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Family Activities

Libraries
http://readingpubliclibrary.org/

  • Main Library

100 S. Fifth St., Reading, PA 19602

P: (610) 655-6350 circulation

  • Southeast Branch Library

1426 Perkiomen Avenue, Reading, PA 19602

P: (610) 655-6362

  • Northeast Branch Library

1348 North 11th Street, Reading, PA 19604

P: (610) 655-6361

  • Northwest Branch Library

901 Schuylkill Avenue, Reading, PA 19601

P: (610) 655-6360


For children & adults

  • County of Berks

Please visit this website for current events happening in Berks County. There are links in the side of the screen where you can navigate to what interests you and your family. http://www.co.berks.pa.us/Dept/Parks/Pages/InterpretivePrograms.aspx?

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  • About Families

About families is a monthly newspaper with information on children’s education, childcare, healthy families, community events, and summer camps. Visit its website to find more on what is available: http://www.aboutfamiliespa.com/



  • Health and Life Skills
    Programs in this area develop young people’s capacity to engage in positive behaviors that nurture their own well-being, set personal goals, and live successfully as self-sufficient adults.
    Activities:
    Cavity-Free Zone | Smart Girls
    |NetSmartz | Passport to Manhood | Smart Moves | Feed-A-Friend | Kids Café (in partnership with the Greater Berks Food Bank)


  • Sports, Fitness and Recreation
    Programs in this area develop fitness, positive use of leisure time, skills for stress management, appreciation for the environment, and social skills.
    Activities: Basketball | Baseball Tomorrow Fund | Swimming | RBI Baseball League | Table/Board Games | JR RBI Baseball League | Soccer | NFL Flag Football | Structured Gym | Blue Mountain Camp



  • Reading Recreation Commission

320 S. 3rd St., Reading, PA 19602

P: (610) 655-6201

http://www.readingrec.org/

Activities: Playground | Pool | Rec Centers | Tennis | Basketball | Baseball | Softball | Soccer | Volleyball | Bus Trips


  • YMCA

631 Washington St., Reading, PA 19601

P: (610) 378-4700

http://www.ymca-berkscounty.org/locations/central/

Activities: Childcare (before & after school| Pool | Fitness center (gym) | Basketball court | Walking track | Racketball


  • Goggle Works

201 Washington Street, Reading, PA 19601

P: (610) 374-4600

http://www.goggleworks.org/


Activities: Exhibitions | classes & workshops | Foreign movie theater

  • First Energy Stadium home of The Reading Fightin Phils (formerly Reading Phillies)

1900 Centre Ave, Reading, PA 19612
P: (610) 375-8469


  • T.E.A Factory

580 Willow St, Reading, PA 19602

P: (484) 222-0832

http://www.virtualberks.com/teafactory2015

Activities: Art exhibits | Salsa classes | Theater classes | Yoga | Zumba | Poetry Class 


  • Reading Public Museum

500 Museum Rd, Reading, PA 19611

P: (610) 371-5850

http://www.readingpublicmuseum.org

Activities: Art exhibits | Planetarium | Arboretum

Note: Go to the Reading Public Library to get a FREE museum pass for you and your children!


  • Boy Scouts :

5027 Pottsville Pike | Reading, PA 19605

P: (610) 926-3406

http://www.scouting.org/


  • Girl Scouts:

1300 New Holland Rd # 106 | Reading, PA

P: (610) 796-7587

http://www.gsep.org/


Children Playgrounds:

  • Amanda Stout - Muhlenberg & Maple St (0.54 acres)

  • Baer Park - W. Douglass & George St. (9.05 acres)

  • Barbey’s - Schuylkill Ave. & W. Elm St. (1.99 acres)

  • Brookline - Meade & McArthur ST.  (4.00 acres)

  • City Park - 11th & Washington St. (48.83 acres)

  • E.J. Dives - Arlington St. & Upland Ave. (3.00 acres)

  • Essick - Church & Oley St. (.50 acres)

  • Front & Schiller - Front & Schiller St. (0.68 acres)

  • Glenside - Lackawanna St. (9.13 acres)

  • Hillside - 14th & Green St. (3.00 acres)

  • Keffer Park - 3rd & Exeter St. (5.00 acres) 

  • Lance Place - Douglass St. (0.18 acres)

  • Neversink - S. 14th St. (3.86 acres)

  • Northmont - Delta & Fremont Ave. (3.75 acres)

  • Oakbrook Housing - Scott & McClellan St. (5.00 acres)

  • Pendora - 19th & Forest St. (6.25 acres)

  • Reading Iron - Laurel St. & Gilson Alley. (1.55 acres)

  • Windsor & Ritter - Windsor & Ritter St. (5.00)

  • 2nd & Oley - 2nd St & Oley St. (0.75 acres)

  • 3rd & Spring - 3rd & Spring St. (4.00 acres)

  • 3rd & Spruce - 3rd & Spruce St. (7.56 acres)

  • 6th & Amity - 6th & Amity St. (2.23 acres)

  • 9th & Marion - 9th & Marion St. (0.30 acres)

  • 10th & Green - 10th & Green St. (2.50 acres)  

  • 10th & South - 10th & South St.

  • 11th & Pike - 11th & Pike St. (6.23 acres)

  • 12th & Chestnut - 12th & Chestnut St. (0.50 acres)  

  • 16th & Haak - 16th & Haak St. (2.65 acres) 

  • Source: http://www.readingpa.gov/content/recreation-facilities


State Parks – great for hiking!

  • Allegheny Aqueduct -- Old River Road, Gibralter

  • Antietam Lake Park and Angora Fruit Farm -- 230 Angora Road, Reading

  • Berks County Heritage Center -- Red Bridge Road, Bern Township

  • Berks Leisure Area/Sheeler House -- 1901 Tulpehocken Road, Wyomissing

  • Blue Marsh Lake -- Blue Marsh is located off of Rt. 183 west of Reading.

You can hike or ride your bikes from Stoncliffe.

Activities: Boating | hiking | biking |birdwatching | picnicking | swimming

Activities: Trails | Mountain Biking | Horseback Riding | Picnicking | Swimming | Boating | Fishing |Hunting | Disc Golfing | Orienteering | Education | Cross-country Skiing | Sledding | Ice Skating | Ice Fishing | Organized Group Cabin Camps | Organized Group Tenting | Yurts | Cabins | Camping Cottages | Camping

  • Gring's Mill Recreation Area -- 2083 Tulpehocken Road, Wyomissing

  • Nolde Forest http://goo.gl/bWfqgO For more information on the state park

Activities: Picnicking | Fishing | Hiking |Dog Walking | Cross-country Skiing |

  • Red Bridge Recreation Area -- 2141 Tulpehocken Road, Wyomissing

  • Stonecliffe Recreation Area -- 1200 Monroe Street, Reading

Skate park | hiking | biking | picnicking | soccer | exercise station | basketball

  • Youth Recreation Facility -- 1098 County Road, Leesport

Swimming Pools:

  • Schlegel Park Pool -- 10 & Lancaster Ave

  • West Reading Pool -- 501 Sycamore Rd | West Reading, PA

  • KenGrill Pool -- 730 High Blvd | Reading, PA

  • College Manor Swimming Association -- 1635 Rockland St | Reading, PA

  • Shillington Swimming Pool -- Philadelphia Ave | Shillington, PA

  • French Creek State Park Pool and Boats -- Elverson, PA 19520