Parks and Open Space
New Cumberland Borough has several parks, playgrounds, open spaces and water trails for residents and visitors to get outside and explore. Whether you want a quiet space for a family picnic, a field to play catch, water to go fishing or boating, you’ll find something for you throughout our facilities. Enjoy some time outside with family and friends and visit one of our parks today.
Park Rules and Regulations
We want the community to enjoy and feel safe at our parks. Please review our park ordinance here for rules and regulations. Please note, per Ordinance 535: Pavilions and other facilities in New Cumberland Borough Park shall be available for private use only by residents of the Borough of New Cumberland.
Yellow = New Cumberland Borough Boundary
Green = Parks and Open Space
New Cumberland Borough Park supplemented by adjacent PPL field
Location: 500 Front St
Uses: This 38-acre community park has five baseball fields; a one-mile marked fitness walk; playground equipment; horseshoe pits; four pavilions with picnic tables available for rent; one gazebo available for rent; fishing and boating at the boat ramp takeout on Yellow Breeches Creek Water Trail; benches; restrooms open seasonally; drinking fountain; and parking.
New Cumberland Apple Festival and the Iron Bridge Music Festival are held here.
Anna & Bailey Streets Garden Plots
Uses: One-acre, triangular-shaped neighborhood open space.
Anna Street Lot
Uses: Small neighborhood open space bordered by backyards.
Location: 1 Benjamin Plaza
Uses: The New Cumberland Public Library, partially located in an historic home, is located on the Benjamin Property. There are over two acres of civic green with a short walking path, benches and open space.
Drexel Hills Park
Location: 600 Brookhaven Rd
Uses: Neighborhood Park: play field, playground equipment/tot lot, picnic tables/pavilion and benches.
Location: 7th St & Bridge St
Uses: Civic Green: Location of community Christmas tree and lighting ceremony.
Uses: Neighborhood open space
Hillside Elementary School, owned by the West Shore School District
Location: 516 7th Street (Brandt Avenue)
Uses: School Sports Fields: 2 girl’s baseball fields with bleachers, tennis courts.
• Convert 2 tennis courts into 2 basketball courts
• Rehabilitate 2 tennis courts and overlay pickleball court lines
• New backstop, 2 new dugouts, new snack bar/shed
Location: 600 5th St/Beech Avenue/Eutaw Ave
Uses: School Sports Fields: youth football and baseball fields with bleachers, playground equipment/tot lot, picnic tables/pavilion and restrooms.
Riverside Park and the Susquehanna River
Uses: Fish from the banks or launch your boat at the boat ramp. No jet skis. Be careful of river rocks that may cause damage to boats.
Location: 1726 Sherwood Rd
Uses: Neighborhood Park: playground equipment/tot lot, basketball court, picnic tables/pavilion.
Veteran’s Park w/Military Memorial
Location: Park Ave & Bridge St
Uses: Civic Green: Location of Veteran’s Memorial and starting point for Memorial Day Parade.
Will Cole Park aka 12th St Ballfields
Location: 219 12th St
Uses: Athletic Fields: 2 baseball fields, a concession stand and off-street parking.
Yellow Breeches Water Trail
Location: The take-out only access point is in Borough Park, located at the south (upstream) end of the park in advance of a hazardous dam located downstream across from the ballfields. There is one ADA parking space close to the boat ramp. Explore the Yellow Breeches Creek Water Trail Guide, which provides a list of access points, suggested trip ideas, and recreation information for approximately 22 miles of the Yellow Breeches Creek in Cumberland Valley.