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Blog Series Highlights Recreational Opportunities in Pottstown Area

One of the key findings from a recent study, commissioned by the Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation and done by Penn State, was the need to build awareness of nearby parks in order to encourage more physical activity and healthy living in the Foundation’s service area.

In response to that finding, the Foundation has partnered with Positively!Pottstown bloggers Sue Repko and Rosemary Keane, who will visit, review and publicize the parks and recreational opportunities in the Pottstown area over the course of six weeks, beginning September 26, 2010.

This area of the Positively!Pottstown blog will be the permanent online home of that series.

The Foundation is located at 152 High Street, Suite 500, Pottstown, PA 19464. Their phone number is 610-323-2006. Their website can be found at www.pottstownfoundation.org.

For interactive health and wellness news and conversation, visit their Mission: Healthy Living website at www.missionhealthyliving.org.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

IntroductionBlog series to promote area parks

POTTSTOWN

(September 26 – October 1, 2010)

Pottstown’s Riverfront Park: A regional destination

Smith Family Plaza: Community gathering place in downtown Pottstown

The pocket parks of central Pottstown

The Richard J. Ricketts Center: The heart of a community

Meet the Parks & Rec Director and take a trip to the South End

Maple Street Park: Vibrant neighborhood spot in the East End

Coming Home: The playgrounds of the North End

Potts Drive Park and Memorial Park, the crown jewel of Pottstown


WEST POTTSGROVE

(October 4, 2010)

West Pottsgrove offers range of recreational options


LOWER POTTSGROVE

(October 5-9, 2010)

Civilization or Mother Nature: You decide.
(Gerald G. Richards Park & Schuylkill River Park)

Ringing Rocks: Where nature lets you in
(Upper & Lower Nature Parks, Shaner’s Grove)

Quirky open space poses challenges to visitors
(Liberty Hill, Keim Street, Crimson Lane)

Sprogels Run & Pruss Hill: Two more gems in Lower Pottsgrove

Parks & Parking: Know before you go.
(Alfred B. Miles Park, Pleasantview Park, Snell & Norton Parks)

Sanatoga Park: Long history as recreation hub

 

UPPER POTTSGROVE

(October 10-11, 2010)

Heather Place Park: Enjoy a family time-out in Upper Pottsgrove

Cherry Tree Park & Kulp Field: Two distinct rec opportunities in Upper Pottsgrove

Mocharniuk Meadows & Hollenbach Park: Paths just waiting to be discovered

 

NEW HANOVER

(October 12-14, 2010)

Swamp Creek Park, where dreams soar

New Hanover Community Park, like an old friend

Middle Creek & Optimist Club Fields: Central location for organized sports

New Hanover: Getting back to nature
(Pleasant Run Park, Deep Creek Park, Layfield Park, Hickory Park)

 

BOYERTOWN

(October 15-16, 2010)

Boyertown Community Park has something for everyone

Municipal & Franklin Street Parks: Small parks, big fun

 

DOUGLASS TOWNSHIP (MONTGOMERY COUNTY)

(October 16, 2010)

Douglass Park: Worth the trip

 

DOUGLASS TOWNSHIP (BERKS COUNTY)

(October 18-19, 2010)

Douglass Township’s Municipal Park stands the test of time

Goose Run Park open for hunting; hikers use caution.

Ironstone Park: A place to re-connect

 

AMITY TOWNSHIP (BERKS COUNTY)

(October 20-23, 2010)

Amity Community Park: An active family destination

Lake Drive Park & Recreation Area: A well-loved neighborhood park

Monocacy Hill Recreation Area, where any day is a perfect day to visit

Earlville’s Locust Grove offers playground and water views

Amity Township’s sports & recreational areas

 

EAST, SOUTH & NORTH, COVENTRY (CHESTER COUNTY)
(October 25-November 1, 2010)

Ellis Woods: A must-see park in East Coventry

Towpath Park in East Coventry, where canal history comes alive

South Coventry’s Connie Batdorf Park & Woody’s Woods: Tributes to upstanding citizens

Kenilworth Park: Classic community park with water views (North Coventry)

North Coventry parks offer river re-connection possibilities

Coventry Woods: North Coventry’s natural wonder


SPRING CITY & EAST VINCENT (CHESTER COUNTY)
(November 4-5, 2010)

Spring City’s Parks: A little bit of everything

East Vincent’s Park on the Ridge: Active recreation & access to nature, all in one

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