Parks & Recreation
Palmyra Township, Pike County has for its residents several areas of recreation. The Palmyra Township Park located on Gumbletown Road near the Township Building provides two ball fields that are used by the Wallenpaupack Area Little League. The dugouts have recently been completely reconstructed by the township Maintenance Department. The Little League keeps the park busy from mid-April until the end of June. The Supervisors allocated funds for new playground equipment which has been a huge success for the younger children in the community. The park also houses tennis courts which are have illumination for night playing. Recently a family renting a vacation home at Fairview Lake used the tennis courts for the week they were visiting for a “Pickle Ball Tournament.” The township also has in its park an ice skating rink created using what was a hand ball court. Ice skating and ice hockey have been popular when the weather permits.In addition to the areas used for recreation, the township has a pavilion that township residents can use at no cost provided they reserve it through the township offices and clean up after their use. The second area of Palmyra Township’s Parks and Recreation is the Palmyra Township Public Beach. The beach property was secured by the Township from PPL conditioned upon the township keeping the beach open to the public. The beach and concession stand opens weekends from Memorial Day to the third Friday in June and then open daily until Wally Fest Weekend, weather permitting from 11am to 5pm. The Wallenpaupack Walking Trail runs through the beach and is approximately 1.8 miles long. A DCED grant was awarded to the township for the construction of this trail. It runs from the dike along the lake to the PPL Environmental Center. It has been in constant use since its creation. PPL extended the walking trail to create their Wallenpaupack Creek trail which extends an additional half mile.