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Parks & Recreation

 
Parks and Recreation
The Park & Recreation Board consists of seven volunteer members appointed by the Supervisors to equip, supervise and maintain parks, recreation areas and facilities, and to conduct recreation programs for residents of Wallace Township.
The Parks & Recreation Board meets on the third Monday of each month at 7:30 PM and, if necessary, work sessions are held on the first Wednesday of each month at the Township Building. 
Members
Marcell Moore - Chairwoman

Mark Bainbridge - Member 
Laura Braun - Member
Michelle Cleaver - Member
 Dana Daniele - Member
Carol Zindel - Member

Wagenseller Park

Wallace Township has five active public parks:
1. Wagenseller Park, located at 140 Park Lane, off of Creek Road
2.
Burgess Park , located at 1771 Creek Road
3.
Margaret Howson Memorial Park, located at 2161 Creek Road
4. Wallace Township Community Park
, located at 1250 Creek Road
5. Ray Park, located on Highspire Road 

The township maintains one baseball field, one basketball court, two tennis courts, and a playground. The pavilion at Wagenseller Park may be reserved for family reunions and other group functions. Burgess Park and the Margaret Howson Memorial Park preserve and protect their attractive natural settings along the Brandywine Creek. In 1998, the Supervisors acquired sixty acres of land for a new Wallace Community Park. The acquisition was made possible by grant funding through the Chester County Heritage Park and Open Space Program and the state Keystone Program. The property borders the west bank of the Brandywine Creek and is close to the County's 300 acre Springton Manor Farm and the 700 acre Marsh Creek State Park.  .

Recreation programs offered by the Township include an Easter Egg Hunt, Halloween Party, Tree Lighting Ceremony, and various special events such as Movie Night and Community Day.

Wallace Township is also a member of DARC, the Downingtown Area Recreation Consortium. DARC is a non-profit organization that was developed in August of 1992 by the eight municipalities that make up the Downingtown Area School District: Wallace, East Brandywine, Downingtown Borough, West Bradford, Uwchlan, Upper Uwchlan, East Caln, and West Pikeland. DARC offers children, teen, and adult classes in conjunction with adult leagues, trips and special events. Residents who live in the Downingtown Area School District may participate in all programs at a flat rate. People living outside the district pay an additional fee. Pre-school soccer, Mommy & Me Dance Class, Kindermusik, cooking, body sculpting exercise, yoga, reupholstery, photography, computer instruction, and indoor golf lessons are examples of some of the programs being offered. DARC also offers discount ski tickets and amusement park tickets. For details, contact the DARC office at 610-269-9260 or visit DARC's web site at www.darcinfo.com or e-mail darc@kennett.net. DARC offices are located at 114 Bell Tavern Road, Downingtown, next to the East Caln Township Building.

DOWNINGTOWN AREA RECREATION CONSORTIUM STAFF
Michael Serzan, Executive Director

DARC OFFICE HOURS
Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Downingtown Senior Center

Wallace Township is a proud contributor to the Downingtown Senior Center . Downingtown Senior Center has provided nutrition, socialization, recreation, information and referral services as well as health promotion opportunities to area seniors for over twenty years. Seniors 60 years and older are invited to participate in arts and crafts classes, dance and exercise, bingo and other games, musical entertainment, monthly birthday parties, computer instruction, free health screenings, free tax preparation assistance, volunteer opportunities, and affordable travel opportunities. The Center is located in the Downingtown United Methodist Church at 751 East Lancaster Avenue, Downingtown. Hours are Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 3 PM. Lunch is served daily at Noon for a $1.50 donation. Two days' notice is requested for lunch. Transportation to and from the Center is available through Chester County Paratransit. Contact the Downingtown Senior Center at 610-269-3939 or vial e-mail at help@ccil.org for more information.