Parks & Trails

PICNIC IN THE PARK!

Pavilions 

Limitations on pavilion capacity can be found in the Reopening Park Guidelines - See Pavilion Section

Pavilions reopened in the GREEN phase (June 12) and full-day rentals are permitted for June 15 and later. If you are in need of assistance with your reservation, we’d be happy to help by phone or in-person at the Recreation Office, 8 Flowers Drive, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050. Reservations can be taken by phone and in-person as well. Athletic field rentals are handled in-house. Please contact the Parks & Rec Office to inquire. Email parkinfo@sstwp.org or call (717) 766-0178. 

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HCP Update Photos April, 2016 (2)

Hidden Creek Park

50 Millfording Road (next to sewer plant)

This 14-acre Community Park features 4 multi-purpose fields, a picnic pavilion with 6 picnic tables (6 feet long) with a single charcoal grill, handicap parking, creek access for paddling and fishing, a playground for children 2-12, and portable restrooms.


September 2013 (1)Pleasant View Park 

90 Pleasant View Drive

This 12-acre Neighborhood Park features a paved walking trail that is roughly .54 miles, 2 basketball courts, 2 tennis courts, a playground for children 5-12, a softball field, multipurpose field, sand volleyball court, a pavilion with 12 picnic tables (8 feet long), a double charcoal grill, and electric. There are indoor restroom facilities and a water fountain which are open during peak season. handicap access is available from the parking lot.

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Paul Walters Memorial Park

10 Elm Street

This 44-acre Community Park features 3 softball fields, 1 small practice softball field, and a small concession building. Plans for future development of 34 acres is in progress. The Township recently added a large age-segregated playground, parking, sidewalks, and landscaping. 

Paul Walters Memorial Park Master Plan

DSC_0101Potteiger Park

15 John King Lane, New Kingstown

This 7-acre Neighborhood Park features a paved walking trail that is roughly .37 miles, a playground for children 2-12, a tball field, a large open field to play, portable restrooms, handicap parking, a pavilion with 6 picnic tables (6 feet long) and a charcoal grill.


PavilionStony Ridge Park

50 Bernheisel Bridge Road

This 103-acre Sports Complex is only 500 feet from the Appalachian Trail and offers various athletic fields, a playground for children 2-12, large open fields to play, indoor and portable restrooms. The indoor restrooms are only open during the peak season. There are two pavilions; a wooden pavilion with 8 picnic tables (8 feet long) and a single charcoal grill, and a concession pavilion, with six 6 picnic tables (8 feet long) and electric. Handicap access is available from the parking area. The concession stand is rented by local sports leagues.  Stony Ridge Park Master Plan

Great EgretVincent DiFilippo Nature Preserve

110 Sample Bridge Road

This 54-acre Natural Resource Area features a 2-mile stone walking trail, with inner looping trails for shorter walks to and from the parking area. The trail winds through various meadows and wetlands, situated along the Conodoguinet Creek. Interpretive signs and benches are placed throughout. The site also offers access to the creek for paddling and fishing


Veterans MemorialVeterans Memorial at Willow Mill Park

80 Willow Mill Park Road

Built in 2011, the Memorial stands in the upper corner of the hill at Willow Mill Park. Bricks or plaquest can be purchased for those currently serving or who have served. You do not have to be a resident, nor does the person your honoring/remembering have to be a resident of Silver Spring Township. Veterans Memorial Website & Volunteer Committee

WMP Disc Golf 2011 (8) (002)Willow Mill Park & Historic Huston Mill

80 Willow Mill Park Road

This 18-acre Community Park features a pavilion along the creek with seating for 100+, a double charcoal grill, and electric. Handicap access is available right next to the pavilion. There are portable restroom facilities, access to the creek for paddling and fishing, a 9-hole disc golf course, the Historic Huston Mill (public access restricted), Veterans Memorial, a playground for children 2-5.

AT in Silver Spring (6)Appalachian Trail

Within 500 feet of Stony Ridge Park (see above)

Parking is available at Stony Ridge Park, 50 Bernheisel Bridge Road, Carlisle, PA 17013. During the regular season (generally March-November) and during park hours of sunrise to sunset, hikers can park inside the park to gain access to the trail. There are indoor restrooms and a water fountain for hikers to refill their water bottles. If you’d like to park overnight or for extended days, please contact the Parks & Rec Office at 717-766-0178 or email parkinfo@sstwp.org.