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HavaGood Times Published by the Haverford Township Department of Parks & Recreation

Fall 2021 26th Haverford Twp Day Saturday, Oct. 2

Haverford Township Day is Back!

Celebrating Civic Involvement Haverford Township is fortunate to have many residents who get involved with our local government in various ways, for the good of the community. No one exemplified that more than 5th Ward Commissioner Andy Lewis, who passed away suddenly last April. This years theme celebrates all those who contribute to making our community work.


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Community Corner Parks and Recreation

Brian Barrett Eileen Mottola Larry Woods Kirsten Taylor Jesse Hart Matt Duffus Jason O’Brien Jack DiNardo Jackie O’Doherty Jamie McCloskey Julien Simpson

Mission Our mission is to make living in Haverford Township more enjoyable and healthier for you, your family and friends by providing top quality recreation programs, facilities and service.

Director Facilities Coordinator Operations Supervisor Marketing Coordinator Program Coordinator Outdoor Reserve Supv. Park Maintenance Rentals Supervisor Fitness Coordinator Administrative Assistant Program Coordinator


Life. Be In It. *People of all abilities are welcome in our programs. With your help we will do all we can to meet your needs.*

Park Board

1st - Steven D’Emilio 2nd - Mario Oliva 3rd - Kevin McCloskey 4th - Dan Siegel 5th - Bernie McCabe 6th - Larry Holmes 7th - Conor Quinn 8th - Gerry Hart 9th - Bill Wechsler


Michelle Alvare Rich Caroto Steve Cull Lynanne St. Denis Bill Gormley Joe Heller Nicole McLean Jamie Jilozian Sean Gallagher

@Haverford Twp Recreation

Dave Burman - Township Manager The Park Board meets the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:30pm.

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Dave McArdle (center) is recognized for 20 years on the Park Board. Presenting Dave with his plaque is Park Board Chair Michelle Alvare and Vice Chair Rich Caroto. The HavaGood Times is published in January, May and September. All costs are covered by user fees and the support of our sponsors.


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Andy Lewis Community Park Dedication Sunday, October 24, 12-2pm

5th Ward Commissioner Andy Lewis passed away suddenly this past April. No commissioner was more influential fifteen years ago, in preserving the community space at Haverford Reserve, than Andy Lewis. In recognition of his tireless work for future generations, the Board of Commissioners voted unanimously in June to name the public area at Haverford Reserve in his honor. On Sunday, October 24, the Board will dedicate the public area as Andy Lewis Community Park. In addition to unveiling the new sign, there will be a memorial celebration at the CREC, a tree planting, and Tim Denny will give a presentation on Andy’s role preserving Haverford Reserve. Lunch will be served.

Memorial Celebration - 12pm Ribbon Cutting followed by lunch - 1pm The event is free and the public is invited to attend. To help with planning please RSVP on the Recreation Department page at www.Havtwp.org.



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CREC Information Fitness Center & Walking Track Monday-Friday: 7am-8pm Saturday: 8am-2pm Fall hours begin Monday, September 20. *Walking Track is free to Haverford Township Residents

Basketball Courts

Shoot around by yourself or with friends. A great way to stay fit, work on your game or teach your child. Times: 12pm - 5pm Monday - Friday Times may change. Drop-in Fees Residents: $6 Non-Residents: $7 Begins on Monday, September 13. Check website for updates: www.havtwp.org


Pickleball starts Tuesday, October 12. Mon-Fri 9am-12pm Residents $4 - 10 passes $30 Non-residents $5 - 10 passes $35

Coffee With a Cop Date: Sat. November 6 (9-11am)

Pop in to the CREC and join us for a cup of coffee with Haverford’s Finest. It’s valuable to meet the officers that help keep Haverford Township safe.

Fitness Passes & Drop-in Fees Discount passes available: 10 passes 20 passes 30 passes

$45 Resident $65 Resident $80 Resident

$55 Non-resident $80 Non-resident $95 Non-resident

Walking Track 20 passes

Free $3 Resident Non-resident $65 $80 Drop-in Fees Resident Non-resident Residents: $6 30 passesNon-Residents: $80 $7 $95 Resident No Membership Fees, NoNon-resident Annual Fees.

