Parks & Recreation


Parks Located in Clay Township



Hopeland Community Park

     Consisting of approximately nine acres, this park is jointly owned and maintained by Clay Township and the Hopeland United Methodist Church and contains a pavilion with seating for up to 100, a fireplace (bring your own wood), ball field, volleyball court and basketball court.



Snyder Community Park

      Located along Clay School Road, adjacent to the Clay Elementary School, this park is also owned and maintained by the Township and consists of approximately six acres.  It contains a pavilion with a full kitchen and seating for up to 100, a ball field and swing sets.



Charity Gardens Community Park

      Located along Agape Drive in the Charity Gardens Development off Hackman Road.  The park consists of approximately six acres with a ball field, multipurpose field and playground area.



Reservations for the Hopeland or Snyder Community Park can be made, for a minimal fee, by contacting the Clay Township Municipal Office.





Other recreational activities



Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area/State Game Lands #46

     Owned and operated by the State Game Commission and consists of approximately 2,400 acres.  Provides opportunities for hunting, fishing, hiking, nature appreciation and picnic areas.  (


Horseshoe Trail

     Located in the northern portion of the Township and passes through the State Game Lands and the Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area.


Camp Furnace Hills

     The Girl Scouts of America owns this 120-acre property which provides camping activities to its members.


Ephrata Area Recreation Center

     Located in Ephrata Borough and offers a wide variety of active recreational activities.