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Welcome to the Mount Penn Preserve Website 
 
May 30, 2017- Mount Penn Preserve Master Plan Now Available
The final version of the Master Plan is now available.
Click Here to view the Final Plan.
Click Here to view the High Resolution Version (good for printing).
 
April 20, 2017- Final Plan Presentation
You are invited to attend the presentation for the final draft of the Mount Penn Preserve Master plan at Stokesay Castle and The Knight's Pub from 7pm-9pm.
For more information and photos, Click Here.
 
March 25, 2017- Draft Master Plan Meeting
Click Here to view the DRAFT Mount Penn Preserve Master Plan.
Click Here to watch the recorded meeting.
For more information and to submit comments regarding the Draft Plan, Click Here.
 
March 9, 2017- Design Concepts, Discussion, and Feedback Meeting
Click Here for the full presentation.
For more information, photos, and maps, Click Here.
 
February 25, 2017- Programming and Brainstorming Meeting
Click Here for the full presentation.
For more information, photos, and maps, Click Here.
 
 
January 25, 2017- Mount Penn Preserve Master Plan Meetings
Come share your ideas, vision and stories at our series of four Community Design Meetings starting Saturday, February 25, 2017!  Please visit the link below for more information on all 4 sessions.  We look forward to your participation!
 
 
 
  
 
 
Background
On May 3, 2016, The Pagoda Foundation, in collaboration with the City of Reading and the County of Berks held an Open House and Forum at the Stokesay Castle Ballroom to seek community input, engagement and support to discuss the future of the Pagoda as well as other features on the mountain. This is affectionately being called, "Mount Penn Preserve". This is not a new idea as a study was done in the 1960's to explore a similar concept.
 
 
 
The forum, hosted by Pagoda Foundation President Lee Olsen, AIA and Berks County Commissioner Kevin Barnhardt, discussed the potential of Mount Penn becoming a destination with its restaurants, trail, vistas, outdoor activities and events with the possibility of additional recreation venues. Discussions also included ways to raise funds for matching grants that may be available for the Mount Penn Preserve. Attendees also had the opportunity to share their support with the forum and discussed future community meetings to be held in support of the Mount Penn Preserve. 
 
 
 
 
 
Below are the ownership and trail maps as well as a photo slide show that was presented at the forum and lead to many discussions about the uses in the Mount Penn Preserve.
 
 
 
 
May 3, 2016:  Work Group Minutes
 
August 5, 2016:  Mount Penn Preserve Update
 
 
In the News 
 
 
 
 
  
Contact Us 
If you or someone you know is interested in supporting the Mount Penn Preserve initiative, please contact:
 
Pagoda Foundation President Lee C. Olsen, AIA, NCARB
Phone: 610-371-9606
Email: lolsen@odgarchitects.com
 
Commissioner Kevin S. Barnhardt
Phone: 610-478-6136
Email: kbarnhardt@countyofberks.com
 
Mapping Information and Corrections
Berks County Planning Commission
Phone: 610-478-6300 ext. 6317
Email: planning@countyofberks.com
 
 
 
Learn some great history about the Pagoda and the 120 Pro Bike Race :