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Franconia Township Park & Recreation Board

The Franconia Township Park and Recreation Board is a very active group in the township. The committee is made up of 7 volunteer residents who are appointed by the Board of Supervisors. They serve 5-year terms. The board plans and oversees the development and improvement of Franconia Township Open Space into active and passive recreation for use of its residents and visitors. The members help organize different events within the community parks; an annual summer concert is always a resident favorite. They are also responsible for reviewing field use applications by the different organized athletic teams, as well as, any other use requests that are submitted to the Township. The board meets on the 4th Monday of every month at 6:00 p.m. Winter meetings are held at the Franconia Township Building located at 671 Allentown Road. Summer meetings are held at the pavilion in the Franconia Township Community Park. All meetings are open to the public.

2015 Board Members:

  • John Linse- Chairperson
  • Elaine Feiss- Vice Chairperson
  • Doug Killough- Secretary
  • Lisa Musselman- Member
  • Kevin Nice- Member
  • Nancy Shelly- Member
  • John Neves- Member
  • Township Staff Representative: Jamie P. Worman, Assistant Township Manager

Upcoming Events/Current News:

 

DISCOUNT AMUSEMENT PARK TICKETS HAVE ARRIVED! CLICK HERE FOR LIST!

 

YOUTH TENNIS CAMP- SUMMER 2015

The Franconia Township Parks & Recreation Board will be offering a number of tennis camps this summer! Instruction will be provided by Monica Bach. Please click here to view the flyer with more information. An extra week has been added, August 10th-13th! Register now.

 

24TH ANNUAL FISHING DERBY WINNERS

State Representative Robert W. Godshall and the Franconia Township Parks & Recreation Board hosted the 24th Annual Fishing Derby on Saturday, May 9th, 2015 at Branchwood Park. A large crowd of children came out to participate in the fishing contest and enjoy the event. Scores are computed by combining the length and weight into a point total. The following are a list of the youngsters who took away top honors. 

Age Group- 9 to 12

  • 1st- Ashleen Gerber: score 21.5 & Caleb Christensen: score 21.5
  • 2nd- Anna Lesher: score 20
  • 3rd- Ian Sacks: score 17.5
  • 4th- Gaia Page: score 16.5

Age Group- 8 & under

  • 1st- Brayden Schnabel: score 20.25
  • 2nd- Gerogia Behe: score 19.5 & Cedric DeBussy: score 19.5 & Justice Freed: score 19.5 
  • 3rd-  Chloe Sacks: score 19
  • 4th- Westin Bargher: score 18.5

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Fishing Derby 15 1

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YOUTH TENNIS CAMP- SUMMER 2015

The Franconia Township Parks & Recreation Board will be offering a number of tennis camps this summer! Instruction will be provided by Monica Bach. Please click here to view the flyer with more information. 

 

FRANCONIA COMMUNITY PARK RAIN GARDEN PROJECT 

You may have noticed some digging and construction activity at the Franconia Community Park. The Franconia Township Public Works Department is in the process of installing a rain garden. The rain garden project was selected for grant funding through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. It will provide both a mechanism for managing stormwater runoff and providing information to the park patrons about the benefits of rain gardens. Click here to read more about the project or click here to view additional pictures. The final plantings will be added this Fall with the completion of the project scheduled for October 2014.  

Rain Garden Install

Pavilion Reservations and Field Reservation Applications

The Franconia Township Parks & Recreation Board is now accepting pavilion reservations and field reservation applications. Pavilion reservations must be made in-person during normal business hours which are Monday through Friday from 8-4:30 p.m. To download the 2015 Field Reservation Form please click here.

 

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Parks & Facilities

Parklocator

Franconia Township residents enjoy more than 100 acres of dedicated open space, whether by active recreational use, enjoyment of passive parkland, or walking along miles of trails. To see what's coming soon, view our planned park projects.

Franconia Community Park

Nearly 50 acres located next to the township administration building with entrances on both Allentown and Godshall roads offers:

  • 2 covered pavilions (may be reserved for picnics and parties)
  • 2 baseball fields
  • 2 soccer fields
  • 1 roller hockey rink
  • 2 sand volleyball courts
  • Basketball courts
  • Playground equipment
  • 2 miles of walking trails with exercise stations
  • Winter ice skating
  • 2 tennis courts
  • 1 football field
  • Concession stand
  • Public restroom
  • Open from sunrise to dusk

Forrest Meadow Park

Forrest Meadow Park Located on Forrest Road, this 28-acre park has several new features, with more development planned. Progress on this park is available under Township News. The park offers:

  • 1 multiuse field
  • ½ mile walking trail
  • Playground
  • A tot-lot geared to children ages 2-5
  • A play set geared to children ages 5-12

Enos. B. Godshall Park

Located at the corner of Godshall and Lower Roads, this park remains in a natural wooded state. The park has a walking trail situated on 11 acres with a small pond and stream. It’s also available for public use from sunrise to sunset.

ORIENTEERING COURSE

This was also an Eagle Project done by one of our own scouts (Diego B.). The courses are located on Godshall and Lower Roads at Godshall Park in Franconia Township. This project features THREE courses to run. Download/print the maps, score cards, and answer sheets by clicking on them below:

Branchwood Park

With approximately 25 acres located on Camp Road along the East Branch of the Perkiomen Creek, this park is jointly owned and operated by Franconia and Salford townships. It offers:

  • Frisbee golf course
  • Playground
  • A covered pavilion
  • Picnic tables and benches along the creek
  • 1 softball field
  • Lighted tennis and basketball courts, available until 10 p.m.
  • Opens at sunrise.

Banbury/MOPAC Trail

Developed through an open space agreement with the Banbury Crossing residential development and Moyer Packing Company, this trail offers 2 miles for walking and jogging located directly across from Godshall Park and continues through the Banbury Crossing open space.

Chestnut Grove Park

Located on Cowpath Road, this park will be used as a passive park for walking and picnics. The Souderton Boy Scouts of America Troop 461 has been instrumental in assisting the township with its development. Working toward credits for their Eagle Scout awards, the scouts have built:

  • A walking trail
  • A butterfly garden
  • Birdhouses

Laurel Lane Park

Situated off Maple Avenue, adjacent to Spruce and Laurel Lanes, this park is comprised of 7 acres and offers a gazebo and playground equipment. It connects with Lower Salford’s park and trail system.

East Branch Park

East Branch Park is a small park located on Allentown Road along the East Branch Creek. This park is 1.6 acres and is basically a sitting park with a small picnic area. The scenery surrounding the park is extremely beautiful and is perfect for a small picnic with friends.

The Indian Valley Regional Planning Commission compiled a regional recreational amenities map listing various recreational outlets throughout the six municipalities that make up the region. Click here to view the map.

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