We have four full-time Public Works employees to maintain the 38 miles of township roads, operate and maintain equipment, preserve parks, and keep the township safe.  This includes repairing and updating of bridges and roads, along with snow removal and treating roads in winter.  These employees work from the Township Equipment Building at 2 Township Drive.

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Paradise Township Parks

In the late-1940s, the Lions Club of Paradise bought 12.2 acres of land from Elmer and Edna Hershey for $7,386.31 for a township park.  On July 30, 1981, Lions Club President Gilbert S. Martin and Secretary John Koshuta and other members transferred ownership of the Paradise Park to Paradise Township for $1.  Township Supervisors at that time were Gordie Ressler, Carl Meshey, and Lew Denlinger.  In 1985, the Community Building was added to accomodate indoor activities.  It serves as a rental facility with a full kitchen and banquet room, and as a meeting place for groups such as senior citizens, scouts, and church functions.

Land was later acquired that nearly doubled the size of the park.  Two more baseball fields were added on the southeast side of the Pequea Creek, and soccer fields were added on the northwest side of the Pequea Creek.  A Walking Trail was added around the perimeter of the park, and tennis courts and lights were installed for further benefit of the community.  Two pavilions are rented for $50 each per day, and the Community Building is rented for $150 per day.

Land adjacent to the Paradise Municipal Building and the sunfish pond are also part of Paradise Park.  Boy Scouts have enhanced the area with Eagle Scout projects of picnic tables and B-B-Q grills.  The Paradise Sportsman's Association has stocked the pond with fish.  And several community businesses have donated time and materials to betterment of the park.  In 2005 an Amish builder provided a covered bridge across Eshleman Run, and another provided a gazebo, and other amenities.

The Township Supervisors thank all who contribute for your help, and urge anyone using the parks to clean up your trash and either take it with you, or deposit it in appropriate containers.  To rent a ballfield, pavilion, or the Community Building, you may e-mail (paradisetown@comcast.net) or call 768-8222.  The Paradise Community Park is located at 6 Londonvale Road, Paradise, PA 17562.



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