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Asbury Park

(96 acres)
4106 Asbury Road

Owned by Millcreek School District and acquired by the Recreation Commission on January 6, 1968 with a least agreement until December 31, 2013.

Initial Development & History:

 

  • Original barn constructed in 1894.
  • In 1958 Dr. Otto Behrend donated the land to the Millcreek School District upon his death.
  • Development started jointly in October 1964 between Millcreek School District and Millcreek Township.
  • 1965 Roof replaced
  • 1968 Major work completed - restrooms, lighting, heating, new floors, new siding. Work done by Heidt, Evans, Solatta Architects
  • 1969 Dedication by Millcreek Supervisors - September 18

 

Existing Equipment:

  • Asbury Barn - 2 floors, complete kitchen, restrooms, 250 people capacity
  • Maintenance garage - all equipment and vehicles
  • 4 Tennis courts, 2 asphalt, 2 omni surface
  • Heated, outdoor year-round restrooms
  • 1 Pavilion - 200 capacity, electric, water
  • 1 Pavilion 50 capacity
  • 1 Softball field - lighted in 1977
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  • 1 Playground area
  • 1 Basketball pad
  • 1 Sand volleyball court
  • Hiking trails

Development & Improvements:

  • July 1982 - New foundation under south wall
  • Spring 1984 - New vinyl siding on barn
  • Spring 1985 - Addition to maintenance garage
  • Spring 1987 - Construct 2 clevis multrum composting toilets outdoor - $9,025.00
    New barn roof - $3,980.00
  • 1987 - Installation of mirror on second floor
  • July 1989 - 2 Omnicourt tennis surfaces on east courts $26,000.00, new furnace for first floor
  • 1992 - Tarred and chipped entire parking lot each year
  • 1993 - Resurface 2 tennis courts, re-wired the entire barn, installed new lighting on both floors, new roof on service garage for $9,425.00, repaired barn foundation NW corner for $9,425.00, installed handicapped restroom for $2,584.00 and posted handicapped signs.
  • 1995 - Expanded service garage, cement floor
  • 1996 - Handicapped walkway constructed throughout park, re-wired pavilion
  • 1997 - Installed ice rink in parking lot, new water line to ballfield, new handicapped drinking fountain, new chain link fence, MYAA Pony all new fencing
  • 1998 - Installed 40 x 60' pole barn garage (electric & lights) - $9,900, asphalt main parking lot-service area, new ball diamond clay on softball field
  • 1999 - Re-located woodchip area to extend lower parking lot (tar & chip), new lights for Asbury Field, landscaped mound built to separate woodchip storage from remainder of park (done by Johnathon Strub - Eagle Scout project), new fencing $10,000.00 for softball field, new dugouts constructed.
  • 2000 - Insulated back workshop, and ball field clay for Asbury field
  • 2001 - New carpet on first floor of barn
    Completion of DCNR Keystone Grant ($200,000.00); new restrooms, asphalt tennis courts, new fencing around tennis courts & a new kiosk for Greenway Trail
    Top soil & re-seeded Asbury ball field
    Purchased new PA system (wireless mike) for aerobics and Tai Chi classes
  • 2002 - New steel roof on Asbury Park large shelter
    New exit stairs at Asbury Barn
  • 2005 - Asbury 40' x 60' workshop
    Total sheeting/insulation
    2 Reznor heaters
    Cement floor
    Waterline to workshop
    Sewer pump in workshpo
    Restroom - toilet/sink
    Reznor heater, second floor of Asbury Barn
  • 2006 - 50' x 100' steel vehicle storage building
    MYAA Girls Softball fields
    New heater upstairs east side of Asbury Barn
    6 new doors installed in Asbury Barn
  • 2007 - New roof
    New heater (gas)
    New carpet - 1st floor
    New basketball 1/2 court
    New doors - 2nd floor
    Handicap entrance
  • 2008 - Steel roof for small shelter
    New counter tops - Asbury Barn
    Stove in kitchen
    Removed Clivus Multrim toilet system
  • 2009 - New slide in playground
    New swing set installed at playground
    New wood chips in playground
    New volleyball post and net
    New drainage near tennis court
    Replaced water hydrant near tennis court
    Replaced roof on garage
  • 2010 - Wood chips around trees and playground
    New grinder pump motor at outdoor restrooms
    New grinder pump in workshop
  • 2011 - 8 tree plantings
  • 2012 - Drainage storm sewer for Asbury parking lot west of barn
    New water line to west picnic shelter
    Playground equipment painted
    Wooden deck handicap entrance to Asbury barn 2nd floor (north) rebuilt
  • 2013 - New dring fountain at baseball field
    Tree plantings - 50 trees
    Asphalt paving to small shelter parking lot
    2nd floor of barn was cleaned and 3 coats of catalyzed polyurethane- work completed by Really Clean Floors
  • 2014 - Tar-chip main entrance of driveway & lower parking lot
    Painted the entire first floor of the barn including all restrooms
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Belle Valley Park

