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Parks and Recreation Committee

Meeting Time

The Parks and Recreation Committee meets the first Monday of each month at 7:30 PM in Burkart Hall located at 56 Keeley Avenue.

Committee Members

Council Liaison: James Donovan

Chair: Tom Price (2026)

Vice Chair: Derek MacMillan (2025)

Secretary: Andrea Antell (2024)


  • Leslie Giessel (2025)
  • Ryan Sirchio (2026)
  • Debbie Klenieski (2025)

Agendas and Minutes

Purpose & Responsibilities

The Parks and Recreation Committee advises Borough Council on all matters relating to the parks and open space of the Borough (not including the Nature Preserve), provides for the organization and coordination of any and all Borough recreational activities (not including summer camp activities), provides recommended rules and regulations for Borough parks, and recommends improvements to  Borough parks.

In addition to its mission stated above, the Parks and Recreation Committee is also responsible for:

  • The effective maintenance, management and operation of the Orchard Park property to maximize its public access and  enjoyment
  • Manage and supervise the Borough’s Community Garden in Orchard Park
  • Manage and supervise the Borough’s Farmers Market

Bike & Hike

New Britain Borough contains and is near several bike/hike trails. Below is a list of trails in the Borough:

  • Destination Peace Valley Trail – This trail runs through Covered Bridge Park, through Pine Run Reservoir and ultimately to Doylestown Hospital and beyond.
  • Wilma Quinlan Nature Preserve (Walking Only) – There are several walking paths within the gorgeous Wilma Quinlan Nature Preserve for enjoyment.