Public Recreation Areas
Amity Township has many parks and recreational facilities. Our newest park, Amity Community Park has soccer, baseball, multi-purpose and football fields, basketball and tennis courts, a children’s playground and walking and biking trails. There is a pavillion complete with concession stand available for rent.
The Township has three park pavillions available for rent for family gatherings or group events. The pavillions are at Hill Road, Lake Drive and Amity Community Park. The fee varies according to the fee schedule and the Township requires two week notice before your event and a “hold harmless” agreement for individuals or adequate insurance for organized groups.
Hill Road Recreational Area
The Hill Road Pavillion can be reserved and rented for large gatherings or parties. Hill Road Recreational Area is a 10 acre recreational site on the east side of Hill Road. It is located between Loyalsock Drive and Antietam Drive, adjacent to West Ridge.
Myron S. Wheeler Recreational Area
Myron S. Wheeler Recreational Area has two baseball fields located behind the 6 acre Township Building site on Weavertown Road. There are two Little League baseball fields on the site with manual scoreboards and dugouts. Picnic tables, a portable toilet and paved parking are available to park users.
Amity Park Road Recreation Area
Amity Park Road Recreation Area is located between Amity Park Road and Monocacy Hill Road adjacent to the Amity Athletic Club, a non-profit sports organization and swim club. The park is 7 acres and contains two full size soccer fields.
Locust Grove Recreational Area
Locust Grove Recreational Area is a .4 acre park located in a residential area of Amity known as Earlville. the park is situated between 2nd Street and 3rd Street, Amity Ave and Shore Ave. Facilities available at Locust Grove include a basketball/street hockey court, playground equipment and picnic tables.
Lake Drive Park
Lake Drive Park is a 25 acre recreation site located on both sides of Lake Drive between Park Lane and Rosewood Drive in an older residential area. The park contains two baseball fields with manual scoreboards, two basketball courts, a skateboard park, tennis courts, a playground, a short walking trail and a picnic area with a pavillion available for rent.
Monocacy Hill Recreation Area
Monocacy Hill Recreation Area is a unique 420 acre undeveloped wooded area that Amity purchased in 1968 with federal, state and municipal funds. This picturesque natural preserve is situated in the southern part of the Township between Monocacy Hill Road, Geiger Road, Hill Road, US 422 and Limekiln Road. The park is managed and operated by volunteers from the Monocacy Hill Conservation Association.
Semi- Public Recreation Areas
Amity Athletic Club Pool and Recreation Area
Amity Athletic Club Pool and Recreation Area is a 27 acre property owned and operated by the Amity Athletic Club which is managed by a nine person board of directors. Facilities include soccer fields and two pools. For more information visit www.amityac.net
Old Morlatton Village
The Mouns Jones property was acquired by the Historic Preservation Trust of Berks County in 1965. The Trust manages and maintains many historic properties throughout Berks County. The Annual Mouns Jones Country Fair utilizes the Amity site to feature working craftsmen and their crafts in appropriate historical settings. For more information visit www.historicpreservationtrust.org