1155 Red Fox Road | East Stroudsburg, PA 18301



NEW Playground at Waterfront Park

Just in time for summer, a brand-new playground is open at Waterfront Park. A huge thank you is due to the Township’s roadcrew, who removed the old playground and installed the new one.
The playground is designed for children 2 to 12 years old, and includes slides, climbing features, a new swing set, and new mulch surrounding the play features. Stop by the park today and check it out!

Waterfront Wellness Park Grant Award for the
Vision Loss Trail


It is mind-stretching to think that our little township might be on the cutting edge of world-wide innovation in parks. We just received notice from our State Representative, Rosemary Brown, that we have been awarded a grant to build the next phase of our Waterfront Park. The grant is for our “Vision Loss Trail.” This will be a forest path featuring full-size sculptures of local animals and birds. When you reach the animal sculpture you can climb, hide, and play.

Vision Loss Trail is the third grant we have successfully won to develop our park (in partnership with LVHN-Pocono). The earlier grants will pay for an all-access, wheelchair accessible fishing dock on Marshalls Creek and a new waterfront trail leading to an activities area (these will be installed this summer). When the Wellness Park is completed, it will be a series of forest paths leading to a series of play and recreation areas that are accessible to children, adults, seniors, and people with disabilities. The LVHN-Poconos rehab staff is working with us to plan equipment and uses that will also aid post-operative strengthening and recovery. The grant is for about $146,000, of which the township will pay about $12,700.

Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS-4)

MS-4 is a collection of stormwater channels funneling into local streams without prior treatment. This program raises awareness to keep our streams clean. 

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River’s Edge Bike Park is Open

Delaware Water Gap’s bike pump track is now open! Located on River Road next to Minisink Park, there is plenty of fun to be had next to the Broadhead!          

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Learning to Drive a Big Yellow Bus

by Robert Lovenheim

Has this past year left you unemployed or seeking a career change? Every time I pass Smithfield Elementary and see the sign “Bus Drivers Wanted,” I think, could this be me? Years ago, in another life, I produced a TV movie called, “Long Journey Back” starring Cloris Leachman. It was based on the true story of a girl who lost her leg when her school bus was hit by a train. To shoot the shot of the school bus being hit by the train and have the bus actually collapse and get destroyed, my crew worked for weeks removing steal supports from the bus. School buses are built like brick…excuse me, like tanks.

I’ve always been curious about getting behind the wheel of a bus. Signing up for East Stroudsburg School District bus driving class was easy. Within days I got a call asking if I could start the class the following week. There I met a dozen fellow students and our instructors, Ed and Lorraine. The first phase is 14 hours of classroom instruction including a few hours of in-bus training. For 3.5 hours every night for four nights, we went over safety, and safety, and safety — interrupted only by DVDs about safety.

Next, I must pass a physical and then take the written DMV test for my CDL-B driver’s license permit. After that, it is at least six hours of one-on-one driving instruction, and then back to the DMV for a test. On an evening when we rode the buses with Ed and Lorraine, we practiced school bus pick up stops and railroad crossings. I always thought the extension bar that comes out on the front was to hold back traffic. Its actual purpose is to keep kids from crossing too close in front of the bus where the driver can’t see them over the hood.

The last video of our class was a montage of terrible crashes between school buses and trains.  I kept looking for a segment stolen from my film. But these were not staged Hollywood crashes, these were all real.  It was sobering. The program’s message is clear: we don’t want you driving our kids unless we are sure you can do it safely. If you think this may be a career for you, give the training course a try. My physical exam is in a few weeks. Will I pass?

The clinic will be held at the Northampton Community College, Monroe Campus.
Located at 2411 PA-715, Tannersville, PA 18372
Operating from 8am – 8pm offering the Moderna vaccine on the dates above.






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