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Mount Penn Preserve
 Mount Penn Preserve Online Survey
We need YOUR input!  Please take the Mount Penn Preserve online survey so your ideas for the future of the Preserve are heard.  The deadline to take this brief survey is April 10, 2017!  Please share the online survey link with anyone who has an interest in the future of the Mount Penn Preserve.
 
Click here to take the Mount Penn Preserve Online Survey
 
 
March 25, 2017- Draft Master Plan
Information Coming Soon!
 
March 9, 2017- Design Concepts, Discussion, and Feedback
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
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!
 
 
 
  
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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 :