Washington Township - 1779
Township CodeCalendar

11798 Buchanan Trail E., Waynesboro, PA 17268

Phone: (717) 762-3128

Fax: (717) 788-0372

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


Parks & Recreation

Welcome to

Washington Township Parks

Washington Township owns and maintains five parks and Rouzerville Community Center located within the 
Township boundaries: Red Run Park, Pine Hill Recreational Area, Monterey Park, Happel's Meadow 
Wetland, and Antietam Meadow Park. These parks are maintained by our public works crew, who work 
regularly to keep the parks clean and safe for those who go to enjoy them. Pavilions are available to rent for 
the day during warm weather at Red Run Park, Pine Hill Recreational Area and Monterey Park.

While Red Run, Pine Hill, and Happel’s Meadow have been in existence for many years, Antietam Meadow Park is fairly new, and the Antietam Meadow Park Committee along with the Antietam Watershed Association and Washington Township personnel are in the process of designing this newest addition to the Washington Township Parks and Recreation Department.

Our parks are open to all who wish to use them, whether you are a resident of the Township or not. Each park has unique qualities and offers a variety of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Red Run, Pine Hill and Rolando all have pavilions available for rent for group activities by calling or coming into the Township office. All pavilions may be used on a first come, first served basis without reservation and if they are not marked reserved for the day.

There is play equipment at each of these three parks, and Red Run Park has a creek running through it and a bandstand with live bands on Sundays provided free of charge, all summer long. Pine Hill offers a skate park, ball fields and several walking trails. Monterey Park is a quaint, all by itself, pavilion with a playground near by. 

Happel’s Meadow is a wetland preserve, and while it is beautiful to drive by during certain times of the year, the Township is planning ways to make this park more accessible and hands-on to the general public. An adjoining parcel of land was acquired for use as a parking area and possibly a future nature center. These plans are a ways off, but with this unique wetland area located in the Blue Ridge Summit area, it provides an opportunity for viewing the very natural beauty of nature.

The popular Red Run Park is located on PA Route 16 and Pine Hill Park with walking trails and ball fields is located on Mentzer Gap Road. Both parks are easily accessible to all citizens. The two wetlands are Antietam Meadow Park and Happel’s Meadow.

Two additional parks are located in the township and are operated by others. Zullinger Community Center and the Sheffield Manor recreation area are available for people in those areas.

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 hours of fun, pavilions for rent, and beautiful walking trails. At Pine Hill you will also find Dunlap Skate Park.  Reservation Form



Monterey Park also known as the Monterey 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


Rouzerville Community
Center and  Park is 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.

 Comprehensive Recreation, Park and Open Space Plan 

Draft Franklin County Greenway and Open Space Plan Executive Summary
The complete Greenway and Open Space Plan may be read at the township office.

The Department of Environmental Protection Hazardous Sites Cleanup Program
Waynesboro TCE Site – Welty Road click here for Statement of Decision.