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Linwood Park

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Linwood Avenue Park

In 2008, the Township completed a master plan for a new 1.056 acre neighborhood park to be built at Linwood and Athens Avenue in the Ardmore section of Lower Merion. The property was purchased in 2007 with Montgomery County Open Space funds.

The study was conducted by the consulting team of Studio Gaea and Salt Design Studio. It involved extensive public participation and considered existing significant social, historical, cultural and environmental conditions as part of the planning process. The resulting plan, an innovative, creative blend of passive and active open space that uses sustainable design concepts received a Merit Award form the Pennsylvania / Delaware Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

Phase I construction was completed in 2009. Work included demolishing the parking lot, grading the park, installing new curbs and sidewalks and street-side parking, stormwater improvements, hardscaping, planting trees and shrubs and installing site amenities such as benches and trash receptacles.

Final Master Plan (PDF Icon 15.88 MB)

Links to studies, maps, images, etc. will be posted on this page.

Park Proposal Overview (PDF Icon 6 MB)


Meeting and Workshop Notes

Phase II Design Process

Book Suggestions

  • American Playgrounds-Revitalizing Community Space by Susan G. Solomon
  • Between Landscape Architecture and Land Art by Udo Weilbacher

Studio Gaea and Salt Design Studio Proposal (PDF Icon 1.1 MB) 

Inventory and Analysis Presentation (PDF Icon 3.5 MB)


Draft Master Plan

Linwood Master Plan Report - Draft 07-30-08  (PDF Icon 11.6 MB) 



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