1 Spring & Summer Program Guide S P R I N G & S U M M E R Welcome The snow has melted, the flowers are blooming, and the sunshine is lasting a little bit longer. That means it must be spring! And summer is just around the corner. So what better way to celebrate the seasons than by getting outdoors in one of our nineteen parks. Or maybe you ll want to participate in one of our many programs and events. We also look forward to seeing you at the Pinewood Pool this summer. I N S I D E T H I S I S S U E : Special Events 2 Youth Programs 4 Teen Programs 6 Adult Programs 6 Summer Information 8 Rental, Permits, & 9 Park Listings Registration 12 Registration Information Registration is required for all programs and the deadline is one week prior to the start of the program, unless otherwise noted. How to Register: In Person: Complete Registration Form & submit payment (cash, check, credit card, or money order) to the Finance Department. Mail: Print Registration Form from website, complete& submit with check or money order (No cash or credit). Drop Box: Print Registration Form & place in the Drop Box with Check or Money Order (No cash or Credit). All checks should be made payable to: Falls Township Board of Supervisors Parks & Recreation Advisory Board Parks & Recreation Staff Bob Harvie, Chairman Jonathan Snipes, Vice-Chairman Jeffry Dence, Secretary Philip Szupka, Supervisor Dorothy Vislosky, Supervisor Ralph Asplen, Chariman Lindsay Kelley, Vice-Chairman Lois Lambing, Secretary Debbie Martier, Member Quinn Kelley, Member Bill Reese, Director x. 220 Jenna Russo, Assistant Director x. 222 The Park & Recreation Advisory Board is Barbara Loessy, Administrative a 7 member board with 5 year terms. Assistant Members are appointed by the Board of x. 221 Supervisors. If you are interested in serving a letter of interest to:
2 P A G E 2 Special Events Annual Egg Hunt: Bring your basket to collect colored eggs and get a handmade balloon animal from Otto the Clown. All Ages Saturday, April 16 Rain Date: Sunday, April 17 Time: 1:00 PM Location: Falls Township Community Park, Phase I Pavilion Cost: Free Breakfast with the Bunny: Meet the bunny and enjoy pancakes and other treats. Children s games, arts & crafts, and other entertainment. All Ages Saturday, April 23 Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Location: Three Arches, 335 Trenton Road Cost: Free Annual Earth & Arbor Day Celebration: Join the Parks and Recreation Board as we give back to the community and environment. During the afternoon we will plant flowers and mulch our garden. We will also clean up our Falls Township Dog Park. And nature inspired arts & craft project will entertain children please bring a recyclable object and turn it into a wonderful work of art. All Ages Sunday, May 1 Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Location: Falls Township Community Park, Phase II Pavilion Cost: Free Family Fun Night: Join us for an evening of family friendly entertainment. Various performers will take center stage and entertain the crowds. The first performer will last from 6:30 to 7:30 and the second will perform from 7:30 to 8:30. All Ages! Sunday, May 22 Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Location: Falls Township Community Park, Phase II Pavilion Cost: Free S P R I N G & S U M M E R P R O G R A M G U I D E
3 S P R I N G & S U M M E R P A G E 3 Special Events Annual Fishing Derby: Enjoy friendly competition to catch the largest fish or catch the most fish. Awards will be given to each age group. Bring your owl rod & reel. Register in advance or the day of. Registration forms can be obtained through Falls Township Parks & Recreation or Bart s Tackle in Tullytown. Ages: 2 to 15 Saturday, June 4 Registration Time: 7:00 AM Event Start Time: 8:00 AM Location: Falls Township Community Park, Phase II Lake Cost: Free Teen Start of Summer Party: School is almost out for summer, so why not start celebrating- in between studying for your exams, of course! Bring your friends and have a blast with music, games, and free food! Grades 7-12 Saturday, June 11 Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM Location: Falls Township Community Park, Phase II Pavilion Cost: Free Summer Discount Tickets Falls Township Parks & Recreation offers discounts at some of the areas best summer time attractions, such as Great Adventure, Dorney Park, and Sesame Place. For a complete listing of discount tickets please log onto our website. Tickets may be purchased from the Finance Department. Cash or Money Order only!