*Discount Special* 3 months unlimited use $63 - resident $75 -nonresident

Blood Drive

Carol H. Axelrod Memorial Blood Drive

Date: October 7 Time: 7am-3pm Location: CREC, 9000 Parkview Dr., Haverford, PA 19041

To schedule an appointment (preferred), register at www.redcrossblood.org Sponsor code: CREC

For CREC information go to www.havtwp.org or call 484-380-2730.


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CREC OPEN HOUSE Healthy Body/Healthy Brain


Prize s Snack s

Sunday, September 26 (10:30am-3:30pm)

A free day of fun and fitness. This year’s focus is on brain health for well-being and longvity. Learn about the protective effects of exercise and other activities. Sample classes from our fall line-up. Talk to the instructors, PLUS get $10 off when you register for Fall classes while at the open house.

CREC Rentals Meetings @ the CREC

Memorial Benches

Interested in purchasing a park bench in memory of a loved one? Or maybe celebrating a life milestone with a bench in a township park? Contact Eileen Mottola for information - emottola@havtwp.org.

• Preferred pricing for Haverford Township residents/businesses • Easy access to I-476 • State of the art A/V technology • Green-friendly, LEED certified facility • Friendly support staff • Flexible rooms and break-out space • Rentals everyday of the week • Outdoor deck overlooking Reserve • Catering kitchen To reserve a space at the CREC or to view a video about rental opportunities, visit www.havtwp.org. Contact Melissa Rhodes at crecrental@havtwp.org for more information.


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CREC Fitness


Registration is on a monthly basis. Monthly fees are based on the number of times the class meets per month. For more information, contact our Fitness Coordinator Jackie O’Doherty at 484-380-2730, jodoherty@havtwp.org

Barre Fitness

Tighten, tone and sculpt with this non-impact fitness class. Time: Mon. 6pm* Instructor: Debi Saldana *Online Option available with Monday class Time: Thurs. 10am Instructor: Sandy McGuire Time: Fri. 9-10am Instructor: Deb Saldana

Hatha Yoga

Breathe, stretch, align, and build inner strength. Great class for beginners. Time: Tues. 7:05pm Instructor: Beth Ann Rush (Online Option Avail)


High intensity, calorie-blasting, non-impact cardio workout. Time: Tues. 6am Instructor: Sandy McGuire Time: Sat. 7:30am

Gentle Yoga

Breathe, stretch, relax and find your calm...Two classes every week to choose from. Great for beginners. Time: Fri. 11:15am Instructor: Sharon Smith

T’ai Chi Chih®

Calm movements proven to build inner strength, vitality, and mental clarity. Beginner and Intermediate classes available. Beginner Class Time: Mon. 11:30am-12:30pm Intermediate Class Time: Wed. 11:30am-12:30pm All-Levels Class Time: Thurs. 7pm Instructor: Bruce Lee

Yoga Groove

A fusion of Yoga moves with sculpting and strengthening exercies, rhythmically choreographed to the beat of the music. Sweat, stretch & groove your way to fitness. Time: Wed. 7pm Instructor: Deanna Stissi

There will be no fitness classes on 10/11, 11/11, 11/24, 11/25, 11/26, 12/24, & 12/31.

Unlimited Monthly Online Access Includes 8 weekly online classes all month long. 3 Senior Fitness 2 Senior Chair Yoga 1 Hatha Yoga 1 Barre Fitness 1 Gentle Stretch & Tone $196 Value. Only $75!


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CREC Fitness

Zumba Gold®

The dance fitness class for seniors! Time: Tues. 9am Instructor: Elizabeth Luff

Balance & Agility

Dynamic balance and stability training. Class size is limited to 10 participants for more individualized attention. Beginner - Mon. 9am Intermediate - Thurs. 11:30am Instructor: Jackie O’Doherty

Gentle Stretch & Tone ONLINE Fitness Program

Chair-based fitness with stretching and strengthening exercises you can easily do at home! Video recordings of class are included. Time: Wed. 9am Instructor: Sandi Kirschner

Strong Nation®

A Beginner/Intermediate Interval Training Program from the makers of Zumba®! But instead of dancing...Strength Nation is bursts of strength, cardio, and endurance exercises with rest intervals built in. Time: Tues. 11:30am Instructor: PiChi Yang

Guided Strength Workouts

Small-group personal fitness training. Meets twice a week. Time: Tues. & Thurs. 2-2:50pm Instructor: Jackie O’Doherty

*All Silver Sneakers fitness classes have a lower fee than our other fitness classes and are FREE to members who have a medicare supplemental benefit of “Silver Sneakers”, “Silver & Fit”, or “Prime”. Silver Sneakers Classic

Exercises designed to increase strength, range of movement, and activities for daily living. Time: Mon. 10:15am Time: Wed. 10:15am Time: Fri. 10:15am Instructor: Beth Ann Rush

Silver Sneakers Yoga (Chair Yoga)

A variety of breathing and stretching exercises in seated and standing positions. Time: Tues. 10:15am Time: Thurs. 9am Instructor: Beth Ann Rush

Online Senior Fitness Classes Senior Fitness Online

The online option of Silver Sneakers classic - fee applies.

