Welcome To Solebury Township Parks & Recreation
Solebury Township Parks & Recreation embraces the philosophy that leisure time activities enhance the quality of life by offering an abundant variety of both passive and active recreational opportunities at our local and State parks.
We have a reputation as an innovative leader in recreational offerings. The Pennsylvania Recreation and Parks Society has recognized our efforts with Excellence in Programming awards for our support of the construction of the Track Facility and Sports Complex located on the grounds of the New Hope-Solebury high school, our CPR/AED Community Outreach Training Program, our partnership participation in the New Hope-Lambertville Winter Festival, our Baseball and Softball programs, and our Summer Adventure Camp.
- Unique to Solebury's recreational offerings is Magill's Hill, a 5-acre site of steeply sloped hills ideally suited for sledding and other winter activities. The Solebury Township Trail traverses a portion of the electric company power line along U.S. Route 202, providing an excellent walking, bicycle and jogging path that connects to the athletic fields at New Hope-Solebury High School.
- Laurel Park and Pat Livezey Park both contain active recreation baseball and soccer fields and age appropriate playgrounds. Sports activities focus on development of good sportsmanship and skill development through positive reinforcement. Competitive travel team and tournament play is also provided through the various sports organizations.
- Solebury's close proximity to the Delaware River offers numerous water related recreational opportunities such as fishing, canoeing and tubing. The Delaware Canal State Park provides a 60 mile long towpath designated as a National Historic Hiking Trail for walking, jogging or biking while enjoying Solebury's treasured views of the countryside and historic villages. The towpath links Washington Crossing Historic Park to the south of Solebury with Virginia Forest State Park and the village of Lumberville to the north, while traversing directly through the middle of New Hope.
- Solebury is also home to the Washington Crossing State Park and several historic structures, including the Thompson-Neely House, which served as headquarters for General Lord Sterling during theRevolutionary War, and the old Grist Mill. Both historic structures are open to the public for tours.
- Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve occupies 100 acres devoted to the preservation of native plants of Pennsylvania, and offers educational programs in addition to many hiking trails.
- For those drawn to high places, Bowman's Tower, a 110-foot observation tower built in 1930 to commemorate the lookout point used by soldiers during the Revolutionary War, offers an exciting panoramic view of Solebury Township and the surrounding countryside.
Our unique community depends greatly on the many volunteers who support our programs and park facilities in Solebury. Our residents are an integral part of the infrastructure and are encouraged to take an active role in the activities and events that occur here. Come on out and enjoy our parks and recreation!
Photography by Dudley Rice