Berks County Parks & Recreation

Berks County Parks & Recreation


     Antietam Lake Park access lots are OPEN with the exception of Seidel Road Trailhead. Some trail detours remain- check for trail signage and reroutes.

PLEASE DO NOT GO BEYOND BARRICADES OR CAUTION TAPE.  This is for your safety and the safety of the staff working to secure portions of our parks.  Many areas are unsafe for travel. 

Contact the Park office if you have any questions- 610-372-8939. 

The mission of the Berks County Parks & Recreation Department is to enrich the quality of life for all in Berks County through an enduring park and trail system that preserves natural resources and cultural heritage, offers inspiring recreational experiences, and promotes healthy lifestyles.

Our parks and recreation facilities along with our many programs and events  offer a wide variety of experiences and opportunities for visitors of all ages. 

Upcoming Events and Programs:

Parks and Recreation 2023 Fall Program Booklet - September-December

Explore the Berks County Parks System

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Berks County is preparing for the start of the 23-24 Antietam Lake Park Deer Management Program. The archery-only hunting season will begin on Sept. 16 and run through Jan. 27, 2024.

Antietam Lake Park Deer Management Program Press Release

Parks' Pet Policy:

Dogs are only permitted at Antietam Lake Park. Dogs must be leashed at all times. Dog owners are responsible for the  clean up and removal of their animal's waste.

Dogs and Pets are NOT permitted at all other Berks County Parks including the Union Canal Bicycle & Walking Trail.  

**Service animals are permitted

Programs and Events

Friday, September 29, 2023
Event Time:6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday, September 30, 2023
Event Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday, October 6, 2023

Park System News & Announcements

Picnic pavilion reservations for 2023 are open

Additional Information and Resources

Park Hours

January: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

February: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

March: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

April: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

May: 8:00 am - 8:30 pm

June/July: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

August: 8:00 am - 8:30 pm

September: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

October: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

November: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

December: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm