Veterans Park is Official!
Veterans Park is Official! After more than ten years of hard work by the New Britain Veterans Committee, Veterans Park is now a reality. Just over ten years ago, members of VFW Post 3258, and representatives of New Britain's Park and Recreation department, got together to create a park for the community and at the same time to raise awareness of the sacrifices our Veterans and their families have borne in the creation of our country.
Phase I was initiated, whereby the committee explored ways to raise money for both a monument honoring all Veterans at North Branch Park, where none previously existed, and to continue it's efforts into Phase II, which was the establishment of the part itself at the corner of New Galena Road and Walters Road. After several years of hard work, on November 11, 2009, New Britain Township dedicated a Veterans Monument at North Branch Park. The dedication was the kickoff to the greater fundraising campaign to construct the new Veterans Park, and will continue to serve as the principal gathering area for Veterans Day and the 4th of July ceremony.
Continuing their efforts, the committee proceeded to raise additional funds and began the work of completing Phase II on approximately 61 acres of land at New Galena Road and Walters Road. The land is owned by Bucks County and leased to New Britain Township for parkland and agricultural uses.
Through numerous fund raising activities, and a grant from the Bucks County Municipal Open Space Grant for $195,058.00 Phase II was begun. On November 11th, 2017, Veterans Park was dedicated. This dedication was a combined ceremony, consisting of a Veterans Day Ceremony, conducted by the members of Chalfont VFW Post 3258, a Viet Nam Era Awards Ceremony, hosted by Col. Robert DeSousa, State Director to Senator Patrick Toomey, and a Park dedication ceremony.
Veterans Park includes an ADA-accessible walking trail, a gazebo, a memorial monument and flag pole, a small tot lot play structure, parking lot and other elements where veterans and their families can join together to honor those who have served in the past, as well as those on active duty today. The finished design will incorporate natural habitats and will preserve the active farming that is presently performed on the land.
Please come out and visit our Park - you won't be disappointed.
North Branch Park
On November 11, 2009, New Britain Township dedicated a Veterans Monument at North Branch Park. The dedication was the kickoff to the greater fundraising campaign to construct Veterans Park. The North Branch Site will serve as a location to hold Veterans Day ceremonies and reveal engraved bricks until Veterans Park is complete. The North Branch site has a lighted monument with plaques honoring all branches of the United States Military. Engraved bricks and blank bricks will be installed in the walkway around the monument. Benches have been installed by a local Eagle Scout candidate. Ceremonies will also be held at the North Branch site each year after the Annual Tri-Municipal 4th of July Parade.
To raise funds for Veterans Park, engraved bricks are being sold to individuals and corporate entities to honor a specific individual or all those who have served or are currently serving in the Armed Forces.
See the link below for a brick application for your Service member.
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