4 P A G E 4 Youth Programs Young Rembrandts Drawing Class: Combines the best of both worlds foundational art skills in a fun, nurturing environment that gives your child the academic advantage. All materials are provided by Young Rembrandts and new lessons are taught each week. Ages: 6-12 Tuesdays, April 19-June 7 Time: 6:30-7:30 PM Location: Room 201, Falls Township Municipal Complex Cost: $80 Residents, $90 Non-Residents Cartooning for Teens: Our most popular class is back! During this 8-week session you will: Create new cartoon characters, Draw action, movement and sound, Draw expressions and convey moods, and Develop a series of drawings to tell a joke. Ages: Tuesdays, April 19 June 7 Time: 7:45 PM 8:45 PM Location: Room 201, Falls Township Municipal Complex Cost: $80 Residents, $90 Non-Residents Mommy & Me Tea: Mom and child will work together to create a Mothers Day keepsake and then enjoy a tea party. Mothers Day Craft: Create something special for Mom. She ll be sure to treasure the craft for years to come. Ages: 2-5 Saturday, May 7 Time: 9:30 AM 10: 30 AM Location: Room 201, Falls Township Municipal Complex Cost: $5 Residents, $8 Non-Residents Ages: 6-10 Saturday, May 7 Time: 11:00-12:00 Location: Room 201, Falls Township Municipal Complex Cost: $5 Residents, $8 Non-Residents Daddy, Me & A Cup of Joe: Dad and child will work together to create a Fathers Day keepsake and then enjoy a cup of Joe. Ages: 2-5 Saturday, June 18 Time: 9:30 AM 10: 30 AM Location: Room 201, Falls Township Municipal Complex Cost: $5 Residents, $8 Non-Residents Fathers Day Craft: Dad will love the craft you create just for him. He ll want to show it off right away. Ages: 6-10 Saturday, June 18 Time: 11:00 AM 12:00 PM Location: Room 201, Falls Township Municipal Complex Cost: $5 Residents, $8 Non-Residents S P R I N G & S U M M E R P R O G R A M G U I D E
5 S P R I N G & S U M M E R Youth Programs Herpetology (Reptiles & Amphibians) This new program is taught by an Environmental Education Specialist from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources at the Falls Township Community Park. We will hike around the park in search of the many reptiles and amphibians found in and around the lake. We will learn what makes these animals different from others, and what important roles these critters play in the environment. Grades: K-5 Sunday, May 1 Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Location: Falls Township Community Park, Cost: $5 for Residents, $8 for Non-Residents Trash to Treasure: P A G E 5 Each week will turn an ordinary object into something you ll treasure. Participants may be asked to bring in items such as: egg cartons, coffee cans, or paper towel rolls. Ages: 2-5 Saturdays, May 14 to June11 (no class on May 28) Time: 9:30 AM 10:30 AM Location: Room 210, Falls Township Municipal Complex Cost: $20 Residents, $32 Non-Residents Remember Pre-Registration is required for all programs unless otherwise noted. The registration deadline is one week prior to the start program. Summer Camp Registration Dates & Form: March 1 st to June 20 th of 2011, Registration form may be found online at Location: Manor Elementary School, 401 Penn Valley Road, Levittown, PA Dates: June 27 th thru August 5 th of 2011, Monday thru Friday, 6 week program Ages: 5 to 13 years old Activities include: Arts & Crafts, Sports, Games, Music, Drama, Special Events, Swimming at Pinewood Pool, Contests, Talent Show, plus weekly bus trips. Special Notes: Bus Trips will be an additional cost and are optional Camp Hours Pennsbury School District Non-Pennsbury School District Option 1 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM $ 600 $ 700 Option 2 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM $ 700 $ 800 Option 3 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM $ 700 $ 800 Option 4 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM $ 800 $ 900 Summer Camp Registration forms can be found on our website or in the Falls Township Municipal Complex Building.