(10 acres)
5300 block Henderson Road
Owned by Millcreek Township and acquired December 26, 1973

Initial Development & History:

Two parcels of land acquired from Mr. Sam Mineo. A 6.9 acre parcel purchased by the Township for $35,000.00 with assistance from Land and Water Fund. A 3-acre parcel donated by Mr. Mineo (December 1973).

Acquired a $50,000 matching grant from Land and Water Fund; total project cost of $100,000.00. Approved by Department of Community Affairs, June 9, 1976.

Construction started April 1977 with final inspection on construction on November 9, 1977.

Development consists of: parking lot, commons area, multi-purpose area, game area, ballfield, playlot.

Existing Equipment:

  • Commons area - small pavilion, game tables, benches, sand box, bike rack
  • Basketball court - full court
  • Fenced ballfield - softball with bleachers
  • Playground area - climber, swings, benches, buck-a-bout
  • Restrooms

Development & Improvements:

  • 1988 - Planted approx 15 assorted trees throughout the park
  • 1989 - Installed a small platform climber and aero-bench swing
  • 1990 - Installed a small picnic pavilion on north section of park with a capacity of approx. 40-50 people
  • 1993 - Installed sand volleyball court
  • 1995 - Installed Santana restroom dividers
  • 1996 - New roof on restrooms
  • 1997 - Service drive to ball fields
  • 1999 - Painted restrooms
  • 2003 - New stainless urinal
  • 2008 - Repair to interior plumbing in restroom
    New restroom doors
    Repaired and resurfaced basketball courts
  • 2009 - Rebuilt restroom building
    New slide
    Repaired buck-a-boat
    New fence at softball field
  • 2010 - Installed new slide
    Installed new swing set / buck -a- bout
    Repaired existing swing frame
    Wood chips around trees and playground
    Removed posts from parking lot
    Installed new locks on restroom doors
  • 2012 - Playground equipment painted
  • 2013 - New waterline for restroom
    Tree planting - 4 trees
  • 2014 - Tar-chip parking lot

Future Development:

  • New playground equipment
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Veteran's Park

(Cassidy Park)

Love & Zimmerly Road

Initial Development & History:

Millcreek Township acquired the property with an Acquisition Grant from the Department of Conservation & Natural Resources in the amount of $168,288.00 in March 2007.

Existing Equipment:

  • It was decided by the Township Supervisors to raze the home, trailer, work shed & restrooms. This work was completed in the spring of 2007.
  • The garage & barn were left intact. Renovation work began on the garage in the fall of 2007, which included a new roof, fascia, soffit, siding, man door, & garage door. The garage will be used as a storage building.

Development & Improvements:

  • Removed the existing house, trailer, storage shed & restrooms
  • New roof, siding, garage door & man door in existing garage
  • Awarded a PA DCNR Master Site Plan Grant - $25,000
  • 2008 - Submitted master plan to DCNR
    Applied for development grant from DCNR
  • 2009 - Removed barn
    Removed 6 trees
    Re-graded for new picnic shelter
    Installed picnic shelter (Eagle Scout project)
  • 2010 - Built small building for electric panel box - in kind service
    * $40,000 Block Grant(Fish Commission, DCNR, DEP)*
    Built restroom in garage
    Installed heater in garage for restroom / plumbing
    Installed sewer line for restroom - in kind service
  • 2011 - November 5th, 2011 Dedication to Veterans Park
    Completed outdoor handicap accessiable restroom
    PA Fish and Boat Commission - Fish Habitat and Bank Stabilization Grant - involved installing 12 multi log veins into Walnut Creek
  • 2012 - Removed 20 trees for stormwater management and roads
  • 2013 - Storm water management completion - DCNR grant for $210,000.00 in kind services provided by Millcreek Township Streets Department
    PA Sea Grant - Riparian buffer restoration - planting of over 30 trees of various species along Walnut Creek(Fall 2013)
    PA Fish and Boat Commission - over 200 steelhead put into Walnut Creek at Veterans Park in December 2013
  • 2014 PA SEA Grant -  Completion of tree planting of 60 trees along Walnut Creek
    Awarded bid of $266,000.00 to Considine / Biebel Construction Contractors for construction of picnic shelters & restrooms
    Received PA Department of Community and Economic Development Grant in the amount of $100,000.00 to assist in picnic shelter phase 2 cost of plumbing, electric costs. (Nov 2014)
    Completed handicap fishing pier by installing 23' handicap railing.

