5875 Ricky Ridge Trail, Orefield, Pa 18069
Located in the Green Hills Development, bounded by Clauser Road and Ricky Ridge Trail, this modern park has tot lot/school age playground areas. The 14-acre park boasts seating pavilions, grills, two tennis courts, a basketball court and a baseball/softball field. A paved walking trail is also available. Check out this beautiful park on YouTube or our flip book!
- Area: 14.2 acres
- Hours: 7:00am- 9:00pm
- Parking: Paved lot entrance adjacent to park at Clauser Road
- Pavilions – Capacity: 50 people—All day rental fee: $50
- Picnic tables, electrical outlets, lights on timer and charcoal grills.
- Paved walking path (1/2 mile) with a hopscotch design in colored stone
- Baseball/Softball field
- Basketball court
- 2 tennis courts
- 2 playground areas (tot lot and school aged equipment)
- Permit requirements: Permits required for pavilion rental and athletic fields.
- Restroom and water fountains: Available
- Trash receptacles: Available
- Restrictions: No alcohol, no smoking
Directions: From Tilghman St, north on Snowdrift Road, right onto Hickory, 2nd left onto Clauser Rd. For GPS units parking lot is near 5931 Clauser Road, Orefield.
Park Improvement: The installation of the Sierra Club Wetland Project has been completed.
Wetlands are important features in the landscape that provide numerous beneficial services for people and for fish and wildlife. Some of these services, or functions, include protecting and improving water quality, providing fish and wildlife habitats, storing floodwaters and maintaining surface water flow during dry periods.
The functions of a wetland and the values of these functions to humans depend on a complex set of relationships between the wetland and the other ecosystems in the watershed. The combination of shallow water, high levels of nutrients and primary productivity is ideal for the development of organisms that form the base of the food web and feed many species of fish, amphibians, shellfish and insects. More than one-third of the United States’ threatened and endangered species live only in wetlands, and nearly half use wetlands at some point in their lives. Many species of birds and mammals rely on wetlands for food, water and shelter, especially during migration and breeding. Additionally, wetlands store carbon within their plant communities and soil instead of releasing it to the atmosphere as carbon dioxide. This project was recently highlighted in PSATS Magazine!