To provide quality parks and recreation facilities and services that meet the community’s growing needs by utilizing staff and citizen resources to foster environmental stewardship, recreation and wellness, education, and support the local economy.


The vision is to ensure an active and healthy community where a majority of our citizens are within a 15-minute walk of a park, and where all people can reach their full wellness potential supported by recreational programs, facilities, parks, natural open space, and services. 

Parks & Water Trail Guide

Silver Spring Township Parks & Recreation Department

Silver Spring Township organized a five-member Recreation Advisory Council (RAC) in 1964. During the early 1980’s vacancies within RAC were not filled and RAC was disbanded. With the growing demand for recreation programs and facilities, the Township Board of Supervisors reinstated RAC in 1988 to review fees, rules, polices and ordinances as they relate to parks and rec within the Township. 

In 1966, the Board hired the first paid professional as the Recreation Program Coordinator. The dueis included establishing recreational activities to meet the needs of the residents and to act as a liaison to the Township staff and RAC. Later, the Township added a Parks & Recreation Director and Assistant Recreation Director. Today (2019), the Department has one Parks & Recreation Manager (Full-Time) and a Recreation Program Coordinator (Full-Time). The department works in collaboration with the Public Works/Parks Division to oversee the maintenance of the parks and park improvements. 

Comprehensive Recreation Parks & Open Space Plan

Office Location:

  • Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-4:00 pm (closed on most holidays and weekends)
  • Location: 8 Flowers Drive, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

Connect With Us:

  • Phone: 717-766-0178
  • Fax: 717-766-7635
  • Email: parkinfo@sstwp.org
  • On Social Media @SilverSpringRec (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube)


  • Tyler Fairchild, Recreation Manager   
  • Dane Schick, Recreation Coordinator
  • Missy Stimer, Recreation Program Coordinator

Recreation Advisory Council:

  • Chairman: Scott Pepperman
  • Vice Chairman: Kara Emrich
  • Board Liaison: Laura Brown
  • Secretary: Mark Yasenchak
  • Council Members: John Harrison & Sam Herbert