Proposed Development:

Initial Site Plan concepts for the property include an indoor/outdoor picnic shelter & kitchen, year-round rest rooms, handicap accessible fishing pier, possible renovation of the barn, playground area, a pedestrian bridge crossing Walnut Creek, hiking trails & parking & traffic flow.

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Scott Park

(108 acres)
West 6th Street at Lowell Avenue
Owned by Millcreek Township and acquired July 30, 1983

Initial Development & History:

Originally owned by Erie County Government with two phases of development on moneys obtained from Bureau of Outdoor Recreation.  Total cost $367,882.00.

Construction started in the spring of 1978 and the park was deeded to Millcreek Township on July 30, 1983 (mineral rights included).

Existing Equipment:

  • Picnic pavilion - 20' x 40' with 80 people capacity
  • Playground area
  • 2 sand volleyball courts
  • 18 station fitness trail
  • 1 hiking trail
  • Softball field
  • Outdoor restrooms
  • MYAA Pony League field
  • Basketball court
  • BMX Motocross track

Development & Improvements:

  • Tar and chipped existing roads and parking area
  • Bay hiking trail - 1/4 mile trail to Bay Bluff, overlooking PI
  • 2 Sand volleyball courts
  • 1 Basketball court (sealed and lined Summer 1993)
  • Entire playground area and equipment
  • 1985 - BMX track built and run by PI BMX Assoc(now Lake Shore BMX)
  • 1992 - Additional parking on north parking lot
  • 1993 - Completion of Bay Trail
    Installed new bathroom fixtures
  • 1995 - Installed Santana dividers in restrooms
  • 1996 - 6 Horseshoe pits
    Electric to pavilion
  • 1998 - Scott/Tracy trail connecting Tracy School & Park (Eagle Scout project by Tim Weindorf)
  • 2000 - Extensive repair of Fitness Trail; replaced damaged exercise equipment and cut back trees and brush around all fitness stations. Woodchip bay trail
  • 2000 - Streets Department asphalted over horseshoe court with topcoat asphalt
  • 2001 - Installed 15 space parking area (asphalt) in north area of park & asphalted entrance to the park.
    Installed stainless steel toilet in men's room
  • 2003 - Dugout roofs
    New backstop
  • 2004 - Installed 4' high fence at softball field (300' around outfield) - $5,800
    Installed new Gametime playground equipment - $12,389
    Major clearing of heavy brush on east side of park driveway; also cleared area around playground and picnic shelter
    Installed six (6) dog waste stations - Eagle Scout project by Steven Oros
  • 2005 - Relocated MYAA Pony League field to Scott Park, fencing and backstop
    Installed drainage lines and 3 catch basins to improve drainage for playing fields
  • 2006 - Dugouts and fence at pony league field
    40 dead trees cut along west property line
  • 2007 - New restroom roof - soffit/fascia
    Youth & infant swing sets installed
    Volleyball court drainage & fencing
    MYAA Pony field drainage & infield improvement
    Clearing & seeding of area east of the softball field
  • 2008 - Repaired and resurfaced basketball court
    Purchased new steel roof for shelter
    Installed new steel doors on restrooms
    New concrete around restrooms/painted restrooms
    Installed new drainage pipes on hiking trails
  • 2009 - Installed new roof on picnic shelter
  • 2010 - Planted 8 new trees
    Wood chips around trees and playground
    Cleared brush between shelter and restoom on west side
    Installed new locks on restrooms
    Repaired fence on ball field
    Repaired west gate at BMX track
    Installed fence at basketball court
    Painted restrooms
  • 2011 - Clearing of invasive brush on north side of picnic shelter
    Painting of playground equipment and basketball standards
    3 tree plantings
  • 2013 - New entrance sign
  • 2014 - Painted the interior & exterior of the restroom building
    Installed glass block windows at restrooms
    Tar & chipped the north & south parking lots

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Zuck Park

(20 acres)
Zuck Road at West Grandview Blvd
Owned by Millcreek Township and acquired July 17, 1987

Initial Development & History:

Given to the City of Erie on April 24, 1925 by Joseph Zuck

On June 15, 1972, Erie County negotiated a lease with the City to use the area for a park. In 1985, the County did not renew its lease and gave the property back to the City of Erie. The City of Erie locked the gates and closed the park until an agreement was reached with Millcreek Township (removed all playground equipment).

