2018 Memorial Park Pool Season!

2018 Memorial Park Family Pool Passes go on sale JANUARY 15! Check out our special rates for January, February, and March. Memorial Park Pool is a 60 x 120 foot swimming pool with a four foot handicapped accessible ramp that holds 260,000 gallons of water. the pool has a water slide, a baby pool with a fountain, sand volleyball court, and a concession stand. Find out more about Memorial Park Pool Hours, Schedule, Membership, Daily Admission, Pool Parties, and Events by visiting our website at www.shippensburgparkandrec.org.  

Come and enjoy your summer with us! 

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Learn more about Dykeman Park!

Dykeman Park is a 56 acre area surrounding historic Dykeman Springs. It is a preserved open space and Dykeman Springs is on the National Register of Historic places.  Dykeman Springs were originally called Indian Head Springs for the Delaware Indians that were living there in 1730. Dykeman Springs is surrounded by Dykeman Park, which is open from dawn until dusk. The park includes several trails (with benches): The Dykeman Walking Trail, The Dykeman Park Meadow Trail, The Dykeman Park Upland Trail as well as two ponds, several picnic tables and Dykeman Baseball Field.

Civil War Significance: The Confederate troops, numbering 20,000, set up an encampment here on June 25, 1863. A few days later the troops were sent to Gettysburg and by July 4th, 1863 close to half the men were killed, wounded or missing. 

Click here to see information on a FREE winter walk of Dykeman Trails! 

Shippensburg Memorial Park

Shippensburg Memorial Park was dedicated September 4, 1950 as a memorial to Shippensburg area war veterans. Bronze tablets at the entrance contain the names of World War II, Korean, and Vietnam War veterans. The park covers twenty-seven acres and includes six baseball and softball fields, soccer field, two basketball courts, four tennis and pickle ball courts, sand volleyball court, public swimming pool, playground equipment and three pavilions available to reserve on weekdays, weekends, and holidays. Memorial Park is also home to Veterans Stadium. Veterans Stadium is a lighted multi use outdoor facility. Yearly events at Veterans stadium include CV Hitmen Semi-Pro Football, SAAA Stars and Orioles Baseball, Legion Baseball SASD Football and Soccer, Shippensburg Suburban Baseball, Shippensburg Youth Football and Cheer, SASD Community Night, 4th of July Fireworks, Fall Fest, and more events to come! 

Pavilion Rentals:
Lion's Club Pavilion = Weekday $50.00, Weekend $85.00
Memorial Pavilion = Weekday $40.00, Weekend $75.00
Park Place Pavilion = Weekday $25.00, Weekend $55.00
Make a Reservation!

2018 Program Listing

Have an idea for a program?! 

Contact us at: 
Shippensburg Community Parks and Recreation Authority (SCPRA)
677 Orrstown Road, Shippensburg, PA 17257
Office: 717-530-0261
Email: office@shippensburgparkandrec.org

 

2018 Program List

Bus Trips 
Philadelphia, Washington, New York City, American Heroes of the 21st Century Tour!     Details Here! 

Cumberland Valley Hitmen (ages 18+)
About, Schedule, Events, Shop, Visit cvhitmen.com
Follow us on Facebook & Instagram @cvhitmen

Discounted Ski Tickets
Whitetail Resort, Liberty Mt. Resort, Round Top Mt. Resort Details Here! 

Flag Football (ages 7-13)
Registration Opens: January 2 Details Here!

Hiking Challenge
Challenge yourself to 3 hikes in our area! Details Here!

Keystone Flag Football League
Adult (17+) Flag Football. Details Here! 

Summer Playground (ages 5-13)
Registration Opens: January 15 Details Here! 

Shippensburg Suburban Baseball & Softball (ages 6-18)
Registration Opens: January 2 Details Here!
Facebook @ShipBaseballSoftball

SYG: Football & Cheer (ages 6 - 14)
Registration Opens: TBA Details Here!
Facebook @ShipCFA

Partner Programs
Shippensburg Aquatic Club
Shippensburg Soccer Club
Shippensburg Xtreme

Follow SCPRA on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram @ShipParkRec! 

Four Seasons @ Dykeman Winter Walk & Bird Feeder Project

JOIN SCPRA EACH SEASON OF THE YEAR TO EXPLORE AND EXPERIENCE THE BEAUTY OF NATURE IN OUR COMMUNITY.

