Clarence Schock Memorial Park
           at Governor Dick

Events & Programs

​​​                        Please remember to practice social distancing with a smile!

Registration is required.  Call 717-964-3808 to register no later than 24 hours before an event or e-mail the park at and leave your name and phone number.

Ephemeral Wildflower Walk
April 18, 1:30 p.m.  $5 Members; $10 Not-yet-Members

Look quickly!  Now you see them!  Now you don't!  We'll take a 1/2-mile hike to enjoy spring's wildflowers that bloom in the sunshine, set seed, and die back, too quickly for those of us who love to see them.  Bring a flower field guide if you have one.

Tree Identification Walk

April 24, 1:00 p.m.  $5 Members; $10 Not-yet-Members
Join Master Arborist Jon Schach as he talks about his favorite subject, the trees!  You'll learn identification tips and natural history along the way.

Golden Eagle Hikers

April 25, 1:30 p.m.    Free
This is a gentle-paced hike for anyone over the age of 50.  We'll do 2 or 3 miles with a little bit of ups and downs and some rocky footing.

MAY IS MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH.  Being outside is good for you!  Join us for some special events this month.

The 120-Minute Challenge:   Introduction and Nature Journaling
​May 1, 10:30 to 11:45 a.m.     $20 Members; $30 Not-yet-Members (one fee for the four programs) 
Additional dates (same time) are May 8, 15, and 29, a different topic each time.
It's been shown that 120 minutes per week in nature yields many benefits to a person.  Take the challenge!  Spend 60 minutes a week on your own and 60 minutes on 4 Saturdays with a guided activity.

Music on the Porch Bluegrass Jam

May 2, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

The pickers are coming back, weather permitting!!  Bring a lawn chair and enjoy great music in the fresh air!  If you play a stringed instrument, bring it and play along!

"Spring Souvenir" Clay Art & Wildflower Walk
May 8, 10-11:30 a.m.     OR       1-2:30 p.m.        Free
Join Artist-in-Residence Karen Beall and Audrey Wells for an exploration of the Park's beautiful wildflowers.  After the walk, create a clay tile featuring a flower that will be your keepsake after it is kiln-fired.  There is no cost for the program thanks to a generous grant from the Mt. Gretna Arts Council.
Several spots remain for each class.  Sign up!  You must be registered.

Wildflower Wellness Walk
May 9, 2:00 p.m.  $5 Members; $10 Not-yet-Members

 Learn wildflower identification while reaping the benefits of being outdoors.  Bring a wildflower field guide if you have one.

Toddlers in Tow:  The Amazing Cicada!

May 14, 10:00 a.m.  $5 Members; $10 Not-yet-Members (per child, adults free)

Broods of 17-year locusts will be emerging this spring and making a racket with their loud songs.  Learn about their life cycle and how they survive underground for so long.

Introduction to Walking a Labyrinth
​May 22, 10:00 a.m. to Noon     $10 Members: $15 Not-yet-Members

Walking a labyrinth is a way to relax and refresh your mind and body while following the path to the center, pausing there to reflect, and then returning back into the world with your experience by following the path out the same way you walked in.
Carmel Stabley, Advanced-Certified Labyrinth Facilitator, will show us that a labyrinth is not a maze. You won’t get lost and there are no dead ends. Anyone can walk it – there is no right or wrong way to go about it!

June 20, 5:00 p.m. (race start)

Show your support for Governor Dick Park by taking part in a fundraising run and celebrate the start of summer at the same time!  Click on the button below for a link to more information and to register.