Comprehensive Recreation, Park and Trail Network Plan




New Cumberland Borough hired consultant Mahan Rykiel Associates to develop a Comprehensive Recreation, Park and Trail Network Plan. The project timeframe is expected to be 12 months and commenced in the fall of 2023. This plan supports the 2019 New Cumberland Borough Revitalization Strategy recommendations for park and recreation enhancements, multimodal connections, and the Borough’s desire to provide the optimal mix of recreational opportunities that meet the needs of our growing community. This plan will provide recommendations to enhance and upgrade park and open space facilities; improve environmental sustainability; identify new recreational and trail opportunities; create a more walkable and bike-friendly community; and increase connectivity within the Borough and to neighboring communities and trail networks.

The planning process will consider current and future challenges, opportunities and trends; identify barriers to universal access; and include public engagement (through in-person meetings and a community survey) to develop a vision and framework for the Borough’s parks and trail system as a whole and individually. To stay connected to this project sign up for the Borough’s electronic newsletter at

TIMELINE – updated 2/1/24


This project is financed in full by a $48,200 grant from the Community Conservation Partnerships Program, Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund, under the administration of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Recreation and Conservation; and a $48,250 grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Commonwealth Financing Authority. New Cumberland Borough extends our sincere appreciation to the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Commonwealth Financing Authority, Senator Mike Regan, and Representative Sheryl Delozier for their support.