Parks & Recreation

In response to the current COVID-19 Pandemic, certain closures within our Park facilities remain in place until further notice. 
(Updated as of 7/1/20)

The closure impacts the following:

  • Courts and fields are closed.
  • Restrooms are closed.
  • Pavilions and other rental facilities are closed. 
What's open? 

  • Tennis Courts at Lorane Hollow Park. 
    • FAQ: What about the tennis courts at Community Park (Happy Landings)? Those courts belong to the Exeter School District and are not under the control of the Exeter Township Parks Department.
  • Skate Park at Pineland Park.
  • All trails and park green space.
Tips when venturing outdoors:

  • Stay close to home, don't drive a distance to a park or trail.Tips for Physical Distancing
  • If the park or trailhead is crowded, go home.
  • Employ physical distancing, remain at least 6 feet apart.
  • Avoid playground equipment, or other frequently touched surfaces.
  • Avoid gatherings.
  • Stay home if you're sick.
  • Pack in, pack out. Please be considerate of Park Maintenance staff and limit waste at parks. 


* Special Considerations at the Exeter Scenic River Trail.

We have been experiencing overcrowding at the Gibraltar Road Trailhead. Please know that parking is prohibited on the grass and boat launch area. Parking is permitted ONLY in the designated spaces. 

PLEASE DO NOT CROWD THE TRAIL. We want to continue to be able to provide open-spaces for passive recreation, so our residents can enjoy the outdoors and get exercise during this difficult time. We are going to have to work together towards this goal. So, how can you help?

  • If you arrive at the trailhead and it is crowded, choose an alternate plan or try back later. Do not create your own parking space. 
  • Maintain a MINIMUM of 6' distance between yourself and everyone else. If you are exerting a lot of energy (running, jogging, etc.), it is recommended that you leave even more distance between yourself and others.
  • Wear a mask if you can't maintain physical distance between others. 

Still have questions on how you can safely enjoy the outdoors? Here are some resources...
DCNR COVID-19  Information
DCNR Practice Social Distancing and Leave No Trace 
NRPA Joint Statement on Using Parks and Open Space While Maintaining Physical Distance


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Recreation

The Recreation Department, headed by Laurie Getz, manages recreation activities and programs, facility and field rentals, special events and all activities within our parks system.

All programs and facilities are available for online registration and/or rental. Questions about a pavilion? Call 610-779-5660.

Park Maintenance
The Parks Maintenance Department, headed by Brian Ahrens, manages playground and park maintenance. 

The Parks & Recreation office can be reached at 610-406-0263. 

Park Improvements

To view the newly adopted Comprehensive Park, Recreation, and Open Space Plan please click on the link below.
 
To view the final draft of the Trout Run Master Plan please click on the link below.
Draft Trout Run Master Plan.pdf