Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The appointments follow the resignation of longtime member Chuck Thomas.
Wednesday, March 13
The Upper Macungie Township Recreation Board recently added two members and lost one. The township's Board of Supervisors, at the recommendation of the recreation board, appointed Jeffrey Pascoe and Jennifer Kidd to open position. The board also accepted the resignation of longtime member Chuck Thomas. The recreation board is an advisory body in that it makes recommendations to the township supervisors on recreation matters and the supervisors set policy. The recreation board holds its meetings on the last Thursday of the month with the next meeting scheduled for March 28 at 7 p.m. at the township building. In other business, the recreation board reported that between $2,500 and $3,000 is needed for a water fountain at the dog park, …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Reservations are available April through October by calling the township offices.
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Thursday, March 7
Upper Macungie Township is currently taking reservations for the park system's picinic pavilions. Availability for the 2013 season is as follows: Lone Lane Park – seating capacity 300 (45-8′ picnic tables) Breinigsville Park – lower pavilion seating capacity 100 (8-6′ regular & 4-8′ wheelchair picnic tables) Breinigsville Park – upper pavilion seating capacity 100 (8-6′ regular & 4-8′ wheelchair picnic tables) Ricky Park – seating capacity 50 (11-8′ picnic tables) Upper Macungie Park – Falcon Pavilion capacity 100 (6-12′ & 4-8′ picnic tables) Upper Macungie Park – Hawk Pavilion capacity 100 (12-8′ picnic tables) Grange Park – seating capacity 100 (8-12′ picnic tables) You can call the township offices at 610-395-4892 to place a five-…
Thursday, January 31, 2013
A dog park, located at Upper Macungie Park in Fogelsville, expands to include a second fenced-off area for large canines.
Thursday, January 31
The second phase of the Upper Macungie dog park opened Jan. 20, and township officials say the new area has been well received by residents. Township spokesman Valerie Brosky said a second fenced area of the dog park, located at Upper Macungie Park in Fogelsville, is reserved for large dogs. Brosky said owners of small dogs can opt to use the large dog area if they so choose. However, the original fenced-in area is reserved for small dogs only. Both fenced areas allow canines to roam without leashes. "We've gotten a lot of positive feedback," Brosky said. "[Residents] just love this dog park. We're considering holding things like a pet C.P.R. class, because people are going so crazy over this dog park." The township's Recreation Board …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Upper Macungie is sponsoring a free geocaching event at the township park on Route 100 in Fogelsville on June 30.
Geocachers – those high-tech treasure hunters with low standards for what counts as treasure – will be back at it in Upper Macungie on Saturday, June 30. The public is invited to take part in the free event. “Cache in the Parks 2012” will start at 10 a.m. at the Hawk Pavilion in Upper Macungie Park, 1625 North Route 100 in Fogelsville. Participants of all ages and abilities can use hand-held GPS units or Smart phones with GPS capabilities to find hidden containers of “treasures.” Usually those treasures are small toys or other trinkets. Those interested in taking part can bring along a GPS or, if they don’t own one, they can borrow one from event organizers. The township sponsored event will run rain or shine until 2 p.m. Last year’s …
Friday, September 23, 2011
Upper Macungie's first geocaching events takes place Saturday, rain or shine.
Hidden treasure awaits in Upper Macungie on Saturday – rain or shine (The forecast gives a 60 percent chance of rain). Bring your umbrellas and your GPS devices for “Cache in the Parks” 2011, the township's first geocaching event, at Upper Macungie Park, off Route 100 in Fogelsville. It starts at 10 a.m., rain or shine. Participants may arrive anytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; a brief presentation on the basics of geocaching will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the Falcon Pavilion in Upper Macungie Park. Geocaching is “a real-world outdoor treasure hunting game. Players try to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, using GPS-enabled devices,” according to www.geocaching.com The Upper Macungie Township Parks and Recreation Board decided to …