Public opinion sought for renovation to Dallas Township, Kunkle parks

By Eileen Godin -


    DALLAS TWP. — Township supervisors want to hear from the community about what they would like to see in a public park.

    Supervisors and their engineering firm, Barry Isett & Associates, who have an office in Forty Fort, are gearing up to renovate both Dallas Township Park, off Southside Avenue and Lakeside Drive, and Kunkle Park on Old Tunkhannock Highway.

    They will hold a public meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25 at the Dallas High School Commons, 2000 Conyngham Road, to brainstorm with park users on how to best utilize these community spaces.

    Currently, Dallas Township Park features a baseball field, basketball court, playground and hiking trails, according to the news release. Kunkle Park offers a “large open space that was previously used as a baseball field and a moderately difficult hiking trail loop,” the release said.

    A public survey will available soon on the township website,, and on the municipality’s Facebook page to help to form the parks future amenities, said Supervisor Elizabeth Martin.

    Martin said the survey will ask questions such as “How often do you visit a public park?” and “What would you like to see in a public park?”

    The parks’ remodels are funded through an $48,752 Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources combined with the township’s 50 percent funding match, Martin said.

    By Eileen Godin

    Reach Eileen Godin at 570-991-6387 or on Twitter @TLNews.

    Reach Eileen Godin at 570-991-6387 or on Twitter @TLNews.

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