Washington Township - 1779
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13013 Welty Rd, Waynesboro, PA 17268

Phone: (717) 762-3128

Fax: (717) 788-0372

Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm



2019 Halloween Event

Trick or Treat in Washington Township

WTPD and Pumpkin Carving

Emergency Services Alliance Announcement.

Public Notice on Ordinance 270

You may go to this link if you would like to view the

Proposed Ordinance 270

Washington Township Receives $210,000 GTRP Grant

Washington Township Receives $210,000 
Greenways, Trails & Recreation Program Grant 

On September 17, 2019, the Washington Township Board of Supervisors were notified of a $210,000 Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program (GTRP) grant for trail system improvements at the Monterey Pass Battlefield Park and Museum. The grant was one of 108 awarded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) for park and recreation projects throughout the Commonwealth. The GTRP funds will assist the Township in implementing a comprehensive trail improvements project at Monterey Pass.
“On behalf of the Board of Supervisors, we would like to express our gratitude to Senator Mastriano and Representative Schemel for their dedicated support of this project,” said C. Stewart McCleaf, Chairman.
The planned trail system improvements project will complement several existing facilities at Monterey Pass – the site of a Civil War battle during the Gettysburg Retreat. Over the last several years, a new museum and parking area have been constructed to support and attract visitors to the site. Currently, there are several existing trails along the Monterey Pass trail system; however, there is a need to link these trails to improve overall connectivity of the system and to other recreational amenities in the area.
“One of the main goals of this project is to provide safe pedestrian connectivity between the Monterey Pass Battlefield Museum along Buchanan Trail East and the trailhead along Charmian Road. In addition, we are planning for the construction of new trails, a camping area and an observation deck at Monterey Peak,” stated Township Manager Jeff Geesaman.
Senator Doug Mastriano (R) said, “I applaud Washington Township for working to promote the historical significance of Monterey Pass. It is my pleasure to champion continued recreational development of this highly impactful historic site in Franklin County.”
“Continued improvements at Monterey Pass are beneficial to the entire region. The proposed project will complement previously completed enhancements and will ready the site for the next generation of history and outdoor enthusiasts,” commented Representative Paul Schemel (R).

The project has also received strong support from the Friends of Monterey Pass Battlefield, Inc. The Friends is a 501(c) 3 dedicated to promoting and supporting educational programs, historical preservation, community improvement projects, cultural activities, and special projects that benefit the preservation and interpretation of lands with historical significance of the Monterey Pass Battlefield

Please send any questions or comments to Jeff Geesaman, Township Manager at jbg@washtwp-franklin.org.

Senator Doug Mastriano Comes for a Visit

The Washington Township Supervisor's office enjoyed 
a visit yesterday from Senator Doug Mastriano. 

 Township Manager Jeffery Geesaman and 
staff expressed some township needs and 
future projects with Senator Mastriano which 
was followed by a tour of our great community. 
Thank you Senator Doug Mastriano for visiting!  


2019 – 9/11 Memorial Service

On September 11,2019, the
9/11 Memorial Service was held at
Red Run Park and started at 6:00 pm.
Washington Township Supervisor
Chairman, Chad Reichard welcomed
everyone to the event. Daniel Dadona
talked on a "Memorial to Remember."

Waynesboro Mayor, Richard Starliper along
with the Blue Ridge Fire and Rescue,
Waynesboro Fire Department and The
Washington Township Police Department
presentented "The Placement of the Wreath"

   Prayer Service was presented by Rev. Pam Illick
The Girls Scout Troop 80865 Junior/ Cadette
"Retired the Colors"and the Wayne Band
performed many songs throughout the
9/11 Memorial Service.

A Special Thank You to
Rev. Pam Illick
for all her work in organizing
such a beautiful event.


Adopted Ordinance 269-Prohibiting Trailers and Other Vehicles from Obstructing Public Streets

Please be informed that on September 4,2019
The Washington Township Supervisors have approved and adopted the 

Ordinance No. 269 – Prohibiting Trailers and Other Vehicles
from Obstructing Public Streets.

This will go in effect on November 4,2019.
If you have any trailers or other vehicles that
are obstructing the view of the public street and is not in compliance with the newly adopted ordinance, our local police can and will take action after this date. If you have any questions concerning this new ordinance, you can view the full version of  Ordinance 269 HERE  or call the office at 717-762-3128 ext.1203 or email vla@washtwp-franklin.org

Reminder of the School Bus Laws

Pennsylvania School Bus Laws Can Be Found Here

Metal Detecting in Washington Township

Effective as of July 15, 2019 Washington Township Board of Supervisors have ceased all Metal Detecting at all Township Parks including Battle of Monterey Pass.

All other issued permits prior to this date are no longer valid. Any questions, please contact the Washington Township Zoning Officer Vernon Ashway 717-762-3128

The Cenus Bureau is Hiring

For more information or help applying call 1-855-JOB-2020

Washington Township Parks & Rouzerville Community Center

Parks in Washington Township are ready for those wanting
to get out with family and friends and enjoy the great outdoors.

Red Run Park offers play grounds, pavilions for rent, lovely Red Run Lake 
and Red Run Express Train for kids. From  Spring to Fall, you can find various 
events offered including live bands almost every Sunday afternoon. 
Reservation Form 

 Pine Hill Recreation Area is a secluded park that offers ball fields, a playground for many hours of fun, pavilions for rent, and beautiful walking trails. At Pine Hill you will also find Dunlap Skate Park. Reservation Form

Rolando Park also known as the Old Lions Club Park is a serene park 
with a nice playground and lots of room to run and play. Pavilion for 
rent will be available May 2018 and projects are underway to make this 
park a gem to visit.
Reservation Form

Washington Township also offers the
Rouzerville Community
Center and Park
for rent. This is a large building great for family reunions 
special events, and parties for special occasions.   Reservation Form

If you are interested in renting any of the park pavilions or Rouzerville Community Center, forms can be found here on this website or feel free to call the Washington Township office during regular business hours between 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. (Government Holidays are observed) Payment is required before any reservation is put on our calendar.

IMPORTANT – Zoning Complaint Process Has Changed

Please be advised that our 
Zoning Complaint Process has changed.

Please CLICK HERE to see current process 
for filing a Zoning Complaint








Red Run Park Miniature Train

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to drive the train.

The Township is still in need of volunteer train engineers and conductors to keep the 
Red Run Express running on weekends at Red Run Park. The Township will assist and pay 
for your child abuse history clearance and criminal record check.     
If you are interested in making young folks happy by providing free train rides for them, 
please contact Vern Ashway at the Township office at 717-762-3128. 
The Township will provide the needed training to operate the train.

Fire Police Needed

 Blue Ridge Fire and Rescue are in need of Fire Police. Anyone interested in becoming a Fire Police man or woman, Please contact the Blue Ridge Fire Department by visiting our Website, or calling the station at 717-794-2323

Watch the Blue Ridge Fire Department website for more information on public meetings to address any questions you may have.




Washington Township Boulevard

Please take a moment to view our video
of the Washington Township Boulevard.

Click Here to View Video – 2016

A Special Thank You To:
LLSinger Aerial Drone Photography

Pilot: Lawrence Singer, Sr.
Film Editor: Megan Singer