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Warminster Township

Click here for a link to the Warminster Library:

https://warminstertownship.org/library/

 

Online Virtual Programs

Digital Resources

Did you know the Warminster Library has many online resources that are FREE? You can apply for an eCard online and instantly access their digital resources:
buckslib.org/ecard

Some of their offerings are The Philadelphia Inquirer and The New York Times, Consumer Reports, HeritageQuest (genealogy assistance), Hoopla (download and stream music, videos, e-audiobooks, e-comics and ebooks). You can listen, read and watch on your phone, computer or tablet.

The library also offers Pennsylvania POWER Library Network. Access it at: buckslib.org/e-library

It features a variety of e-resources: Health and Wellness, a Science Reference Center, Academic OneFile (articles from scholarly journals and podcasts, transcripts and videos from NPR, CNN, & BBC Worldwide Learning). This is only a small sample of the library’s digital resources. Now is a good time to take advantage of the Library’s resources.

 

Library Programs August, 2021 

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Click here to see a video about Warminster Park.

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE WARMINSTER PARK WEBSITE

Warminster Community Park is the largest park in Warminster, 240 acres, with over 5 miles of trails. Many of our other parks are pocket parks located in neighborhoods. We encourage residents to take time to enjoy nature use this website to find local parks: https://goodforpa.com. Sport organizations such as soccer, football, basketball, swimming, wrestling, kickball, baseball, and softball are offered by various adult and youth sport organizations throughout the seasons.


PARKS PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE DURING THE PANDEMIC

Covid-19 continues to create challenges for everyone, but the one saving grace is that our municipal park system remains available to all area residents throughout the pandemic.  It has brought to light just how important recreation opportunities and the natural environment are to the health and wellbeing of all our park users.  We have observed a dramatic increase in the use of parks, trails and recreation facilities.  Parks have become places where people can enjoy the natural environment to reduce anxiety and stress and burn off excess energy if gyms are closed.  With more than 410 municipal acres, which includes neighborhood parks as well as regional destinations, residents have been able to social distance while enjoying nature and getting exercise.  “The National Recreation and Park Association surveyed Americans to see how essential they felt parks, trails and open spaces are during the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey revealed that 83% of U.S. adults agreed that visiting their local parks, trails and open spaces is essential for their mental and physical well-being during the COVID-19 ordeal”.

As we move through the seasons with so many unknowns, we will continue to try to offer our most popular programs and events, but restrictions may cause some additional cancellations.  Some of our events have gone virtual and others have moved outside.  To stay up to date and explore more options, we recommend that you subscribe to the township email.  Also, check out the websites for Warminster Free Library, Doylestown Health and the PSU Extension Service (https://extension.psu.edu) as they provide many virtual educational and free webinar programs.  Please be assured that we will continue to keep the members of the community active, happy and healthy.

All Parks

  • Parks are open from sunrise to sunset. After dusk, you must have a permit or risk being fined.
  • Parks are officially closed during winter weather conditions. Park parking lots, paths and trails are not maintained and may remain snow and ice covered for extended periods. Surfaces may be slippery. Guests may still access park for winter recreational activities; however, they do so at their own peril. Anti-slip winter footwear is recommended.
  • All Park buildings are winterized annually (restrooms closed, water/electric shut off) by December 1 to reduce the chance of frozen pipes. Porta-potties will be removed from Munro in December, but one will remain on site at WCP & Kemper. Weather permitting, buildings should reopen in April.
  • Sport fields in all parks are available by permit only. Persons who wish to use pavilions & fields should apply for permits. Warminster youth organizations and permit holders have priority.
  • No smoking, alcohol or illegal substances are permitted in the parks.
  • Park facilities are available for special events, parties, family picnics and business gatherings for a reasonable fee. Dates are fill quickly each year, so please reserve your pavilion or fields by completing a facility/pavilion request permit and submitting it to the Parks & Recreation Dept. Forms can be downloaded at the website: warminstertownship.org
  • To reduce vandalism, park facilities are locked unless park staff or sport organizations are utilizing a park. If you see vandalism, dumping or other hazards, DON’T WAIT!! Please call the Police Department immediately at (215) 672-1000.
  • Please do not feed the wildlife, especially the fox, deer and geese, in the parks – supplemental feeding encourages wildlife to lose their fear of people and become dependent on handouts that are not part of their natural diets.
  • If you see people with their dogs running loose, please call the Animal Control Officer at 267-317-1380 or Police at 215-672-1000. Do not try to intervene and put yourself in harm’s way. 
  • The Warminster Bark Park is available to all area residents as a membership program. To participate you must provide veterinarian proof of vaccinations, complete an application, and attend a one-time education session. Fees are $25/Warminster resident and $35/non-resident.
  • Solicitation by vendors, including private fitness or sport instruction, is not permitted in any park. Citations will be issued by the Police Department. Permits are available for a fee.
  • Motorized vehicles, including dirt bikes, snow mobiles and ATVs, are not permitted in Township parks.
  • Cyclists must yield to pedestrians on all park trails. Warn pedestrians by loudly declaring “cyclist on your left” prior to passing.
  • Perennials for Parks – if you are dividing your perennials in spring or fall, why not donate the “discards” to the parks to improve our park landscaping. Contact the office for more info: 215-443-5428.
  • Park encroachment – If your residence backs up to a park, please be aware of your property boundaries before installing sheds, pools and play equipment. Items that encroach on park land must be removed at the cost of the homeowner no matter how long they have been in place.
  • No dumping reminder – dumping in the parks or public lands is illegal. Leaves, trees, limbs, trimmings and other yard waste must be removed and disposed of properly through the trash company.
  • Commemorative benches and trees honoring friends, family, pets and others are available for placement in any Township park. For more information, contact Parks & Rec @ 215-443-5428 or download forms from the website: warminstertownship.org.
  • Parks & Recreation would like to extend our thanks to the many sport groups, individuals and volunteers who assist with park maintenance. If you have questions about the various projects underway, please call us.

