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Metal detecting is permitted, however there are restrictions on digging. You are not permitted to dig or uproot the ground surface by any means. Metal detecting is permitted primarily for those wanting to find lost items. It is not intended for park visitors to dig below the surface to find treasures or artifacts. Return lost and found items, including historical artifacts, to Silver Spring Township, 8 Flowers Drive, Mechanicsburg, PA.
Park Ordinance 11 of 2017
No alcoholic beverages shall be brought into, possessed or consumed in any park.
Dogs are permitted in the parks and the Nature Preserve with certain rules/restrictions that dog-owners must abide. Be safe, obey the rules, respect the park and others. Responsibility is the key! The success of this new policy is dependent on responsible dog-owners. If you'd like this to continue, please ensure that you are abiding by the rules outlined below.
Dogs are prohibited:
Smoking or use of tobacco products, including vaping, in any township park is prohibited. Silver Spring Township is a proud partner of Young Lungs at Play, which is a program aimed to help communities create tobacco-free parks, playgrounds and recreational areas for children.
Motorized-model airplanes, boats, go-carts, mini-bikes or moped or other vehicles or crafts shall not be operated on-site or remotely except in areas designated for such use and subject to all rules and regulations in such written permission.
There shall be no hitting of golf balls or playing of golf in the parks. Parks are not intended to be used for this sport. Specific facilities must be designed for this type of activity. Please visit a nearby golf course to practice your swing.
Hunting or trapping of live animals or wildlife; capturing, harassing, injuring of wildlife, is prohibited in the parks and the Vincent DiFilippo Nature Preserve.
Announcements of cancellations and closings are made on the main page of the Township website, and also on the Parks & Recreation webpage www.sstwp.org/133 We also post announcements and cancellations on our social media sites:
Facebook - Silver Spring Twp Parks & Recreation
Twitter - SSTrec
Instagram - sst.recreation
There are 4 main access points to the Conodoguinet Creek in Silver Spring Township
You will also find other great fishing spots throughout the Township. Water Trail Guide
Programs are listed here on the recreation registration site: https://apm.activecommunities.com/sstrecregistration/Activity_Search