BOROUGH PARK/KUNKLE FIELD – 301 MANHEIM STREET, MOUNT JOY
The 5.28 acre Borough Park has been at its present location since 1935. The former Borough Park was at the “little” post office on the corner of North Market and East Main Street. When the new post office was built, the park had to be moved. The U.S. Government paid Mount Joy Borough $10,000.00 for the land and with this money, the town purchased ten acres bounded by North Market Street, Manheim Road and North Barbara Street. Tennis courts and a baseball diamond came within the first year. Unfortunately, the tennis courts had to be removed in 2015 because of severe deterioration. In later years, Bob Kunkle gave several thousands to improve the baseball field by adding new fences, bleachers and a refreshment house. In the 1980’s the field was dedicated. Now known as Kunkle Field, it has become home for many baseball and softball games. If you would like to know more about athletic’s, please visit the Mount Joy Athletic Association website at www.Mountjoyaa.com.
Kids Joy Land
The Mount Joy Borough Park also has a Joy Land play area. This was a “Community Built” playground originally in October 1993. Unfortunately, this park was destroyed by a fire and was again rebuilt by the community, Rotary and many volunteers in 2015. All the funds for the design and materials were raised by volunteers in the community by doing fundraisers and by donations.
If you are looking to have a family reunion, birthday party, company picnic, etc., you may call the Borough Office to check the availability of dates or you can check the calendar below for availability and complete a web form to book your desired date. When calling the municipal office, you will be required to leave your name, address and telephone number, so the Borough Staff will know how to contact you. It will also be required that you choose a pavilion you wish to reserve. You will be entitled to that pavilion for the whole day. You may not change pavilion on your specific day as there may be others that reserved pavilions for the same date.
Effective January 1, 2011, Mount Joy Borough has established a fee of $25.00 for use of a pavilion. Mount Joy Borough has established this fee to help with maintenance and the up keeping to preserve this park and its great condition. This fee is required one month prior to the date of reservation(s) or the reservation(s) will be withdrawn. Also note, rental fees are subject to change at any time. Operational fees are carefully observed by Mount Joy Borough’s Staff and Council and may change from year to year.
PARK / KIDS JOY LAND REGULATIONS
- NO smoking or pets permitted within the interior of the fence
- NO climbing on or over the fences or exteriors of structures
- NO littering or vandalism
- NO roughhousing or disorderly conduct
- NO abusive or profane language
- NO alcoholic beverages permitted
- Pets must be kept on a leash and shall clean up after such animal
- Playground closed at dusk
- report any concerns to The Borough Office or Parks Department
- THE PLAYGROUND IS MEANT FOR THE USE OF OUR CHILDREN – PLEASE PLAY SAFELY