has been postpone until a future date when we can safely hold the event without risking the health of our residents. 

25TH ANNUAL RUBBER DUCKY REGATTA!! 
Sunday, May 17, 2020 Time: 1:00 PM @ Kemper Park
Parks & Rec and QUAINT OAK BANK present this hilarious family event for its 25th Anniversary! Rubber Duckies float ¼ mile down the Neshaminy Creek to compete in a race to the finish line. First 4 ducks to cross the finish win a cash prize. Official ducky number tickets may be purchased online or at the WREC@WCP, and Library.

TICKETS – $5.00/ Ducky or 5 Duckies for $20.00.

You need not be present to WIN! PRIZES: 1st – $200 / 2nd -$150 / 3rd – $100/ 4th – $50
Join Park & Rec for the “JUST DUCKY PICNIC” prior to the Rubber Ducky Regatta. Families are invited to bring a picnic lunch and we’ll supply dessert with help from Perkins Restaurant & Bakery, A-1 Pest Control, and Rita’s Water Ice.

THE INCREDIBLE EDIBLE VEGGIE CONTEST
July 15-September 21, 2020
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

FIREFIGHTER CADET CAMP
Dates: Jul. 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2020 • Time: 7:00-8:30 PM
Location: Hartsville Fire Station, 1195 York Road, Warminster 
Ages: Persons 14 years of age or older
This hands-on program is a joint effort by all the fire stations in Warminster, Warwick and Warrington Townships to introduce young people to the Fire Service. Participants will learn many things including: hose rolls, carries and packing, fire hydrant operations, fire extinguisher operations, deluge gun operations, self-contained breathing apparatus, pump connections, and many other basic individual and team skills. Contact 215-672-9242 or President93@hartsvillefc.org for more information or stop by one of the fire stations on Tuesday evenings.

FUN WITH A FIREFIGHTER
Wed, Aug. 19 from 1:00-3:00 PM @ Hallowell Pavilion in WCP
Visit with some of our local volunteer firefighters, see the hoses, truck and gear up close. Ice pops will be provided to all

POPSICLES WITH THE POLICE
Wed, Jul. 15 from 1:00-3:00 PM @ Hallowell pavilion in WCP
Come out to Hallowell Pavilion for a meet and greet with some of our policemen and their canine companions. An ice pop will be provided to all who attend.

OH MY! WHAT’S UP IN THE SKY?
Mon, Apr. 6 and/or Thu, Jun. 18 @ 7:00 PM
Fees: FREE! But you must pre-register as class size is limited.
Location: Wm. Tennent High School Planetarium
There are lots of celestial activity in the night sky this summer. Come learn more about upcoming celestial and astronomical events including pink moons, meteor showers and solar eclipses at the Wm. Tennent Planetarium. Families welcome!

INTRODUCTION TO RADIO STATION OPERATIONS
Call for dates and fees
Location: Radio Station WRDV, 126 S. York Road, Hatboro, PA 19040
We’ve partnered with Radio Station WRDV in Hatboro to learn about the inner workings of a radio station and how to host, engineer and produce a radio program. Classes include learning FCC rules and regulations, use of broadcasting equipment, writing news, conducting an interview, delivering news and weather reports, community bulletin boards and public service announcements. Hands-on board operation has been added. Many different opportunities to volunteer at this non-profit station are available. Class size is limited to 6 – Register early!

LEARN TO SKATE – SNOWPLOW SAM
Sat, Feb. 22, 29, Mar. 7, 14, 21 & 28 (6 weeks)
Time: 8:30 – 9:30 AM
Location: Revolution Ice Gardens, 1621 Mearns Rd, Warminster
Fees: $94.00/person (reg. $99)
Make 2020 the year your child learns to skate! Snowplow Sam is a program designed for kids under six to build confidence while learning to skate, incorporating fun and games making class time an enjoyable experience for all. You must register for Learn to Skate through U.S. Figure Skating first, registration covers skaters from July 1 – June 30 each year Register here: https://www.learntoskateusa.com/registration/

EXPLORING ARCHERY
Shooting Star Archery Academy will introduce you to the sport of archery through 45-min lessons for youth, teens and those with special needs. All equipment, including bows, arrows (safe tip), quivers, targets, safety netting and cones will be provided for this 6-week program which is held at Warminster Community Park. Students practice precision and proper form, while promoting the joy and fulfillment that archery can bring! Each week is a new and exciting lesson plan. Students can develop at their own pace in a safe and fun environment!

Fee/ person is $135. Class size is limited, register early.

Exploring Archery – Special Needs (ages 7-15) @ 4:00 PM
Session 1: Tue, Apr. 14-May 19
Session 2: Tues, Ju. 23-Jul. 27
Please contact the office to provide information about your child so that we may address their specific needs.

Exploring Archery – Youth (ages 7-12) @ 5:00 PM
Session 1: Tue, Apr. 14-May 19
Session 2: Tues, Jun. 23-Jul 27

Exploring Archery – Teens (ages 13-17) @ 6:00 PM
Session 1: Tue, Apr. 14-May 19
Session 2: Tues, Jun. 23-Jul. 27