Parks & Recreation
AUSTIN T. BLAKESLEE NATURAL AREA
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Austin T. Blakeslee Natural Area is a Regional Park in Tobyhanna Township purchsed through the collaboration
of Tunkhannock and Tobyhanna Townships. This project was funded in part by the Pennsylvania Department
of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Monroe County Open Space Bond. It was the desire that
this area be kept in its natural state, adding only a few paths and other minor improvements to allow the
public to enjoy its scenic beauty and to allow fishermen access to the Tobyhanna Creek. It is open Dawn to
Originally used for farming, it became a popular, active recreational park, named Harrison Park, until a flood
destroyed it in 1955. Remnants include the foundation of a stone building that housed the roller rink, and an
artesian well. Today, the Austin T. Blakeslee Natural Area is approximately 130 acres of permanently protected
land. The Tobyhanna Falls have been a treasure for generations to the residents in the Blakeslee area.
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Geocode: The Google geocoder found:
Austin T. Blakeslee Natural Area, Blakeslee, PA 18610, USA
Austin T. Blakeslee Natural Area
N41' 5.0674', W075" 35.4983'
BLANCHE D. PRICE PARK
Tobyhanna Township is fortunate to have a beautiful park located in Pocono Pines, off of State Avenue. The park offers picnic areas as well as a well-equipped playground. There are ball fields, basketball courts and tennis courts. The Main Lodge Building is located in the park and is popular to Township residents for rental in the summer.
The Main Lodge Building is available for rental from May 1, 2017 to October 9, 2017.
The building may be rented at the cost of $275 with a $150 security deposit for any Friday, Saturday or Sunday and a rental fee of $75.00 with a $150.00 security deposit for any Monday through Thursday. You must bring proof of residency and register at the Township office any Monday through Friday between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM. A deposit is required to hold your reservation.
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May 1 2017 to October 9 2017
Geocode: BLANCHE D. PRICE PARK
Located off 105 Government Center Way
Pocono Pines, PA 18350
N41' 6.204', W075" 28.0185'
Keiper Ballfield Tobyhanna Township Community Park/Center 9.0 acres
Cross Street off Locust Ridge Quarry Road in Locust Paradise Developmant, Pocono Lake, Pennsylvania
N 41 7' 18.3''
W 75 32' 49.6''
LOCUST RIDGE BALL FIELD
Slutter Road off Locust Ridge Road. at the back entrance to locust lake village. Pocono Lake, Pennsylvania
N 41 8' 11''
W 75 33' 8.4''
Pocono Mountain West Little League