Central Park Improvements
- Community Recreation Center- Indoor Recreation and Gathering Spaces
- New Outdoor Sports Courts (Basketball, Bocce, Pickleball, and Tennis)
- Permanent & Accessible Restrooms near the Amphitheater and Kids Castle
The Doylestown Township Board of Supervisors are excited to announce plans for the Township’s Community Recreation Center, which will also include the transformation of Field 1 in Central Park into tennis, basketball, pickle ball and bocce ball courts. The Community Recreation Center will be situated next to the Township Building where the current tennis and basketball courts are located. Currently, the Township has no indoor public recreation facility. This new facility will include a gym, three multi-purpose rooms, warming kitchen, and a large patio that overlooks Central Park. In addition, permanent restroom facility will be constructed near the Amphitheater and Kids Castle.
The Township was awarded a grant from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) for $1 million for the construction of the Community Recreation Center. In addition, the Township received an additional $500,000 for the construction of the new activity courts. We are thankful to our State Senator Steve Santarsiero for his assistance in obtaining this funding. The RACP is an extremely competitive grant program and we are very fortunate to receive this funding for this project. Most recently, the Township has also received a $200,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) to be put towards the project.
A Capital Fundraising Campaign is underway with plenty of naming opportunities! There will be many options for everyone to help to contribute to this facility and other park improvements for Central Park.
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The Feasibility Study includes a report on solar and geothermal energy initiatives. *Footnote: This study was done during 2020 and some of the projected assumptions from the study may need to be adjusted based upon current economic conditions. Supervisor Nancy Santacecilia wanted to note that she does not believe her statements that are in the appendix of the feasibility study accurately reflect her comments.
Overall Layout of Park Improvements including the Community Recreation Center and Athletic Courts- Coming soon to Central Park!