Parks and Recreation
Spring/Summer 2015 Special Events
Earth Day Celebration! Free Event!
Join Middletown, Newtown, Bristol, and Falls Townships, Levittown GOAL, Bucks County Parks and Recreation and other Bucks County communities on Saturday, April 25th at 10:00 am to celebrate Earth Day 2015! Many activities will be featured including entertainment, "green" businesses, new ideas for the environment, nature centers, herb sale, and so much more. Everyone will be helping us "think green" and manage our carbon footprints. Help keep the Earth beautiful! Rain or shine!
Saturday, April 25, 10:00 am until 2:00 pm
Core Creek Park, Pavilion #2, Langhorne
Free Event! Held Rain or Shine!
Kid's/Father's Day Fishing Derby
Giveaways! Prizes! Awards!
All these can be yours when you participate in this annual Catch and Release Fishing Derby for Children ages 5 to 15 years in four age categories. This event to be held rain or shine: June 21, 7:30 to 11:45 am Peace Valley Park: Sailor's Point, New Galena Rd., New Britain
Pre-registration is required before June 10th; the first 100 registered get a free "goodie" bag. The fee is $7/child or $13/family of two or more children. No refunds; make checks payable to Doylestown Township Parks and Recreation Department and mail to: 425 Wells Road, Doylestown, PA 18901.
Bring a bucket, bait, fishing pole, net and barb-less hooks. Children under 14 years must be accompanied by a parent or adult 18 years or older. Call 215-348-6625, 215-348-9915 or 215-443-5428 after May 1 for information. Sponsored by the Bucks County Department of Parks and Recreation; Doylestown, Warminster and Warwick Townships Parks and Recreation; the Bucks County Conservation District; and Fish-N-Tales Guide Service.
Registration forms can be picked up at any of the township offices mentioned. Do not use the registration in the Pathways newsletter.
Concert Under the Stars
Friday, July 3
For information and tickets, contact Rvierside Symphonia at (609) 397-7300 or visit www.riversidesymphonia.org
Free Family Fishing Programs
Looking for a great way to connect with your family this spring? Discover just how much fun fishing can be when you do it together at a PA Fish and Boar Commission's Family Fishing Program. Learn basic fishing skills like knot tying, casting, bating the hook and taking a fish off the hook. You and your family will have opportunity to fish - no fishing license required! All equipment provided. The catch??? Adults must bring a child and children must bring an adult. You'll be learning and fishing together. Please provide your own lunch, snacks and hydration for the day. Participants must register for this program at the PA Fish and Boat Commission's website www.fishandboat.com. Look at the online web calendar on the home page for the registration page. Do not use the Pathways Registration Form
| Location: || Core Creek Park - Pavilion #7 |
| Ages: || 8+ and adults |
| Dates: || July 11, 2015 |
| Time: || 9:00 am to 1:00 pm |
| Fee: || Free-Bring lunch and have fun |
Junior Fishing Camps
Kids will explore locations which offer different fish habitats and water ecosystems. Visits may be made to Lake Towhee, Lake Nockamixon, Tohickon Creek, the pond behind Weisel Hostel and other locations, weather and water levels permitting. Bring your own fishing gear, snacks and sunscreen. Instructor supplies hooks, bobbers and bait. Participants will fish at a different location each day in upper County parks. Register on page 27 of the 2015 Spring/Summer Pathways.
| Location: || Notified prior to first day |
| Ages: ||9-14 years, as of July 1 |
| Limits: || Min: 9, Max: 16 |
| Course #/ Dates: ||#1043 - July 13-17 9 am to noon |
#1044 - Aug. 10-14 9 am to noon
| Fee: || $55 per child |
Inaugural Bucks County Dragon Boat Festival
Join Businesses, organizations, friends and families from throughout the region as they come together on Saturday, September 19, 2015 for the inaugural Bucks County Dragon Boast Festival. Produced by Bucks County Dragon Boat Association and presented by St. Mary's Medical Center, this festival offers a day of fun, culture and competition with the goal of "paddling out hunger" in the region.
Anyone can enter a team. Organizations, clubs, family can form a team to compete in this event. Each team must have between 18-24 paddlers. No prior experience necessary.
Register now for the Best Rate at buckscountydragonboatfestival.com today!
January 19-February 28: $1,000/team (18-24 paddlers)
March 1 - May 31: $1,100/team
June 1 - September 12: $1,200/team
Sponsorship Opportunities: Showcase your business or organization at this event through sponsorship! Visit buckscountydragonboatfestival.com.
Proceeds for this event benefit the Bucks County Housing Group, which operates food pantries in Doylestown, Penndel and Milford Square.
Also check out events at the Bucks County Nature Centers
For more information on these or any Nature Center program, contact the Nature Centers:
Churchville Nature Center
Peace Valley Nature Center
Silver Lake Nature Center
Back to Bucks County Parks and Recreation index page.