6 P A G E 6 Teen Programs Certified Babysitting Course: Just in time for those summer babysitting jobs, the Red Cross will provide the necessary instruction you need to land your first babysitting job. The course is one full day so please pack a lunch. Teen Trip to Sahara Sam s: Enjoy your day off from school by sliding down Mount Kilimanjaro or relax in the Congo Bongo Adventure River. Remember to bring a towel and extra money for lunch. Teen Trip to Bounce U: We ll meet at Bounce U for their Teen Night and bounce the Friday night away. Ages: 11 to 15 Session I: May 14 Session II: June 18 Time: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Location: Room 201, Falls Township Municipal Complex Cost: $55 Residents, $80 Non-Residents Ages: Thursday, April 21 Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Depart from Falls Township Municipal Complex Parking Lot Cost: $35 Ages:13-17 Friday, May 20 Time: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM Location: 2221 Cabot Blvd, Suite 3, Langhorne, PA Cost: $10 Adult Programs Boating Safety Course: This one-day beginner boating class will give you the knowledge needed to obtain a boat license or safety certification in many states, except NJ. Topics will include but are not limited to: boating law, boat safety equipment, navigation, trailering, and much more. At the end of the course there will be a 50 question test. All course materials are provided by the US Coast Guard Auxiliary. Please bring your own lunch, writing utensils, and notebook/paper for notes. Ages: 12 and up Session I: Saturday, April 2 Session II: Saturday, May 14 Session III: Saturday, June 11 Time: 8:00 AM 4:00 PM Location: Room 202, Falls Township Municipal Building Cost: $50 Township Residents, $60 Non-Residents (payable to Falls Township) and $10 for all (payable to the State after course completion) S P R I N G & S U M M E R P R O G R A M G U I D E
7 S P R I N G & S U M M E R Adult Programs Yoga Taught by Jackie Jackson our Yoga program great for beginner and intermediate levels. Yoga is a complete mind and body workout. Please bring your own mat and dress in comfortable clothing. Ages: 16 and up Session I: Mondays, April 4 May 9 (no class April 25) Session II: Mondays, May 16 June 7 (no class May 30) Time: 7:00 PM 8:30 Location: Falls Township Senior Center Cost: $60 Residents, $70 Non-Residents Country Line Dancing P A G E 7 Country Line Dancing is a social line dance style and does not require a partner. During this eight week program you will learn basic steps (grapevine, chasse, weave and shuffle step) and how to incorporate them into line dances. Ages: 18 and up Mondays, April 18 - June 13 (no class May 30) Time: 7:00 PM 8:00 PM Location: Phase II Pavilion, Falls Township Community Park Cost: $55 Residents, $65 Non-Residents Adult Meet Up Groups Walking: The benefits of walking are many, so get out there, get active and socialize. Weekdays 12:00 PM-1:00 PM or Weekends 9:00 AM-10:00 AM Location: Phase I Pavilion, Falls Township Community Park Dog Park: Looking to socialize while spending time with your dog? So are many others. Tuesdays 5:30 PM 6:30 PM Or Sundays 3:00 PM-4:00 PM Location: Dog Park, Falls Township Community Park Book Club: As a group you will decided which books to read and discuss. Light refreshments will be served. First Wednesday of Each month (beginning in Oct)7:00 PM-8:00 PM Location: Room 201, Falls Township Municipal Complex Most Ages Program Kayaking: The class is taught by an Environmental Education Specialist from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Learn kayaking basics and some wildlife identification while exploring our 70 acre lake. Lifejackets, one and two person kayaks, and paddles are provided. Ages: 8 and up Session I: Saturday, May 14 Session II: Sunday, June 5 Time: 10:00 AM 12:00 PM Location: Falls Township Community Park, Boat Ramp Cost: $15 per person, or $45 per family of up to 4
