Butler Township BasketballButler Township is home to several parks where people can enjoy activities and scenery in the township. 

At Freedom Park on West Butler Drive in Drums, near the township's community center, groups and teams gather to play soccer, baseball and basketball.  

Another venue for recreation is Butler Township Community Park along North Old Turnpike Road near the CAN DO Corporate Center. This park features ball fields, 1.5 miles of walking trails, a skate park, a playground, a pavilion and a basketball court.

Additionally, Legion Park along North Hunter Highway (Route 309) and Hemlock Street is a small neighboring park with a tennis court, play area and pavilion for relaxing and enjoying the outdoors.

Also, Nescopeck State Park is located in Butler and neighboring Dennison Township. The park gives visitors ample opportunity for hiking, fishing, hunting, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. The 3,550-acre park is bordered by two mountains and is complemented by Nescopeck Creek and Lake Frances. A variety of hiking trails allow for walking along the creek, climbing the mountains or hiking through forests with abundant wildlife. The park houses an environmental education center, which is open year-round to provide educational programming relative to the park.

Butler Township announces 2021 Summer Park Program

Registration forms for the Summer Youth Park Program are available on our website and in the lobby of the Butler Township Municipal Building located at 83 Corporate Drive, Drums. Please return registration forms to the Municipal Office before June 25th.

The program is for children ages 5 to 12 and will begin Monday June 28, 2021 and will run until August 6th· No child under the age of 5 or over the age of 12 will be permitted to participate.

The fee for the program is as follows and due at time of registration:

  • $125 first child - $100 for each additional child in the same family for Bulter Township Residents.
  • $150 first child - $125 for each additional child in the same family for Non-Township Residents.

Daily sign in will be held in the Community Center located behind the Municipal Building at 411 West Butler Drive, Drums. The program will be held at Freedom Park on West Butler Drive in Drums. Activities begin at 9 a.m. and ends promptly at noon, Monday through Friday. Activities include organized play, games and crafts.

In conjunction with this program, the Hazleton Area School District and food vendor, Nutrition Inc., are offering a free lunch program. This federally funded program will provide free lunch to anyone under the age of 18. The cold lunches are distributed between 11:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. beginning June 21st and ending August 19th. The lunch program is at the Freedom Park pavilion. Menus are available there and in the lobby of the Municipal Building.

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