Archie Hess Memorial Park



There is a playground available for amusement of all ages.  Unfortunately, it is not setup for enjoyment by those with different abilities.  This is something we are hoping to correct in the next couple of years.  



We have a pavilion which can be reserved for Individual, Family or Group events.  The current rental fee is $25.00.  This includes:  running water, Electric & a public bathroom.  

Contact the office at 717-432-4047 for more information.  



We provide plenty of parking for your convenience to access the park and it's amenities.  This includes handicapped parking.  

Walking Trail


There is a walking trail in the woods behind the Borough's Field.  It was installed as a Boyschout Eagle Project.  

GaGa Ball Pit


GaGa Ball us a form of dodge ball that’s normally played in a “pit”.

The game’s roots originated in Israel. The word “Ga” means Hit or Touch, so “Ga-Ga” means Hit-Hit. There are several variations on exactly how the game is played, but we find these rules to be the most common and fair, while keeping the game competitive and fun see the Weblink or the download below.

Borough Burn Pile


Franklintown Borough has a community Burn Pile located in our field.  This is for Borough Residents only.  

Items that are acceptable to put on the burn pile are any natural brush or vegetation scraps, wood but all metal must be removed from it.  

The Borough takes responsibility to burn the pile as needed.  

GaGa Ball Rules

GaGa Ball Rules of Play (pdf)


Franklintown Borough is planning to apply for Grants to improve our park.  Above is our newly updated park plan.  This plan will need to be accomplished in stages over many years.  If you are interested in Donating time, skills, products or funds please contact the Borough Office.  Stay tuned for Park updates and activities.