Parks & Recreation

Parks & Rec Board

Chairman: Patty Weidman

Vice-Chairman: Tammy Karstetter

Secretary: Carrie Collins

Board Members: Sally Anderson, Anna Group, Gary Hunsecker, Dianne Connoway

Centerville Community Park 
located at 50 Penn Drive, Newville, PA 17241

Exciting changes are in the works at Centerville Community Park! You may have recently noticed the additions of a large climbing play structure and  new swing sets. Also, soon to arrive…new welcome boards, signs, and additional bench seating with trash receptacles located around the park. Paved ADA walkways will be installed to connect all areas of the park, as well as ADA parking spaces at the pavilion parking area. Trees will be planted in the spring, with small picnic groves planned on the upper lot. We hope you will stop by for a visit, even with colder weather on the way!

These improvements were made possible by grants from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and Cumberland County Land Partnership Program, as well as support from the community.

The Penn Township Parks and Rec Board is in the process of creating a comprehensive plan outlining our goals and objectives in the development of recreational facilities and programs in the township. As we continue improvement and development plans for Centerville Park and other recreation areas, we are requesting your feedback on the types of recreation opportunities you would like to see. 

Please take this opportunity to complete the following survey to help us identify your parks and recreation needs in Penn Township. The survey should take about 5 to 10 minutes to complete.

Thank you for your ongoing support. Your feedback is crucial in helping us provide the recreation areas and opportunities in our township you want and need. If you have any questions or comments, please contact the township building at (717) 486-3104 or

Thank you,

Penn Township Parks & Recreation Board

Centerville Community Park Pavilion is a large covered pavilion with 13 picnic tables that seats up to 100 people and is available to be rented for a small fee. It has easy access to playground equipment with ADA accessible swing sets, walking trails, the basketball court and large grass areas perfect for soccer, football, barn-yard olympics and other activities. Benches and trash receptacles are situated near the playground equipment and along the walking trails. Doggie “Disposal Bags” are located across from the pavilion and near to the basketball court.

Amenities: paved parking area, electrical connections, trash receptacles, walking trail access Seasonal: water via hand pump and on-site Port-a-Jon

Rental Fee: $40.00