Washington Township, Erie County, Pensylvania

Washington Township Parks 

 

To celebrate Arbor Day in Washington Township, Andover Bank of Edinboro graciously donated a beautiful   new addition to Wainer Park. This tree will be part of the continuing improvements of this hidden gem in     Washington Township. We encourage you to visit the park and watch it GROW and THRIVE just like this       wonderful tree will do in gorgeous surroundings that this recreational area has to offer. Thank you to the     Andover Bank for thinking of all of us with this generous donation. 

 

 

 

 

Veterans Park Eagle Scout Project completed

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Check out this beautiful scene at the Veteran’s Memorial Park. This lasting tribute to our heroes in uniform has just been completed by soon to be Eagle Scout Blake Sweigart. Blake’s project took considerable time and effort to complete. His hard work combined with fund raising skills and a little help from the Township brought forth this patriotic addition to the Park. We are proud to have it displayed for all to enjoy. Please stop by and witness this firsthand and consider making a donation to continue to improve this unique tribute as it is the only Veteran’s Memorial Park in Erie County.

Ampitheater Ongoing Project

Amphitheater

Something new and exciting at the Wainer Park, check out the newly constructed outdoor amphitheater. Ready for summer concerts and recitals or even to exchange vows on that special day. Washington Township is pleased to showcase this new and unique addition to its park system. Council strives to offer a wonderful place to enjoy the great outdoors of our community in park environment. The amphitheater can be rented along with the many pavilions to accommodate your family or social functions. Get your band together and have summer fun night. Bring your generators and prepare to “Rock the Wainer” with lots of open-air fun in a beautiful setting. We have concrete table/benches for your comfort to enjoy a show and relax, or watch from the nearby pavilion under  cover with a nice barbecue to top off your days event. 

 

Let's Move Outside Program

The Facts

Let's Move! is a comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady, dedicated to solving the problem of childhood obesity in a generation so that kids born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams. This is an ambitious goal. But it can be done. Combining comprehensive strategies with common sense, Let's Move! is about putting children on the path to a healthy future starting with their earliest months and years and continuing throughout their lives. Giving parents helpful information and fostering environments that support healthy choices. Providing healthier foods in our schools. Ensuring that every community has access to healthy, affordable food. And, helping kids become more physically active.

 

Park Rentals

If you are having a graduation party, or an upcoming family reunion, think about renting one of the Township parks pavilions. For $50 per day plus $100 refundable security deposit, you are guaranteed use of a pavilion, rain or shine for a whole day. Your name will be posted on your choice of pavilions. Your party goers will be safe and have an enjoyable time. Please call the Township office for more information or to make a reservation. If you are having a large gathering, you are responsible for supplying at your cost portable toilets to accommodate the size of your party.

View the Park Rules and Regulations (PDF).


Hunting Safety in Township Parks

Please be aware that hunting is allowed in Washington Township Parks. Hunting is governed by the Game Commission, not by the Washington Township Code. Safety Zones are established by the State Game Commission must be maintained and are inforced by the PA State Police and the Game Commission. The discharge of firearms are illegal within certain distances of homes and playgrounds. For more information, please call the Game Commission at 877-877-0299 or the PA State Police at 814-898-1641.

Wainer Park

Unfortunately, Wainer Park experiences some vandalism, usually in the Spring and Fall. Because of this vandalism, Washington Township has had to take measures to protect its Park and investment. The Parks Department has installed a gate across the Wainer Park road. This gate will be closed as deemed necessary. Please contact the Township Office if you need entry in to this Park.

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Location: Access via Washington Drive directly across from General McLane High School on Route 99 north of Edinboro, behind Washington Township Administration Building.

Setting: Quiet, secluded, tree-lined area. A hidden gem that is beautiful.

Picnic pavilions courtesy of the Outward Reach Program.  The park has no electric or water so port-a-johns are on site May through September.

Peninsula Park

Location: Lakeside area of Washington Township via Angling Road to Lay Road, turn on Bonnieview Drive to Lakeview Drive to Peninsula Drive.

Setting: Fun and recreation area with pavilions and picnic tables, grills, playground equipment and a handicap-accessible dock courtesy of CDBG funds, Township- maintained volleyball court, benches, fire rings and ornamental trees and plants for the community's enjoyment.

We would also like to thank the Operation Outward Reach Program for the construction of the picnic pavilions. Grills are available at the pavilions and port-a-johns are on site May through September.

Conneauttee Park

Location: Route 6N to Forrest Drive, left on Woodlwan Drive to park.

Setting: Residential community park.

Although this park is the smallest of the Township's Parks, it offers a swingset and large sliding board for children as well as benches and a pavilion within this tree-shaded  park. A volleyball court is also available at this site.

Point Park

Location: Intersection of Angling and Lay Roads.

Setting: Residential community park.

Point Park offers picnic tables and greenspace. A reduced size basketball court is also available at this site.

Willow Park

Location: Angling Road, across from Angling/Birch Drive intersection.

Setting: Fitness trail.

A ten-station exercise trail connecting to Peninsula Park. Time to start that workout routine in the beautiful outdoors

Veterans Memorial Park

        

Location: Route 99 to Washington Drive, north of Township Administration Building.

Setting: Reflective memorial to the community's veterans.

A gazebo located upon a knoll with trees and shrubs with paved walkways.