Recreational activities are available year round for those in the tri-county area. Each municipality oversees programs including youth sports, adult leagues, clubs and much more. The region is rich with a variety of activities to fit everyone's interests and abilities. For additional information, please check the page of the area's 41 municipalities to contact them directly.
Whether you are looking for an adventure for the kids or a dog park for your four-legged friend, Memorial Park in Pottstown has recreation activities for both. The Fountain of Youth Spray Park is a zero depth, fully recycled water filtration public play area that is open May through October. The Bark Park, a 130' x 190' x 6' fenced area, is designed to give your dog the freedom and opportunity to run, jump, and play off leash in a spacious but contained environment. Members of the Chamber's Leadership Tri-County Class of 2008 assisted in the development of this project. The facility is gated and can only be accessed by members through a key system. For more information call the Borough of Pottstown's Parks & Recreation Department at 610.970.6618.
For someone looking for a place to practice or compete in bicycle motocross (BMX), Trilogy Park, located at 75 West King Street, Pottstown, is just the place. The park is a NBL BMX race track. For more information call 484.363.0592.
Bike Pottstown, a Preservation Pottstown, Inc. free bike share program, provides community bicycles at Tri County Bicycles, 256 High St., in the Borough of Pottstown to take advantage of the nearby bikeway along the Schuylkill Riverfront. The Schuylkill River Sojourn occurs once a year and kayakers and canoers travel through the region on the river over a two week period. Sitting on approximately 848 acres is Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site located in Elverson, and if you are looking for a hiking or fishing experience there are many parks, lakes, and rivers within the tri-county area to choose from. And for skiers and snowboarders alike there are ski areas located in and around the tri-county area.
Opportunities to take your friends or family bowling, miniature golfing, go-cart-racing, and movie going are also available to area residents.
The Schuylkill River National & State Heritage Area is a unique and nationally significant region. It is dedicated to assisting communities, organizations, and citizens of the Schuylkill River region in preserving and sustaining their cultural heritage and natural environment so future generations are able to continue to enjoy the area. The Heritage Area works in partnership with other regional and community organizations to preserve and promote the uniqueness of the area. The organization, located at 140 College Drive in Pottstown, is focused on increasing the area's quality of life, as well as creating worthwhile and meaningful experiences for both residents and visitors. The Schuylkill River Heritage Area holds the annual Schuylkill River Sojourn and the Scenes of the Schuylkill River Art Show and Sale. For more information call 484.945.0200.
In addition, Green Valleys Association (GVA) is a nonprofit watershed organization located in northern Chester County, PA, in the Delaware River Basin. Founded in 1964, GVA's mission is to protect and preserve the water quality and quantity of water resources in northern Chester County. GVA, at 1368 Prizer Road, Pottstown, oversees 155 square miles of all five of Chester County's northern and eastern Schuylkill River watersheds, including Stony Run and Valley, Pickering, French, and Pigeon Creeks. The tributaries of the five watersheds served by GVA run through some of the most important and productive fish, bird, amphibian, and other wildlife habitats in northern Chester County. Within this area, GVA serves more than 143,400 watershed residents, 17 townships, 3 boroughs, and 5 school districts. Their membership of 1,400 is supported by a staff of six and a Board of fifteen active members. GVA is committed to engaging people of all ages in caring for the environment and developing life-long habits of active citizenship and environmental stewardship. For more information call 610.469.4900.
The Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy (PWC) was established in 1964 to advocate for a cleaner Perkiomen Creek and to protect the land and water resources of the 362 square mile Perkiomen watershed. Through the years, the "Perkie" has improved to the point that a designation of Exceptional Value is being sought from the PADEP for the Upper Perkiomen Creek. Overall, the Perkiomen Creek provides drinking water to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses, some as far away as Chester County. The Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy is dedicated to providing environmental education classes that inspire a deeper connection to nature as well as conservation programs that protect streams and clean water. The PWC also assists with conservation planning and stormwater education throughout the watershed. For more information call 610.287.9383.
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Please refer to the Business Directory for a complete list of Chamber Members providing products and/or services in this area.