Monday, December 29, 2008
Clepper Park - Union Township
Encompassing 50 acres, Clepper Park is the largest park operated and maintained by Union Township. The park has entrances on Summerside Road and on Barg Salt Run Road.
Clepper Park boasts a large number of recreational facilities, including basketball courts, soccer fields, baseball diamonds, a football field, walking track, fishing lake, an equipped playground, sheltered and unsheltered areas with grills, and public restroom facilities. All the shelters have hard surface walkways and some of the shelters have picnic tables which can accomodate wheelchairs.
Many organizations make use of the park during the year. The Eastgate Soccer Association, St. Veronica's football program, and both boys' and girls' baseball and softball teams use the facilities. The basketball courts are used heavily throughout the year, and the track is popular for walking, jogging, bicycling, and skating. The fishing lake is a "catch and release" operation and offers both experienced and novice anglers a place to test their skills.
Clepper Park is also the site for the township's largest salt storage shed, with a rated capacity of 1800 tons.