New Hanover Township “free schools” started in 1850 with the operation of 10 one-room schools. The township-run school system closed in 1949, but all of the buildings still stand today.

Parks & Recreation


  • Easter Egg Hunt: March 31st at 10:00am, New Hanover Community Park. The Easter Egg Hunt will start at 10:00am sharp! Followed by pictures with the Easter Bunny! This event is for children 10 and under. Please bring your own basket/bag to collect eggs in.

  • Fishing Derby: May 12th from 10:00am to 12:00pm, 2140 Big Road, Gilbertsville.  The Fishing Derby is for childern 3 to 12 years old. Please bring your own rod and bait for a fun filled morning! You must register to participate.
                  Fishing Derby Registration Form

  • Hickory Park Food Truck Fest:  May 19th from 12:00PM to 5:00 PM, 2140 Big Road, Gilbertsville.  If you have a food truck and would like to participate, please email for more information.   
               Hickory Park Food Truck - Food Vendor Application
               Hickory Park Food Truck - Vendor Application

  • Fall Frolic: September 8th from 12:00pm-5:00pm, Hickory Park 2140 Big Road, Gilbertsville. APPLICATIONS COMING SOON
  • Halloween Safe House:  Date and Location TBD:  from 6:30 PM to 8 PM.  Dress up in your costume and come join us to gather your treats!
  • Lunch w/Santa & his Reindeer:  Recreation Center - December 10 from 1 PM to 3 PM.  You must register at the township for this event.  Friday, December 1st, is the last day to sign-up.   

If you are interested in being a sponsor for any of our events please contact Jessica Wilhelmy at or (610) 323-1008 for more inforation.