PARKS AND RECREATION
The Township owns five active park and recreation areas, and leases one other. Township owned parks include Dawson Ridge Park, Ellis Fields, Two Mile Run Park, Two Mile Run Park Extension and Hardy Field. The Township also leases and maintains a ball field at the Heritage Valley Beaver facility. The Township owns other properties that are preserved as open space areas or are reserved for future park development.
Two Mile Run Park
Latitude, Longitude: 40.712719, -80.320815
Located on Gypsy Glen Road, Two Mile Run Park is the largest Township park. Shultz Lodge is available for rental year round. The lodge has 90 chairs and 12 tables available for use inside. In the warmer months, the attached pavilion at the rear of the lodge is also available. The kitchen is equipped with a counter, sink, two (2) refrigerators, electric stove and a microwave oven. There are no cookware, dishes or utensils available.
Shelter #1 (located beside the lodge) will accommodate approximately 75 and shelter #2 approximately 50. There are barbecue pits available at the shelters. Shelters are available for rental during the months of May through September. Contact the Township for applicable rental rates.
Reservations can be made by calling the Township office at (724) 774-4800 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Rental forms are available on the Applications and Forms Page.
The park has recently been expanded through the purchase of 37 acres of adjacent property. Additional improvements are under construction. A second entrance has been made into the park further north on Gypsy Glen Road with a large parking area. A ball field is under construction and a picnic shelter and bathrooms are scheduled for completion in 2009.
Two MileRunPark Extension
Latitude, Longitude: 40.712703, -80.334306
Located behind the Public Works site at 1250 Brighton Road, this 40 acre park includes a 1-mile paved walking trail through a wooded area. The Township has constructed a disc golf course in the park that is now available for use.
Dawson Ridge Park – Baseball and Basketball
Latitude/Longitude: 37.0625, -95.677068
Located on Birch Street in the Dawson Ridge Plan, Dawson Ridge Park is a 9.8 acre neighborhood park. A second entrance to the back parking lot is available at the end of Chestnut Street. Facilities located at this park include two little league size ball fields, a T-Ball size field, paved basketball court, playground and a building that houses a concession stand and restroom facilities.
The fields have been a central location for youth baseball and T-ball over the years, including future major leaguers John Burkett and Doug Platt
Ellis Fields – Baseball
Latitude, Longitude: 40.704001, -80.40458
Located at the end of Orchard Drive, off of Tuscarawas Road, Ellis Fields is approximately 13.7 acres in size. Two ball fields are located at Ellis Fields, one pony league size baseball field and one high school size softball field. There is one picnic shelter located at the fields and a building that houses a concession stand and restroom facilities. The remaining property is steep slopes, and remains in a passive state.
Hardy Field – Soccer, Football and Baseball
Latitude, Longitude: 40.699511, -80.404623
Located on Tuscarawas Road the property is 22 acres in size. Facilities located at this park include a soccer complex, combination football and baseball field, playground, large picnic pavilion, paved walking trail, a concession stand and restroom facilities.
The latitude and longitude coordinates are provided using informaiton supplied by Google Maps. Brighton Township can not be held responsible for the accuracy of this information.
Beaver’s public swimming pool, within a few minutes’ drive of most Brighton Township homes, is one of the most popular spots during the hot summers. Seven Oaks Country Club also features a members-only swimming pool.
BRADYS RUN PARK – PICNICS, BOATING AND HIKING
Nearby Brady’s Run Park, a wonderfully diverse, 2,000-acre park featuring a 28-acre lake for boating, fishing and swimming. Operated by the County of Beaver, it is a setting for many annual outings, festivals, picnics, weddings and a host of other fun activities for year-round family fun. The facilities including:
- Indoor ice-skating rink
- Indoor tennis courts
- Outdoor in-line roller hockey rink
- Walking/Running (Indoors & Outdoors)
- New large and small dog parks
- Horseshoe courts
- Horse arena and trails
- 14-miles of mountain biking trails
- Skateboard park
INDOOR ICE ARENA
Township residents have convenient access to the Bradys Run Park Indoor Ice Arena, maintained by the County of Beaver, for ice hockey and ice skating recreation.