The POUND® Workout

Let your inner rock star shine.This class uses slightly weighted drumsticks called Ripstix® to pound your way to fitness and strength. Intense cardio with squats and lunges. Two classes per week to choose from. Time: Wed. 6pm Time: Thurs. 6pm Instructor: Lisa Drake

Senior Chair Yoga Online

The online option of Silver Sneakers Chair Yoga - fee applies.

Residents discount - Residents will receive 10% discount on registration fees for all programs. Discount will be applied at check out.



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Nature Series Owl Prowl

Composting Webinar Wednesday, October 13 (7pm)

Learn how to compost food waste in your backyard! We’ve invited a local compost entrepreneur, Gwenn Nolan of Mother Compost, to share her knowledge and passion with us. If you want to learn more about wasting less, fighting climate change, and making free organic fertilizer then this is the presentation for you! If you are a Haverford Township resident you will be eligible to purchase a compost bin for $25 (while supplies last). Free event - must preregister. Location: Zoom

Recycling-What to put in the blue bin Wednesday, October 6 (7-8:30pm)

EAC members will inform you what does and does not go in your blue bin, what steps are necessary to sort and clean, and where to locally recycle items that are not accepted in your blue bin, including our newest recycling initiative through Terracycle and the Peace Advocacy Network. Location: CREC - Environmental Lab Free event. Please register.

Friday, November 19 (7:30-9pm)

Join us and learn about PA’s owls during an exciting program by avian educators from India Run Environmental Education Center. We will meet live, non-releasable owls and discover their unique adaptations for survival. We will then take a guided walk through Haverford Reserve to search for Screech and Great Horned Owls. Appropriate for guests ages 6 to adult. Flashlights and appropriate footwear for trail hiking are recommended. Fee: $15 adults/$10 under 16 years old Limited Space. Location: CREC - Environmental Lab Rain Date: November 20 (7:30-9pm)

Year-round Habitat for Pollinators Saturday, October 16 (2pm)

Bring your landscape to life by learning how to support the full life cycle of nature’s workhorses in your space! Steward your landscape in all seasons for butterflies and native bees by providing food, safe nesting sites, and places to overwinter. Learn about the highest value plants for supporting adult pollinators as well as the caterpillar stages of butterflies and moths - essential food for reproducing song birds. Location: CREC - Environmental Lab Fee: $5

Thank you to our Disc Golf Sponsors!

Interested in sponsoring a hole, basket, or tee pad. Check out our sponsorship form on our website: www.havtwp.org - Parks & Recreation - Sponsorship or contact Kirsten Taylor at ktaylor@havtwp.org.

Disc Golf Clinics Coming Soon!

We appreciate all your support. Gold Sponsors: Nolan Painting Inc, Tree Hit Dyes (Corey Dawson & Ryan Sadler), and Midas Auto Service Experts (The Hollinger Family) Bronze Sponsors: Christine & Erik Langenau, CoxPics - Dave Cox, Stacy & Mike Delaney, Brian Cox, Dave Cox, Bruce & Kim Cox, Friends of Sedgley Woods


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Trail News Haverford Township continues to add to the 17 miles of trails throughout the Township. Friends of Haverford Trails and many volunteers have helped maintain the trails and plant trees. We continue to build on an extensive trail system for residents to explore the open spaces at Haverford Reserve, Pennsy trail and along Darby and Karakung Creeks. Below is information on expansions of the Darby Creek and the Pennsy trail. You can find out more information below on our trails and volunteer work days. Darby Creek Trail - Haverford Township received a $300,000 grant from Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission to extend the Darby Creek trail from Merry Place to Warrior Road at McDonald Field. Construction on the trail will begin in spring 2022. This will extend the trail another 1/2 mile. Pennsy Trail - The construction of the bridge over Manoa Road and the extension of the Pennsy trail from Manoa road south to the Llanerch Shopping center is scheduled for next year. Construction will begin in the early spring and be completed late 2022. The project is funded through a PennDot grant of over $1,000,000.

