Swamp isn’t “Swampy.” The historical name for the village that lies at the intersection of Swamp Pike and Rt. 663 (North Charlotte Street) was “Swamp,” an English corruption of the German Schwam—for meadows, lowlands.

Parks & Recreation

Parks & Fields


  • Briar Ridge Park:  Magnolia Drive , Gilbertsville – Amenities:  Small Playground
  • Hickory Park:  2140 Big Road, Gilbertsville – Amenities:  Swimming Pool, Concession Stand, Pavilion Rentals, Grills, Playground, Volleyball, Fishing & Barrel Ball.  (Horseshoes – you must bring your own.)
  • Swamp Creek Park:  3179 Reifsnyder Road, Gilbertsville – Amenities:  Model Airplane Flying, Walking Trail (.8 miles), Historical School House, Small Playground & Dog Friendly
  • NHT Community Park:  2766 Gail Drive, Gilbertsville – Amenities:  Barn Rental, Baseball/Softball Field, Basketball Court, Frisbee Golf, Hockey Court, Walking Trail, Pavilion Rental, Picnic Tables, Grills & Playground
  • Pleasant Run Park:  600 Schultz Road, Perkiomenville – Amenities:  Fishing Pond & Park Benches
  • Deep Creek Park:  Deep Creek Road (North of Pleasant Run Park), Perkiomenville – Amenities:  Trails, Bird Watching & Picnic Tables
  • Windlestrae Park:  132 Chalet Road, Gilbertsville – Amenities:  Small Playground

  • Gambone Complex:  132 Chalet Road, Gilbertsville – Amenities:  Two Football Fields.  (Leased to Optimists of Boyertown Football)
  • Middle Creek:  Dotterer Road, Gilbertsville – Amenities:  Baseball Field & Two Soccer Fields.  (Leased to Pine Forge & Boyertown Soccer)
  • Layfield Park:  Dotterer Road, Gilbertsville – Amenities:  Three Soccer Fields.  (Leased to Boyertown Soccer)
  • Recreation Center Fields:  2373 Hoffmansville Road, Frederick – Amenities:  Three Lacrosse Fields.  (Leased to Optimists of Boyertown Lacrosse)