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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 2nd Tuesday 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 a pavilion in one of the Franconia Township Community Parks. All meetings are open to the public.

2018 Board Members:

  • Nancy Shelly- Chairperson
  • John Neves- Secretary
  • Elaine Feiss- Member
  • Lisa Musselman- Member
  • Kevin Nice- Member
  • John Linse- Member
  • Doug Killough- Member
  • Township Staff Representative: Deb Boyles

CURRENT NEWS:

 

2018 Concert in the Park

July 11, 2018 turned out to be an evening of perfect weather for Franconia Township's 17th Annual Concert in the Park.  The Parks and Recreation Board hosted this event which included free water ice, a moon bounce and food for purchase for those who wanted any.  Barefoot Bobby and the Breakers put on a great concert, and a fun time was had by all!!

Audience

Band 2

Band Dad Daughters Kids

Parks Rec Board

Univest Table

Bouncy House

Special Needs Couple With Dog Couple Dancing

 

The 27th Annual Youth Fishing Derby

The Franconia Township Parks and Recreation Board hosted the 27th Annual Youth Fishing Derby on Saturday, May 5, 2018.  A great time was had by all on a beautiful day.  Congrats to our 6 Prize Winners:  Gabe Taylor, Aiden Cummings, Olivia Leonard, MaKenzie Gotshall, Tyler Kratz and Justice Freed.

Group Shot

Collage Picture

FRANCONIA COMMUNITY PARK RAIN GARDEN PROJECT 

The Franconia Township Public Works Department completed the installation of a rain garden. The rain garden project was selected for grant funding through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. It provides 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 and sinage are in place.

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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. and payment is cash only.  To download the 2018 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 Troup 401. 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. 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 401 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
  • Gazebo

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 trail that connects with Lower Salford’s park and trail system.

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. 

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