Existing Equipment:

  • East pavilion
  • West pavilion
  • Softball field
  • 2 Tennis courts
  • Restrooms
  • Playground equipment

Development & Improvements:

  • 1989 Rewired the entire electrical system from above ground to underground
  • 1988 Replaced old pavilion in west side of park with a new pavilion - $5,000.00, replaced old grills, fixed restrooms, replaced both doors, replaced toilets and urinals, installed playground equipment, slide, platform climber, swings, buck-a-bout, fixed old benches, installed aluminum bleachers at softball field, installed new players benches, removed old fence from the softball field, cleaned out the drainage ditches.  All for the total cost of approx. $10,000.00
  • 1992 Extended parking lot to separate entrance and exit
  • 1996 Installed Santana restroom dividers
  • 1997 Rewired east picnic pavilion, installed steel sinks
  • 1997 Extensive mortar work on stone entrance and gazebo on W.Grandview
  • 2000 New roof on original cookhouse
  • 2004 Installed new Gametime playground equipment - $12,389
  • 2006 200 trees cut for forest improvement
  • 2007 2 new completed tennis course - drainage, base & topcoat
  • 2008 Rebuilt tennis courts and resurfaced
  • 2008 Installed 10 ft fencing on courts
  • 2008 Installed 4 ft fencing on tennis courts
  • 2008 Installed new doors on restrooms
  • 2008 New restroom roof
  • 2009 New steel roofs on both shelters
    Re-graded entrance from Zuck Rd.
    New asphalt parking lot on Grandview Rd. entrance
    Finished fence around tennis court
    Replaced fence fabric on ball field outfield
  • 2010 - Wood chips around trees and playground
    New locks on restrooms
    Painted restrooms
    Eagle scout trail improvement project (Lee Kibler)
    Orienteering course
  • 2013 - Complete make over of restroom building

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Belle Valley Pool

5300 Henderson Road

  • (1) 6 lane - 75 ft. pool (3 ft.-6 ft.) depth
  • (1) youth pool (0-2-1/2 ft depth)
  • (1) bath house, concession, equipment room, guard room facility

Initial Development & History:

  • Feasibility study completed in 1995 which showed a need for such a facility in the Belle Valley Area.
  • Feb. 1995 Belle Valley Pool Committee formed to determine what type of pool/complex should be built in regards to needs & money available.
  • 1996 - PA State Keystone Grant awarded to Township in amount of $250,000. Township must match $250,000.
  • 1996 - Township Supervisors determine the $250,000 match of the Keystone Grant must be raised by the Belle Valley Pool Committee.
  • 1996-1998 - Numerous fundraisers are held, solicitation of donations from families & corporate pledges raise $180,000.
  • 1999 - Construction begins on the $610,000 Belle Valley Community Pool
  • 2000 - Grand opening on June 10, 2000
  • 2001 - Installed new handicap lift; new sink in concession area
  • 2007 - Installed electronic chemical feeder for small pool
  • 2010 - Installed valves in piping for filters
    Purchased new robot pool cleaner
  • 2012 - Built a portable 15 ' x 20 ' shade area for pool patrons
    A handicap lift $4950.00 installed from Aqua Creek Product "The Scout" extended the lift
  • 2013 - Two heaters - $2721.00 each from OP Aquatics-EMPCO Distrubutors

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Chestnut Hill Pool

1001 West 54th Street

2 Outdoor Pools
Constructed in 1989
4 lane 3-1/2' to 5' deep in large pool
Smaller pool is children's wading pool

Development & History:

