Things To Do
Environmental Stewardship/Community Service
The Parks & Recreation Department works closely with environmental stewards on various projects throughout the year, such as painting, mulching and edging, pulling weeds and invasive plants, litter pick-up, trail maintenance, etc. If you'd like to complete a special project or want to hear about the next community service event, please email email@example.com. We host several community service throughout the year, that are not listed below.
5K Jig-Jog - March 16, 2019
10:00 am start 5K, 10:15 am start kids race
The race is held every March around the St. Patrick's Day holiday and is open to all skill levels. The course begins and ends at Stony Ridge Park, 50 Bernheisel Bridge Road, Carlisle, PA 17015 (a few miles from CV High School as you're heading to Carlisle). This is a fun-festive event to promote health and wellness in the community. You can walk, run, jog, go at your own pace! The race is open to residents and non-residents (higher rates apply for non). Registration for the race opens in December of 2019. Prizes are awarded to the top 3 runners and the top 2 in each age division. All runners receive a t-shirt and medal for participating. 5K Course Map.
A FREE leprechaun lap is held for kids race will be held in addition to the 5K for kids 2-10. Prizes are awarded to all participants and top runners.
Earth Day Volunteer Project - April 20, 2019
9:00 am - 11:00 am
This volunteer event is held in celebration of Earth Day and typically centers around community service projects. Volunteers help with plant 200 tree saplings, pick-up litter, remove invasive plants, and other small projects as needed. Trees are provided through the Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership (Chesapeake Bay Foundation). To volunteer or share your ideas for a project location, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Memorial Day Ceremony - May 27, 2019
11:00 am - 12:00 pm (tentative ending time)
Each year, the Veterans Advisory Committee hosts a Memorial Day Ceremony to honor the sacrifice veterans have made, while inspiring service. This event is held at the Veterans Memorial, which is on the hill at Willow Mill Park, 80 Willow Mill Park Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050. Visitors are asked to bring a lawn chair. Some chairs will be provided. Light refreshments are available and special accommodations can be made for those with mobility limitations.
Parks & Recreation Month - July, 2019
July is National Parks & Rec Month! Since 1985, America has celebrated July as the nation's official Parks and Recreation Month. This years theme is Game On! Lace up your shoes and get ready to get in the game this July! All month long we will highlight ways for the whole family and your friends to get out, play, and have fun in our local parks. July is the perfect time to engage in community service and showcase what we have to offer here in the Township. Using the #GameOnJuly and tagging our social media pages (Silver Spring Rec), shows us how you're celebrating Parks & Recreation month! Get out and have fun!
National Night Out - August 6, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The police department and other township emergency personnel host a National Night Out event each year on the second Tuesday of August. It's typically held at Stony Ridge Park, 50 Bernheisel Bridge Road, Carlisle, PA 17015. Come out and enjoy a bike rodeo, K-9 demonstration, child ID cards, bike helmet fitting for kids and adults, safety awareness, car seat safety checks, and displays for kids to get an up-close and personal experience with the crew and trucks/vehicles. The event is open to the general public (residents and non-residents).
Fall Festival at Stony Ridge Park - September 21, 2019
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
This festive event celebrates community and the changing of the season. Enjoy up to 100 vendors and entertainers at Stony Ridge Park, including food trucks, local artisans and businesses, community groups, and activities like face painting, hay rides, game areas for kids, live Bluegrass music, BMX stunt shows, up-close tours of emergency rigs, candy for kids, and much more! Opportunities are available for sponsors. Vendor applications will be available online in the month of July. For more information on this event, email email@example.com.
National Public Lands Day Community Project - September 28, 2019
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Volunteers can help with street clean-ups, tree plantings, invasive removal, trail maintenance, and other small projects that are needed in the parks or throughout the Township. The event is held toward the end of September. If you would like to volunteer or share your ideas for a project location, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. A special thanks to Bobby Rahal Automotive Group for continuing to donate funds for the purchase of native trees!
Veterans Day Ceremony - November 10, 2019
11:00 am - 12:00 pm (tentative)
Each year, the Veterans Advisory Committee hosts a Veterans Day Ceremony to honor the sacrifice veterans have made, while inspiring service. This event is held at the Veterans Memorial, which is on the hill at Willow Mill Park, 80 Willow Mill Park Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050. Visitors are asked to bring a lawn chair. Some chairs will be provided. Light refreshments are available and special accommodations can be made for those with mobility limitations.
Winters Night - December 4, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Silver Spring Township, along with local business sponsors and township fire companies, will host a winter event for the community. Visitors can park at the Silver Spring Community Fire Hall and Paul Walters Memorial Park. Festivities will begin inside the Banquet Hall, including light refreshments (donations go toward Veterans Memorial), vendors with candy for sale, Santa on the main stage, a craft with the girl scouts, music on the main stage by CV school groups, giving boxes (donation items to be listed here closer to the event), and sleigh rides through Paul Walters Memorial Park. There is also a blood drive, so please consider stopping by for this great event! Photo credit: Lincoln Harris Photography