Park Drive Parks Master Plan

South Middleton Township is currently in the process of developing a master plan for South Middleton, Leaman, and Yellow Breeches Parks. The purpose of the master plan is to establish a long term vision for expansion of the existing park. The planning efforts will be based upon the collaboration and cooperation of municipal officials and the community at large.

What is a Master Site Plan?

A master plan is a conceptual layout for a site. It looks at placement and relationships of facilities, plans for implementation, and acknowledgement of future growth. According to Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the master site plan is generally viewed as a research, public input and an analysis process that leads to a size, type and location plan for the full development or redevelopment of a park site.

The plan will meet all current standards and provide for the identified recreation needs and priorities of the community to the extent possible. This means that there must be enough detail developed during the process and provided in the plan narrative report and on the plan drawing to ensure that the facilities meet standards, can in fact be built on the site and that reasonably accurate costs can be estimated.

Opportunities for Public Involvement - Public Meetings

Public Meeting Dates

There will be a series of public meetings scheduled throughout the planning process. Additional meetings will be advertised and announced.

Public Meeting 1 - September 1, 2019
Public Meeting 2 - June 18, 2021

Plan Study Committee

In order to provide guidance to the consultants, the Township has created a Plan Study Committee (PSC). The PSC members are serving in a volunteer capacity representing a variety of interests and opinions regarding the redevelopment of the park.

The PSC will meet as scheduled with the design team to conduct activities associated with the preparation of the master site plan. The Township intends to host focus groups and public meetings to provide additional input and guidance to the design team. This input is critical to developing a plan that meets the needs of the community as a whole.

PSC Meeting Dates

PSC Meeting Dates will be coordinated in conjunction with the regularly scheduled park and recreation board meetings to the extent possible.

  • Meeting February 11, 2020
  • Meeting August 5, 2020
  • Meeting February 23, 2021
  • Meeting May 4, 2021
  • Meeting 5 TBD
  • Meeting 6 TBD

For More Information

Questions regarding the master plan (see the concept drawings on the right frame) or project website can be directed to Andy Mears of JMT Engineering at 717-741-6269 or via email.