District Township, along with a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, and a donation from the Fischer Family, has purchased 17 acres of woodland adjacent to existing Township-owned land that will increase the Township's open park space and natural area to nearly 75 acres.
It is intended that the new park area will remain a natural area for hiking, bird-watching, environmental research and other outdoor activities for Township residents.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place on Saturday, August 25, at noon during the annual District Township Community Day picnic at the park.
In attendance will be the District Township Supervisors and Environmental Advisory Council Members. Senator Judith Schwank and State Representative Ryan Mackenzie will be attending the ceremony.
District Township's Community Day will feature the Scisholtzville and Eastern Berks Fire Companies, along with an antique car display and performance by the country/bluegrass band, Hannah Violet Trio.
Hours are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25. Admission is free.