Richard Todd took this lovely photo on Elk Run Trail on Nov. 16, 2018.
Park-goers, are you ready for the winter season?! Ready or not, here we go . . .
Thank you to Park Ranger Richard Todd for sharing these five amazing photos of this year's colorful fall season in Powell Stackhouse Park.
P.S. Have YOU recently taken some great photos in the park? If so, please consider entering our inaugural CALENDAR CONTEST!
During the Nov. 5 Stackhouse Park, Inc. board of directors meeting, Westmont Hilltop Junior/Senior High School eighth grader Morgan Allen proposed a project that will help educate park visitors about local trees.
With the help of her grandfather, Morgan wants to create approximately 10 tree markers to be placed in Stackhouse Park.
Morgan and her family moved to Westmont in the summer of 2017. They consider Stackhouse Park one of their favorite places in Johnstown. When Morgan joined her local Girl Scout troop, she learned that she would need to spearhead a project in order to earn her Silver Award. She decided to come up with a project that would enhance Stackhouse Park.
Specifically, Morgan's project will involve creating sturdy, wooden markers that will identify and describe select trees within Stackhouse Park. With the help of board president and forester John Zelenski, Morgan will select up to 10 trees in the park and install the markers accordingly. Furthermore, Morgan plans to contact local businesses in order to receive the supplies and monetary donations needed to complete the project. She also intends to maintain all of the tree markers that she makes.
The board unanimously--and enthusiastically--approved Morgan's project, which is to be completed by September 2019.
Thank you for thinking of Stackhouse Park, Morgan!
The new Children's Play Center and Stackhouse Park Information Center are both coming along nicely.
Here is the pavilion:
There's still time to donate to this ongoing project.
Stay tuned for more updates!
It's the end of October, and already people are starting to talk about holiday shopping.
If you know someone who would appreciate a new Stackhouse Park hoodie, or a mug, or even a pair of socks, our brand new webstore is the place to find all of these special Stackhouse gifts. (Psssst . . . we recommend bundling a Stackhouse Park merch item with a membership!)
Since we work with a print-on-demand retailer, we want to let you know that our retailer needs plenty of time to get your order printed and shipped so that it will reach you before Christmas.
That said, please consider ordering your gifts early so you can ensure that they are here in time.
We offer standard shipping in our webstore, so all USA Domestic orders that you want to arrive by Christmas must be placed by Dec. 3. Orders shipping to Canada, Australia/New Zealand, Europe and the rest of the world must be placed by Nov. 20.
Thank you! And happy shopping! :)
Many thanks to those who joined us for the Fall Turkey Clinic, which was presented by the National Wild Turkey Federation and National Rifle Association. Below are some photos of the event courtesy of Park Ranger Richard Todd.
If you're interested in this clinic, it's happening this Sunday, Oct. 14! Don't forget to pre-register by calling the number on the flyer below.
Construction began in late September on Stackhouse Park's new play area and information center!
Good news: there's still time to donate to this project! Every dollar helps, as they say, and it's true . . .
Stackhouse Park, Inc. has officially launched its new website.
Here, on our brand new site, you will find information about our beautiful park, including trail maps, PLUS an online store where you can purchase memberships and merchandise.
Look around, tell all your friends, and consider renewing your annual membership online today!