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Lower Pottsgrove Township
Park & Recreation News & Initiatives
 
Lower Pottsgrove Township continually seeks to provide comprehensive park and recreation services to its residents.
A main priority is to acquire parcels of land that meet its priorities for open space acquisition: preserving environmentally sensitive areas, connecting open space and recreational areas, and providing areas for active and passive recreation that meet the needs of residents of all ages and interests. Lower Pottsgrove Township seeks to maximize its ability to acquire open space for the benefit of all residents through the use of donations and grant funding.
The second priority for Lower Pottsgrove Township is the development of its parks to expand recreational opportunities for residents. As funding opportunities are available, Lower Pottsgrove Township plans for and develops recreational facilities such as ball fields, playgrounds, trails, and other facilities.
Below is a synopsis of Lower Pottsgrove's current park and recreation initiatives.


Gerald Richards Park & Pleasantview Park to be Master Planned
Lower Pottsgrove has money left over from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources (DCNR) grant for the Snell & Norton Park Master Plan. Thanks to the generosity of DCNR, the Township will be using the remaining grant money to evaluate Gerald Richards Park to determine ways to improve it and complete a master plan for the future development of Pleasantview Park. Simone Collins will guide the master planning and six public meetings, scheduled to start November 10, 2010.

Master Site Planning Grant Recieved for Snell & Norton Park
Lower Pottsgrove recieved a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources to prepare a master site plan for the 32-acre Snell & Norton Park. The process was guided by consultant Simone Collins, a steering committee consisting of park neighbors and other stakeholders, and several public meetings. The complete master plan is available on the Snell & Norton Park Master Site Plan webpage.

New 18-Acre Open Space called Pleasantview Park

Pleasantview Park is the name given to the open space purchased by Lower Pottsgrove in 2008 at the corner of Bleim and Pleasantview Roads. This park will remain undeveloped until the Township has the funding to create a master plan for the site. Because this site is centrally located and has ideal topograhy, it is envisioned that this park will eventually be an active recreation facility.

Funding for this project has been provided by grants from the Montgomery County Green Fields/Green Towns Program.

10-Acre Addition to Sprogels Run Park Acquired

In 2008, Lower Pottsgrove acquired 10 acres off Bleim Road which adds to the 12-acre Sprogels Run Park, which is accessed via Doe Run Lane and Timberview Drive. The Tract is entirely wooded and includes a rough woodland trail, wetlands, and a large igneous rock field.

Funding for this project has been provided by grants from the Montgomery County Green Fields/Green Towns Program.

2.5-Acre Shaner's Grove at Ringing Rocks Park

In 2007 and 2008, Lower Pottsgrove acquired the two tracts, the two-acre Shaner Tract and the half-acre Reininger Tract. The Tracts, which includes a branch of the Sprogels Run, a small pond, igneous rocks and woodlands is located at the intersection of North Keim Street and Yerger Road, adjacent to Lower Pottsgrove's 38-acre Ringing Rocks Park.

In addition to serving as passive open space, the Township has demolished the cottage on the site and developed a parking area for access into Ringing Rocks Park.

Funding for this project has been provided by grants from the Montgomery County Green Fields/Green Towns Program.

Sprogels Run Park Nature Trail

Lower Pottsgrove has received grant funding from the Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation and Occidental Chemical to develop a nature trail in Sprogels Run Park. The project is currently in the design phase and is expected to be completed by the end of 2010.

Sanatoga Park Ball Fields

In the summer of 2007, Lower Pottsgrove will begin the second phase of developing a baseball and soccer stadium at Sanatoga Park. Phase one involved rough grading activities and phase two involved fine grading, seeding, parking, and other amenities that will enable them to be partially opened in the Spring of 2010.

Funding for this project has been provided by grants from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources and the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.
 

Lower Pottsgrove Township, 2199 Buchert Road Pottstown, PA 19464
phone: 610-323-0436 | fax: 610-323-3824 | email: feedback@lowerpottsgrove.org