Community Champion of the Week: The Back Mountain Recreation Fund

In the mid 1990s a team of people from the Back again Mountain area fashioned an advert-hoc committee to study the have to have for much more recreation room.

Working together with point out, county and neighborhood governments non-gains youth athletics businesses civic groups region enterprises foundations school districts and spot citizens its mission was to enhance the high quality of lifestyle appreciated by all Back Mountain people and meet a wide variety of local community desires with a distinctive emphasis on serving youth and seniors.

As a consequence, Again Mountain Recreation, Inc. (BMR) was set up in 1998 as a charitable, non-income company dedicated to the conservation of open place and the development of recreational facilities in the Back again Mountain area of Northeastern Pennsylvania. BMR owns, operates and maintains the 130 Acre Jean and Hal Flack Spouse and children Sporting activities and Recreation Park found at 55 Outlet Street in Lehman Township, Luzerne County. It was obtained and formulated with generous donations by area family members and state grants.

BMR strives to encourage participation in healthy routines and environmental stewardship, give instructional options to the community, and demonstrate sound land use setting up in a swiftly establishing area. The park is situated in the heart of the Back Mountain and is dwelling to the Again Mountain Soccer Club, the Again Mountain Youth Soccer and Cheerleading Club and the Back Mountain Bandits Youth Lacrosse League. It’s a central area for arranged sport for in excess of 2000 of the Again Mountain’s youth each and every year.

The park is comprised of 7 blend soccer/lacrosse fields and a soccer subject for arranged sports activities and basic recreation things to do. A concluded walking path all-around the soccer/lacrosse fields are used everyday be those searching for a degree wander, secure from vehicular visitors.

For these intrigued in a much more physically demanding wander, 5 miles of rustic climbing trails were being constructed by a nearby Eagle Scout project by the scenic hillside woods. Path maps are available at the trail head kiosk at the conclusion of the upper parking large amount.

In the winter season months the park is open up for hiking, snow shoeing and cross-region snowboarding. Several hours of operation are every day from dawn to dark except in the course of harsh temperature. BMR is supported by donations, costs for use by structured groups and The Luzerne Foundation’s Back again Mountain Recreation Endowment Fund recognized by the generous donation by the Jean and Hal Flack Loved ones.

Need to you would like to assist the Back again Mountain Recreation Endowment Fund of The Luzerne Foundation, you should come to feel free of charge to donate through the web site outlined under or by mail. If you are equivalent to the Back again Mountain people and have a trigger in the vicinity of to your coronary heart and want to make a big difference right here in Northeastern Pennsylvania — make sure you give us a contact at The Luzerne Basis.

Do you want to make our local community better? So do we. Let’s do it with each other.

Because of you and for you, we are … Below for superior.™


C. David Pedri is President and CEO of The Luzerne Foundation. This weekly column sequence is an promoting partnership involving the The Luzerne Basis and the Occasions Chief. For a lot more information about the firm, go to or get in touch with 570-822-2065.