Stonecliffe Pavilion

Stonecliffe Recreation Area sits near the confluence of the Tulpehocken Creek and Schuylkill River.  Inspiration for this mural came from the various activities that draw people to the park.

1200 Monroe Street

Reading, PA 19601

Project Support


Berks County Parks 

Gilmore Henne Community Fund

Mural fabrication:

Glenside Youth and Community Volunteers

Project completion


View multiple images of the project's creation above.

About the Project

Stonecliffe Recreation Area sits along the Tulpehocken Creek and is a great resource for the community.  The park pavilion had been the site of vandalism multiple times, so the idea of a mural was approached by many with skepticism.  The local youth of Glenside were involved in the painting of the pavilion over a series of community paint events.  This has proven to be a good anti-graffiti method.  After 12 years, the walls show more signs of weather damage than anything else.

A fresh face

In the Spring of 2023, the Berks County Parks Department asked if the murals could be restored.  With the help of community volunteers and Park Staff, the walls were scraped and primed and the missing portions were replaced.  A fresh coat of exterior varnish over the finished painting gives another barrier to the elements.  Let's hope this restoration gives the mural another 12 years! 

View multiple images of the project's restoration above.