  • Replaced aboveground pools that were constructed in 1972
  • 1999 - Eagle Scout project by Jason Wieczorek - landscape project of Arborvitae trees on north fence
  • 2000 - Eagle Scout project by Steven Schleicher - landscape project on entrance to pool. Landscape timbers, shrubs & plants
  • 2001 - Eagle Scout project (David Smith) planted arborvitae trees on west fence
    New carpeting on pool deck
  • 2002 - New pump for large pool and manhole installation at Chestnut Hill Pool
  • 2003 - New heater
    Epoxy paint
  • 2006 - Electronic controller for big pool
  • 2007 - Installed new 480 volt electric line in conduit
    Installed new sewer line
  • 2008 - Purchased new chlorine controller for small pool
    Painted building
    Painted pools with epoxy paint
    New cement walkway to building
    Installed 1 new heater on large pool
  • 2009 - Installed new water heater on big pool
    Installed new chlorine controller on big pool
  • 2010 - Installed new heater on small pool
    Purchased new robot pool cleaner 
  • 2013 - Heater - Jandy Legacy 175 - $2275.00 cost from E-Z Clean for small pool
    Pump rebuilt
  • 2014 - Hired Colley's Pools Inc. to repair cracks in pool 8" below to the cement coping on the deck, repaired the cracks with a marcite material at the cost of $16,000.00.

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Walnut Creek/David Long Complex

Thomas Road
25-Year Lease with Millcreek School District (1997)

Exsisting Equipment

  • 2 softball fields - MYAA girls
  • 1 adult softball field - Millcreek Recreation
  • 2 boys baseball fields - MYAA boys
  • 1 concession area & storage, restroom facility
  • 1 Legion boys baseball field
  • Fencing, backstops, bench areas, scoreboards for six ball fields
  • Concession
  • rest rooms
  • storage facility

Initial Development & History:

In 1992, Millcreek School District, Millcreek Township Supervisors & MYAA agreed to undertake the idea of a softball/baseball complex for Millcreek's youth & adult softball & baseball. The property owned by the school district was acquired by Dr. George DeAngelo for the construction of a middle school for Millcreek Township School District (Walnut Creek Middle School). In 1993, the complex was supported by the school district (property lease), Millcreek Township Supervisors ($55,000) & MYAA ($50,000+) and construction began. Numerous supply donations & labor donations were made during the construction phase (began construction in the Fall of 1993). Dedication was initially in 1994 & re-dedication ceremonies in 1998 in honor of McDowell baseball coach Dave Long.

The school district has agreed to cut all grass in the complex. Millcreek Township Recreation will drag all dirt infields & collect all garbage.

Development:

  • 1999 - MYAA installed a water sprinkling system to all outfields
  • 2002 - Adult softball field eliminated due to construction of new Asbury Elementary School
  • 2011 - MYAA purchased 250 tons of ballfield diamond clay for infields at complex.

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Atlantic Boulevard

West 29th Street & Atlantic Avenue
Owned by Millcreek Township

Initial Development & History:

  • Boulevard along W. 29th Street acquired in 1992
  • Started mowing 2 west sections 1997.

Development & Improvements:

  • 1996 - Install basketball pad, asphalt, post, backboard & rim completed

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Boulevard

McKee Road and Feidler Road
Owned by Millcreek Township and acquired 1974

Initial Development & History:

  • 1974 - Right of way for Westminster Blvd.
    Cleared, leveled, and seeded for park use

Existing Equipment:

  • 1 Park bench

Development & Improvements:

  • 2001 - Installed new park bench
  • 2010 - Wood chip around trees

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Briar

Hershey Road and Briar Road

Small neighborhood park owned by Millcreek Township

Initial Development & History:

  • Greenspace area

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Edgevale/Bladen

Edgevale Drive and Bondy Drive
Owned by Millcreek Township and acquired May 31, 1974

Initial Development & History:

  • 1974 - May 31st Millcreek Township acquired this land from General Telephone

Existing Equipment:

  • 2 benches
  • Passive park area

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Highland

West 21st Street and Evanston Avenue
Owned by Millcreek Township

Initial Development & History:

  • Wide boulevard on 22nd Street
  • Started mowing approximately 1978

Development & Improvements:

  • 2002 - Tree cutting and trimming - $1,600.00
  • 2011 - Completed Phase 1 of Community Development Block Grant :
    $225,000.00 grant to reclaim and resurface W21st and W22nd from Lowell to Evanston + Lowell and Evanston from W21st to W23rd.
    Installed 5' wide concrete sidewalk circleing the entire highland park.
    Installed 4 park benches, 2 adult glider benches, and 3 inground picnic tables.
    Removed all dead trees and planted 6 trees.
  • 2012 - New playground installed with community development block grant - $91,450.00
    New sidewalks (5') around entire park CDBG - $30,000.00
  • 2013 - 8 Trees planted

