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Shippensburg Township
PO Box 219
Shippensburg, PA 17257

(717) 532-7137 phone
(717) 532-5107 fax


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Shippensburg Township Municipal Building
81 Walnut Bottom Road
Shippensburg, PA 17257

Our office hours are
Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Shippensburg Township Park
304 Britton Road
Shippensburg, PA 17257

Our park is open dawn to 11 p.m. seven days a week.

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ABOVE: Cumberland Valley Rail Trail at the Shippensburg Township Park on Britton Road.


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Shippensburg Township Parks


Shippensburg Township Park, the township's primary park lies just outside of Shippensburg on the north end of town. The park is divided into two sections by Fogelsonger Road.

The northern portion contains most of its facilities and is accessible by car from Britton Road with entrances at Hornbaker Drive (ball complex entrance) and Mowery Drive (main entrance).

The southern portion has its own parking area with an entrance from Britton Road, and houses the multi-purpose field, Burd Run Nature Trail, and SU Campus Farm.

The park can also be reached by foot, bicycle, or horseback, at Mile Marker 1 on the Cumberland Valley Rail Trail.

Shippensburg Township Park features a number of sports, recreation, and event facilities. Most are open to the public between dawn and 11:00 p.m., though a few require registration in advance.

The park grounds are also home to the "SU Campus Farm," a university-affiliated sustainability project that supplies fresh produce to the campus and community.


No alcohol is permitted within the park except when granted with a pavilion reservation and a security deposit.

Dogs must be on-leash except when in the dog park.


Open to the public:

Available for reservation:

Only by reservation:

2018 Facility Reservations

Splash Pad

The children's wading pool is open the second week of June until Labor Day weekend by reservation only.


Time Slots

Must contact Doris at Shippensburg Township no later than a week in advance: (717) 532-7137 ex. 5 or

Large Pavilion

Holds up to 200 people


Must contact Doris at Shippensburg Township no later than a week in advance: (717) 532-7137 ex. 5 or

Small Pavilion

Holds up to 30 people


Must contact Shelby at Shippensburg Township no later than a week in advance: (717) 532-7137 ex. 5 or

Athletic Fields

During playing seasons our ballfields are frequently reserved for use by various youth sports organizations, but are otherwise open to the public.

Contact Steve (717) 532-7137 ex. 3 or to inquire about reservations.

Shippensburg Township Ball Complex

Our three ballfields are suitable for little league baseball and girls' slow-pitch softball.

Multipurpose Field

Our multipurpose field is suitable for soccer, rugby, lacrosse, and football. It is located between Fogelsonger Road and Burd Run Nature Trail.