Hershey Recreation Center

Parks and Recreation in Derry Township

Hershey Recreation Center

605 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033
(717) 533-7138

The Fishing Derby scheduled for Saturday, May 7 has been postponed due to the extremely wet conditions.

The event will be held on Saturday, May 21 from 8:00-10:00 am.

Organized recreation in Derry Township began with the development of Milton Hershey’s model town. He believed recreation to be as vital to our lives as housing and utilities. During the construction of the town, Mr. Hershey established a plan for a public park and the Cocoa Avenue Plaza. The Cocoa Avenue Plaza was donated to the Township in 1978. The Township continues to place recreation as a high priority and strives to meet the recreational needs of an active community.

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Cocoa Castle: The Next Generation


Cocoa Castle was constructed in 1993 and is twenty two years old. As a result, the wooden structure is in need of replacement. The conceptual rendering shown has been designed to portray a close approximation of what the structure will look like when replaced. A grant has been awarded from DCNR to assist with the cost of this project, but some additional fundraising is needed.

We have several exciting opportunities to support this project, including personalized fence pickets that are available for $50, commemorative bricks for $150, and there are also varying levels of sponsorship ranging from $500 to $5,000. In addition, you have the opportunity to sponsor specific playground components.

We need to realize our goal soon in order to have an installation by September 2016.  We very much hope you’ll consider helping the Hershey community with this important project.

Please review the sponsorship information below and contact us via email @ CocoaCastleHershey@gmail.com if you have any questions or need additional information.

Cocoa Castle Brick Sale    Cocoa Castle Picket Sale    Sponsorships


Special Event Registration Forms

Hershey Arts & Craft Show     Hershey Memorial Day Parade