Future Development:

  • Playground system
  • Tube in drainage gully

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Lakewood

(1.66 acres)
West 10th Street and Oakmont Avenue

Owned by Millcreek Township School District and leased to Millcreek Township on July 12, 1982 as a three year lease and renewed every 2 years

Initial Development & History:

  • Initially this property was Lakewood Elementary School and Playground
  • 1982 - The demolition of the school was complete in the Spring

Existing Equipment:

  • Swings
  • Circle ride
  • Slides
  • Tether ball
  • Benches

Development & Improvements:

  • 1987 - Reasphalted basketball court, new poles, backboard and rims
  • 1988 - Installed aero bench swing
    Added all new swings and chains
  • 1990 - Removed asphalt around playground, put in shredded bark, platform climber installed
  • 1993 - Constructed sand volleyball courts
  • 1995 - @ sets of swings, 8' sliding board
  • 2000 - Installed 2 new backboards and rims on basketball court
  • 2004 - Installed new Gametime playground equipment - $12,389
    Installed new backstop for MYAA girls softball
  • 2008 - Resurfaced basketball court
  • 2010 - Grant obtained from Community Development Block Grant - Erie County Planning
    Installed new playground on west side with rubber cushinoning *($100,000.00)
    Installed new 5' sidewalks on Chelsea and Oakmont sides of park *(32,000.00)
    Wood chips around trees and playground

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Linden

West 17th Street and Linden Avenue

 

Owned by Millcreek Township and acquired in 1966 from Youth Center Incorporated

Eliminated 2002

Existing Equipment:

  • 2 softball fields - backstops only
  • 2 sets of bleachers
  • parking area

Development & Improvements:

 

  • 1995 - New team bleachers
  • 1996 - New bleachers for both fields
  • 1997 - New fencing on the adult backstop, backstop wire
  • 2000 - Park was replaced by flood retention basin
  • 2002 - Eliminated due to Superfund Site (golf course)
    New retention basin

Future Development:

Lost this area to the superfund site (Harper Dump area), Erie Airport runway extensions projects in the summer of 2000

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Maplewood

Darci Drive & Tulane Drive

Owned by Millcreek Township and acquired in 1973

Existing Equipment:

  • Swing - 3 seats
  • 3 benches
  • 1 buck-a-bout
  • 1 Bunker Hill climber
  • 1 slide
  • Basketball pad, post, board and hoop

Development & Improvements:

  • Re-asphalted basketball court
  • 2001 - Community Service (Erie Home for Infants & Children) painted all playground equipment
    Installed park bench
  • 2009 - Repaired buck-a-boat in playground
    Installed new swing and slide
  • 2010 - Wood chips around trees and playground equipment
    Installed new slide

Future Development:

  • New playground equipment

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Montclair

(1.2 acres)
2901 Sterrettania Road

Owned by Millcreek School District and leased to Millcreek Township from June 21, 1985 until June 20, 2084

Initial Development & History:

  • Green area
  • Acquired after Montclair School was sold by the Millcreek Township School District in June, 1985.

Existing Equipment:

  • MYAA girls softball field
  • Deteriorated basketball court

Development & Improvements:

  • 1992 - Resurfaced basketball court and installed 2 new backboards, rims and posts

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Richmond & Gore

Corner of Richmond and West Gore Road
Owned by Millcreek Township

Initial Development & History:

  • Started maintaining in 1995

Development & Improvements:

  • 1996 - Basketball court installed

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Sommerheim

(10 acres)
Owned by Millcreek Township School District
Replaced by Tracy Elementary School

Initial Development & History:

  • 1985 - In March this park was declared a National Historic site by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission National Registry.

Existing Equipment:

  • 3 Little League baseball fields with 4 sets of bleachers and 2 fenced fields
  • Outdoor restrooms and storage building with electricity added in September of 1991
  • Drinking fountain

Future Development:

  • 1997 - Millcreek School District began construction in June on the new Tracy Elementary School. All MYAA fields were lost due to construction.
  • 1998 - Park replaced by the new Tracy Elementary School

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Venice

Colonial Avenue and Venice Drive
Owned by Millcreek Township

Initial Development & History:

  • Was owned by Westminster Heights Association until deeded to Millcreek Township

Development & Improvements:

  • New drain pipe through park in 1995
  • Improved overflow system from pond in 1997
  • Dredged existing pond of cattails and debris
  • 2011 - Replaced the spill and drainage pipes coming from the pond into the storm sewers.
    Dredged out the pond.

