The first known deed issued in New Hanover was for 200 acres to Johannes Schneider, December 9, 1718. The site is now the Gilbertsville Golf Course.

Parks & Recreation


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many events previously scheduled throughout the year will not be offered this year.  The Township is offering a Fishing Derby event which is open to children ages 12 and younger.  The fishing derby will take place at Hickory Park, 2140 Big Road and will  be held on May 15 with a rain date of May 16 if necessary.  Anglers may toss in their lines to catch some very hungry trout beginning at 9:00 AM with the event concluding at 11:00 AM.  Prizes will be awarded for the smallest, the largest, the first caught, and the most fish caught.   A preregistration form including a "Wavier and Release of All Claims and Assumptions of Risk" must be signed by the parent of each child participating.  Completed registration forms may be emailed to   

The Township's 33rd annual Fall Frolic is currently in its planning stage.  The event will take place at Hickory Park, 2140 Big Road, Gilbertsville, PA on September 18 from 12 noon to 5:00  PM.  Children's entertainment consists of crafts, games, rides and food;  for adults, there will be food truck vendors, information  and  local artisan booths.  There is no charge to attend the event.  Wrist bands will be offered at a cost of $10 and will entitle the wearer to participate in amusements, games and crafts for the entire afternoon.  The event promises to be a fun day with something for everyone.   Anyone wishing to participate as a vendor may contact Eileen Pogany at 610 323-1008 ext 101 or may download an application here.