Parks and Trails Volunteer Days From January - August 2021, our volunteers have logged over 400 hours on the parks and trails in our Township. As a result, we have been able to remove invasive species from miles of trails, plant more native species than ever before, and maintain previously planted projects. These projects promote biodiversity by offering food and habitat to native wildlife, reducing flooding and erosion, improving water quality, and providing access to high-quality natural space in our community. This Fall, we plan to continue our work, but we can’t do it without your help. We have projects planned in September, October, and November. These projects require minimal equipment and zero knowledge. Our trained staff will work with you every step of the way. Visit the current news section of the Haverford Township website for information about dates, times, and locations. You will be contacted prior to the event with information about what to bring and where to meet. If you have any questions, email Jesse Hart at jhart@havtwp.org.


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Haverford Township Day Schedule of Events 8-10am 1-3:45pm

Skatium Stage Angry Young Band Matt’s Machine (Rock, Pop, Soul) Skatium Area

11am-3pm 11am-3pm

Henna Tattoos (Talia Kassie) Stilt Walker (Dick Rainer) Juggler (Jonathan Perry) Skatium Area


Face Painter (Nancy the clown)


Balloon Sculptures (Silly Reba)

Brookline Stage 10am-4pm 12-1pm 1-4pm 2-2:30pm

Bill Whitney Kids Entertainment (Janine Kelly) Elvis impersonator (Platinum Entertainment) Shakey Lyman Brookline Blvd

1-3pm 12-3:30pm

Magic Show (Poly the Magician) Train, Moon Bounce, etc. (Children’s Rides) Brookline Fire House


Haverford High School (Orchestra) Yale Rd. Stage


Free Skating at Skatium


The De La Salle Orchestra (Big Band Music)

Local Preschools and Daycares:

Everyone loves a parade! Local preschool programs and daycares of Haverford Township are invited to march in the parade. We will gather in front of the Middle School on Darby Rd. by 11am. You will be directed to join the parade at this spot. To participate in the parade, contact Julien Simpson at jsimpson@ havtwp.org to fill out a parade form.

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Haverford Township Day 5K Run/Walk

In honor of former commissioner Andy Lewis, funds raised from this year’s race will go to a scholarship fund to encourage civic involvement and develop leadership skills in local high school students.

Haverford Township Day Committee is busy planning this year’s event. Haverford Township Day is Saturday, October 2.

The race starts at 8:30am, registration begins at 7:30am. The race begins and ends at the Middle School. Preregistration fee is $25 for adults and $10 for runners under 16. Race day fee is $30 adults, $15 for under 16. Register now at www.havtwp.org. For sponsorship information contact Eileen Mottola at emottola@havtwp.org.



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Youth Programs Environmental Educational School Field Trips

We would like to host your school group during the 2021-2022 school year at the Haverford Reserve; a site with 124 acres of open space, two first-order streams, four water retention basins, and a native-grass meadow. We offer 1.5 hours of education tailored towards the STEAM requirements in addition to free time at Freedom Playground. We have curriculums for students grades K-6 in topics ranging from water to animals to trees. Fee: $7/student Contact jhart@havtwp.org or visit www.havtwp.org

*NEW* Tots on the Move

You and your Tot are on the move! See creativity blossom through toddler/adult cardio movements, stretching, scarf dancing and strengthening gross motor skills. Ages: 1-3 w/adult Location: CREC Fee: $66 Time: 10-10:45am (Wed.) Dates: 10/13-11/17 Instructor: Michelle Perri

Krafty Kids

Have a ball while making a mess! You and your child will have fun listening to a story, painting, gluing, and coloring as you do craft projects that encourage your child’s creativity and develop fine motor skills. Age: 2-3 w/parent Location: CREC Fee: $77 Time: 10-10:45 (Sat.) Dates: 10/9-11/13


Incorporating the basics of art, get those creative juices flowing in fun craft projects related to a new story each week. Ages: 4-6 Location: CREC Time: 11-11:45am (Sat.) Fee: $77 Dates: 10/9-11/13 or 11/27-1/15

