Spring Meadows Park Master Plan

South Middleton Township is currently in the process of developing a master plan for Spring Meadows Park. The purpose of the master plan is to establish a long term vision for expansion of the existing park. The planning efforts will be based upon the collaboration and cooperation of municipal officials and the community at large.

What is a Master Site Plan?

A master plan is a conceptual layout for a site. It looks at placement and relationships of facilities, plans for implementation, and acknowledgement of future growth. According to Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the master site plan is generally viewed as a research, public input and an analysis process that leads to a size, type and location plan for the full development or redevelopment of a park site. The plan will meet all current standards and provide for the identified recreation needs and priorities of the community to the extent possible. This means that there must be enough detail developed during the process and provided in the plan narrative report and on the plan drawing to ensure that the facilities meet standards, can in fact be built on the site and that reasonably accurate costs can be estimated.

Opportunities for Public Involvement - Public Meetings

Public Meeting Dates

There will be a series of public meetings scheduled throughout the planning process. Additional meetings will be advertised and announced.

Public Meeting 1 - 04.17.2014

Public Meeting 2 - 09.04.2014

Plan Study Committee (PSC)

In order to provide guidance to the consultants, the Township has created a Plan Study Committee (PSC). The PSC members are serving in a volunteer capacity representing a variety of interests and opinions regarding the redevelopment of the park. The PSC will meet as scheduled with the design team to conduct activities associated with the preparation of the master site plan. The Township intends to host focus groups and public meetings to provide additional input and guidance to the design team. This input is critical to developing a plan that meets the needs of the community as a whole.

Committee Members:

Sarah Colondrillo - Director of Recreation
Kurt Uhler - Director of Parks & Facilities
Andrea Ciccocioppo - Parks and Recreation Board Member
Brady Pyers - Parks and Recreation Board Member
Duff Manweiler - Township Supervisor
Tom Hayes - School Board Member
Patrick Dieter - School District Athletic Director
Tom Houf - Township Planning Commission Member
Matt Steiman - Dickinson College Farm (property neighbors)
Greg Lunde - Business Owner
Patrick Brady - Member at Large
Tyler Ball - Student
Brian O'Neill - Township Engineer

PSC Meeting Dates will be coordinated in conjunction with the regularly scheduled park and recreation board meetings to the extent possible.

Meeting 1    03.20.2014    6:00 pm

Meeting 2    06.04.2014    6:30 pm

Meeting 3    07.24.2014    6:30 pm

Meeting 4    09.20.2014    6:00 pm

Meeting 5    TBD

Meeting 6    TBD

Meeting Agendas / Meeting Minutes

South Middleton School District Focus Group - March 5, 2014

South Middleton School District Science Department Focus Group - March 20, 2014

Study Committee Meeting - March 20, 2014

Public Meeting - April 17, 2014

Study Committee Meeting - June 4, 2014

Study Committee Meeting - July 24, 2014

Public Meeting - September 4, 2014

Project Maps

Spring Meadwos Master Plan Final Redesign

Spring Meadwos Master Plan Final Redesign Concept Board

All maps are available in PDF format. It is highly recommended that you download the maps(s) to your hard-drive to view them rather than launching them from the website.

Spring Meadwos Master Plan Final Redesign Executive Summary

The entire plan is available at the Township for review.

Related Links

Parks & Recreation

Questions regarding the master plan or project website can be directed to Andy Mears of JMT Engineering at (717) 741-6269 or 1-800-266-5488 or via email amears@jmt.com