Amos Herr Dream Park Water Feature was recently completed. The dream park which will soon be open to the public. Was built by a community of volunteers. Tons of local businesses and residents donated their time and resources to accomplish this amazing build.
Pontz was asked to donate our time to build this amazing feature for the kids. We readily excepted and were very excited to get started. Over the course of 2 days the Pontz “pond crew” installed the 26′ long pondless waterfall at the playground. The feature was built with large boulders to withstand the wear. We’re super excited for the park to open. We can’t wait to see the joy on the children’s faces when they get to enjoy their new playground.
It is certainly a blessing to be apart of a community that cares and donates their time for a great cause.
stay up to date with the Amos Herr Dream Park via their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/amosherrdreampark/
there is still opportunities to contribute: http://www.easthempfield.org/2252/CONTRIBUTE
The park is located at 1700 NISSLEY RD LANDISVILLE, PA. 17538 stay tuned to their facebook page to see when the park will be open to the public.
*UPDATE: The park is now officially open to the public!
more about the park via East Hempfield Township website below:
IN 1992, East Hemp?eld Township leaders and community members envisioned building a new playground for area children at the Amos Herr Park in Landisville, PA. Their vision became a reality made possible through the input, effort and generosity of the township and its community members. The playground served the community well for more than two decades.
OVER THE YEARS, some playground components, which were primarily constructed of pressure treated lumber, were removed to maintain safety standards. This, in addition to concerns that the playground’s wood chip surface made it inaccessible for some children, prompted the township’s leadership to approve the construction of a new playground, which is projected for construction in approximately the same area as the old playground.
IN EARLY 2014, Play by Design, from Ithaca, NY was selected by a volunteer committee of community volunteers to design the much needed new playground, which will be built in several phases.
PRELIMINARY PHASE, which was completed in September 2015, included the construction a covered bridge structure that eventually will serve as the playground entry.
PHASE ONE will involve building the base structure, digging holes, putting in posts and decking etc. This phase will take place Sept. 9-11.
PHASE TWO will involve the construction of the actual playground. This second phase is scheduled to for Sept. 26- Oct. 2, 2016.
DEMOLITION OF THE OLD PLAYGROUND began in Jan. 2015 in preparation for the construction of the new playground. The old playground was officially closed on Jan. 5 and is now completely dismantled.
THE NEW PLAYGROUND will be built with an eye to accessibility and will be constructed of more durable materials than the previous playground. Various natural features located within the playground are also included in the design plan for the new playground. As was the case with the 1992 playground, the new structure will be based on ideas provided by area children, will be built by hundreds of community volunteers, and will be largely funded by contributions from local individuals and businesses.
Author: Bobby Kenyon
Bobby Kenyon is the Creative Solutions Guru for C.E. Pontz Sons who has over a decade plus experience in the Landscape & Water Garden industry . He enjoys long walks on the beach and grocery shopping but has a strong dislike for regular cake and non brand name paper towels