Kunkle Park

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Parks hours: Dawn to dusk every day

(Aerial photo of Kunkle Park- July, 2020)


Kunkle Park consists of 40 plus acres of flat land and rolling hills, located beside the Municipal Building.  Kunkle Park was donated by Elbert N. Kunkle to Washington Township to be used as a park and recreation area. 

Please be aware that during the winter, the restrooms are closed and will re-open in April.  The Fort Hand Re-enactment was held in the park in 2014, which commemorated the April 1779 attack on Fort Hand. This event was sponsored by the Northwest Department of the Brigade of the American Revolution, which is a non-profit Living history association dedicated to recreating the life and times of the common soldier of the American War for Independence, 1775-1783. For additional information or to volunteer for the event, send your email to friendsofforthand@hotmail.com.

Facilities Include:

2 baseball fields

3 picnic pavilions

Children's playground

Park Benches and Swings

2 sand volleyball courts

Public restroom facility

Walking trail

Rentals

The pavilions and baseball fields are available for reservation for family and group use.  To make reservations, call the Township Office at 724-727-3515, or print out a 2021 Kunkle Park Pavilion Reservation application, fill out the form, and deliver it to the office. ​We will begin taking applications for the 2022 season on December 1, 2021.  

Basic Rules

- The following activities are specifically prohibited!

Driving or parking on grass area or trails

Landing aircraft

Hitting of golf balls

Depositing refuse anywhere but in appropriate receptacles

Posting or distributing notices, advertisements, or handbills

Possessing or discharging firearms or weapons

Possessing or setting off fireworks or explosive devices or launching of bottle rockets

Use of electrical amplifying equipment

Use of indecent or vulgar language

Domestic animals off a leash

Sale of alcoholic beverages

Sale or use of illegal drugs

Abusing or damaging any park facilities or structures

Any merchandising or using park as a part of a for-profit business

Fires - except in designated or permitted areas

Removal of any Township property - all things contained in Kunkle Park, either man-made or occurring naturally are the sole property of Washington Township

Anything else deemed inappropriate by the Washington Township Board of Supervisors, the Washington Township Police Department, or regulated by Ordinance 49

Public Star Parties

A group of amateur astronomers will hold free public star gazing parties at Kunkle Park periodically in the spring, summer, and fall between the hours of 8:00 p.m. - Midnight.   Star parties are "weather permitting" at various parks throughout the area during the summer months. (We have been very fortunate that the astronomers have chosen Kunkle Park as one of the parks utilized for this event.)  Lightning storms, rain or totally cloudy skies will cancel the events.  Remember to dress warmly.  Coats and hats are recommended, even in the summer, the nights can get chilly.  Please cover flashlights with red cellophane to help preserve night vision.

 

ALL STAR GAZING PARTIES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED FOR 2020

 

This is a wonderful opportunity to view double stars of various colors, star clusters of dozens to thousands of stars, the remains of exploded stars, gaseous nebulae where stars are being born, and entire galaxies of stars may also be observed, depending upon the month and observing conditions.

 

 

 

For more astronomy information and details abgout AAAP club meetings and observatories, check out their web page at www.3ap.org.  For more information, please contact :  Terry Trees, Star Party Coordinator:  724-337-3231. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senior Softball Team

 

The Senior Softball team, the "Kiski Valley Grays" plays games at Kunkle Park in Washington Township.

Games are on Mondays and Fridays from 8 AM till 1 PM.

There is a $20 registration fee, which includes shirt and hat.

On Friday afternoons, players enjoy a nice lunch in the pavilion.

For additional information, please contact:  Albert @ 724-219-9848