Township facilities remain closed to the public until further notice. This includes the Administration Building, Parks, and Rental Facilities. Continue to check back for updates as this is a constantly developing issue.
Parks & Recreation:
- The Summer Playground Program has been cancelled. Those who have already registered will receive full refunds.
- The Dunn Community Center and Pavilions remain closed until further notice.
Township Limiting Public Building Access
Board of Supervisors meetings are being held virtually and live-streamed via YouTube. Visit the Board of Supervisors page for agenda and meeting packets, details on how to give public comments, and how to tune in to the meetings.
Governor Wolf has expanded his stay-at-home order to include Berks County.
Township Administrative Building to remain closed to the public until further notice. Click here for more information.
Reading Country Club to remain closed until further notice.
The Parks & Recreation Department announced the delay of the official opening of the 2020 parks season until further notice. View the press release here.
Our neighbors at the Mt. Penn Borough Municipal Authority (MPBMA) have announced the following regarding Carsonia Park:
"MPBMA has CLOSED the Carsonia Park multi-use field, playground, hockey/volleyball, and basketball courts for public safely. The Crystal Lake walking trail will remain open. Please caution and exercise with appropriate "social distancing." Keep safe. All will be reopened when deemed safe. We apologize for this inconvenience."
The Reading Country Club will be closed through March 30, 2020. Updates will be posted as they become available.
The Township Administration Building at 4975 DeMoss Road will be closed to the public beginning March 17th, 2020. It is anticipated that the closure will last for two weeks, depending on the development of the COVID-19 situation and recommendations by the Governor's Office. The Dunn Community Center will also be closed beginning March 17th to March 30th, 2020.
The March 23, 2020 Board of Supervisors meeting has been cancelled.
Further updates will be announced by Township officials as the situation continues to develop.
The priority is to slow the spread of this illness, and ensure that the health and wellness of employees and residents is protected. The Township is asking that the public limit their visits to the Township Administration Building between now and Monday, March 30th, 2020.
- If you have symptoms, have been in contact with someone who has symptoms, or have traveled outside the country within the last 30-days, the Township is asking that you avoid entering Township facilities to prevent the spread of the virus.
- Many issues can be resolved without an in-person visit to the Township Administration Building. If you have an issue and are uncertain if it necessitates an in-person visit to the Township Building, please call 610-779-5660 for assistance.
Township employees are being directed to stay home if ill, and to follow personal hygiene procedures in accordance with CDC guidelines. Township facilities will be professionally disinfected and are equipped with sanitizing materials for ongoing employee use.
Township Cancelling Planned Large Gatherings
In accordance with directives issued by the Governor’s Office, the Parks & Recreation Department has decided to cancel it’s upcoming Easter Egg Scramble, scheduled for Saturday, April 4th, 2020. To mitigate the spread of this virus, it is important to implement social distancing. The Township does not have plans to reschedule the event at this time due to the uncertain nature of this virus.
Individuals who have rented Township-owned facilities and have questions or concerns related to last minute cancellations should contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 610-406-0263.
Township officials recognize the need to maintain flexibility with its response, and will be closely monitoring the spread of the virus and will make adjustments accordingly.