Effectively immediately, sections of Warminster Community Park will be closed to the public during the grant project construction which began recently.  Areas that are off limits will be designated by barricades and construction fencing.  These closures will extend through the spring months but Meco Constructors, Inc. will do their best to complete phases of the project and reopen areas as they are completed.  We recognize that this will cause some disruption to regular park visitors and hope that you will bear with us throughout the process.  This large multi-grant project will greatly expand the public amenities in WCP and we are trying to confine all work to the winter/spring months when there is less activity in the park.  We hope the entire project will be completed by June 2021. 

The parking lot, pond trail, perimeter trail, Hallowell pavilion, and playground will remain open to the public.  Access to the dog park will be via grass instead of a paved trail.  Trees along the crossover trail are being relocated to other areas of the park or into the new parking areas. 

The basketball courts, Safety Town, much of the runway, and the interior trails, including the crossover trail, will be blocked or closed.  Heavy equipment will be bringing in dirt for the sport fields and moving dirt for stormwater, sections of runway will be removed for greening and landscaping.  Other sections of the runway will be milled and paved for centralized parking lots, additional basketball courts and access roads.  Cyclists will need to use the perimeter trail to gain access to the Bristol Road exit when sections of the runway are closed. 

The safety of our park visitors is most important to us.  Please be sure to follow signs and observe closed areas so that we do not have to shut down the entire park during construction.  If you have questions, please contact the Township Parks & Recreation Department: 215-443-5428 or email us at recreation@warminsterpa.org. 

To see a great video on YouTube search for Warminster Community Park Update 06/2021

26TH ANNUAL RUBBER DUCKY REGATTA!!
Sunday, August 29, 2021 Time: 1:00 PM @ Kemper Park

Parks & Rec and QUAINT OAK BANK present this hilarious family event for its 26th Anniversary! Rubber Duckies float ¼ mile down the Neshaminy Creek to compete in a race to the finish line. First 4 ducks to cross the finish win a cash prize. Official ducky number tickets may be purchased online or at the WREC@WCP, and Library.

TICKETS – $5.00/ Ducky or 5 Duckies for $20.00.

You need not be present to WIN!
PRIZES: 1st – $200 / 2nd -$150 / 3rd – $100/ 4th – $50

Pending COVID regulations, join Park & Rec for the “JUST DUCKY PICNIC” prior to the Rubber Ducky Regatta. Families are invited to bring a picnic lunch and we’ll supply dessert with help from Perkins Restaurant & Bakery, A-1 Pest Control, and Rita’s Water Ice.

THE INCREDIBLE EDIBLE VEGGIE CONTEST
July 19-September 24, 2021
Area residents of Bucks and Montgomery County are invited to participate in the WREC’s Incredible Edible Veggie Contest (formerly Heaviest Tomato Contest). If you have a ripe tomato, cucumber, zucchini, eggplant or squash and would like to enter it in our contest, stop by the WREC, Monday-Friday from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM to weigh in your champ. A prize will be awarded to the winner in each category.

 

For more information contact Marge Schwegel--margeschwegel@hotmail.com 

 

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