Hopewell Area Recreation Complex
4295 Plank Road, Stewartstown, PA 17363
The Authority and Hopewell Township have an agreement in place that has enabled beneficial reuse of the landfill. Construction began in 2006 to build a recreation complex on approximately 200 acres of the landfill site. Construction was completed in 2007 and the facility was opened to the public. The recreation complex features multi-use fields, walking trails, a wildlife habitat area, tot and youth playgrounds, a picnic pavilion, information kiosks and two bird/wildlife viewing platforms. More than 122 species of birds have been documented at the site. The Authority provided the funds to build the facility and Hopewell Township is the facility operator. The complex is available for use by all York County residents. To reserve facilities and fields, call Hopewell Township at: 717-993-2027.
Hopewell Area Recreation Complex|
4295 Plank Road
Stewartstown, Pennsylvania 17363
Take I-83 south to Exit 4 (Shrewsbury)
Make a right off the exit (onto Rt. 851W) and proceed approximately 3/10th's of a mile to the first road on your right: (Mount Airy Road).
Make a right onto Mount Airy Road and proceed approximately 1 Ĺ to 2 miles to the stop sign.
At the stop sign, make a right turn onto Plank Road and proceed approximately 2 to 3 miles to the York County Sanitary Landfill. Continue approximately 1/4 mile past the Landfill gate entrance and make a left into the entrance of the Hopewell Area Recreation Complex. Continue approximately 1/4 mile to a paved parking area on the right side of the road. Information kiosks and access to the bird/wildlife platforms and walking trails are located here. To access the playing fields, picnic pavilion and playgrounds, continue a short distance past the paved parking area and make a left into the gravel parking lot.
RECREATION COMPLEX RULES:
OPERATOR: HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP
- HOURS: DAWN TO DUSK
- THIS IS A NON-SMOKING FACILITY
The Following Rules are Enforced by the Pennsylvania State Police and Hopewell Township Officials and the facility is patrolled by private security services after hours.
- NO LITTERING
- NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
- NO FIREARMS
- NO HORSES, MOTORIZED VEHICLES OR BICYCLES ON TRAILS OR FIELDS
- ALL PETS MUST BE LEASHED AND OWNERS MUST CLEAN UP AFTER PETS
- STAY ON MARKED TRAILS AND WALKING PATHS
- NO ATVís PERMITTED ON SITE
- DESTRUCTION OR DEFACING OF PROPERTY WILL RESULT IN PROSECUTION
Call: 717-993-2027 to reserve facilities or report violations
OWNER: YORK COUNTY SOLID WASTE AUTHORITY