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.


SOCIAL DISTANCING EGG HUNT!
Join us for our Social Distancing Egg Hunt! Families are invited to paint rocks that look like decorated Easter eggs, have spring themes or a special positive messages and place them out in plain view in your neighborhood, in public spaces, or parks. During the week of April 6-12, families should take walks and see how many eggs they can find. It is important to remember not to pick up or collect any of the “eggs”, as doing so would rob others of finding them and it is safer to avoid contact. Photos of families finding eggs can be posted on the Township Facebook page, look for the event Social Distancing Egg Hunt – https://www.facebook.com/events/237720740711932

 

 

SPRING COMMUNITY YARD SALES 
Saturday, April 18, 2020
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, 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 Bring your outdated or obsolete appliance or electronic devices such as computers, printers and cell phones.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.

 

ANNUAL EGG SCRAMBLE – POSTPONED
The annual Warminster Township Egg Scramble scheduled for April 9 has been postponed. Since this event is sold out, all persons who registered will be notified when the new date and time are confirmed. We’d like to thank Penn Community Bank for sponsoring this event and the Ben Wilson Senior Activity Center for stuffing our eggs with candy and prizes!

 

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.

Warminster VFW #6493 presents:
WARMINSTER TOWNSHIP MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY & PARADE
Monday, May 25, 2020 @ 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 John Gruber @ VFW (215) 773-0693.

38TH ANNUAL BUCKS COUNTY SENIOR GAMES
June 1-8, 2020 – Save the date!

KIDS FATHER’S DAY FISHING DERBY
Sunday, June 21, 2020
Peace Valley Park @ Angler’s Pier, Creek Road, New Britain PA
Check in: 7:30 AM the event will start at 8:30 AM! Bring fishing gear and bucket. Ages 5 to 15 years eligible. Fees: $10/child or $20/2 or more kids in IMMEDIATE family.
Annual catch & release event hosted by BCCD, Bucks Co. P&R, Fish ‘N Tales, Warminster P&R. Register NOW on Eventbrite.com!

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