2023 Gingerbread House Contest

Get your creativity flowing and get decorating! The Gingerbread House contest is here!


• Individual or a team/family

• All can enter! You do not have to be a Douglass Township Resident/Business Owner to enter

• Everything on your house must be edible

• It must be built by the individual or group that presents it

How to Enter:

• Drop your house off at the Douglass Township Building     Monday - Thursday 8:00am-5:00pm

• Email photos of your house to dougberks@comcast.net

Emails must include: Name, age, address, phone number, name of your gingerbread house and at least 3 photos of your house (be sure to include a picture of the house with those who worked on it.)


Prizes will be Awarded to Each Category:

Best by a Township Resident

Most Popular (Decided on Facebook)

Kids Under 10yr Old

Kids 10 and Up

Best Adult

***All houses whether emailed or dropped off at the Township Building will be displayed on the Douglass Township Facebook page

The Recreation Board is gearing up for the events scheduled throughout 2023. The purpose of these events is to provide recreational activities to our residents in Douglass Township and the surrounding communities. We are looking for ways to improve our events and are asking our local businesses to get involved. If your business is interested in becoming a sponsor, please download and complete the form below or visit: 2023 Event Sponsorship Form (google.com)

The "Greater Pottstown Trails Study" Finalized April 2018

Park and Recreation Committee

Richard Zuber

Pete Dannecker

Sally Stetler

Lisa Williams

Rebecca Misiura

Lawrance Martin

Laura Wybranski

Our Mission Statement

To enhance the quality and effectiveness of Township recreation resources, to encourage the use and enjoyment of Township recreation facilities by its residents and to stimulate cooperative planning for their improvements. The Park and Recreation Board consists of five residents who serve as volunteers appointed by the Board of Supervisors. The Park and Recreation Board makes recommendations to the Board of Supervisors with regard to planning and structuring of the township parks. They are also responsible for planning and conducting the annual Easter Egg Hunt and Community Day. The Park and Recreation Board meets the first Tuesday of the month.


The pavilions at Ironstone Park and at the Township Building are available for rent. Reservations for the coming season are not accepted until February 1st of each year.

Check out the links below for more information on the parks.






Hunting in Goose Run Park and the Township owned land is permitted by Township residents who obtain a license at the Township Office. 

Goose Run Park consists of approximately 82 acres, which can be accessed from Goose Run Road or Levengood Road. Hunting is also permitted at 900 Douglass Drive, Lots #1 and #2 (approximately 73 acres) on the property owned by the Township. 

Hunting is open to Township residents only, however each licensed resident may bring a non resident guest, who must also be registered with the Township. Maps are available at the Township Office.

Rifles are not permitted.

You must provide a copy of your PA State Hunting License as well as drivers license. You will be required to sign a form agreeing to abide by the State Laws as well as Douglass Township Rules.


Permits will be issued after September 1st. 

Parks & Recreation Ordinance


Each year, the week before Easter, the Township hosts an Egg Hunt for township children. This year we have expanded it to allow children from outside the township join in the festivities. Pre-registration is required so we know how many to expect. There is a scramble for all age groups from toddlers to fifth graders. The Easter Bunny is available for picture so bring your cameras! This year's Easter event will be held on Saturday April 1st at 10:00 AM.