East Berlin Citizens and Borough Council welcome you to our community’s website. East Berlin is a small community of approximately 1,500 people. Though small, we have a number of clubs and organizations. The Lion’s Club, East Berlin Area Community Center, East Berlin Senior Citizens, East Berlin Community Library, Liberty Fire Company #1, East Berlin Historic Preservation Society, Veterans of Foreign Wars, East Berlin Baseball for Youth, Scouts and 4-H are a few.
We have a great variety of local businesses either right in town or just outside of our borders. We are sure you will find what you need in or very near East Berlin. Among these businesses are several fine restaurants and taverns, unique shops, antique shops, Beds and Breakfasts, a florist, a grocery, hardware, an auto dealership and a bank. In town are two medical establishments, dentists, chiropractors and a pharmacy. Our industry includes wood products, electronics and specialized animal feeds. Many of our organizations and business have their own web sites. Please visit them to obtain more information.
Our regionally famous Colonial Day is sponsored and run annually by the Historical Society. Folks come from Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia as well as many Central Pennsylvania areas. Colonial Day is the second Saturday in September, rain or shine.
If you have a question not answered in our web site please use the contact link at the top of this page to communicate with us. Please be patient, however. If the answer requires an official response by Borough Council or the Mayor, or if research is required before answering, it may take some time. Your answer may arrive in the form of an official letter. So, be sure to include your mailing address in the email.
Thanks for visiting. We hope you love East Berlin as much as we do.
Sincerely, East Berlin Citizens and Borough Council.
East Berlin Community Park
In late 2004, the East Berlin Borough Council created a Parks & Recreation Commission. Its purpose was to develop a borough owned tract of 17 acres as a park & recreation area on North Avenue.
In 2011, Phase I of the park was completed with primary features being a 1,250 square foot picnic pavilion, a skate park, a 0.4 mile walking path, a personalized brick walkway, and a paved entrance and parking area. The park receives daily use and special community events are held throughout the year. We will be posting an events calendar on this page and we encourage you to visit it often to see what events are planned. Although dates aren’t finalized we are planning two “Evenings in The Park” events in 2012, our 3rd annual Golf Outing, and a Ducky Derby on the Conewago. We are also contemplating events around the holidays.
To continue to develop the park with features such as a playground, soccer fields, basketball and tennis courts, etc, financial support will be an ongoing need. Donations can be directed to the Borough Office address noted above. Other options of providing financial support can be made by supporting our “Engrave a Brick” program or sponsorship of a picnic table. The “Engrave a Brick” program has been popular as one can use it to honor, memorialize, or acknowledge people, pets, or achievements. The brick is placed in the brick walkway and the walkway and its individual personalized bricks have become a good conversation starter for park visitors. Sponsoring of picnic tables produces the same response from visitors as a plaque is attached to the picnic table with wording of the sponsor’s choice. The picnic pavilion, with a capacity of at least 80, can also be reserved for exclusive use at a daily fee of $50. Proceeds from the pavilion rental help park funding, also.
The Parks & Recreation Commission meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7:00pm in the Borough Hall. The public is always welcome. The Commission has a nine member capacity complement with two vacancies at the current time. Consider becoming a member and help us continue our mission to “Develop a park and recreation facility that offers physical and recreational activities, social settings, passive areas, and open spaces to be enjoyed by all and young and old.”