Help Us Keep Our Parks Great For Kids
(And Adults Too!)
Hempfield Township has established a fund with the Community Foundation of Westmoreland to support our township parks. By making a charitable donation you will be supporting the maintenance and expansion of Hempfield and Swede Hill Parks, and the programs offered by Hempfield Township.
There are two easy ways to donate:
- This link, pittsburghfoundation.org/give_a_donation, will direct you to the Community Foundation’s online donation center. There, you may fill in your information and, in the ‘Name of Fund’ section, type Hempfield Parks.
- Make a check payable to the Community Foundation of Westmoreland and in the memo line write: Hempfield Parks. Mail checks to:
Community Foundation of Westmoreland County
951 Old Salem Road
Greensburg, PA 15601
Thank you for your support! For more information, contact Jason M. Winters, Township Manager at 724-834-7232.
A MESSAGE FROM THE HEMPFIELD TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
We are excited to provide you with a status update to the Township’s Park Master plan.
We have received $212,000 from the Pennsylvania Greenways and Trail Grant program in order to improve upon our soccer fields at Hempfield Park. This will include the addition of a restroom facility to that area of the park, as well as improved accessibility, and field lighting.
We are pleased to inform you that we are in receipt of a second grant from the Greenways and Trail program in the amount of $215,000 to construct a sixth pavilion at Hempfield Park. For the past few years, the demand for our pavilions has spiked and this will allow us to offer you another wonder facility to rent.
In 2016, we were able to complete renovations to Pavilion E with a completely remodeled kitchen and bathroom. Thanks to Lowe’s Home Improvement and the Dominion Foundation for providing valuable resources to bring this project to fruition. In addition to support from these two partners, we were granted funds from Pirates Charities. This money is being used to re-design the lower baseball field and rededicate it as Mazeroski Field. This field renovation was completed in the summer of 2017. Pavilion D received renovations and improvements in the spring of 2018.
Also in 2017, an upgrade to the walking track in front of the Municipal Building along Woodward Drive was completed. This was completed in conjunction with the paving of Woodward Drive as part of a $460,000 grant received from the Multi-modal Grant Fund.
Check the links to the right, or stop by the Main Office or Athletic Complex to view a more detailed version of these plans and to ask any questions you may have. In the meantime, should you have any immediate questions regarding this project, or would like to find out how you can help, please contact Township Manager, Jason M. Winters at email@example.com.
Continuing to serve,
George Reese, John Silvis, Tom Logan, Rob Ritson and Doug Weimer
About the ProjectHempfield Park is the primary recreation area for the residents of Hempfield Township, as well as the surrounding communities. The 94-acre park contains a multitude of recreation activities including athletic fields, pavilions, walking trails, and a multi-purpose athletic facility. Nestled in the northern end of the 90 square mile township, it stands as the primary hub for all township recreation programs for more than 43,000 residents as well as residents from surrounding areas, such as the City of Greensburg, Unity Township, Penn Township, Salem Township, and Delmont Borough. The 2010 census data finds more than 184,000 people live within a ten mile radius of the park, all within an easy drive of the park.
The township has come to realize that the number of activities being held at the park is starting to outgrow the park itself. Facilities are in need of a makeover as a result of overuse and are no longer able to accommodate the large number of participants. Additionally, the park has struggled to keep up with the ever changing recreation needs of the community.
This project aims to improve the overall recreation opportunities for Hempfield Township and the surrounding areas by enhancing the current facilities, as well as adding additional amenities and doing so in a manner that is in line with recent surveys of the both current and prospective users of the park. Over the past year, Hempfield Township has partnered with students at California University of Pennsylvania, specifically in the Parks and Recreation and Geographic Information Systems programs, to study the current facilities as well as make suggestions for future facilities and their locations. This, coupled with a survey conducted by the township, formed the basis for a master plan adopted by the Board of Supervisors at their March 24, 2014 monthly public meeting.
The overall park enhancement project has been broken down into phases. Three main phases will combine to create an outdoor recreation experience for local residents that can be enjoyed and of which residents can be proud.
Phase I mainly looks to improve and expand current facilities in order to bring them up to our high standards and to ensure that we are offering facilities which are safe, pleasurable, and welcoming. Included in this portion of the project will be upgrading existing facilities such as the baseball/softball fields, soccer fields, bocce court, and all five of the pavilions. New features will include additional playing fields, a pavilion, a new tennis court, and an expanded playground area.
The second phase will be the addition of a community amphitheater. The amphitheater will provide a space for concerts in the park and performances by groups of all sizes. It will stand as a focal point at Hempfield Park and be a performance area for the Hempfield Community Days. Included with the amphitheater will be preparation rooms for performers, restrooms, and lighting and sound provisions for any act performing.
The final phase of the project will help to tie everything together. Additional restrooms to accommodate the larger crowds at the park, lengthening the walking track, adding interpretive nature viewing areas along the track, and the addition of exercise stations along the track are all aspect of this third phase. Two larger projects will also help to complete this larger park project. First will be a dog park on a portion of the park which is underutilized. The dog park will be in an area which is convenient to all park patrons but which is also far enough removed so as to not interrupt other activities. The second larger project is installing an artificial surface on the lower multi-sport field. This will allow the field to be a true year round athletic surface, and will greatly increase the number of activities able to be offered to the public.
When completed, this project will make the park a larger draw for Hempfield Township and the surrounding community. In part, it will make Hempfield a more attractive place to live, and the improved facilities will help augment the current programs offered through the Parks and Recreation department. Lastly, this project aids in furthering Hempfield Township’s mission of being a great place to raise a family.
About Hempfield Parks & Recreation
Hempfield Township Parks & Recreation’s mission is to enrich the lives of all citizens within the boundaries of Hempfield Township by providing the opportunity to make constructive use of leisure time, contributing to good health, human happiness and physical and mental well-being.
Recreational opportunities and park experiences will be provided for year-round and will be accessible to everyone, enhancing the quality of life and self-esteem of all Hempfield residents regardless of age, sex, race or income.
To learn more about Hempfield Township Parks & Recreation, please click here (https://www.hempfieldtwp.com/hempfield-parks-recreation)
About Hempfield Township
Hempfield Township is a municipality in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 43,241 at the 2010 census, making it the largest suburb in the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area by population.
To learn more about Hempfield Township, please click here (www.hempfieldtwp.com)