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.

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!!

SCPRA is selling DISCOUNTED SKI tickets to Whitetail 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

FOLLOW US ON FB/ INSTAGRAM/TWITTER@ShipParkRec

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