The development of the Cotton Park Site will allow for a wide variety of uses to serve the needs of Township residents. A significant portion of newly acquired property will allow for preservation and enhancement of the riparian area of the tributary of the West Branch of the Neshaminy Creek, providing wildlife habitat and areas for passive recreation activities.
Publicly held Parks and Recreation Committee meetings were utilized to gather feedback from residents, the general public and organized sports groups. Based on these meetings, the goals and objectives relating to Cotton Park include: develop the Park to meet active and passive recreation needs of New Britain Township Residents; provide active recreation opportunities; respect the existing site features while designing the park.
The resulting Cotton Park site design is a unique combination of uses and landscapes that addresses the goals and objectives identified by the Township and its residents. The park will provide:
North Branch Park is located on Park Avenue, behind the municipal building.
(2) Miracle playground systems, (1) set of swings 4 seated, 4-way spring teeter-totter, (1) climb on train engine. There are (6) little league baseball fields, (1) combination football and soccer field, (3) full sized soccer fields and several moveable mini soccer fields. 1 - Mile 8' wide walking trail, (6) half court basketball courts.
West Branch Park is located on Schoolhouse Road between the railroad tracks and Cedarhill Road.
Multi-purpose soccer / football field and (2) tee-ball fields
This park is located on E Schoolhouse Road next to Chalfont Fire Co. West station
1500' x 6' wide walking trail, (1) playground system with 6-8" rubberized playground mulch, 1) set of swings 2 seated, (4) half court basketball courts.
(1) T-swing set 2 swings, (1) metal sliding board. Wood playground mulch 6-8" deep.
Playground is located on the corner of Pheasant Run Dr. and Seneca Dr.
All playground systems are inspected by our Parks and Recreation staff who are trained what to look for and make all necessary repairs. If repairs can not be made then system is put out of service until repairs can be made.
Please be sure to read our Rules & Regulations For Parks And Playgrounds
Veterans Park is located at the corner of New Galena Road and Walters Road. Veterans Park is 60.31 acres of passive park containing walking paths, pavilion, and a tot lot.
New Britain Township, in conjunction with Chalfont Borough, Doylestown Township, and New Britain Borough are working on the design of the Neshaminy Creek Greenway Trail between Blue Jay Road and Upper State Road. The goals of the project are to create a shared-use path for walkers and bicyclists along the Neshaminy Creek corridor to enhance recreational and transportation opportunities in our communities. The shared use path will also improve connections to Twin Streams Park, the Wilma Quinlan Nature Preserve, Central Park, the 202 Parkway Trail and other local destinations.
New Britain Township is proud to announce that we were awarded a $1.225 million construction grant from the PA Transportation Alternatives Program. This grant is to fund the construction of the Neshaminy Greenway Trail.
To view the preliminary design CLICK HERE
Now that a Kickoff Meeting was held on May 4, 2016 with the Delaware Valley Planning Commission, Bucks County, and Chalfont Borough has occurred, we can begin designing the project. First, utility, cultural and environmental assessments and clearances must be completed involving multiple agencies. Design plans will also go through PennDOT safety and traffic safety reviews, construction reviews, and any number of consulting agency reviews. All of this work could take up to two years to complete. Keep in mind that all of these required clearances will be happening in the background; New Britain Township may not know when or who specifically may be out in the field doing preliminary work that could take an extensive amount of time.
Baker Engineering will begin preliminarily designing the trail once the environmental assessment is underway. There will be at least one advertised public hearing to present the design and gather input from the regional community. Those dates will be posted throughout the Township’s communications media outlets when they become available.
Construction is tentatively scheduled for spring of 2019.