Parks and Recreation

Sarah Colondrillo - Director of Recreation

The Director of Recreation is responsible for coordinating the efforts of the Township's Recreational Programs. The Director of Recreation oversees the development of the programs and services as offered by the department. Department budgeting and budget performance is reviewed by the Director of Recreation. Assessing community needs and desires for programs and activities are important duties of this position.

Donna Ludwig - Recreation Program Coordinator

The Parks and Recreation Program Coordinator plans, coordinates and implements a variety of programs for the community, assists in budget development as it relates to programs, and analyzes Township's recreation needs to make recommendations to the Recreation Supervisor.

Vickie Shatto - Receptionist/Secretary (Part-time)

The Township currently has three people working as Receptionist/Secretaries, two at the Municipal Building and one at the Parks and Recreation Office. The primary jobs of the Receptionist/Secretaries are to meet the public and assist them in handling their business with the Township. The Receptionist/Secretaries primarily answer telephone calls, greet the walk-in traffic, and direct the contacts to the staff with whom they need to discuss their issues. Among their various duties, they handle permits (typing and notifying residents of costs, when to pick up, etc.), correspondence for various staff, registrations, filing, transcribing minutes, helping to prepare newsletters, and various additional duties as requested of them.

Kurt Uhler - Director of Parks & Facilities

The person in this position is responsible for planning, organizing and performing maintenance of all park and recreation areas and equipment. He also inspects the Township's park and recreation facilities for safety, thus assuring the users of the Township facilities that our areas are maintained in a safe manner. The Director of Parks & Facilities operates mowers and machinery and supervises others in the same in work to maintain the hundreds of acres of parkland owned by the Township.

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Parks and Recreation is a department of the Township government structure. It operates as a function of a cooperative agreement between the Township and the School District. The Township provides staff, equipment and parks, while the School District provides space for an office, classes and the pool.

Because of this arrangement, the Parks and Recreation Board was established in 1973 to provide guidance on matters relating to parks and recreation facilities provided by the Township. The Board consists of seven members, all appointed by the Board of Supervisors for five year terms. The members serve without pay. Parks and Recreation Board meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm, except December, and are held at the South Middleton Township Municipal Building, 520 Park Drive, Boiling Springs.

South Middleton Township maintains 10 park areas.

Spring Meadows is the newest developed park in the location of South Middleton Township Authority's well #2. This well provides possibly the best source of water supply from a single well within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This parkland was purchased not only to provide open space and recreation facilities, but also to assure the wellhead area remains uncontaminated.

In addition to providing and maintaining these facilities, the Township provides leisure programs and services such as swimming programs, arts and crafts, special events, computer lessons, concerts in the park, pavilion rentals for picnics, bus trips to shopping centers, baseball games, etc. These programs can be enjoyed by people of all ages.

The Parks and Recreation Department can be reached at (717)-258-4441 Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm.

Program Reminders & Disclaimers

  • Participants in South Middleton Parks and Recreation Department programs and activities participate at their own risk. The Township, the School District, the Parks and Recreation Department, its agents, servants and/or employees cannot be held responsible or liable for any accident and/or injury which may occur. Participants must rely on their own accident or health insurance.
  • All South Middleton Parks & Recreation programs are smoke-free and alcohol-free events.
  • All aquatic programs are held at the Boiling Springs High School Natatorium. Dates are subject to change due to weather cancellations and make-ups.
  • CANCELLATION POLICY - To receive a refund, cancellations MUST be made no later than 4:00 p.m. one business day prior to the start of the first class. Refunds will not be issued the day of the class. Cancellations will result in a $2 service fee. If a program is cancelled by the Recreation Department, a full refund will be issued.
    1. Early sign up for bus trips is important. Trips are cancelled one month prior to departure date if minimum registration is not met.
    2. Reservations will not be accepted unless accompanied by a deposit of half the total amount due.
    3. No refunds will be made unless:
    a. Recreation Department cancels the trip due to insufficient registration.
    b. A waiting list is available to fill vacancies. If no waiting list is available, those who wish to cancel are responsible to find a replacement or provide payment in full.
    4. Age requirements - anyone 17 or under must be accompanied by a parent/guardian 25 years of age or older.
    5. No alcoholic beverages permitted on the bus.
    6. Please be prompt for departure times. Buses will be held no more than 10 minutes.
  • Sometimes excellent programs with super instructors are cancelled when too many people wait until the last minute to register. We need a minimum number of participants before a class will run. If a program looks interesting, don't hesitate ... REGISTER TODAY!