8 P A G E 8 Summer Concert Series All Summer Concerts are held at the Falls Township Community Park, Phase I Pavilion, 9125 Mill Creek Road, Levittown, on Sundays from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The Summer Concert Series is a free event and open to the general public. Please bring your own chair. June 19 Celtic Crossroads June 26 Society Music Makers July 3 Mango Men July 10- Dennis Ostopowicz Band July 17 Daisy Jug Band July 24 Uptown String Band July 31 Big Band From the Valley August 7 First Time Around August 14 Dennis Ostopowicz Band August 21 Point Blank Band August 28 Barbone Street Jazz Band September 4 Rain Date Pinewood Pool Special Events Teen Splash Nights: Wear your suit, bring a towel, and get ready to have a fun time with DJ Dana. All Teen Dances cost $3 and are held from 7:45 PM to 10:30 PM. Thursday, June 23 Thursday, July 21 Thursday, August 4 Senior Breakfast: A favorite morning for those 55 years and up. Enjoy a continental breakfast, catch up with friends, and take a dip in the pool. Saturday, July 16 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM Cost: Free (open to the general public) Family Picnic: Pinewood Pool Members and their guests will be entertained by DJ Dana and Otto the Clown. Sunday, August 28 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM Cost: Free to members Pinewood Pool Movies All movies are held on Saturdays at the Pinewood Pool and begin at sunset. Movies are Free to the members. For the general public movies are $3 per individual or $10 per family (immediate family only). Please bring your own chair or blanket. June 11 Despicable Me June 25 Toy Story 3 July 9 Megamind July 23 Shrek Forever After August 6 How to Train Your Dragon August 20 Tangled S P R I N G & S U M M E R P R O G R A M G U I D E
9 S P R I N G & S U M M E R P A G E 9 Pinewood Pool Membership We are currently accepting applications for 2011 Pinewood Pool Membership. The Pinewood Pool is fully handicapped accessible, has a one meter diving well, has two tube water slides, and has lockers and showers. Please visit our website or call the Parks & Recreation for an application. Opening Day- Saturday, May 28 Closing Day- Monday, September 5 Please see application for hours. Membership Rates: By April 1st- Family: $200 Residents, $325 Non Residents Individuals: $110 Residents, $225 Non Residents Senior Citizens: $60 Residents, $80 Non Residents After April 1st- Family: $220 Residents, $345 Non Residents Individuals: $120 Residents, $235 Non Residents Senior Citizens: $70 Residents, $90 Non Residents Payment Plan: Easy payment plan for families and individuals of two equal payments. Make your first payment by April 1st and your second payment by May 13th. Full payment is required to receive pool I.D. Pinewood Pool Rentals Pinewood Pool is available for after hours rentals. The hours and cost are as follows: Monday thru Thursday: 2 hours, 7:30-9:30 PM, Cost: $350 or 3 hours, 7:30 10:30 PM, Cost: $450 Friday thru Sunday:2 hours, 8:00-10:00 PM, Cost $350 or 3 hours, 8:00-11:00 PM, Cost $450 A security deposit is required in addition to the rental fee. Please call the Parks & Recreation Department for more information or to make a reservation. Pavilion Rentals Pavilions located at the Falls Township Community Park may be rented out to both residents and non-residents of Falls Township. They are available on a first come first served basis beginning January 2nd. We have two large picnic pavilions that hold a maximum of 100 people and five smaller gazebos which have one picnic table each. The pavilions have charcoal grills and are located near restrooms. For daily rental and security deposit fees, or more information please contact the Parks & Recreation Department or visit us on our website.
