Outdoor Family Fun

You’ll find a variety of outdoor fun for families held at local parks. 

FREE Family Nature Programs

Join your family, friends and neighbors in your local park for a nature-based program! Each program will be a different eco theme such as Incredible Insects, PA Animals, Tree ID, Butterfly Transformations, Scats and Tracks and much more.

All ages.

FREE! Registration requested.

Information
Dates Day Location Time Code
Apr 16 Tu Amos Herr Park 7:00–8:00 pm #108440
May 14 Tu Lake Grubb 7:00–8:00 pm #108441
Jun 18 Tu Lake Grubb 7:00–8:00 pm #133389
Jul 16 Tu Lake Grubb 7:00–8:00 pm #133390
Aug 20 Tu Lake Grubb 7:00–8:00 pm #133391

Wilderness First Aid

Born and raised in Michigan, Mike Mishler has a deep respect for the outdoors and the outdoor lifestyle, firmly believing in leaving no trace. He studied at Montana State University and is a career fireman. When he is not fighting fires or teaching technical rescue courses he takes people on fly fishing adventures. Come meet this outdoorsman as he teaches us how to stay safe in the wilderness and learn what to do when accidents happen. Held at Grubb Lake. Ages 10–100. 

Information
Date Day Time Code Price
Apr 5 F 6:00–8:00 pm #108297 $5M/$8NM

Wilderness Survival

Register for Wilderness Survival

Instructor Mike Mishler has a deep respect for the outdoors and the outdoor lifestyle, firmly believing in leaving no trace. He studied, at Montana State University and is a career fireman. When he is not fighting fires or teaching technical rescue courses he takes people on fly fishing adventures. Come meet this outdoorsman as he teaches us the basics of wilderness survival. Please bring a packed lunch. Children 1012 must be with a paying adult. 13+ may be dropped off. Held at Grubb Lake. 

Information
Date Day Time Code Price
Apr 6 Sa 9:00 am–2:00 pm #108300 $30M/35NM

FREE Yoga in the Park

Improve your flexibility and balance while building strength and lowering your stress levels to start the weekend.

New to yoga? This is a great opportunity to try it.

Bring a mat/towel, water and a friend!  

Saturday Mornings at Amos Herr Park
June 1, July 6, August 3:  9:00–10:00 am

Saturday Mornings at Silver Spring Park
June 8, July 13, August 10:  9:00–10:00 am

Weather permitting—if in doubt, please check the website or facebook. FREE drop-in class. 

Summer Kick-Off Community Picnic in the Park

Join us for the first annual Summer Kick-Off Community Picnic to be held at Fairview Park in West Hempfield Township! Invite your neighbors, friends and family to bring a picnic dinner to the park. We will provide games and activities. Connect with us on Facebook and hempfieldrec.com for more details as the event day approaches! 

Rain date will be Thursday, June 13th. 

Fairview Park - West Hempfield
Date Day Location Time
Jun 12 W Fairview Park, West Hempfield 5:00 pm–dusk

East Pete Pool Movie Night

Join us for an under-the-stars viewing of the movie JAWS (1975). Bring your floats and noodles and watch it in the water… IF YOU DARE! This movie has a PG rating. 

The concession stand will be open.

Pay at the pool.

East Petersburg Outside Pool
Date Day Time Payment Price
Jul 19 F 8:30 pm Pay at the pool $5M/$10NM

Music in the Park

May 4 Matt Wheeler 6:30 pm

June 1 Phredd 6:30 pm

July 6 Duane Slaymaker 6:30 pm

Aug 3 Two Towers Jamboree 5:00–9:00 pm

Sept 7 Gypsy Moon Blues 3:00–8:00 pm

East Petersburg Community Park
6051 Pine Street 

10th Annual Vagabonds Car Show

Vagabonds Car & Bike Show
Slot car track races for the kids
Bounce house
Featuring music from What It Was
Vendors and food

Rain dates May 5 or June 29  

East Petersburg Community Park
6051 Pine Street 

East Petersburg Community Park
Date Day Time
May 4 Sa 11:00 am–3:00 pm

4th of July Celebration

The festivities begin with music by Duane Slaymaker at 6:30 pm followed by the movie Ralph Breaks the Internet at dusk. Fireworks go off at 10:30 pm!

East Petersburg Community Park
6051 Pine Street 

East Petersburg Community Park
Date Day Time
July 6 Sa 6:30 pm–11:00 pm

Cancellations & Closings

  • Hempfield recCenter Summer Swim Team suit try-on scheduled for April 18th has been canceled. Join us Saturday, ​May 4th from 10:00–2:00 pm