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Townsend Park

Townsend Park is enjoyed by people with a variety of interests. This 160 acre park is located off of Twin Oaks Drive about one-half mile from the intersection of Sardis Road and Twin Oaks Drive near the geographic center of Murrysville.

When walking one of the many trails that provide a variety of walking and hiking challenges, a person can feel enveloped in nature and have a vigorous or gentle walking experience. Most trails can be hiked as a loop. Especially in the morning, Townsend Park is a popular destination for people with dogs.

There are two pavilions available for rental, and a gazebo and gardens which have been used for family portraits and wedding photos. The lower pavilion overlooks the Remaley Pond where fishing is permitted.

Directions to Murrysville's Townsend Park  (Map)

  • If heading West on State Route 22, turn right at Vincent Hall Street (at the McDonalds).
  • Go straight through the next intersection (with Old William Penn Highway) where the road becomes Sardis Road. Continue for four miles on Sardis Road. You will pass the Murrysvile Golf Course, the Municipal Building, Sloan School and some soccer fields.
  • Just beyond the small red brick East Suburban Unitarian Universalist Church, turn left onto Twin Oaks Drive and drive for about a half a mile. The entrance to Townsend Park, with brick pillars, will be on your left, across from Bridgewood Drive.
  • You may park near the first ("Upper") pavilion or or turn left to reach the parking lot overlooking the park's two ballfields. To the right of the Upper Pavilion is a narrow road leading down to Remaley Pond, the Lower Pavilion, and its parking area.

In 2016 the MTA completed a new map of Townsend Park, showing the park's trails and other park facilities.