Amity Township has many parks and recreational
facilites. Our newest park, Amity Community Park has
soccer, baseball, multi-purpose and football fields,
basketball and tennis courts, a children's playground
and walking and biking trails. There is a pavillion
complete with concession stand available for rent.
The HIll Road Pavillion can be reserved and rented for
large gatherings or parties.
Hill Road Recreational Area is a 10 acre recreational site
on the east side of Hill Road. It is located between
Loyalsock Drive and Antietam Drive, adjacent to West
Locust Grove Recreation area is a .4 acre park located in a older
residential area of Amity known as Earlville. The park is situated
between 2nd Street and 3rd Street, Amity Avenue and Shore
Avenue. Facilities available at Locust Grove include a
basketball/street hockey court, playground equipment and picnic
Amity Park Road Recreation Area is located between Amity Park Road and Monocacy Hill Road adjacent to the
Amity Athletic Club, a non-profit sports organization and swim club. The park is 7 acres and contains two full
size soccer fields.
Monocacy Hill Recreation Area is a unique 420 acre
undeveloped wooded area that Amity Township purchased in
1968 with federal, state and municipal funds. This picturesque
natural preserve is situated in the southern part of the Township
between Monocacy Hill Road, Geiger Road, Hill Road, US 422
and Limekiln Road.
The park is managed and operated by volunteers from the Monocacy Hill Conservation Association. Monocacy
Hill offers many outdoor activities including hiking, birdwatching, biking, horseback riding and cross country
Hunting is permitted in season six days per week, in
accordance with Pennsylvania game laws. The park has
a wide variety of plant life. To date, 170 species of
herbaceous plants have been identified, along with 65
species of trees and shrubs, and 17 species of ferns
and related plants. Two of the park's plant species are
on the Pennsylvania Natural Diversity Inventory as
Plants of Special Concern. The Monocacy Hill
Conservation sponsors both a spring and fall program
that includes birdwatching walks, wild flower walks,
fitness hikes, fall foliage walks and other outdoor
Daniel Boone School District classes also hold scavenger hunts and environmental educational sessions at the
park. Facilities at Monocacy Hill include a 5.5 mile looped trail system, picnic tables, barbeque grilles, and pit
toilets. A small paved parking area is available at the entrance on Geiger Road. For more information visit
Public Recreation Areas
Semi-Public Recreation Areas
Amity Athletic Club Pool and Recreation Ares is a 27 acre property owned and operated by the Amity Athletic
Club, which is managed by a nine-person Board of Directors. The park is located east of Limekiln Road between
Amity Park Road and Monocacy Hill Road. The main entrance is off Amity Park Road. Recreation facilities at the
park include two full size soccer fields, one mid-size soccer field and three soccer fields strictly for players eight
years old or younger. There are also two swimming pools on site. One pool has a baby pool and diving boards.
Both pools ae served by restrooms and locker rooms and there is a full service refreshment stand available. For
more information visit www.amityac.net
The Thun Trail refers to an abandoned railroad right-of-way that the Schuylkill Valley Greenway Association owns
between Pottstown and Reading. The Amity Township portion of the Thun Trail, which is approximately 4000 feet
in length, is located between Union Township, where the trail crossed the Schuylkill River and Douglass
Township, just east of where the trail crosses US 422.
Private Recreation Areas
While the Township has no input into the operations, privately owned recreational sites offer additional leisure
opportunities to Amity residents. The Arrowhead Golf Course, which is located on Weavertown Road between
Limekiln Road and Amity Park Road, is open to the public on a fee basis.
Amity Township has three park pavillions available for rent for family gatherings or group events. The pavillions are at
Hill Road Park, Lake Drive Park and Amity Community Park. The fee is $100 and the Township requires two weeks
notice before your event. For individuals a "hold harmless agreement" is required, for organized groups a certificate
of insurance from the carrier is required. For availability or questions please call the Township office at 610-689-6000.
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Myron S. Wheeler Recreational Area has two baseball fields located behind the 6 acre Township Building site on
Weavertown Road. There are two Little League baseball fields on the site with manual scoreboards and dugouts.
Picnic tables, a portable toilet and paved parking are available to park users.
Old Morlatton Village
The Mouns Jones property was acquired by the
Historic Preservation Trust of Berks County in 1965.
The Trust, organized in 1964, manages and maintains
many historic properties throughout Berks County. The
Annual Mouns Jones Country Fair utilizes the site in
Amity Township to feature working craftsmen and their
crafts in appropriat historical settings. For more
information visit www.historicpreservationtrust.org.