The Township has four community parks. They are larger than the neighborhood parks and offer a broader range of facilities to a larger service population. Dogs and other household pets cannot be brought onto park property, unless posted. The only areas posted to allow dogs are Padgett Park and in the non-paved section of Granger Meadows Park (located on the south side of Granger Meadows Lane). Dogs must be on a leash of not more than six feet, be under control, and all feces immediately removed.
Granger Meadows Park
Granger Meadows Park is unlike any other recreational facility in the area. Designed to provide year round use, the park offers winter activities such as cross country skiing and sledding, as well as the traditional summer uses. The park has been designed to reflect the agrarian roots of the Township. Rolling berms covered in natural meadow grasses, a small orchard, and the earth tone colors of the buildings all suggest you're still on the farm.
The park is located near State and Wood Roads with access from Granger Meadows Lane. Granger Meadows Park is connected to Valley Farms Park by a lighted and paved trail. The 76-acre park includes recreational opportunities for everyone, including:
Click here for a map of Granger Meadows Park which shows the location and distance of the trails.
Granger Meadows Park is the result of a unique private-public partnership between the Township and Granger III and Associates. The park land and improvements were donated by Granger to the Township in 2005.
Looking Glass Riverfront Park
Along the banks of the Looking Glass River, this 5.2-acre park offers beautiful access to the meandering river, picnic tables, grills, canoe access, and a river observation deck. The park has 930 feet of river frontage and includes a gravel parking area. Riverfront Park is located on Herbison Road, just east of Airport Road.
Richard A. Padgett Natural Area
If a quiet hike through the woods is more to your liking, this 70-acre natural area is the place to go. Located on Herbison Road, halfway between Airport and Schavey Roads, this park offers a system of both marked and unmarked wandering trails. The southern half of the property is dominated by a mature hardwood stand which includes oaks, cherries and maples. Though barrier free parking and barrier free access to the restrooms are available, the trail system itself is a woodchip surface. The facility also includes picnic tables, grills, and benches on which to rest after a good walk.
Valley Farms Park
As the primary active recreation facility in the Township, the 25-acre Valley Farms Park includes both the Kramer-Ruthruff Area and the Township Community Center. Having undergone major renovations in the last few years, the complex boasts many recreational opportunities, including:
The Kramer-Ruthruff Area is a heavily wooded area, which includes a nine-hole disc golf course. The Township Community Center offers a facility for indoor recreation and meeting room accessibility. Valley Farms Park is located at the intersection of Brook Road and Wieland Road.