Dykeman Park is a 56 acre area surrounding historic Dykeman Springs. Many people know it simply as "the duck pond". It is a preserved open space and Dykeman Springs is on the National Register of Historic places.  Dykeman Springs were originally called Indian Head Springs for the Delaware Indians that were living there in 1730. Dykeman Springs is surrounded by Dykeman Park, which is open from dawn until dusk. The park includes several trails (with benches): The Dykeman Walking Trail, The Dykeman Park Meadow Trail, The Dykeman Park Upland Trail as well as two ponds, several picnic tables and Dykeman Baseball Field.

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SAT. JAN. 20 - WINTER WALK & BIRD FEEDER PROJECT 9 AM

$5/PERSON TO COVER COST OF MATERIALS

PRE-REGISTRATION BY 1/17/18 IS REQUIRED!

Reminders:  Dress appropriately for the weather - the event is outdoors and there are no restroom facilities at this park.

The events are being coordinated and led by a PA Master Naturalist Volunteer Trainee.

As always, you can contact us in the office at 717-530-0261 or email: office@shippensburgparkandrec.org

Discounted Ski Tickets!!

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SCPRA is selling DISCOUNTED SKI tickets to Whitetail Resort, Liberty Mountain Resort and Round Top Mountain Resort!

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DISCOUNTED PRICE (vs original price): 
Midweek - $54.00 ($71-73)
Weekend/ Holiday - $67.00 ($76-82)
Night Lift - $44.00 ($48)
Cash, Check, or Credit Card (with additional convenience fee of $1.00 per ticket)

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Tickets go on sale Nov. 27, 2017
From:  Mon - Thurs 8 am - 3 pm
SCPRA Main Office: 677 Orrstown Rd. 
Phone: 717-530-0261

                                                                     Email: office@shippensburgparkandrec.org

 
 
 

New for 2018 - Bus Trips!

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SCPRA has been working for the last several months to develop regional bus trips for 2018.

We're happy to announce that we have four trips planned for 2018.

Three of the trips feature cities full of attractions to meet every interest.  History buffs, food-lovers, art enthusiasts and shoppers will be able to explore on their own. 

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March 10th - Philadelphia

Timed to coincide with the Philadelphia Flower Show! $60/person

 

 

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June 2nd - Washington D.C.

Early June is a great time to visit our Nation's Capital! $60/person

 

Skating at Rockefeller Center

Skating at Rockefeller Center

 

December 8th - New York City

Truly a great time to visit "The Big Apple" - shows, shopping and the beauty of the city ready for Christmas! $70/person

 

The fourth trip is a special tour focusing on Heroes of the 21st Century, right in the heart of Pennsylvania.  

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Sept 8th - American Heroes of the 21st Century

Flight 93 Memorial & Chapel, Quecreek Mine Site, and Smorgasbord Lunch @ the Oakhurst Tea Room!  $125/person

 

Reserve your seats online HERE

Questions?  Contact Staci in the office @ 717-530-0261  or email: office@shippensburgparkandrec.org

On Facebook, Instagram & Twitter:   @ShipParkRec

 

 

36th Annual Stewart Foundation Holiday Dinner

The Alexander Stewart MD Foundation Holiday Dinner will be held Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 at the Shippensburg Firefighters Activities Center at 33 W. Orange St. Hosted by the Shippensburg Community Parks and Recreation Authority and Branch Creek Place, the doors will open for the free community Christmas meal at 10:30 a.m.  The meal is free for anyone in the community who would be alone on Christmas and home delivery is limited to elderly and shut-in residents of the community.

 Pre-registration is required for all meals by Friday Dec. 15. Call 300-3563 leave a message with your name and the number of meals needed.  The meal will be served from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and Meals on Wheels will start deliveries at noon.

Kathy’s Deli will cater the event again this year. The menu includes turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, corn, green beans, applesauce, dinner roll, dessert, fruit punch, iced tea, and coffee.

THANK YOU!

We'd like to thank the Shippensburg community for helping to make our Fall Fest 2017 a success.

An event of this size takes a lot of effort and wouldn't be possible without the contributions of many people. Your willingness to help with every aspect of this event is noted and deeply appreciated!

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There are a few folks we'd like to mention for their extra help:   

Wayne and Jackie Diehl - Hayride and hay for decorating

Our community first responders for bringing their equipment and helping to light things up and keep us all safe (everyday!).

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Paul Witter - pumpkins for our Pumpkin Patch

The Cumberland Valley Hitmen - Games

Shippensburg Greyhound Football - Games

The Chicken Truck

 

These businesses for taking part in Trunk or Treat: 

H & R Block, LuLaRoe/Taylor Fairchild and DB Schenker (winner of the Business Trunk or Treat contest)

And the staff, family & friends that volunteer representing   Southampton Township Franklin County and SCPRA!

And the Winners are...

