Hatboro, Pennsylvania – Every July we celebrate Park and Recreation Month across the nation. Here in Pennsylvania, in partnership with the Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society, we honor the men and women who work tirelessly throughout the state to provide the parks and recreation programs and facilities that we enjoy every day.
The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted just how important local parks are to their communities. Join Hatboro Borough in celebrating PARK AND RECREATION PROFESSIONALS’ DAY on July 16th to honor those who plan, provide, and operate our parks, trails, programs and facilities for all our citizens, and thank the essential workers who kept parks open throughout the pandemic.
Those of us here at Hatboro Borough would like to use this day to recognize all the men and women that make our parks such great destinations for the residents and visitors of Hatboro!
To celebrate Park and Recreation Professionals Day and honor your local parks and recreation providers, make a plan to visit a local park or recreation facility on July 16th. Take the time to thank a programmer, manager, maintainer, landscaper, facilitator, lifeguard, coach, event organizer, or caretaker, and tell them what parks mean to you.
To learn more about this day, visit Myhatboro.org and www.prps.org/parkrecday. If you love parks and support your local professionals, share the love on social media channels using the hashtag #ParkandRecDay.
Borough Hatboro is a small municipality located in southeastern Montgomery County, PA. Full of rich history and a constantly expanding business community, Hatboro is a wonderful place to live, work, and visit! There are 6 municipally owned parks in the small 1.4 mile town. On West Moreland Ave there is Eaton Park and Memorial Park, both of which are wonderful open spaces full of all types of recreational amenities. Memorial Park is also home to the Memorial Pool which operates annually from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Miller Meadow on South York Road is a sprawling natural meadow with walking trails, gazebo and plenty of benches to take in the views. Tanner Park on Jefferson Ave is home to large playground, basketball court and baseball field. Celano Park is a hidden gem in the Northeast end of Hatboro. Home to some of the best views of the Pennypack Creek in town, Celano Park has walking trails and tons of open space for picnicking and relaxing. Last but certainly not least, Hatboro recently purchased the former Pennypack Elementary School on Spring Ave. Pennypack 18-acres of open space that will soon be transitioning into an area for the entire community to enjoy with the help of a Borough run Steering Committee!
About the Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society (PRPS):
The Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society (PRPS) is the principal statewide association providing professional development, leadership, advocacy and resources for those working and volunteering in the parks and recreation field.