SHIPPENSBURG TOWNSHIP PARK RENTAL REGULATIONS

Cooking on grills only. No cooking on grass or macadam.

Clean up all trash in and around the pavilions and empty trashcans (bags are provided). Trash is to be put in the dumpster in the parking lot behind the large pavilion.

Monitor restrooms for cleanliness. Groups of 100 people must use Port-a-pots that you provide. Restrooms will not be open for large groups.

Water slides are prohibited in all areas of the park. Bounce houses are permitted on macadam only. Permission is required.

If you have any questions, call 717-532-7137 (Township Office during office hours) or 717-360-6741 Tyler Karper.

Splash Pad

The children’s wading pool is open the second week of June until Labor Day weekend by reservation only.

Cost

  • $20 for a two-hour time slot for township resident
  • $30 for a two-hour time slot for a non-township resident

Time Slots

  • 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
  • 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

To reserve the Splash Pad, contact Doris at Shippensburg Township no later than a week in advance: (717) 532-7137 ex. 5 or park.shiptwnship@comcast.net.

RULES AND REGULATIONS

  1. All children must be accompanied by an adult (18 Yrs or older) at all times.
  2. NO food, drink, candy or gum in splash pad fenced area at anytime.
  3. Float toys are permitted, except for styrofoam or hard plastic toys.
  4. NO diapers (swimmies only).
  5. NO smoking or profanity.
  6. NO running or jumping.
  7. NO diaper changing on picnic tables.
  8. NO climbing on fence.
  9. NO throwing stones, dirt or any objects.
  10. MO sitting on sprayers or misters.
  11. NO animals permitted in fenced area.
  12. Adults must accompany children when using restrooms.

If an electrical storm occurs during reserved time, the splash pad will be closed. If you have used less than half of your time, you may reschedule or be refunded.

IF THESE RULES AND REGULATIONS ARE NOT OBEYED, YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO VACATE THE PREMISES.

Large Pavilion

Holds up to 200 people

Cost

  • $20 per hour Monday through Friday
  • $150 for the day Saturday and Sunday

To reserve the Large Pavilion, contact Doris at Shippensburg Township no later than a week in advance: (717) 532-7137 ex. 5 or park.shiptwnship@comcast.net.

Small Pavilion

Holds up to 30 people

Cost

  • $10 per hour Monday – Friday
  • $50 for the day Saturday and Sunday

To reserve the Small Pavilion, contact Shelby at Shippensburg Township no later than a week in advance: (717) 532-7137 ex. 5 or park.shiptwnship@comcast.net.

Athletic Fields

During playing seasons our ballfields are frequently reserved for use by various youth sports organizations, but are otherwise open to the public.

To reserve an athletic facility, contact Steve at Shippensburg Township (717) 532-7137 ex. 3 or steve.shiptwnship@comcast.net.

Shippensburg Township Ball Complex

Our three ballfields are suitable for little league baseball and girls’ slow-pitch softball.

  • Bard Field – located along Britton Road and Hornbaker Drive
  • Oldt Field – located along Hornbaker Drive
  • Asper Field – located along Hornbaker Drive

Multipurpose Field

Our multipurpose field is suitable for soccer, rugby, lacrosse, and football. It is located between Fogelsonger Road and Burd Run Nature Trail.

Shippensburg Station

The new central Shippensburg trailhead at milepost 0 of the Cumberland Valley Rail Trail features public restrooms and informational signage at the intersection of the Borough of Shippensburg and Shippensburg University campus. It’s either the first stop, the last stop, or both for many trailgoers, making it a high-traffic part of the trail in warmer months and a great place for your business to advertise or your nonprofit to offer refreshment.

Concession Window

The concession window can be reserved by your nonprofit by hour, day, or week, depending on your needs. Available service in the concession sales area includes electricity and Internet access. Water is also available on-site. Sellers can provide their own refrigerators or freezers and portable cooking appliances if needed, though there can be no frying or open-flame grilling indoors.

To reserve the Shippensburg Station concession window, contact Ra at the Rotary Club of Shippensburg no later than a week in advance: (717) 530-0565 or ra.kligge@shippensburgrotary.org.

Advertising Windows

Shippensburg Station’s other “windows” are actually signboard cabinets with electricity and Internet access available to each. There are four signboard “windows” managed by Shippensburg Township available for advertisers year-round.

The trailside video displays and two other “windows” are managed by the Rotary Club of Shippensburg and are reserved specifically for community- and trail-related information, though there is some opportunity for promoting businesses and organizations there as well.

To reserve the Shippensburg Station concession window, contact Ra at the Rotary Club of Shippensburg no later than a week in advance: (717) 530-0565 or ra.kligge@shippensburgrotary.org.