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In 2008 Fairfield Borough embraced the Hamiltonban Township and Fairfield Borough Joint Recreation Plan which set the stage for the 2016 cooperative formation of the  Hamiltonban Township and Fairfield Borough Joint Parks and Recreation Commission.

Five enthusiastic members form the Joint Commission - four who are residents of Hamiltonban Township and one who is a resident of Fairfield Borough. The Commission's initial mission is the development of a public community park serving recreational needs for residents of all ages on land that is owned by Hamiltonban Township.

As of this writing in January of 2018 the first phase of the park has opened [November 2017] and  includes a children's playground area, a pavilion with charcoal grills, a flag display area, parking, and a pathway into the core area of the park. $68,500 in additional grant money was recently received and will be put to work in furthering the development of the park.

If you care to make a donation to contribute to park development call the Hamiltonban Township secretary at 717-642-8509 or mail your donation to the Township office at PO Box 526, Fairfield, PA. Be sure to include "Park Donation" on your check! To see any and all details about the Commission including its history, plans for the park, a list of donors, Commission meeting dates, and minutes of Commission meetings visit the Township website at and click on PARKS & REC.

See  you at the Park!

Historic District


Based on information researched by 

Timothy H. Smith, courtesy of the Fairfield Sesquicentennial Committee.


Historic District

Fairfield's Main Street and some extensions off Main Street are designated as the Village Core Zoning District which encompasses Fairfield's Historic District.  The Historic District was entered in the National Register of Historic Places in May of 2000.

The Borough Code of Ordinances addresses some standards which are specific to the Village Core Zoning District.  In addition, any new construction and virtually any exterior alteration, renovations or remodeling at any property in the Village Core District require prior review and approval by the Fairfield Historical Architectural Review Board (HARB).  Upon approval, the HARB will recommend that Council authorize issuance of a Certificate of Appropriateness (COA).  The HARB meets monthly, as needed, on the Thursday before the monthly Borough Council meeting, which is the fourth Tuesday of each month, commencing at 7 PM.  There is no fee for HARB review or application for a COA. 

Parks & recreation

Parks & Recreation