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.
Thursday Nov. 23, 2017 8:30 am
@ Memorial Park
Enjoy some pre-turkey exercise while helping the Shippensburg King's Kettle Food Pantry.
King's Kettle will be collecting canned goods at race!
Complete details can be found here
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!
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!).
Paul Witter - pumpkins for our Pumpkin Patch
The Cumberland Valley Hitmen - Games
Shippensburg Greyhound Football - Games
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!
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!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
*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.
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
Sat. October 21st - 9 am (to approx. 11 am) Rain or Shine
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 email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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The Shippensburg Memorial Park Pool is wrapping up it's 2017 season!
We are now operating on our end of season schedule and will be open these dates/times:
Sat. 8/26 Noon - 8 pm
Sun. 8/27 Noon - 8 pm
Sat. 9/2 Noon - 8 pm
Sun. 9/3 Noon - 8pm
Last Day: Labor Day Mon. 9/4 Noon - 7 pm $2 admission
Post Season Special Event: Doggie Dip!
Sat. 9/9 1 - 4 pm
This is chance for you to bring your four-legged friend for a dip in the pool! $5 per pooch with two people.
Your dog(s) must be leashed, licensed, properly vaccinated and registered. Registration form.
Installation of the new swings begins tomorrow, June 15.
Construction of the new equipment should take 2 - 3 weeks.
You are still welcome to enjoy the rest of the park!
If you've never been to Branch Creek Children's Park, it is our newly renovated park located between the Borough of Shippensburg Office and the Shippensburg Senior Center on North Fayette Street. The park includes playground equipment, a gazebo, and a walking path.
We need vendors for our Flea Markets!
We've lowered the rate for a 10'x20' space to $5!!
FREE for Non-Profit Groups!!
Do you have a licensed food truck or concession stand?
DO YOU SELL CLOTHES, JEWELRY, COSMETICS, VINTAGE HOUSEHOLD GOODS? ARE YOU AN INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT FOR A NATIONAL BRAND? DO YOU HAVE EXTRA GARDEN PRODUCE?
MAYBE YOU HAVE JUST THE ITEM SOMEONE ELSE IS LOOKING FOR. AS THE SAYING GOES, "ONE MAN'S TRASH IS ANOTHER MAN'S TREASURE."
2ND SATURDAYS THROUGH OCTOBER
9 AM - 2 PM (SET UP @ 8AM)
BRING A TABLE AND CHAIR AND SELL YOUR STUFF!!
PEOPLE ARE INTERESTED IN COMING TO SHOP AND THERE ARE ACTIVITIES HAPPENING IN THE PARK MOST WEEKENDS. THIS IS SIMPLE, AFFORDABLE AND WE HAVE PLENTY OF SPACE AND A GREAT LOCATION.
QUESTIONS? CALL 717-530-0261 OR EMAIL: OFFICE@SHIPPENSBURGPARKANDREC.ORG
PLEASE CALL 717-530-0261 TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT
T-ball is open to girls and boys, ages 4 - 6.
This is strictly instructional! Participants are there to learn the fundamentals. No travelling is required in this program.
All practices and games will be played at Shippensburg Memorial Park.
May, 26 - Registration Closes
June 26, 27, 28 - Training Camp
July 5th - Start of Season
August 19th - Closing Ceremony
$30.00 per participants
(Multiple participant discount $10.00 off your total, please call the office to register if you'd like the discount.) 717-530-0261
*Team bats, helmets, official balls, shirts, and hats are provided but players must have their own baseball glove. Their own batting helmet is encouraged but not necessary.
Benefits the Shippensburg Youth Greyhound Football/Cheerleading Program
Sunday May 21, 2017 2 pm - 5 pm
Held in the Lion's Club Pavilion @ Memorial Park
Choice of items to create!
$25 - $55 depending on the choice of craft. Credit cards accepted.
Contact Jill @ 717-860-7706 or email: email@example.com
Here is a photo of some of the crafts and their prices.
We are grateful to the many businesses and individuals that support the Shippensburg Community Parks and Recreation Authority!
Our Suburban Softball & Baseball programs, CFA Football & Cheer programs, Youth Flag Football, Summer Playground, Annual July 4th Independence Day Fireworks Display and so much more are made possible by donations from our community.
You can see our 2017 sponsors here.
Are you interested in becoming a sponsor?
Call the office, we're happy to talk with you about how you can help support SCPRA programs and events!!
The undefeated CV Hitmen take on the undefeated Mt. Joy Cyclones in a battle for first place in the valley conference! CV Hitmen also will be bringing awareness and honoring cancer survivors and the memories of those lost. PA Breast Cancer Coalition will also be in attendance. Wear pink to show your support!
100 Park Place, Shippensburg, PA 17257
The SU Cycling Club, together with Shippensburg Cub Scout Pack 251 and Shippensburg Community Parks & Rec, is hosting a… KIDS’ BIKE RODEO Friday, April 21 (TODAY!), 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Memorial Park, Shippensburg. All grade school-aged kids and families are invited. Bring your bikes and helmets. We’ll do some safety checks and have a super cool bike course laid out on pavement and grass. We can adjust helmets, fix bikes, lube chains, maybe help your kid learn to ride a bike, teach some things about bike safety, and just have fun. (Serious about the fix-your-bike thing. We can fix most things, as long as we have the parts. Or at least we can tell you what needs to be done to get it fixed. So, you know, free help…) Find us in the big parking lot beside the stadium. Please pass along to anyone who may be interested
Good Luck to all players and coaches as they enter into the last week of practice!
Pinto, Mustang, 8U, 10U, 12U, & 14U teams are to begin the regular season on April 24. The Colt Division will start its season on May 15th. Home games are played at Shippensburg Memorial Park. For game schedules at the park visit our facility calendar here.