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Parks and Recreation Board

The Manheim Township Parks and Recreation Board was formed by the Township Board of Commissioners in accordance with the Pennsylvania First Class Township Code.   

The general purpose of the Parks and Recreation Board is to advise the Board of Commissioners, the Recreation and Park Planning Department and the Public Works Department on ways to administer, maintain, develop and operate parks and recreation facilities in the Township, and to develop a program of services designed to meet the various leisure time interests of all Township citizens.  

Specific authority is granted by the Board of Commissioners to the Parks and Recreation Board as follows:

(a) The Board shall have the authority to regulate parks, recreation programs and Youth Sports Standards of the Township.  

(b) The Board shall have the authority to adopt rules and regulations for the conduct of all business within its jurisdiction.

(c) The Board shall be advisory to the Commissioners in regard to budgetary and financial matters pertaining to Parks and Recreation.

(d) The Personnel Committee of the Board shall participate in the interview process of prospective Board members and submit recommendations to the board members and the Board of Commissioners.

The Parks and Recreation Board is comprised of appointees from Manheim Township as well as the Manheim Township School District.  The Board has seven (7) members.  Five (5) members are appointed by the Board of Commissioners and two (2) members are appointed by the Manheim Township Board of School Directors.  All appointees serve a term of five (5) years.


  • James Bohan, Chair (MTSD Rep.) 
    Term Expires: Appointed ex-officio
  • R. Michael Keene, Vice Chair
    Term Expires: January 2019
  • Doreen Kreiner, Secretary/Treasurer
  • Term Expires: January 2020
  • John R. Smith (MTSD Rep.)
  • Term Expires: Appointed ex-officio
  • Joseph Boufford
    Term Expires: January 2020
  • William Ziegler, II 
    Term Expires: January 2019

Meeting Times and Location

  • 5:30 p.m. 
  • First Tuesday of each month, except they will not meet in July or December.  In November they will meet November 13th
  • Stauffer Mansion
    1241 Lititz Pike
    Lancaster, PA  17601

Agendas and Minutes

  • Please click the "Agendas and Minutes" button for all minutes from all boards and commissions serving Manheim Township.  Thank you.


Manheim Township • 1840 Municipal Drive • Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17601 • 717-569-6408
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