Kohler Park Upgrades Underway

A new pavilion and playground equipment is being installed at Horsham's Kohler Park.

Area children will be able to enjoy a new playground at Kohler Park in Horsham by spring, officials said.

The township's public works employees have removed the old equipment and are in the process of building a new picnic pavilion now, according to Township Manager Bill Walker. 

"They can do it in winter as long as there's no snow or ice," Walker said.

Mark Hudson, Horsham's Parks and Recreation Director, said the legs of the pavilion are in place.

"If the weather keeps with us hopefully we’ll have it done by the end of the month," Hudson said. 

Once the pavilion is complete, Hudson said installing the new playground would be the next step. He expects that to wrap up around springtime.

New restrooms would be installed in September or October, Walker said, adding that he expects this last phase to be complete by Nov. 1. 

The $300,000 park project has been in the works for about two years. from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The Horsham Rotary Club committed in 2011 to raising and contributing $75,000 and Horsham Township chipped in the remaining $80,500.

Walker said the Rotary recently gave the township its part and the state has so far doled out half of its funding.

Reginald January 16, 2013 at 10:53 PM
Waste of money, grant or no grant. Horsham has too many parks already.
Not Fair January 16, 2013 at 11:35 PM
How about new bathrooms over at Deep Meadow.
Bridget Morawski January 17, 2013 at 02:38 AM
"Horsham has too many parks already." Too many parks already. As if this is an unpleasant thing to have, too much greenery and outdoor activity space.
Leigh January 17, 2013 at 12:54 PM
Ah Reginald - not enough fiber in the diet? How in the world can a person complain about parks? Would you rather see retail space or homes or streets? What would be an improvement? Not only does Horsham have many parks and great parks, but they are constantly in use, all year round. I love nothing better than to ride my bike and see so many residents enjoying the day.


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