The Doylestown Township Department of Parks and Recreation offers a variety of services and activities to residents and visitors. Over 30 miles of trails wind through Doylestown Township and are suited for a variety of activities including walking/running and bilking.
The park system provides wonderful opportunities for residents and visitors to explore and enjoy. Our 400 acres of dedicated parks and parkland include 7 parks that range in size from 6 to 140 acres. Our parks are diverse and offer both active and passive areas and include both organized and self-directed activities and special events, wildlife/plant observation and interpretation. Active pursuits such as hiking, biking, exercise, tennis, Pickleball, and other recreational pursuits are also enjoyed.
Our Commitment to You
As residents and customers you deserve the best possible service, programs and facilities! Doylestown Township Parks and Recreation department, promises to do everything possible to cheerfully and respectfully serve you by providing clean, safe facilities; enjoyable, safe programs; and timely and effective services, which includes, listening and responding to your suggestions and concerns.
To provide a comprehensive system of quality parks, open space, recreation facilities and trails, while efficiently and responsively offering programs and events which enhance personal development, promote healthy lifestyles, encourage community involvement and collaboration, and foster environmental stewardship. To responsibly manage parks, facilities and the natural environment to protect and maintain Park and Recreation assets.
We envision a comprehensive system of vibrant community parks, diverse recreational facilities, sustainable park resources and engaging programs, that contribute to healthy individuals and families, an active and engaged community and an enhanced quality of life for current and future generations.
- Excellence: Striving to set the standard for quality programs, parks and services through leadership, vision, innovation and dedication to our community.
- Customer Service: Exceeding customer expectations through responsive and respectful service delivery.
- Sense of Community: Providing facilities and programs that encourage personal connections and relationships.
- Enrichment: Enhancing lives and promoting connectivity and engagement through resources, education and programs.
- Environmental Stewardship: Preserving and conserving cultural, natural and historical resources through education, conservation, and sustainable practices.
- Health & Wellness: Providing and promoting healthy lifestyle opportunities.
- Accessibility: Reducing physical, social and other barriers to our programs, facilities and services.
- Diversity & Inclusion: Enhancing a park system that reflects the diversity of our community.
- Collaborations and Partnerships: Fostering and maintaining partnerships with individuals and organizations that benefit the community.
- Safety: Maintaining a safe and healthy environment for all employees and those who utilize our parks, facilities and programs.
Planning a family picnic, company outing, special event or group visit to Kids Castle Playground; The Doylestown Township Parks and Recreation Department would be happy to schedule your event in one of our Parks. Click here for a complete list of our parks. In addition, Parks and Recreation facilitates many events for outside organizations, but has also hosted several community events. We invite you to explore our website and Find Your Fun with us!
Before your visit
Please make sure to read over the park rules before visiting. For a , click here.
Smoke Free Parks and Facilities
Please note that Doylestown Township has adopted a tobacco-free policy for all of our parks and recreation facilities
Photo Video Release
Doylestown Township Park and Recreation frequently photographs and videotapes participants enjoying our programs, special events, parks and facilities. Participation in programs, events and or use of parks and facilities constitutes implied permission to photograph, video and/or use in Doylestown Township in publications, social media, government access television, other internal promotion and/or as is seen fit and appropriate. These images are used at the Department’s discretion and become its sole property. Images are never sold or distributed for commercial use.
If you do not wish to be photographed or video recorded, please let the photographer or videographer know prior to being photographed or videotaped. Doylestown Township Parks and Recreation shall otherwise assume that it has your permission to photograph or video you and/or your child’s involvement and participation.
Online registration is the quick and easy way to register for programs, events and even reservations (coming soon) all from your computer or mobile device. To use online registration, you must be registered with a household account. Click here if you need to create a household account. You will be emailed a receipt and confirmation when you complete your registration. After you have established your household account, you are able to register for most of our programs online. Visa, MasterCard and Discover are the only forms of payment accepted at this time. If you have any questions, please contact us at either firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-348-9915.
Discover the Possibilities… Volunteer!
Volunteering with Doylestown Township Parks and Recreation offers many opportunities to make a difference in our vibrant community and in the lives of those who visit, work and live in Doylestown and surrounding communities. Volunteering offers endless potential to engage with others who care about the same things you do, utilize existing skills and build new ones, and feel the satisfaction of expanding community resources through your contributions of time and talent.
Whether you are looking for one-time, ongoing or project-based volunteer opportunities, there is an avenue for you to engage. We welcome individuals, families and groups of all sizes to discover the possibilities of volunteering with Doylestown Township.
Doylestown Township offers several ongoing opportunities to volunteer. Ongoing volunteer opportunities are for those who desire to serve on a regular basis and allow you to have a set schedule. The first step to becoming an ongoing volunteer is to complete a volunteer application or call us at 215-348-9915. Some of these opportunities require a background check or special training.
- Special Events and Activities
- Concerts in the Park
- Native Plant Garden
- Scout Projects
- Arbor Day
- Invasive Plant Workshop
Doylestown Athletic Association
Doylestown Athletic Association (DAA) has been organizing youth sports programs in our community since 1968
Central Bucks Athletic Association
Founded in 1973, the Central Bucks Athletic Association offers recreational, adaptive needs and travel sports that include soccer, basketball and lacrosse programs to the youth of Central Bucks County, PA. CBAA is a non-profit, charitable organization.
The Lenape Lacrosse Co. Summer League formed in 1997 in the Central Bucks County area and has been playing 8 weeks a year, on Tuesday nights ever since. The league is open to teams that can field an 18 man roster of competitive players.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel is proud to host CYO football for boys entering 3rd-8th grade each fall. The season begins with registration in late May, summer camp in July and practice in mid-August. CYO football games begin on the 2nd weekend of September and go through late October.
PA Rush Soccer
PA Rush is committed to an unparalleled soccer experience for all area youth and adults who have interest in the game of soccer. We promote the development of character, the electricity of competition and the importance of pure enjoyment.
Warrington Soccer Club
WSC is a youth soccer club that has provided both intramural and travel soccer programs for boys and girls between the ages of 4 – 19 years since 1985.
In order to maintain our playing fields only, we regularly make use of chemical substances such as pesticides and herbicides. These substances can affect people as mild irritants to extreme allergy risks in rare cases.
The sign shown on the left is placed around a playing field 72 hours before treatment while local sport organizations are notified. The signs remain up for 24 hours after treatment. Then the fields are safe to use.
Be on the look out for announcements on our social media regarding scheduled treatment of our fields.
Karen Sweeney | Director of Parks and Recreation
Dave Tomko | Director of Operations
Lisa Pearsall | Program Coordinator
Chris Mason | Parks Superintendent
Margaret Trageser | Administrative Assistant