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.
- Parks & Recreation Programs
- Special Township Events
- Arts Board
- Bus Trips
- Golden Muhls Senior Group
- Youth Special Events
All upcoming events on contingent on the continued stay-at-home order in place by Governor Wolfe. We will update accordingly. Thank you.
These are your 2020 Holiday House Decorating Contest winners!
This years group of winners haver been divided into East and West.
Most Whimsical House: 3415 Fulton Street
Best Classic House: 4914 8th Avenue
Best Classic House: 915 Rainbow Avenue
Most Whimsical House: 1040 Leanne Street
Best Car Stopper House: 3407 Stoudts Ferry Bridge Road
Most Holiday Spirit House: 4204 Glenside Drive
Here are your correct answers to the 2020 Township Wide Scavenger Hunt. Thank you to all that participated.
Where is the location of what once was the Club House at Riverside Golf Club? Recreation Building
Take a picture of the area where the dam was destroyed during Hurricane Floyd in 1999. Felix Dam
In what park is the annual Rotary Club’s Fishing Rodeo? Laurel Run
What is the last structure that remains from the summer bungalows along the Schuylkill River (in a Township park)? Red Brick Pavilion
Take a picture in front of the park sign of what was part of the merger with Temple Borough and Muhlenberg Township in 1999. Temple Playground
How many benches/player benches are there around Jim Dietrich Park? Look very carefully, but do not include any in the dugout at the legion field. 25 4 in front yard of farmhouse, 2 in the circle near the farmhouse, 2 overlooking soccer fields, 2 by flagpoles, 2 by pavilion #3, 1 by pavilion #2, 4 at youth baseball fields, 4 in dog park area and 4 soccer benches
Take a selfie in front of Muhlenberg’s off leash dog park. JDP
How many picnic tables are there at Temple Playground? 14 picnic table
What two organizations built the pavilion at Laurel Run Park? Rotary and Lions Club
How many flag poles are within Muhlenberg Parks? 4 Where are they located? JDP and 3 at Temple Playground. We did not count the flagpole at the Rec. Building, since we do not consider that a park.
How long is the walking path around the soccer fields at JDP to the closest tenth of a mile? .47 miles
Who was Muhlenberg Township named after? Henry Augustus Muhlenberg
Muhlenberg has some railroad history. Give us the location of both railroad stations located within the Township. Reading Outer Station and Blue Mountain Reading Railroad building
What restaurant is currently located where Gino’s Hamburgers used to be? Bojangles’ Chicken
Take a picture of the current condition of the Reading Fairgrounds race track. Fairground Mall
How long is River Road within Muhlenberg Township to the closest tenth of a mile? 2.42 mile (figure obtained from Road Superintendent who oversaw the paving project last year)
How many Township park and recreation areas are located along River Road? Name them? Four: 1-Laurel Run, 2-Pioneer Grove, 3-Kelly’s Lock, 4-Felix Dam
In what park is the event RiverFest held? Jim Dietrich Park
Bonus points - What year was the first RiverFest held? 2016
What is the inscription on the monument by the flagpole in Jim Dietrich Park? Dedicated to and honoring the men & women of Muhlenberg Township who served in the national armed forces during peace time and war. FREEDOM ISN’T FREE!
What store now stands where the original Fox Theater stood in Muhlenberg Township? Pep Boys
When was the Muhlenberg Park section of the Township first established? 1915
Riverview Christian Church was better known as what before becoming a church and day care center? Riverview Park Elementary School.
The Reading Drive-In Theater was located in Muhlenberg Township? What business is there today? Sam’s Club
Where is the bench located within Jim Dietrich Park that has the phrase “Enjoy the View” on it? Near pavilion #1, which is near the big red barn.
How many active parks/playgrounds are there in Muhlenberg Township? Do not count open parkland with no amenities. 10 Hyde Park, Reading Crest, South Temple, Stoudt’s Ferry Playground, Temple Playground, Laurel Run Park, Pioneer Grove, Jim Dietrich Park, Laurelain Park, Rail Trail. Laureldale Playground and Dominic Manzella Park at located within Laureldale Borough.
The Arts Board continues to display local artist's work on a monthly basis at the Muhlenberg Township Building and encourage artist to contact us if you would like to showcase your work. There is no fee to exhibit and items can be marked for sale. All art must be able to be hung for this display. Please contact the Parks Office at 610-929-4727, ext. 265 for an application and more details.
All Bus Trips leave from the old Kmart parking lot on 5th Street Highway (side parking lot).
Tickets for bus trips can be purchased online at https://secure.rec1.com/PA/muhlenberg-township-pa/catalog
There are several senior groups in the Muhlenberg area. Many seniors belong to a few of these groups. We are looking to the future and wanted to start having a few meetings during the year where all clubs come together for fellowship. We are hoping to establish a foundation for a continuation of the groups through these consolidated meetings. These meetings will meet at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church at the corner of Tuckerton and Stoudts Ferry Bridge Rd. from 11AM to 2PM. Each meeting will consist of an informational speaker, then lunch followed by entertainment. The cost will be $10/person and pre-registration would be required at the Township Building or online. Please don’t forget to register if you want to attend.