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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www.shippensburgparkandrec.org

 

Pool - Season Wrap-up

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

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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.

 

Branch Creek Playground - Next Phase!

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. 

 

2nd Saturday Flea Market @ the Park Sat. June 10th!!

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

 

SCPRA Summer T-Ball - Registration closes 5/26!!

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

Registration Fee:
$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.

Thank you!! 2017 SCPRA Sponsors

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!!

717-530-0261

 

 

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS GAME

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! 

7:00PM
Veterans Stadium
100 Park Place, Shippensburg,  PA 17257

BIKE RODEO!

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

Summer Playground Scholarships!

Scholarships for summer camps and pool memberships are available through the Shippensburg Community Resource Coalition!!

Through the Partnership for Better Health, the Shippensburg Community Resource Coalition is able to offer camp scholarships to Shippensburg youth ages 6 to 17.

"We believe that all children should have the opportunity to attend summer camps and programs and financial stress should not be a barrier."

Children who are part of Shippensburg Area School District or Big Spring School District and qualify for financial assistance are eligible for the scholarships.

Here is the application.

To apply for a scholarship for pool membership, just write in which pool (Shippensburg Memorial Park Pool) the membership is for instead of the camp name.

Any questions about the scholarships should be directed to the Shippensburg Community Resource Coalition.       Website:   shipresources.org  Email: swk-scrc@ship.edu

 

Flea Market @ the Park! We need Vendors!!

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 May - October

8 am - ??

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

You can also reserve a spot online HERE.

NOW Through April 30th! $15 off the purchase of a Family Pass to the Shippensburg Memorial Pool

Summer is coming! Get in the swim of things!

Through April 30th, you can purchase our basic 2-person Family Pass (normally $150) for $135!

Our 2-person Military Family Pass (normally $125) is just $110.00 through April 30th.

Add-on additional household members to either pass for the low price of $10 each!!

Purchase online here or call the office @ 717-530-0261.

Instructions for on-line registration/memberships.

Opening Day is May 27th!

POOL HOURS:

Mon - Thurs. 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

Sunday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Season ends 9/4/17 - Labor Day

 

Flea Market @ the Park - April 8th

We're still seeking vendors for this event!

FROM 8 AM - NOON ON THE 2ND SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH (April - October) SCPRA IS HOSTING AN OPEN AIR FLEA MARKET IN THE LARGE PARKING LOT AT MEMORIAL PARK.

(2nd Saturdays April - Oct, $10 per 10' x 20' space per event)

YOU CAN RESERVE ON LINE AT OUR WEBSITE: WWW.SHIPPENSBURGPARKANDREC.ORG     CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS.

OR YOU CAN CALL THE OFFICE 717-530-0261 AND RESERVE A SPOT.

SET UP STARTS AT 7 AM AND YOU WILL NEED TO BRING YOUR OWN TABLE & CHAIRS.

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