MEMORIAL PARK – 101 MARIETTA AVENUE, MOUNT JOY.
A 1.32 acre Memorial Park was established on the Marietta Avenue lot where the first all-Borough School was built in 1873. The building had housed both elementary and high school students until 1925 when a separate high school was built on Poplar Street. The Marietta Avenue lot was condemned and was scheduled for removal in 1954 but the contractor hired to take down the school decided to burn what he didn’t want in the basement and the school went up in smoke and flames since it consisted of all oiled wooded floors.
With the opening of the Donegal Joint High School, the Poplar Street High School was turned into an elementary school. When the debris was removed from the Marietta Avenue plot, several organizations decided that it should be turned into a passive park (not a playground) and be dedicated to all veterans of all wars. In later years a gazebo was added to the park and Sunday evening programs are held there every summer.
This park may also be reserved for weddings. If you are interested in doing so, click this link: Memorial Park Rental Form to view the guidelines that must be followed.
THE BOROUGH MEMORIAL PARK IS INTENDED AS A PLACE OF QUIET & REST & IS NOT TO BE USED FOR PLAYGROUND PURPOSES. NO PERSON SHALL CARRY ON ANY GAMES OR
DO ANY ACTS WHICH WILL TEND TO TEAR OR DESTROY THE TURF OR PLANTINGS. NO ANIMALS SHALL BE BROUGHT INTO THE PARK EXCEPT DOMESTIC ANIMALS ON A LEASH NOT MORE THAN 4 FEET IN LENGTH. ANY PERSON BRINGING AN ANIMAL INTO THE PARK SHALL CLEAN UP AFTER SUCH ANIMAL.