Park at Governor Dick

Clarence Schock Memorial Park at Governor Dick Environmental Center

                             Mt Gretna Pa          717-964-3808   


    **Please register for all our programs.**
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Backyard Biologists - Saturday, May 27, 1:00 p.m.
Children will explore animal adaptations with pelts and artifacts and games.  Children of any age welcome.

Senior Walkabout - Sunday, May 28, 1:30 p.m.
We'll enjoy the splendor of spring as we explore 2 to 4 miles of the park's trails at a gentle pace (but with a little bit of uphill walking).


Fitness Hike - Sunday, June 4, 8:00 a.m.

Come out for a fast-paced hike of four to six miles and give your heart and legs a workout!

Music on the Porch - Sunday, June 4, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Bring a lawn chair for this bluegrass jam around the Center's porch.  You're also welcome to bring a stringed instrument and join in.

2nd Saturday Volunteer Work Day - Saturday, June 10, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Calling all reinforcements!  The weather hasn't been working with us and already we're falling behind.  Please join us for trail maintenance, invasive weed war, and other duties.

Wednesday Wings & Things - Wednesday, June 14, 10:30 a.m.

On a walk outdoors you can't predict what you'll see, but you can enjoy all the discoveries.  From birds to snakes, wildflowers to insects, trees and fungi, we'll wander among the wonders and take life at nature's pace.

Hike to Health - Saturday, June 17, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  RAIN DATE June 24
It's almost summer and what a better way to start the outdoor season than with a variety of activities all in one place.  In partnership with WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital we will offer programs to learn about geocaching, bouldering, yoga, and more.  You'll be able to get your blood pressure checked and get informed about good nutrition.  There will be face painting and crafts for the children.  Go to for more information.

Summer Story Forest - Friday, June 23, 10:30 a.m.

This family program will begin with a book about nature or children outdoors or something ridiculous.  A hike will follow and we'll connect the outdoors to our story.  There'll be fun and movement for children of all ages.  $5 per child.

Senior Walkabout - Sunday, June 25, 1:30 p.m.

This is a two- to four-mile hike for anyone over the age of 50.  We go at a gentle pace and enjoy the sights along the way.


Board Meetings


7:15 pm

January 12, 2017

February 16, 2017

March 16, 2017

April 20, 2017

May 11, 2017

June 22, 2017

July 20, 2017

August 17, 2017

September 21, 2017

October 12, 2017

November 16, 2017

December - No Meeting

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