Programs & Events

The Township and the Parks Department is more than park rentals and pavilions! The department has a host of exciting and unique programs that will appeal to all ages of our residents. We encourage you to participate and discover the benefits of an active mind and body.

  1. Parks & Recreation Programs
  2. Special Township Events
  3. Arts Board
  4. Bus Trips​​
  5. Golden Muhls Senior Group
  6. Youth Special Events

You can register for all programs at

All upcoming events on contingent on the continued stay-at-home order in place by Governor Wolfe. We will update accordingly. Thank you.

Yoga for Relaxation - April 20 to May 25

Come enjoy the benefits of yoga for all levels and abilities. These classes are tailored to the participant’s level of experience, with modifications and props encouraged. We will meet near the pavilion by the red barn within Jim Dietrich Park (or inside the farmhouse if there inclement weather) between the hours of 6 to 7:15PM. Classes will be offered at $50 for a 6-week session or a $10/class drop-in rate (cash only) payable to the instructor. Wear comfortable clothes, bring a yoga mat and a water bottle with you to class. Please arrive early to the first class you attend so that paperwork can be completed. Sign up online by clicking on programs/facility rentals and follow the prompts. No need to sign up online if you are doing the drop-in rate. The instructor is registered and practicing in compliance with Yoga Alliance Ethnical Standards.

Session #1 – Tuesdays, April 20 to May 25: 6 to 7:15PM

Session #2 – Tuesdays, July 6 to August: 6 to 7:15PM

Spring Flea Market - May 1 at JIM DIETRICH PARK

Join us for the Spring Flea Market at Jim Dietrich Park’s grassy parking lot from 8AM to 1PM to see if you can sell some of your treasures for cash. This is a new location for this event so please note the changes in reservation procedures. Space sizes are 20’ by 20’ and are located in the grassy field area next to the farmhouse. Specific spot numbers are not reserved, but will be assigned as you enter the event. If you want to be next to someone, please arrive together. You can reserve as many spaces as you want and your car can be parked in your space. Tables are NOT provided as part of your $15/space rental fee. Setup starts at 6:00AM, so please do not arrive earlier. Refreshments will be available for purchase from local service groups, so the sale of food or drinks of any kind is prohibited. The sale of weapons of any kind, counterfeit/ fake merchandise, illegal fireworks and alcoholic beverages are prohibited on park property. Mark your calendars now so you won’t miss out on the great deals. Pre-registration is required for there are only 130 spots available. Registration can be done online.

Kayaking 101 - May 22

Since COVID-19 started last year, many have gone to the local waterways for recreation. Jim Dietrich Park has access to the river and many have taken advantage of that. Muhlenberg Parks & Recreation, along with the assistance of Blue Marsh Outdoors, has organized a basic Kayaking 101 course for Saturday, May 22. This course will teach you about the various types of kayaks; how to enter a kayak; how to paddle; how to re-enter a kayak from the water; etc. Once you have become comfortable in the kayak you will be given the opportunity to take a short float. This course will start at 10AM at the red brick pavilion area at Jim Dietrich Park and will end at 2PM (or sooner if you tire out). All equipment will be returned back to the starting area. The cost is $35/person and reservations are made online. The registration deadline is May 17th. All participants must wear a personal floatation device that will be provided as part of the rental. Please bring with you a hat, sunscreen, dry bag and bottled water. Protect your valuables with a dry bag, a Ziploc bag helps, but is not waterproof. If you have your own equipment you are welcome to join us for a reduced fee. You just need to register so we have the appropriate number of instructors. This class is for beginners, not experienced paddlers. This course is contingent upon safe river conditions the day of the event.

Memorial Day Ceremony - May 31

Please join us in honoring our veterans from all military branches, especially remembering those veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our freedom. The Township will hold a Memorial Day ceremony near the flagpole at Jim Dietrich Park at 9AM. “Our freedom is not free…Many gave all for the freedoms we have today.”

Disc Golf 101 - June 5

It is easy to social distance on a golf course and it is less expensive if you go to a disc golf course! If you have a love of golf, disc golf gives the game a little bit of a twist. Members of the Berks Disc Golf Club will be on hand to teach you about the different discs used to play, how to play the game and where local courses can be found. Once they go over the basics, you will be able to practice what you have learned by playing a few holes with guidance from an experienced player. Bring any disc that you may have, if you don’t have any, one will be provided. You’ll meet at the pavilion at Laurelain Park located at 3300 Snyder Ave., Reading, PA 19605. You’ll meet on Saturday, June 5th from 10 to 11:30AM. The cost is $5/person.

Kayaking Trip on the Schuylkill - June 19 & August 7

Have you kayaked before, but want to join a group on a trip down the river? Then this event is for you. For the safety of the group, please no novice kayakers. We will be partnering with Blue Marsh Outdoors to provide the equipment for the float down the river at the cost of $35/person which includes a kayak, paddles and personal floatation device (PFD). This is an open event; you may participate if you have your own equipment for $10/person. Reservations are a must and can be made on the Township’s website so that we have an adequate number of guides for this adventure. All participants are required to wear a PFD and sign a waiver for both the Township and Blue Marsh Outdoors. Please wear appropriate water attire and water shoes for your safety. Bring along sunscreen, a hat, water and a dry bag to protect your valuables. A Ziploc bag helps, but is not waterproof. This program is contingent upon safe river conditions the day of the event. Please note that transportation will not be provided. Please coordinate your own transportation to the start and return to get your car following the event. It might be good to find a friend to join you so a car can be at the start and finish locations. Registration is available online. A limited amount of equipment will be available for rent. If you have any questions call 610-929- 4727.

June 19 trip from Leesport to Jim Dietrich Park; (estimated 3 to 3.5 hour float) the reservation deadline is June 14th. Participants will meet at Jim Dietrich Park near the red brick pavilion at noon. You will be given an overview of the day and then travel to the Leesport Post Office area (4 East Wall St., Leesport) to gain access to the river. You will gain access to the river across the street from the front of the Post Office. The rental equipment will ben awaiting you in Leesport.

August 7 trip from Kelly’s Lock Overlook to Reading Area Community College; (estimated 2 to 2.5 hour float) the reservation deadline August 2nd. Participants will meet at the RACC parking lot located at Kerper’s Landing Boat Launch on Riverfront Dr., Reading, PA 19602 at noon. You will be given an overview of the day and then travel to the Kelly’s Lock located at 2829 River Rd., Reading, PA 19605 to gain access to the river. The rental equipment will be awaiting you at Kelly’s Lock.