Perkasie Borough designates Perkasie Park as historic structure
On January 20 at a special public hearing, Perkasie Borough Council designated Perkasie Park, a privately owned former religious camp meeting ground, as the first locally recognized Historic Structure in the Borough’s 136-year-old history.
Council approved the motion to designate Perkasie Park as a Historic Structure under Section 102 of its municipal code as adopted in 1995. The Borough, as stated in its Comprehensive Plan, considers the legislative action as a “voluntary designation [that} confers no specific protection.” But the designation will allow the Park to petition other Borough commissions and agencies for relief considerations.
“We commend Perkasie Borough Council for its good-faith efforts to support local Historic Preservation by aggressively honoring the local historic structure process in its code,” said Scott Bomboy, the president of the Perkasie Park Association. “The Park was the first local group to seek such a hearing, which was extremely beneficial to Council and the Park members who attended it.”
The local Historic Structure designation is separate from the Park’s efforts to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places, Bomboy said, but it was equally important to get recognition and support from Borough Council.
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Perkasie Park in local and national news!
The Intelligencer and News-Herald ran recent profiles of Perkasie Park's efforts to obtain National Historic status because the Park's social and religious heritage. Better yet, the Associated Press picked up the News-Herald story nationally. Here are the links:
Kyle's story from the Intelligencer: http://tinyurl.com/onke68b
Bob's story from the News-Herald: http://tinyurl.com/o5xqhoa
Bob's story picked up the AP: http://tinyurl.com/mt6jdhx
What Is Perkasie Park?
Our private park has been a part of the small town of Perkasie since 1882, when the park's location was used for social gatherings and religious meetings. Today, the Perkasie Park Association operates the park as a non-denominational seasonal facility. Learn more about what the park is doing today and its fascinating history.
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Perkasie Park History Presentation
These are slides, nearly 90 of them, from our history presentation given to the Perkasie Historical Society in September 2013. Thanks to everyone who contributed photos and information.
Park Video From 1993
Enjoy a drive around Perkasie Park on Memorial Day in 1993.
The PPA is a nonprofit organization that owns and operates the current Perkasie Park.
The park is privately owned and its members keep the heritage of the park going strong.
The public is allowed in the park for certain events during the summer.
What Is Perkasie? It's More Than A Town
Perkasie may be the best-kept secret in Bucks County. The area is rich in history--going back to the days of William Penn,
Modern Perkasie is a diverse small-town community that's close to Philadelphia, New Hope and Lancaster County.
Learn more about Perkasie.
Members Only Access
If you are a current Park member or shareholder, get updates on private events at the Park, dates of services, and updates on our new blog, and Facebook page.
Get access using the Contact Us form on this page, or speak with a board member.
Quotes From The Past
"To those seeking rest for the body, stimulus for the mind and profit for the soul, we extend a cordial invitation." -- Park souvenir booklet, 1924
Pictures of The Park Since 1898
Go back in time and see what life was like in a Victorian summer village.
Our Proud Historic Sponsors!
Between 1900 and 1930, only the best businesses in Perkasie and other locations sponsored our annual Souvenir booklet. Check out the ads below!
On a very limited basis, the Perkasie Park Association will rent out its historic Pavilion for wedding services and other activities.
The Pavilion is mostly used for religious services, and it's on the Bucks County historic register. Use our Contact Us form to get more on his unique facility!