In this parks series, we have been striving to encourage people of all ages to get out and explore what’s available in our area and try new things: fly a plane, hike a trail, go down the slide with your kids. It’s all about being active and taking advantage of the varied and free opportunities that await you in the parks! And then there are also the tried-and-true venues where local kids learn and compete in baseball, soccer and football. Youth sports are also an important part of a healthy lifestyle and a happy childhood, no matter where you live.
In Amity Township, there are several parks dedicated to youth sports. The Myron S. Wheeler Recreation area sits just behind the municipal building on Weavertown Road in Douglassville. This modest baseball park is close to the Amity Community Park we reviewed earlier in the series, so be sure to check that out if you are headed to the Wheeler fields for a game.
A little further west are two recreation areas: one for soccer and one for baseball. The Amity Park Road Recreation Area shares an entrance with the private soccer club, Amity AC Soccer’s fields and Amity Pool. Hill Road Recreation Area is close by and offers baseball fields, picnic facilities and a playground. Both of these parks are in very close proximity to the 420-acre Monocacy Hill Recreation Area, where we had so much fun with a scavenger hunt. That would be another great place to enjoy nature and wind down after a game.
MYRON S. WHEELER RECREATION AREA
Location: Directly behind the municipal building, located at 2004 Weavertown Road, Douglassville, PA 19518
Size: 2 acres
Facilities: 2 baseball fields and some seating
Hours: Dawn until dusk
AMITY PARK ROAD RECREATION AREA (TOWNSHIP SOCCER FIELDS)
Location: 55 Amity Park Road, Douglassville, PA 19518, adjacent to the Amity AC Soccer club fields and the Amity Pool complex
Size: 7 acres
Facilities: Soccer fields
Hours: Dawn until dusk
HILL ROAD RECREATION AREA (TOWNSHIP BASEBALL FIELDS)
Location: 133 Hill Road, Douglassville, PA 19518, just north of route 422, between Loyalsock and Antietam Drives
Size: 10 acres
Facilities: Baseball fields, playground and picnic areas
Hours: 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.
2004 Weavertown Road
Douglassville, PA 19518
Recreational Facilities webpage
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