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Westbury

(2.69 acres)

Acquired parcel from Westbury Farms Subdivision developer, Millcreek Investment, Inc., (Mr. Bob Tidmore). Deed acquired in 1994 neighborhood park.

Initial Development & History:

Fairly flat parcel to be left as an open green space. No development of property agreed to by developers and Millcreek Township. The township was not responsible for upkeep of the property until Summer 1999.

Development & Improvements:

 

  • 2013 - Tree Planting - 15 Trees
 

 

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Wander

Crowell & Biebel Rd.
Owned by Millcreek Township

Initial Development & History:

  • Acquired parcel from Larry, Marguerite and Florence Wander in December, 2004. Purchase price $225,000.
  • Fairly flat parcel to be left as neighborhood green space. Used by St. George Elementary School as a football practice field. No existing facilities.

Development & Improvements:

  • Installed 2 benches
  • 2008 - Installed drainage/storm sewers along Biebel Rd. - 600' of 12" drain pipe
  • 2013 - Removed cluster of locust trees in center of park. St. George Elementary paid for all costs of removal of the trees
    Replanted 20 Various types of trees around the perimeter of the park

Future Development:

Neighborhood survey was distributed in the summer of 2005 by the Township Recreation Department. Results of the survey varie4d however of the 47 surveys returned,, 17 households wanted no change and the park kept as greenspace.

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Wunch Park/Feidler Fields

9.2 Acres
4100 Colonial Drive
Owned by Millcreek Township

Initial Development & History:

  • 1978 - In March the Township purchased 8 parcels of land from individual owners to become sole owners of the existing neighborhood park. It was purchased in part by grant money from the PA Department of Community Affairs / Burea of Recreation and Conservation.
  • 1987 - Grant obtained from Department of Community Affair / Burea of Recreation and Conservation. Included upgrades of 2 existing ballfields for Millcreek Youth Athletic Assoc.(MYAA), gravel roads, parking, playground equipment and basketball court.
  • 1988 - Dedication of Feidler Fields to Mark A. Wunch Park in honor of Mark Wunch, a Millcreek Volunteer Fireman who was killed in the line of duty.

Existing Equipment:

  • 24' x 24' Picnic Shelter 
  • Basketball Pad
  • 2 MYAA ballfields
  • Storage shed (MYAA donation in 2008)
  • One (1) Swingset

Development & Improvements:

  • 2010 - Wood chip around trees
  • 2014 - Tar-chip entrance drive & parking lot

Currie Landfill/MYAA Field Complex

West 15th St. West of Pittsburgh Avenue

  • September 2013 - Dedication ceremony with Department of Environmental Protection
  • PA Department of Environmental Protection environmental cleanup of a former municipal/residual landfill (27 acres)

  • 11 acres to be used by Millcreek Youth Athletic Association as a sports field complex.

  • 2014 - A facility use agreement between the township of Millcreek and Millcreek Youth Athletic Association was agreed upon and approved on May 23,  2014.

  • 2014 - MYAA installed 4' fencing and entrance gates around the 11 acres.

Bridger Park

Old Zimmerly Rd &  West St. (17 acres)

  • 2008 - Development of Walnut Creek streambank stabilization project.
  • 2008 - 2014 Grants:
  • Walnut Creek Streambank Stabilization Project (Bridger Park)
  • Funding Source Allocation
  • Pennsylvania Coastal Zone Management Program                                 $45,000
  • Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources          $100,000
  • Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection                           $265,000
  • Growing Greener Grant
  • Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission                                                     $97,000
  • Erie Access Improvement Grant Program
  • United States Fish & Wildlife Services                                                      $90,000
  • CFDA Program 15.608
  • Pennsylvania State University - Pennsylvania Sea Grant                         $30,000
  • Northwest Greenways Block Grant                                                          $15,000
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  • Total Grant Monies                                                                                $642,000

  • 2014 - Name dedication to Bridger Park in honor of Millcreek Township Sewer Department Foreman,Mr. Richard "Dick" Bridger.

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