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Join Berks County Parks & Recreation for June 2024 in the Parks

by Berks County Parks & Recreation

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The Berks County Parks & Recreation department continues to present programs promoting nature, history, and outdoor activity throughout the month of June 2024.

Visitors can now register for programs online with our new RecDesk account: https://countyofberks.recdesk.com/Community/Program. Make sure to register each person attending.

Saturday, June 1 | National Trails Day – Guided Hike at Green Hills Preserve | 9 a.m.

This guided hike hosted by staff from Berks County Parks & Recreation is offered through the Berks Trail Challenge. Walk will include natural and location history and is rated as an easy hike. For more information on the Berks Trail Challenge, visit www.bewellberks.org.

Free | Registration is suggested. Parking is limited.

Sunday, June 2 | Baseballtown’s Time of Troubles and The Era of Pony Nights | 2 p.m. at Heritage Center

Brian Engelhardt, historian, and author will present the story behind how between 1962 and 1964 Reading lost three baseball teams in four years – frustrations and struggles on the field, as well as an empty ballpark (except for Pony Night – the one night the ballpark was filled) immediately before the Phillies moved their AA team to Reading beginning play here in 1987 and coming to the rescue.

Free | Open to the public.

Tuesday, June 4 to Thursday, June 6 | Toddler Trail Time | 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Berks Leisure Area

Roam the open spaces and head out onto the Union Canal Trail as we discover just what makes our parks so cool. Geared towards children ages 3-6.

$20 per child | Registration is required.

Saturday, June 8 | Tower Health Trail Challenge – Bilingual Hike | 9 a.m. at Angora Fruit Farm

This guided hike hosted by staff from Berks County Parks & Recreation is offered through the Berks Trail Challenge. For more information on the Berks Trail Challenge, visit www.bewellberks.org.

Free | Open to the public.

Saturday, June 8 | Ride With A Ranger | 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Blue Marsh Visitors Center

Bike with Rangers from the Berks County Parks and Blue Marsh Lake. Starting at the Blue Marsh Visitor Center, pedal across the dam, through the spillway and back, about two to three miles. Rangers will discuss bike safety and trail courtesy.

Free | Registration is suggested.

Saturday, June 8 | Beidler Open House | 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Allegheny Aqueduct Historical Park

Interpreters will guide visitors through the historic 1783 Beidler House. Allegheny Aqueduct guided walk at noon.

Free | Open to the public.

Sunday, June 9 | Rigg – From Farmer to Trolley Tycoon | 2 p.m. at Heritage Center

This program tells the story of the life of John Rigg, a poor boy who was born in Berks County, grew up in Lancaster County, and left the farm as a teenager, telling a friend he was going to Reading to become a millionaire – and that’s exactly what he did.

Free | Open to the public.

Wednesday, June 12 | Drop-In Art Camp – Forest Friends | 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Bingaman House

Adventurers ages 7-12 get ready. The forest is calling. Campers can expect to create among the canopy of Antietam Lake Park’s beautiful trails and learn to love the forest for the trees.

$10 per child | Registration is required.

Thursday, June 13 | Creek Peek – Plants | 6-8 p.m. at Heritage Center

Take a peek at the ecology of a creek. This family-friendly program introduces a portion of what happens in a creek community – flora and fauna alike. Guest speakers will focus on the plants of the Tulpehocken Creek watershed. Topics included are native and invasive species identification.

Free | Registration is required.

Friday, June 21 | AmericanaFest | 3:30-8:30 p.m. at Gring’s Mill Emcee

Dave Kline hosts a free and open-to-the-public jam session prior to a three-act concert covering the broad influences of Americana music.

3:30 p.m. | Acoustic Bluegrass to Blues Workshop and Jam
5 p.m. | Dave Kline & The Mountain Folk Band
6:15 p.m. | The Youngers
7:30 p.m. | The Mikey Jr. Blues Band

Bring your own chairs, blankets, and instruments and stay the evening. Food trucks will be on site, and parking is free. Be sure to visit the information table for more info during the show and activities for the kids.

Free | Open to the public.

Friday, June 28 | Emme Ryan | 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Gring’s Mill

Bring your own chairs, blankets, and instruments and stay the evening. Food trucks will be on site, and parking is free. Be sure to visit the information table for more info during the show and activities for the kids.

Free | Open to the public.

Saturday, June 29 | Forest Therapy Walk | 9 a.m. at Angora Fruit Farm

Join certified forest therapy guide Mette Gleason on the trails of Antietam Lake Park for a forest therapy experience and guided meditation. Geared towards adults. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring water.

$10 per person | Registration is required.

Questions? Contact Recreation and Special Events Coordinator Lisa Gauker via email at LGauker@BerksPa.gov or phone at (610) 374-2944, ext 2611.

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