In 1989 a group of concerned Annville citizens approached Annville Township about unregulated dumping near a wetland in an abandoned limestone quarry near the Quittapahilla Creek. The group suggested that the quarry and additional streamside woodland, owned by the Township, be developed for recreation. In response, Township Commissioners designated the 23 acre woodland area and quarry as a passive recreation park, called the Quittie Creek Nature Park.
The Quittie Creek Nature Park Committee, now associated with Friends of Old Annville, was formed in 1989 to maintain the park through volunteer efforts and to raise funds for major park projects. The park committee raised funds to construct a wooden pedestrian bridge to connect the park to South Annville neighborhoods in 2007.
In 2012, the park committee raised funds to expand the park by purchasing an additional 11 acres of stream-side woodland, contiguous with the park at its eastern end. And in 2018, and additional 2.64 acres of contiguous streamside land was added to the park, creating a 1.3-mile hiking path along the Quittapahilla Creek from High Street to Willow Drive. See Details of 2018 Park Expansion.