Description of Township Parks

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AMENITIES, DIRECTIONS AND MORE

The Lower Merion Township Park System offers a host of both passive and active recreation opportunities.  Our open space provides a perfect setting for nature lovers, while the active facilities feature playgrounds, tennis courts, swimming pools and much more.  The  Township also has various community buildings, which are popular gathering places for civic and social groups.

Below are the various parks where you can find such amenities, facilities and/or services.  The Parks are linked to pages with the location's description, address and directions. 

ARBORETA AND BIRD SANCTUARIES
Appleford Estate
Ashbridge Memorial Park
Sharpe Bird Sanctuary

BOAT LAUNCHING RAMP
Flat Rock Park

BRIDLE TRAILS
Henry Lane Park
Kenealy Nature Park
Mill Creek Valley Park
Rolling Hill Park>

BASEBALL/SOFTBALL FIELDS
Bala Cynwyd Park (2)
Gladwyne Park (2)
General Wayne Park (2)
McMoran Park (2)
Penn Wynne Park (1)
Polo Field (3)
Richie Ashburn Field (1)
South Ardmore Park (4)
Vernon V. Young Memorial Park (2)

BASKETBALL COURTS
Bala Gym (Indoor Rental Facility) (1)
Bala Cynwyd Park (Half Court)
General Wayne Park (1)
Gladwyne Park (1)
McMoran Park (1)
Penn Wynne Park (1)
Polo Field (1)
South Ardmore Park (2)
Vernon V. Young Memorial Park (2) (Illuminated)
Warner Avenue Playground (1)
Wynnewood Valley Park (1)>

COMFORT STATIONS
(Opened Seasonally)
Ashbridge Memorial Park
Bala Avenue Park
Bala Cynwyd Park
Flat Rock Park
General Wayne Park
Gladwyne Park
McMoran Park
Penn Wynne Park
Richie Ashburn Field
Rolling Hill Park
South Ardmore Park
Vernon V. Young Memorial Park
Wynnewood Valley Park>

COMMUNITY GARDEN
Packer Park

DOGS ARE PERMITTED (All Dogs must be leashed and curbed)
Ashbridge Memorial Park
Austin Memorial Park
Black Rock Road Site
Cynwyd Heritage Trail
Cynwyd Station Park
Eco Valley Park

Henry Lane Park
General Wayne Park (Wooded area ONLY)
Kenealy Nature Park
Linwood Park

Merion Botanical Park

Mill Creek Valley Park

Pencoyd Park
Penn Wynne Park (Wooded area ONLY)
Righters Mill Road Site
Rolling Hill Park
Sharpe Bird Sanctuary
Shortridge Memorial Park (Signed designated area ONLY)
West Mill Creek Park
Williamson Road Site

HIKING/TRAILS
Cynwyd Heritage Trail
Henry Lane Park
Kenealy Nature Park
Mill Creek Valley Park
Rolling Hill Park
West Mill Creek Park

HISTORIC SITES
Appleford Estate
Ashbridge House
Harriton Estate

MEETING FACILITIES
Ardmore Avenue Community Center
Ashbridge House
Belmont Hills Community Center
Bryn Mawr Community Center
PALM – The Center for Positive Aging in Lower Merion

MINI-PARKS
Cynwyd Station Park
Linwood Park
Wynnewood Station Park

NATURE PARKS
Appleford Estate
Ashbridge Memorial Park
Austin Memorial Park
Eco Valley Nature Park
Flat Rock Park
Harriton Estate
Henry Lane Park
Kenealy Nature Park
Merion Botanical Park
Mill Creek Valley Park
Rolling Hill Park
Sharpe Bird Sanctuary
Shortridge Memorial Park
West Mill Creek Park
Wynnewood Valley Park

PICNIC AREAS
Flat Rock Park
General Wayne Park
Gladwyne Park
Gulley Run Park
McMoran Park
Shortridge Memorial Park
South Ardmore Park
Vernon V. Young Memorial Park
Wynnewood Valley Park

PLAYGROUNDS (AGES 5-12)
Ashbridge Memorial Park
Bala Avenue Park
Bala Cynwyd Park
Belmont Hills Community Center
General Wayne Park
Gladwyne Park
McMoran Park
Penn Wynne Park
Polo Field
Richie Ashburn Field
South Ardmore Park
Vernon V. Young Memorial Park
Warner Avenue Playground
Wynnewood Valley Park

PROGRAM SITES
Ardmore Avenue Community Center
Bala Gym
Belmont Hills Community Center
Bryn Mawr Community Center

ROLLER/STREET HOCKEY
Lewis J. Smith Park

SENIOR CITIZENS BUILDINGS/SERVICES
Levering Mill House (Bala Cynwyd)
PALM – The Center for Positive Aging in Lower Merion
New Horizon Senior Center

SLEDDING AREAS
General Wayne Park
Margaret W. Braun Memorial Hill
Penn Wynne Park
Shortridge Memorial Park

SOCCER/MULTI PURPOSE FIELDS
Bala Cynwyd Park
General Wayne Park
Gladwyne Park
McMoran Park
Penn Wynne Park
Polo Field
South Ardmore Park
Vernon V. Young Memorial Park

SWIMMING POOLS
Belmont Hills Pool (Lewis J. Smith Park)
Ardmore Avenue Pool (Vernon V. Young Memorial Park)

TENNIS COURTS
Ashbridge Memorial Park (2) (Closed on Sundays)
Bala Avenue Park (2)
Bala Cynwyd Park (2)
Bryn Mawr Community Center (2)
General Wayne Park (3)
Gladwyne Park (4)
McMoran Park (3)
Penn Wynne Park (4)
South Ardmore Park (5)
Vernon V. Young Memorial Park (2) (Illuminated)
Wynnewood Valley Park (2)

TOT LOTS (AGES 2-5)
Ashbridge Memorial Park
Bala Avenue Park
Bala Cynwyd Park
Bryn Mawr Community Center
General Wayne Park
Gladwyne Park
McMoran Park
Penn Wynne Park
Roberts Road Tot Lot
St. Paul’s Tot Lot
South Ardmore Park
Vernon V. Young Memorial Park
Warner Avenue Playground
Wynnewood Valley Park

UNDEVELOPED SITES
Black Rock Road Site
Merion Square Road Site
Pencoyd Park
Righters Mill Road Site
Simpson Island
Williamson Road Site

VOLLEYBALL
Bala Gym (Indoor Rental Facility)
Vernon V. Young Memorial Park