parks & recreation areas
The Township owns five active park and recreation areas, and leases one other. Township owned parks include Dawson Ridge Park, Ellis Fields, Two Mile Run Park and Hardy Field. The Township also leases and maintains a ball field at the Heritage Valley Beaver facility. The Township owns other properties that are preserved as open space areas or are reserved for future park development.
Two Mile Run Park
Latitude, Longitude: 40.712719, -80.320815
Located at 1925 Gypsy Glen Road, Two Mile Run Park is the largest Township park. Shultz Lodge is available for rental year round. The lodge has 90 chairs and 12 tables available for use inside. In the warmer months, the attached pavilion at the rear of the lodge is also available. The kitchen is equipped with a counter, sink, two (2) refrigerators, electric stove and a microwave oven. There are no cookware, dishes or utensils available.
Shelter #1 (located beside the lodge) will accommodate approximately 75 and shelter #2 approximately 50. There are barbecue pits available at the shelters. Construction is now complete at Shelter #3 located a small distance further north at 2195 Gypsy Glen Road. Shelter #3 has bathroom facilities as well as a large parking area. A ball field is under construction. Shelters are available for rental during the months of May through September. Contact the Township for applicable rental rates.
Pets are not permitted in any Township park.
Reservations can be made by calling the Township office at (724) 774-4800 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Rental forms are available on the Applications and Forms Page.
Latitude, Longitude: 40.712703, -80.334306
Located behind the Public Works site at 1250 Brighton Road, this park includes a 1-mile paved walking trail through a wooded area and a 9-hole par 35 disc golf course. Pets are not permitted in any Township park. The disc golf course was professionally designed and provides a real challenge to golfers. A score card and overall course map is available here for some basic rules for recreational play.. Not sure how to play? Click
Latitude, Longitude: 37.0625, -95.677068
Located on Birch Street in the Dawson Ridge Plan, Dawson Ridge Park is a 9.8 acre neighborhood park. A second entrance to the back parking lot is available at the end of Chestnut Street. Facilities located at this park include two (2) little league size ball fields, a T-Ball size field, paved basketball court, playground and a building that houses a concession stand and restroom facilities.
Latitude, Longitude: 40.704001, -80.40458
Located at the end of Orchard Drive, off of Tuscarawas Road, Ellis Fields is approximately 13.7 acres in size. Two (2) ball fields are located at Ellis Fields, one (1) pony league size and one (1) softball field. There is a picnic shelter located at the fields and a building that houses a concession stand and restroom facilities.The remaining property is steep slopes, and remains in a passive state.
Latitude, Longitude: 40.699511, -80.404623
Located on Tuscarawas Road the property is 22 acres in size. Facilities located at this park include a soccer complex, combination football and baseball field, playground, picnic shelter, concession stand and restroom facilities.
Brighton Township has recently expanded and paved the upper parking lots, adding new parking islands, lighting and landscaping. A football field is under construction, with plans for its completion in 2012, when fencing, goal posts and other improvements will be added.
The Board of Supervisors is very pleased to announce that extensive improvements to the Hardy Field recreation complex will move forward in 2012. With the receipt of a $100,000 grant from Senator Elder Vogel, Jr. and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Brighton Township will match the grant funding and proceed to make the following upgrades to Hardy Field as depicted on the project site plan:
- Convert the combination baseball/football facility to baseball only.
- Install a grass infield with all new fencing and backstop.
- Grade the outfield and plant new grass to provide positive drainage away from infield.
- Create a rain garden beyond center field for stormwater management.
- Construct a walking trail around the perimeter of the outfield fence with connection links to the parking lot and existing walking trail around soccer complex.
- Redesign and expand the parking lot on the lower level to provide a defined entrance and exit for safer traffic flow.
- Construct a ramp from the lower level field to the upper level for ADA accessibility to the comfort station facilities.
- Construct additional sidewalk connections between the parking lots, steps, comfort station and existing walkways.
- Install landscaping improvements.
This project coincides with the construction of the new football field already initiated by the Township and scheduled for completion in 2012. A new concession and storage building for the football and soccer complex is also in the planning stages.
Brighton Township was awarded a $100,000 Pennsylvania DCNR Community Conservation Partnerships Program Grant Award for the continued development of Hardy Field.
With the completion of these projects, Hardy Field will serve as the centerpiece of the Brighton Township recreation efforts and serve as a top-notch facility for the benefit of Brighton Township residents. The complex includes soccer, football and baseball facilities to service the many youth programs active in the Township. Many support facilities, such as concessions and restrooms are also available to serve these activities. A playground, picnic shelter and walking trails are at Hardy Field to provide activities for the entire family.
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