Recreation & Open Space Locations
The Willard H. Markey Centennial Park
1418 Ridge Road
Mervin C. Bryan Walking Path and Athletic Fields
1000 N. Ridge Rd
7347 Richlandtown Rod
Willard H. Markey Centennial Park
The Willard H. Markey Centennial Park is the hub for passive and active recreation in East Rockhill Township. The park boasts:
- A finished pavilion furnished with picnic tables
- A sand volleyball court
- A basketball hoop with backboard
- Fields for soccer, football, and softball
- A playground area
- A golf driving range with sand trap
- A walking/biking path
- A skate park
To reserve a portion of the park for an event, please use the Park Use Permit Application.
Eight grass tees and a sand trap are available for all golf enthusiasts. The driving range is open from dawn to dusk and will close for the winter after Thanksgiving. It has a self-operating token and ball dispenser system. Purchase tokens at the Township office* or from a token dispenser located on-site.
- Golf Range Tokens – $5.00 each
- Discount rate – 7 tokens for $33.00
- Seniors – $4.50 each
*Discount and senior rates are only available at the township office Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Skate Park is open free of charge from sunrise to sunset. The 60 x 120-foot park is for rollerblades and skateboards only. Rules are posted for the safety of all skaters. Helmets and pads are required. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
History of the Name
On August 20, 1996, the Board of Supervisors named the Willard H. Markey Centennial Park after Willard Markey in honor of his dedication and service to the township and the various boards on which he served. He was a charter member of the Park and Recreation Board and Planning Commission and served on the Pennridge Wastewater Treatment Authority as the township's representative for a number of years.
Sand Trap Updated
Hoping to give golfers a fuller practice experience, the sand trap was updated in August 2013. Users are expected to display golf etiquette by raking the sand trap when they finished.
New Addition – 18.05 Acres Recreation Space
In October of 2012 with the help of Bucks County Open Space program, the township acquired a tract of land off of Ridge Road that joins the Willard H. Markey Centennial Park with the Municipal Complex. Five acres has been purchased with General Fund revenue for future municipal use, the remaining 13 acres will be joined to the park.
87 Acres of Passive Recreation Space
The township acquired a tract of land on Three Mile Run Road near the intersection of Schoolhouse Road in 1996 for passive open space as part of its park system. The approximately 87 acres of woodland is open to the public. A walking trail along Three Mile Run Road was completed in 2012..
Perkasie Borough Parks & Recreation
The Menlo Aquatic Center as well as Perkasie Borough recreation programs are open to East Rockhill Township residents. Visit their Web site for more information.