Township Community Park

The Rye Township Community Park is located at 1799 New Valley Road, just to the west of the Township office.  The Park is called and referred to as the Township Community Park.  However, the Park is not owned by the Township.  The Township pays an annual fee to lease the Park from the RTCA to hold several Community events from May through October.  The Park is privately owned by the Rye Township Community Association, RTCA.  The RTCA membership formerly included all residents of Rye Township.  However, with recent leadership changes, the RTCA is now a private organization with new by-laws, and membership is no longer open to all residents and tax payers. 


Available Facilities

Clem Bauer Memorial Ball Field


The ballfield is no longer used regularly by a team and is need of use and regular maintenance. An individual or family may use the field to practice with their little leaguer. If a team is interested in using the field on a regular basis, contact the Township office at 717-957-2348.

Park Picnic Pavilion and Building

Plan to spend time with your family at the park. The Picnic Pavilion is rented without charge on a first-come, first-served basis with priority to all residents and taxpayers located within Rye Township. (To reserve the Pavilion, contact Rye Township at (717) 957-2348. Please note when the pavilion is reserved, the rest of the park is still open for public use.)

Use of the Park Building facility is free of charge with priority given to all residents and taxpayers of Rye Township. Donations are welcomed but not required. (to reserve the Park Building, contact the Township office at (717) 957-2348 for more information.)

Neal Graham Stager Memorial Playground

Completed in 2002 in memory of 20 month old Neal Graham Stager of Marysville, this playground features two age-appropriate play systems for children ages 2 through 5 and 5 through 14, featuring slides, tunnels, swings and crawling apparatus.  This playground was funded by the Township acquiring a grant through the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, DCNR, and the Township and volunteers providing in-kind service to purchase and install the playground equipment and other site improvements.

In addition to the play equipment, the playground also included walkways, safety surface, accessibility for people with disabilities and other site improvements.

Nature Walk and Exercise Area

Take a walk on the nature trail that walks through wooded wetlands and by Fishing Creek. Take time to loosen up your muscles at the exercise area. Older children will also find a jungle gym to climb and explore.