Duck Dodge 2018 Results

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SCPRA's Duck Dodge 5k Run/Walk was held Sat. August 18 at Dykeman Springs Park and Nature Trails. 

The course was off-road and challenging. It featured rough terrain over hills, through wooded areas and meadows. The sky was a bit overcast and the humidity was high but the weather cooperated for the most part with a slight breeze. 
Official chip timing was provided by Timber Hill Timing/Garret Stahlman.


The results: 
           1st Place Overall/Male: Dustin Timmons      Time: 27:08
           1st Place Female:  Jocelyn Shields               Time: 30.46
           Masters Male: Ron Slozat                             Time:  31:00
           Masters Female: Karen Anderson                Time:  34:45

August Pool Information

The Memorial Park Pool will be entering its last weeks of the 2018 season. SCPRA would like to thank all of our members and daily swimmers for spending your summer with us. We hope you had an enjoyable season and we look forward to seeing you in 2019! 

Please take note of the follwoing August Schedule: 
August 1 - 11: Regular Hours
August 12: Modified Hours 12:00 - 5:00 PM Public Swim
August 18: Modified Hours 12:00 - 5:00 PM Public Swim
                  Splash Party 8:00 - 10:00 PM
August 19: Modified Hours 12:00 - 5:00 PM
August 25: LAST DAY Modified Hours 12:00 - 5:00 PM
August 26: Doggie Dip 1:00 - 4:00 PM (Details Here) 

Feasibility Study - Recreation Center

On June 7, 2018, the Shippensburg Community Parks and Recreation Authority presented it's feasibility study for a possible recreation center at Memorial Park. This is a very broad view of what a recreation center could look like. The following links include an overview, PowerPoint presentation, and blue prints. 

Further questions can be directed to the SCPRA Main Office located at 677 Orrstown Road. SCPRA Director, Tyler Fairchild, can be reached by phone at 717-530-0261 or email director@shippensburgparkandrec.org. 

Links: 
Overview
Building Blue Print
PowerPoint Presentation
Memorial Park Layout

Master Plan - Veterans Stadium & Pool Building

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On June 7, 2018, the Shippensburg Community Parks and Recreation Authority presented it's master plan for Veterans Stadium and a new building at the Memorial Park Pool. We would like to thank the many people who came out to hear our presentation. The following links include an overview, PowerPoint presentation, and the blue prints for the buildings. 

Further questions can be directed to the the SCPRA Main Office located at 677 Orrstown Road. SCPRA Director, Tyler Fairchild, can be reached by phone at 717-530-0261 or email director@shippensburgparkandrec.org.

Links:

Master Plan Overview
Memorial Park Layout
Blue Print: Pool & Stadium Buildings
Blue Print: Grandstands
 

 

 

4 Seasons Spring Walk @ Dykeman Springs

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OUR SPRING WALK WILL FOCUS ON THE DUCK POND AREA AND THE IMPACT OF WILDLIFE ON THE LOCAL WATERSHED AND OUR INTERACTION WITH IT. 

THIS IS A FREE EVENT BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO HELP WITH PLANNING AND SUPPLIES!  REGISTER HERE.

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.

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

Veterans Stadium Advertising Space

The Commercial Advertising Program is a great way for any business to advertise at Veterans Stadium. Advertisement signs will be displayed at the stadium during the spring and/or fall sports season. Logos and special artwork can be accepted. Veterans Stadium is home to:  

Spring Sports
Baseball- Shippensburg Legion
Baseball- Shippensburg Stars
Baseball- Shippensburg Orioles
Baseball- Shippensburg Greyhounds (recreation team)
Semi-pro Football- Cumberland Valley Hitmen
Event- July 4th Celebration 

Fall Sports
Football- Shippensburg Varsity, JV, and Freshman Greyhounds
Football- Shippensburg Youth Greyhounds
Soccer- Shippensburg Boys Varsity and JV Greyhounds
Soccer- Shippensburg Girls Varsity and JV Greyhounds
Events- Community Night and Fall Fest 

All proceeds will benefit the Shippensburg Community Parks and Recreation Authority for future maintenance and improvements to Veterans Stadium. If you have any questions, please call us at 717-530-0261 or email office@shippensburgparkandrec.org.

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Photo Contest: Winner to be submitted to NRPA

Ready to have your photo be highlighted by SCPRA and Submitted to the NRPA contest? 

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SCPRA is collecting photos that tell a great story for a chance to be featured on the SCPRA website, social media, and local newspaper! The SCPRA Board of Administration will select the top photo to be featured by SCPRA. The selected photo will be featured by SCPRA and submitted to the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) photo contest. If your picture is selected by NRPA, your picture will be featured on the cover of the July 2018 issue of Parks and Recreation Magazine.

Timeline: 

  • March 26, 2018: photo submission due
  • March 30, 2018: SCPRA selected photo submitted to NRPA
  • April 20, 2018: NRPA selects finalists
  • May 21, 2018: finalists put to public vote on Facebook
  • May 25, 2018: Finalists with most votes win! 
  • July, 2018: Winning photo featured on the cover of Parks & Recreation

Tips for Submission: 

  • Submit a photo with an interesting and compelling story behind it — maybe of a unique program or community event. A great photo should tell a great story. You can share this story in the comments section when you upload your photo. 
  • Submit a photo that includes people in it. 
  • Submissions must be high-resolution (at a minimum of 300 dpi) and at least 9.25 inches wide by 11 inches tall. 
  • Consider how the Parks & Recreation logo will fit over your photo.
  • Photos should be submitted to office@shippensburgparkandrec.org

More information about NRPA photo contest here: https://www.nrpa.org/events/july/july-cover-contest/?utm_source=facebook

The 4 Seasons @ Dykeman Springs Park & Trails

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

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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 SPRING & SUMMER 2018

SAT. APRIL 21 - SPRING - DUCK POND/WATERSHED ED 9 AM

SAT. JULY 21 - SUMMER - WILDFLOWER WALK 9 AM

We meet in the parking lot by the gazebo. Please remember, there are no restrooms at this park, plan accordingly. 

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