high Acres park
High Acres Park is located at 110 High Acres Drive (directly off Route 447 north) in Canadensis. The park consists of several acres of land, and includes many different amenities. The Park offers visitors 3 separate pavilions for picnics or other activities, as well as a baseball field, a basketball court,volleyball court, a children's play area and a fishing pond.
The pavilions are available for rent for your private party or event. Please see the Park Policy and Reservation Form. Contact the Barrett Township Supervisors at (570) 595-2602 for more information. We ask that anyone visiting the park obey the Park Rules and Regulations.
The baseball field at High Acres Park is located at the southern-most end of the park. While it can often be found in use by our local little league, feel free to hit a few balls when it's free.
Children's Play Area
The children's play area is located at the southern end of High Acres Park, near the baseball field. There are many items for your children to play on, including a slide, monkey bars, see-saw, and other jungle-gym type equipment. The area is conveniently located near two pavilions and the restrooms.
The basketball court is located at the northern end of the park, just beyond the fishing pond. Stop in and shoot a few hoops, or challenge some of the other residents in the park and showcase your basketball prowess.
The volleyball court is located at the northern end of the park, just beyond the fishing pond and near the basketball court.
The fishing pond is located just inside the entrance to High Acres Park, near the basketball court. The pond contains several species of small fish, and many children can often be found fishing there.
Please remember to obey all Pennsylvania laws regarding fishing while using the fishing pond. Swimming is not permitted, as there is no lifeguard at the fishing pond. Please use the pond safely and remember to share it with your fellow park visitors.
The High Acres Park Memorial Garden at the flagpole is a prominent feature as you enter the Park. The park is the third and final location to honor veterans from Barrett. The relocation project was a volunteer effort taking approximately three years. Bronze memorial plaques with the honor roll of veterans are secured to this double-sided granite stone monument. Each plaque represents a critical time in our nation’s history.
High Acres Memorial Garden was designed and constructed by Ryan Stewart as an Eagle Scout project. He was assisted by Trip Dilger and the Barrett Township Maintenance Department. Benches were donated by Evans-Blitz Post #922 American Legion and the Barrett Township Supervisors.
A bricked pathway leads to and surrounds the monument and flagpole. The commemorative bricks around the flagpole base were purchased by local residents as a donation supporting High Acres Park.
The High Acres Memorial Garden now serves as a venue for our Memorial Day and Veteran's Day ceremonies.