The Windsor Area Recreation Commission
was created in June of 2003. The Commission consists of two
representatives from Windsor Borough, one representative
from the Red Lion Area School District and two
representatives from Windsor Township.
In the Spring of 2001 a group of officials
of Windsor Township had met with DCNR Bureau of
Recreation and Conservation representative Michael
Eschenmann to discuss the formation of a regional
recreation commission. After discussion and exploration
it was decided that Windsor Township, Borough of Felton,
Borough of Windsor and the Red Lion Area School District
would apply for a DCNR Bureau of Recreation and
Conservation Peer to Peer Grant and explore and examine
the possibilities of creating a regional recreation
commission. The Borough of Felton later withdrew for
In the Spring of 2002, Ephrata Recreation
Center Executive Director David Lloyd, was selected as
the professional peer consultant to facilitate the
study. The peer consultant was contracted to conduct
inventories of recreational facilities, programs, and
services currently available; prepare an overall
analysis of public input on recreation and park
services; determine the willingness of each party to
form a commission and hire a recreation director; help
create a budget; coordinate the adoption of an
intergovernmental agreement; and compile a final report.
A study committee was formed with
representation from the Borough of Windsor, the Township
of Windsor and the Red Lion Area School District to
assist the peer.
The goals of the study were to:
- Coordinate cooperation between municipal
- Develop a favorable economic condition
for a new regional agency.
- Hire a full-time recreation director.
In April of 2003, The Borough of Windsor,
The Township of Windsor and the Red Lion Area School
District reached an Intergovernmental Agreement.
By-Laws, Operating Budget, Job Description, Business
Plan and Policy Manual were all developed. A Circuit
Rider Grant was applied for and the Windsor Area
Recreation Commission was formed and members were
selected. The final step of hiring a Recreation Director
was completed in the middle of July, 2003.