“How can our existing parks and recreation system contribute more effectively to active living?”
This is the primary question posed by the Pottstown Area Parks and Recreation Study, commissioned by the Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation.

The focused effort, conducted by the Hamer Center for Community Design at Pennsylvania State University, studied the Pottstown area’s parks and recreation system in regards to encouraging healthy living. This report, “Planning and Design Strategies for Healthy Living, Parks, and Recreation in the Pottstown Area”  identifies recommendations and implementation strategies corresponding to the issues raised by the four question topics: awareness, barriers, access and opportunities.

The Pottstown Metropolitan Regional Planning Commission’s (PMRPC) Recreation Committee, hosted by the Foundation, meets every fourth Wednesday of the month from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. If interested in joining the conversation, please contact Craig Colistra ak at