About The Park

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Temporary Directions to Rider Park
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is replacing the bridge on Warrensville Road, just south of the Caleb Creek Road intersection. As a result of this much needed improvement, Warrensville Road and Pleasant Valley Road is closed just north of Warrensville.

Rider Park’s patrons can still access Rider Park by following these directions:
1. Traveling north on Warrensville Road, turn left or west on to Rt. 973.
2. Follow the detour signs to Northway Road. Turn right onto Northway Road.
3. Continue until the road intersects with Pleasant Valley Road.
4. At the intersection of Pleasant Valley Road and Northway Road, turn right.
5. Follow Pleasant Valley Road until the road is closed.
6. Turn left onto Caleb Creek Road.
7. Follow Caleb Creek Road to the entrance of Rider Park.

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, this bridge replacement project is expected to be completed in the middle of August 2014. Additional details will be posted on this website as they become available.

Trail Conditions
All trails are open. Come visit Rider Park and see the many variety of song birds including black capped chickadees, nuthatches, downy woodpeckers, bluebirds, red winged blackbirds cardinal and blue jays to name a few. There is always something exciting to see at Rider Park.

Rider Park is a gift of the late Thomas J. Rider to the residents of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. Mr. Rider included a special request that the Sisters of Christian Charity and Divine Providence Hospital, now part of Susquehanna Health System, use the area for employee recreation and patient rehabilitation. He also provided funds for the maintenance of the park.

A noted businessman and civic leader, Mr. Rider strongly believed in the benefits of a life of community service. Rider Park is a fitting legacy. Located in Lycoming County, north of Warrensville, Pennsylvania, the park has over 867 acres of woodlands and meadows and is a tribute to a man whose life embodied a healthy balance of work, volunteerism and the enjoyment of recreation.

Rider Park is free and open daily to the public from dawn to dusk.

Rider Park is an 867 acre low impact park offering a variety of outdoor activities. The activities permitted in the park are: hiking, picnicking, cross-country skiing, mountain biking, trail running, bird watching and snow shoeing. There are three scenic vistas along park trails.

A covered pavilion with picnic tables and seating for 40 is available for your use. Please call 570-321-1500 for reservation information. One handicapped accessible portable restroom facility is available.

Bonnie Mahoney
Rider Park Manager

Jennifer D. Wilson
President & CEO

Contact Information
Rider Park Information
Local: 570-601-3377
Toll Free: 1-877-480-3377

First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania
Local: 570-321-1500
Toll Free: 1-866-901-2372