10 P A G E 10 Skate Board Park The Falls Township Community Park opened a new Skate Board Park in The park will re-open on Monday, March 15th. The hours of the park are from 10:00 AM until Dusk. We do not allow scooters, bikes, or roller blades in the park. For a complete listing or rules & regulations visit us online. Keep an eye out for upcoming events and programs at the Skate Board Park. Water Craft Permits & Rules In addition to state registration, your water craft must be registered with Falls Township in order to launch in the Falls Township Community Lake. Permits may be obtained through the Finance Department and are valid from February 1st through January 31st. Permits cost $20 for residents and $40 for non-residents. Boats, canoes, sailboats and inflatable boats with two or more air chambers and a minimum length of 7 are permitted. Novelty type water craft is prohibited. No gas powered motor boats allowed Boats over 16 in length are not permitted except for canoes, which may be 18 long Serviceable and properly fitted U.S. Coast Guard approved personal flotation devices must accompany each occupant of a water craft and must be worn at all times by non-swimmers and children under 12 years of age Water craft operators must be at least 16 years of age PA Fish Commission laws apply to all water craft Boats must be rigged/loaded before entering ramp N E W S L E T T E R T I T L E
11 S P R I N G & S U M M E R P A G E 11 Park Listing & Information Park Name Location Amenities Austin Drive Athletic Fields Austin Drive, Between 207 & 209, Fairless Hills 3 Baseball Fields, Concession Stand, Restrooms Children s Corner Rice Drive, Between 96 & 98, Morrisville Playground, Tot Lot Community Park 9125 Mill Creek Rd, Levittown 9 Multi Purpose Fields, 70 Acre Lake, Bike/ Pedestrian Paths, Picnic Pavilions, 2 Basketball Courts, Roller Hockey Court, Bocci Court, Sand Volleyball, Softball Field, Boat Ramp, Horseshoe Pits, Playground, Restrooms Elderberry Park 4 Exit Lane, Levittown Basketball Court, Playground, Bike/Pedestrian Path Fallsington Commemorative Park 285 Yardley Ave, Fallsington Gazebo, Gardens, Walkway Franklin Kriby Park 22 Vermilion Way, Levittown Lighted Basketball Courts, Playground, Tot Lot Mill Creek Manor Park 9050 Lynn Ave, Levittown Playground Mill Creek Sports Complex 150 Fallsington-Tullytown Rd, Levittown Home of Levittown Continental Little League, 6 Lighted Ball fields (including handicap field), Concession Stand New Pond Park 28 Nasturtium Lane, Levittown Basketball Courts, Playground, Tot Lot Penns Grant Park 108 Penns Grant Dr, Morrisville Playground, Tot Lot, Tennis Courts Quaker Penn Park 300 Pennsbury Rd (next to Pennsbury Manor), Morrisville Picnic Pavilions, 3 Soccer Fields Three Arches 335 Trenton Rd, Fairless Hills Historic Home of John & Mary Sotcher, caretakers for William Penn Built in 1712 Trenton Road Park 143 Village Lane, Levittown Wooded Nature Trails Valley Day Park 301 Alden Ave, Morrisville Tot Lot Von Hoffman Park 700 Edgemont Rd, Fairless Hills Lighted Basketball Court, Softball Field, Playground, Tot Lot, Pedestrian Path Sadowski Woods Stony Hill Road Wooded Areas Pinewood Pool 1 Pine Lake Park Swimming Pool, Concession Stand, Showers, Pavilion, Restrooms, Playground Yatsko Field New Falls Rd, on grounds of Pennsbury High School, Fairless Hills Home of Levittown American Baseball League, Ball Fields, Concession Stand, Clubhouse
12 Falls Township Parks and Recreation Program Registration Form This form, along with payment, must be submitted to the Parks and Recreation Office at least one week prior to the program start date in order to properly enroll in any activity, program, or bus trip. One registration form is due for each program you would like to enroll in. If you are enrolling multiple people, one form is required for each person. Office Hours: Payment accepted in the Finance Department, located on the first floor, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday thru Friday After Hours Drop Box: located in Municipal Complex Parking lot. DO NOT LEAVE CASH IN DROP BOX Mailing Address: 188 Lincoln Highway, Suite 100, Fairless Hills, PA Make Checks Payable: Falls Township Participant Information Participant Name: Date of Birth: Sex: Address: Apt #: City: State: Zip: Home Phone: Work Phone: Address: Receive Updates (i.e. Programs, Special Events): Yes No Emergency Contact Name: Phone Number: Falls Township Resident: Yes No Program Name Fee Liability Release I, the undersign, hereby release, absolve, indemnify and hold harmless Falls Township Officials, Falls Township Parks and Recreation Department, the Director of Parks and Recreation, his staff, leaders, and anyone appointed by them from all liability for any injury or damage sustained or caused as a result of participating in the Program and/or Activity listed above. Also, I do not know of any reason that my child, would not be able to participate in any activity provided by the Falls Township Parks and Recreation Department. Signature participant or parent/ legal guardian Date For Official Use Only Date Received: Payment Type Received: Amount $ Received: