The Antietam Valley Community Partnership (AVCP) was founded to improve the quality of life in the Antietam Valley, which includes the Boroughs of Mount Penn and Saint Lawrence, the Township of Lower Alsace, and the immediately surrounding area.



1,000 gallons of fun!
Antietam Pool is the home of the LARGEST POOL IN BERKS COUNTY, one of three pools on the grounds!  In addition to the historic Main Pool, Antietam has an Olympic Lap Pool and a Baby Pool with a Mushroom Fountain.

The expansive grounds contain an exceptional concession stand, a basketball/volleyball court, a large pavilion available for rental, two shuffleboard courts and a game room with Ping Pong and other games. Antietam Pool features newly-painted locker room and rest room facilities, and a separate family bathroom for the little ones. Antietam Pool employs seasonal managerial and maintenance staff, in addition to approximately 40 lifeguards.

Many volunteers from the community have donated their time to improve the facility, including a cadre of professional painters, an annual service project by the Antietam Junior Class, and Alvernia University through the Holleran Center for Community and Global Engagement


AVRCC rents out the recreation center located in the 900 block of Byram Street for events such as birthday parties, wedding receptions, first Holy Communion parties, baptisms, and graduation parties.  The Rec Center is a free standing one-floor brick building equipped with a kitchen, bathrooms and large open gathering area. They offer a full kitchen, dance floor and chairs/tables to seat 100. We now have heat, so the Rec Center is available year round for your event!  See AVRCC Website for details:


The Antietam School District encompasses approximately 5.3 square miles and is comprised of two municipalities: Mt. Penn Borough and Lower Alsace Township and currently serves approximately 1100 students. The Board consists of 9 members elected at large on staggered four year terms. The Board meets on the third and fourth Monday of each month, at 7:00 pm in the Antietam School District Board room, 100 Antietam Road, Reading, Pa. 19606, 610-779-0554.

address: 100 Antietam Road, Reading, Pa. 19606 | phone: 610-779-0554 | website:


address: 1125 Berkshire Blvd. Suite 115, Wyomissing, PA 19610
phone: 610-372-8439 |  toll free: 855-372-8439 | website:


address: 633 Court Street, Reading, PA 19601 | website:


Lower Alsace Ambulance Association (LAAA) is the Lower Alsace Township and surrounding area’s emergency 911 ambulance provider. LAAA services the residents and guests of the township 24/7 with advanced, intermediate and basic life support ambulance services, in addition to standbys and PR events that occur within its borders. LAAA responds to approximately 2000 emergencies annually with a mix of paid and volunteer EMT’s and Paramedics. LAAA’s principal funding sources include insurance reimbursements, ambulance memberships, municipal taxpayer support, and various federal, state, and local grant programs. LAAA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

address: 50 N. 25th Street, Reading, PA 19606 | website:


Staffed with approximately 38 volunteer firemen, the company has 4 trucks and is able to serve the community on monies it receives from donations from residents, fund raisers and an annual contribution from the Township.

Contact them at: 610-779-4200 if you are interested in becoming a volunteer.


address: 10 Fairlane Road, Reading, PA 19606 | phone: 610-779-5137


This volunteer group has organized to restore, maintain, educate and preserve the Pagoda, Fire Tower Skyline area.

phone: 610-375-6389 | website:


PA Senator Judith L. Schwank – 11th Senatorial District
210 George Street, Suite 201, Reading, PA 19605
phone: 610-929-2151

PA Representative Mark Rozzi – 126th District
4933 Kutztown Road. Temple, PA 19560
phone: 610-921-8921


phone: 610-929-0766 | website:



Resident Info: DIAL 911 FOR Emergencies

The Police Department is located at: 2147 Perkiomen Avenue, Mount Penn, PA 19606
Non-emergency phone: 610-655-4911

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About Central Berks: The Central Berks Regional Police Department includes 21 sworn law enforcement officers and one civilian Administrative Assistant that provides 24/7 police coverage to the residents of Mount Penn Borough, Lower Alsace Township, Saint Lawrence Borough, and Oley Township. Collectively, we serve a population of over 13,000 residents across a 30 square mile region of Berks County. Our patrol officers are assigned to four squads. Each squad works 12-hour shifts. Our patrol division’s primary duty is to respond to calls for service along with traffic enforcement but some of our officers are also involved in various community policing programs. The Central Berks Regional Police Department also has a criminal investigation division which consists of one Detective Sergeant, one Narcotics Investigator, and one Criminal Detective. The Detective Sergeant and Criminal Detective handle all criminal cases that require further investigation beyond an initial report taken by the patrol division. Examples of cases handled by the criminal investigation division are: homicides, assaults, sexual offenses, burglaries, robberies, credit card frauds, identity theft, etc. The Narcotics Investigator handles all drug-related cases. The Central Berks Regional Police Department also has an Accident Reconstruction Unit and Bike Patrol Unit.

Mission Statement: The mission of the Central Berks Regional Police Department is to work in true partnership with our fellow citizens of Lower Alsace Township, Mount Penn Borough, Saint Lawrence Borough, Oley Township, and the Police Zone of Alsace Township. We strive to enhance the quality of life through law enforcement and reduce the fear and incidence of crime. In accomplishing these goals, service will be our commitment; honor and integrity our mandate.

Additional Services:

    • Car Seat Safety Check- Officer Strobel is certified to check proper installation of car seats and booster seats.  Please call the office to schedule an appointment.
    • Fingerprinting- Fingerprinting service is provided at a cost of $25. Please call the office to schedule an appointment.
    • Medication Drop Box- Any unused, unwanted, or expired medications can be dropped off in our lobby during office hours. Medications should remain in their original containers. Personal information should be crossed out, but information about the medication should be legible. Click here to see a list of what is accepted and not accepted.
    • Report Requests- Requests for a police report can be submitted to our office in person during office hours, or by mail, fax, or e-mail. The cost of each report is $15, payable by cash, check, or money order. Include a self-addressed stamped envelope or a toll-free fax number to ensure prompt delivery of the report.  Please note that certain reports will not be available for release due to criminal history laws. Visit HERE for a request form.
    • Security Services- A request for security services by a police officer must be in writing and submitted at least two (2) weeks in advance of the event. Please visit HERE for a request form.
    • Tours- Individual or group tours of the police station are given by appointment only. Please call the office at least seven (7) days in advance to schedule a tour.
    • Vacation Check- the Department will provide a courtesy patrol past your home while you are on vacation. Just fill out the Vacation Notice (on line) submit it to us at least three (3) days in advance of your departure date. Please note, we will not accept a vacation notice if someone will be staying in your home while you are away.

Central Berks does not accept credit/debit cards, therefore any service requiring a payment is payable by cash, check, or money order.

Central Berks is on CRIMEWATCH and citizens are urged to download the CRIMEWATCH app on their smartphone or tablet, search for Central Berks PD, and follow them.


Crime Alert Berks County is an organization of interested citizens, businesses, service organizations, corporations and social clubs, which formed to help our police departments in Berks County, Pennsylvania, to obtain credible leads that will result in arrests of criminals and solving crimes.

toll-free phone: 1-877-373-9913 | website:



The Antietam Valley Municipal Authority (AVMA) provides sewer service to residents of Lower Alsace, Mount Penn, portions of Exeter and St. Lawrence.

address: 502 Butter Lane, Reading, PA 19606
phone: 610-779-0150 (484-333-1436 or 484-333-1435 24-hour emergencies) | website:


The Mount Penn Borough Municipal Authority (MPBMA) services Lower Alsace with water and water treatment.

address: 200 N. 25th Street, Reading, PA 19606 | phone: 610-779-4900 | website:


The PA ONE CALL purpose is to prevent damage to underground facilities.  To promote safety, we provide an efficient and effective communications network among project owners, designers, excavators, and facility owners. Call before you dig!

phone: 811 or 1-800-242-1776 |