News - April 2013
In 2004, 11 acres of undeveloped land just outside Muncy, along the West Branch of the Susquehanna, were donated to the Muncy Historical Society. This generous act set in motion the process to turn the ecologically and culturally rich property into an incredible public park for the residents of Muncy and visitors from the region and beyond.
Now, the Muncy Heritage Park & Nature Trail are to be formally dedicated and opened Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 2:30 pm at 601 Pepper Street, Muncy Creek Twp. in Muncy, PA. Tour the park and join the Muncy Historical Society for light refreshments. For event information call 570-546-5917.
The sustaining vision for the Muncy Heritage Park has been to create a place for quiet recreation and celebration of the region’s unique beauty as it is expressed through the park’s woodlands, meadow, pond, stream and river landscapes.
In 2008 a Master Plan was produced by SEDA-COG's Community Resource Center to guide development. See the Master Plan and learn about the history of the site by downloading the document here (22 MB).
The park will also be a bastion for teaching and interactive learning about the local environment, local heritage and the creative arts. Gathering and learning space is evident in the park's pavilion which was designed resemble the historic barns from the canal era, and constructed by local craftsmen.
More than an isolated resource, the park will actively tie into and promote the missions of regional projects designed to promote healthy living, connect to the history, culture and environment of the Susquehanna and improve quality of life throughout North-central Pennsylvania. These regional eﬀorts include the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership, the Lumber Heritage Region, and the Lycoming County Comprehensive Plan.
Project partners include: PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources – Community Conservation Partnership Program, TreeVitalize Program, Williamsport –Lycoming Foundation, Muncy Creek Township, The Muncy Historical Society, Bill and Linda Poulton, Robin Van Auken, Dennis Chestnut and C&C Tree Service, local Boy Scouts, and the SEDA-COG Community Resource Center.