Township Ordinance 125-2:
H. No person or entity shall use the tennis courts and/or basketball courts at any Township park and recreational facility, or any portions thereof, to operate a profit-making venture, whether the same is a class, sports clinic or lessons of any kind, with the exception of any programs organized by the Department of Parks and Recreation.
I. No person or entity shall use the sports fields at any Township park and recreational facility, or any portion thereof, to operate a profit-making venture, whether the same is a class, sports clinic or lessons of any kind, with the exception of any programs organized by the Department of Parks and Recreation, or persons or entities who have obtained a permit for such activity and have paid the applicable fee for such permit.
J. No person shall permit a dog, or any animal, on any Township sports playing surfaces, including, but not limited to, all grass and synthetic baseball, softball, soccer, lacrosse, football or field hockey fields, hockey rinks, basketball courts, tennis courts and walking/running tracks. Exception: Swede Run Fields Dog Park.
FRANK FULLERTON PARK is a designated Green Acres Park located at the corner of Zelley Ave. and Linden St. Named for Moorestown Police Officer Sgt. Francis Fullerton, who was killed in the line of duty in 1979, this park has become a stop on the annual Police Unity Tour (to benefit the families of fallen police officers). The park’s playground was rebuilt in 2010-2011 through the efforts of the non-profit Friends of Fullerton and the township. In 2011, the township received a $250,000 grant from the Burlington County Municipal Park Development Program for renovations. This beautiful park is home to a little league baseball field and two tennis courts. The multi-age playground contains multiple swing sets (with handicap-accessible and generation swings) and separate play areas for younger and older children. Bathrooms onsite, open April through October.
JEFF YOUNG PARK (& NEW ALBANY RECREATION CENTER) is a designated Green Acres Park located at the corner of New Albany and Lenola Roads. This nine acre park is named for Sgt. Jeffrey Young, USMC, who was killed in action in the Beirut Bombing, Beirut, Lebanon in 1983. Sgt. Young was a Moorestown resident and his family continues to assist in the organization of the annual Memorial Day events in Moorestown. This park boasts the New Albany Recreation Center with meeting rooms and restroom facilities. The playground has separate play areas for younger and older children and a handicap-accessible swing. The park’s surrounding fields attract local children daily and many sporting activities. The park has two softball fields and open space utilized as soccer fields in the fall. The lighted basketball court and the three tennis courts (also lined for pickleball) are filled daily. Port-A-Pots onsite.
JOHN PRYOR PARK is located at the corner of Salem and Hartford Roads and was formerly fruit orchards. This picturesque, 15 acre park was renamed after township resident Major John P. Pryor, MD who was killed in action during his second tour of duty in Iraq. Pryor Park boasts two lighted baseball fields with synthetic turf infields and two grass soccer fields (11 v 11 lighted practice field and 8 v 8 game field). A playground, complete with handicap-accessible swing and two playground units for younger and older children is also located at the park. The park’s state of the art little league complex hosts tournaments, such as the U12 Cal Ripken State Tournament, and league games all year long. Bathrooms onsite, open April through November.
MEMORIAL FIELD is aptly named for the Multi-War Memorial that stands at the entryway. This is the site of the Annual Memorial Day Ceremony in Moorestown and a beautiful field facility tucked away off the beaten path. Located off of South Church Street Memorial Field has a ¼ mile cinder running track which surrounds one of the 3 soccer fields. There are 5 baseball fields and 1 softball field in this generously wooded area that backs up to Strawbridge Lake and the Strawbridge Lake Park. In 2013, the township received a $125,000 grant from the Burlington County Municipal Park Development Program to refurbish the track. Bathrooms onsite, open April through October. Spot-A-Pots available year round.
NORTH CHURCH STREET RECREATION CENTER is located at 111 W. 2nd Street, across the parking lot from Town Hall and the Library. This three story building was constructed in the late 1930s and served as the town’s high school gymnasium and cafeteria until the new high school was constructed on Bridgeboro Road in the 1960s. A full-size gymnasium with six basketball nets is located on the 1st floor. The Department of Parks & Recreation’s administrative offices are on the 2nd floor. The third floor contains a game room, art room, and fully functioning commercial kitchen used for culinary classes.
WALTER T. MAAHS PARK is located at the corner of Lenola Road and Wilson Avenue. The park was named after life-time resident Walter T. Maahs, born on December 3, 1926. Walter grew up down the street from the park on Winthrop Ave. and started getting involved in volunteering in his early 20s. From when he first became involved in Moorestown government, Walter was focused on the recreational opportunities available to children living in the Lenola section of town. He believed in equal access for all. He concentrated his volunteer efforts in the Parks and Recreation Department, working to develop the tennis and basketball courts and ball fields in Lenola. His other passion was volunteerism. He felt a strong community was achieved by helping your neighbors and being an active contributor in Moorestown. He participated on numerous committees for the township and was a founding member of the Lenola Fire Company Emergency Unit, serving as Captain for 14 years. Walter was also the mayor of Moorestown from 1988 to 1996. Walter T. Maahs Park is home to two little league baseball fields. The baseball fields have raised pitching mounds, soft toss areas, outfield fences, and two batting cages. Por April - October.
WESLEY BISHOP PARK SPORTS COMPLEX is divided into the North and South parks. This 22 acre sports complex is named after Wesley Bishop, the first Moorestown casualty of World War II. Wesley Bishop South is home to 2 softball fields and flag football fields. Wesley Bishop North boasts 2 synthetic turf fields that are lined for field hockey, football, lacrosse and soccer in addition to the upper grass field which is accessible to all sports as well. The annual day-after-Thanksgiving flag football Charity is held on the turf fields. There are two street/roller hockey rinks as well as a 90’ baseball field and beautiful playground that overlooks the playing fields. All fields at this location are lighted. In 2014 the township received a $250,000 grant from the Burlington County Municipal Park Development Program to renovate rink #1. Bathrooms onsite.