About the Project

Hershey has always had a strong culture and sense of community. It’s what makes our town so special. Whether you grew up in Derry Township or moved here a year ago, our community pride is what ties us all together.

Since our recreation center was built in 1963, our community and its recreation needs have grown. The new Hershey Community Center is the vision of our residents. It will serve us and generations to come.

The new Hershey Community Center, will provide additional recreational and social opportunities. It will give residents of all ages more room to swim, participate in classes, hold community meetings and enjoy socializing together. It will also provide a home for our local senior center and offer expanded programs for our students after school. We listened to residents and results of a needs analysis to shape the key components of the new facility including:

  • Teen Center
  • Gymnasium with Walking Track
  • Senior Center
  • Fitness Area with group exercise rooms
  • Common Areas for socialization and multipurpose rooms for events and classes
  • Outdoor Summer Community Pool
  • Indoor Warm Water Leisure Pool
  • And, a 35-meter stretch competition pool (includes 14 lanes)