Special Township Events & Parks Programs

The Township and the Parks Department is more than park rentals and pavilions! The department has a host of exciting and unique programs that will appeal to all ages of our residents. We encourage you to participate and discover the benefits of an active mind and body.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Special Township Events

River Fest
If you missed River Fest last year you will not want to miss it this year! – Muhlenberg’s Premier Food and Music Festival. Mark your calendar for Saturday, August 26 from 10AM to 10PM and Sunday, August 27 from 10AM to 7PM at Jim Dietrich Park. The backdrop of the Schuylkill River will be our vista for this Music Festival. We will have two stages of music, a beer and wine garden, food vendors of all kinds, and artisan/ home-based business vendors. Come join in the fun for the entire family along the Schuylkill River. If you are a business that would like to get involved with this program as a vendor or sponsor, please contact the Township Office at 610-929-4727.

Temple Halloween Parade

Saturday, October 7st starting at 6PM (with a rain date of Sunday, October 8th starting at 4PM). Over 75 groups including the Buccaneer Alumni Band, High School Bands, car groups, Fire Companies, business floats, small and large costumed groups, and youth groups participant each year.  ​The parade begins at the Muhlenberg Elementary Center and travels north up Kutztown Rd. and turns left onto Mt. Laurel Rd. Deadline to submit an application is Sept. 16th. For an application contact the Township Offices at 610.929.4727 or download here:   

2017 Parade Application.pdf​​ 

Hometown Heroes Banner Program
Do you know of an active duty or retired service man or woman? Muhlenberg Township currently has a Hometown Heroes Banner Program. This is a great way to honor and thank those who served and continue to serve our country. We are looking for interested parties to sponsor banners that will be placed on light poles within Jim Dietrich Park. The banners are 60” tall and 30” wide and will have a photo and details of your Hometown Hero such as where and when they served. Banners are made of durable weather-resistant vinyl which will last for many years. Banners have already been hung at Jim Dietrich Park, so act now to reserve a spot. Information can be found on our website at www.muhlenbergtwp.com, by calling the office at 610-929-4727, or by visiting the office at 210 George Street, Reading, PA 19605 between the hours of 8AM and 4:30PM Monday through Friday. We need at least 15 banners per set to maintain a banner cost of $200 which we currently have so the only wait time will be for the banners to be printed. You will have an opportunity to see a proof of your banner before it is printed. ​Contact the office at 610-929-4727 or stop in during business hours, Monday through Friday, 8AM to 4:30PM to obtain an application or download here:
 

Hometown Heroes Application.pdf​

Park and Recreation Programs

Yoga in the Park

This event will be held July 5,12 & 19 from 5:30 to 6:45PM at Jim Dietrich Park near the farmhouse. (This will be held inside the farmhouse in the event of inclement weather.) The fee is $10/ class, no registration needed. Bring a water bottle and a yoga mat. 

The Summer Playground Program
Our playground program will run again this summer at Hyde Park, Laureldale Playground and the Stoudt’s Ferry Playground. The program runs Monday thru Friday for eight weeks, starting on June 12th from 9AM to 12 noon. The program is geared toward children 6 to 12 years of age. The cost is $65/child. Activities are geared around a theme each week; there will be a field trip each week except for the first week.  

Medium Reading - August 8, October 17 and November 14
Reach out to the spirit world with Psychic Medium Nellie Walter. You might have the opportunity to receive a message from a family member, friend or loved one who has passed on. This program is scheduled from 6:30 to 8PM at the Muhlenberg Township Building’s main meeting room. The doors will open at 6PM. Light refreshments will be served. The cost is $20/person and pre-registration is required. There is a maximum of 45 people/session. Non-believers are welcome, but come with an open mind.  

Fall Flea Market Sign-ups
Sign-ups start for the Saturday, September 9th Flea Market at 9AM at the Township Building. Flea market rain date is Sunday, Sept.10th.

Flag Drop off Box
Remember that Muhlenberg Township has a retired flag drop off box located at 210 George Street near the south entrance of the building. Please respect the flag and drop it off so that it can be disposed of in a proper manner. The box is painted red, white and blue so that you will not mistake it for a regular mail box. We will take flags of all kinds. Thank you to a local Eagle Scout who provided this box to the Township so that we can offer this service to the community.
​Arts Board Programs 

Artists Wanted
The Arts Board continues to display local artist’s work on a monthly basis at the Muhlenberg Township Building. The Board seeks artists willing to display their work during 2017. There is no fee to exhibit and items can be for sale. All art must be hang able hung for this display. Please contact the Parks Office at 610.929.4727 ext 265 for an application and more details.  

 
The Muhlenberg Community Chorus is accepting new members. All you need is the love of singing. Join the group as they rehearse at Grace Alsace UCC on 2151 Kutztown Rd. on Monday nights from 6 to 7:30PM. Call Joanne Lutz at 610.478.7939 for more information.
​Golden Muhls Senior Group

This group has an active membership of people 55+ years of age that live in and around the Muhlenberg area. Each month they attend a regular meeting that has a speaker/ program at the Recreation Building from 10AM to 12 noon on the 4th Monday of the month (unless noted otherwise). Limited handicap parking is available around the back of the building. Membership is $5/ year and $3 for each meeting that you attend. If you have any questions contact Karen by calling 610.929.4727 ext 265. 

Picnic in Jim Dietrich - August 21st
Picnic out at Jim Dietrich Park from 10:30AM to 1PM. Bring a little something to share with the rest of the group. Enjoy the sounds of The New Earth Band while enjoying the company of friends at the picnic.   
​Youth Special Events