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Thank you to all of our Fall Fest Costume Contest Entries!  

There were a lot of entries this year and we loved seeing the creativity and excitement. 

Our 1st Place Winner: "Chucky", wins our $25 gift card!

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Runner up: "Silent Hill Nurse", wins a $15 gift card!

Thank you for all the entries and votes!

 

Keep your eyes on our website and Facebook page for more photos and information from Fall Fest 2017.

SCPRA FALL/WINTER ARTS & CRAFTS SERIES

Invite your fairies indoors for the winter!

Create a Fairy Garden Terrarium

Mon. Dec. 4th  7 pm

@  the SCPRA Office  677 Orrstown Road Shippensburg

Questions: 717-530-0261 or office@shippensburgparkandrec.org

                               Cost: $30*

*Includes container, soil, plants & light refreshments

Assorted Fairies and Accessories will be available for cash & carry purchase. Price range $2.95 - $9.95

Registration is Required—Space is limited!

Registration Closes 11/20/17  Register here.

 

SCPRA FALL/WINTER ARTS & CRAFTS SERIES

Join us for an evening of painting!   

Mon. Nov. 13th 7 pm $20/set

Your choice: a pair of wine glasses, a pair of coffee mugs, or one of each! We'll be painting fall themed trees/leaves. Perfect for yourself or your Thanksgiving dinner hostess/host. You don't need to be an artist or have any experience. We'll be using several different types of art supplies (all provided).

A bonus included with each piece: you can choose/create a charm for your drink ware!

Coffee, iced tea, water and light refreshments will be provided, too.

Registration is required and closes 11/10/17.  All proceeds benefit SCPRA

Images of the projects are available under the event on our Facebook page.  @ShipParkRec

Autumn Walk @ Dykeman Springs Park & Nature Trails

Sat. October 21st - 9 am (to approx. 11 am) Rain or Shine

PA Fall Foliage should be at or near peak

We'll meet at the gazebo by the duck pond.  Our first walk in the series will be the Dykeman Upland Trail.  This is approx. 1.18 miles and is considered "moderately difficult".  The trail travels through the woods, the meadow, and has some hills.  There are some benches and picnic tables along the trail if you need to take a break.   

Please remember, there are no restroom facilities available at this park!!  Plan accordingly.

Wear shoes and clothing appropriate to the weather and don't forget to bring along a drink. You may also want to bring a camera, binoculars to check out any birds we may see and nature field guides are also encouraged (trees, wildflowers, birds, etc.).   

No registration is required.  

Questions?  Contact Staci in the SCPRA office @  717-530-0261or office@shippensburgparkandrec.org

The 4 Seasons @ Dykeman Springs Park and Trails

Join SCPRA each season of the year to explore and experience the beauty of nature in our community.

Dykeman Park is a 56 acre area surrounding historic Dykeman Springs. Many people know it simply as "the duck pond". It is a preserved open space and Dykeman Springs is on the National Register of Historic places.  Dykeman Springs were originally called Indian Head Springs for the Delaware Indians that were living there in 1730. Dykeman Springs is surrounded by Dykeman Park, which is open from dawn until dusk. The park includes several trails (with benches): The Dykeman Walking Trail, The Dykeman Park Meadow Trail, The Dykeman Park Upland Trail as well as two ponds, several picnic tables and Dykeman Baseball Field.

Dates for Autumn 2017 - Summer 2018

Sat. Oct 21 - Autumn Trail Walk 9 am

Sat. Jan. 20 - Winter Walk & Bird Feeder Project 9 am

Sat. April 21 - Spring Duck Pond/Watershed Ed 9 am

Sat. July 21 - Summer Wildflower Walk 9 am

More details will be available prior to each event.  Pre-registration and fees may be required to cover any needed materials.

The events are being coordinated and led by a PA Master Naturalist Volunteer Trainee.

As always, you can contact us in the office at 717-530-0261 or email: office@shippensburgparkandrec.org

Fall Festival 10/28/17

VETERAN’S STADIUM @ SHIPPENSBURG MEMORIAL PARK

Sat. October 28  5 - 8 pm

 * Hay Ride* Obstacle Course  * Pumpkin Patch* Photo Booth  * Carnival Games  

 * Costume Contest  * Concession Stand Open! 

* The Chicken Truck returns!

 * Free Coffee/Hot Chocolate

 * First Responders

TRUNK OR TREAT!! 6 - 8pm 

    Decorate your car/truck bed and bring treats to hand out.  Please have your vehicle in place by 5:45 pm.   Prizes (2) for best decorated trunk!

FOR MORE INFORMATION,  CONTACT STACI @ 717-530-0261

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