*NEW* Chocolate, Candies and Goodies Galore

A fun and yummy class! You will get to do hands on instruction so you may become an amazing chocolatier! Join us for two “sweet” sessions focusing on two seasonal Chocolate Making Classes taught by “Lizzy’s Chocolates”. Fee: $50 Ages: 8-12 8-12 Location: CREC Time: 4:30-6:30pm (Tues.) Date: 10/26 Time: 10am-12pm (Sat.) Date: 11/20

Little Explorers

Designed with children in mind, this recreation preschool-age program provides a warm and inviting atmosphere where children can be curious, develop social skills, be active, and creative in our mixed-aged classrooms. Children must be potty trained. Ages: 2.5 by Sept - 5 years old Time: 9am-12:30pm Visit our website www.havtwp.org for information about our Waitlist and program curriculum. Director Julien Simpson - jsimpson@havtwp.org

Nature Club

Experience the fun and excitement the fall brings to the Reserve. Each week we will spend time on different themes which could include water, bugs, or trees. We will explore the trails, play games, and make crafts. Ages: 6-9 6-9 Location: CREC Fee: $66 Time: 4:15-5:45pm (Tues.) Dates: 9/28-11/9

Shining Knights Chess Club

Knights, captures, action! Program provides game instruction and match play to future chess aces. Class time will be spent learning game strategies and practicing them. Ages: 6-12 Location: CREC Fee: $145 Time: 5:30-6:30pm (Wed.) Dates: 10/6-12/1


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All Abilities Rec at the CREC

*NEW* Kids HipPOP Fitness®

Kids HipPOP Fitness® teaches children funky dance moves and routines to kid friendly pop music. Move, groove, jump, and play through interactive games that encourage the child’s individuality to shine! Channeling their inner popstar. Ages: 4-6 Time: 10-10:45am Ages: 7-9 Time: 11-11:45am Dates: 10/9-11/13 or 11/27-1/15 (Sat.) Location: CREC Fee: $77

Babysitter Training

During these one-day courses, teens will learn the basics of babysitting and get an introduction to CPR/ First Aid. Our instruction includes child development, child care, and job-seeking skills. The program includes a certification to help you find your first job. Ages: 12-15 Time: 9am-2:30pm Location: CREC Dates: 10/23 (Sat.) or 11/13 (Sat.) Fee: $99

Drivers Education Course

Online instruction that provides knowledge to pass your permit test and help you feel safe at the wheel. Course may qualify you for insurance discounts. Ages: 15-18 Location: Virtual Fee: $110 Time: 9am-12pm (Sat.) Dates: 9/25-11/13

CSI Camp

Students will have the opportunity to assist in an investigation by looking at fingerprints, blood spatter, bullet trajectory, and more. A former law enforcement officer leads this program. Grades: 6-12 Location: CREC Fee: $110 For dates and times please check our website.

Math SAT Prep

Prepare for the SAT with Team Tutor! This four week prep course will provide foundational math skills for your student. Small groups will be used to maximize personal instruction. This course focuses on preparing your student for the test questions and covers best practices for test-taking. Homework will be provided to reinforce classroom discussions. Official SAT Study Guide 2021 will be required. Ages: 16-18 Location: Virtual Fee: $199 Time: 10-11:30am (Sat.) Dates: 10/30-11/20

This unique program offers opportunities for young adults with disabilities to engage in recreational activities alongside peers. Participants will be paired with a buddy to take part in activities such as modified sports, group games, and free choice stations. Ages: 16-36 Location: CREC Fee: $55 Time: 12:15-1pm (Sat.) Dates: 9/25-10/30

Sensory Trail Walks - Free

Experience the sounds, sights, textures and smells that nature can provide. As we walk along the trails in and around Haverford Twp. feel the outdoors wake up your bodies and discover new trails to share easily with friends and families. Must pre-register. Athertyn Trail Time: 3-4pm (Sat.) Date: 9/25 Darby Creek Trail Time: 3-4pm (Sat.) Date: 11/20 Pennsy Trail Time: 3-4pm (Sat.) Date: 12/11


Mission 5 & 2 and the Recreation Department are teaming up! Champions’club offers a sports and recreation program for individuals of all abilities ages 8-12. The goal of the Champions’ Club is to offer a program for boys and girls that provides social interaction with peers, physical activity, safe space to try new activities, participation on a team and opportunities to have fun and build confidence. Ages: 8-12 Location: CREC Fee: $55 Time: 10-11am (Sat.) Dates: 9/25-10/30

Rec at the CREC Fitness

Group workouts adapted for all abilities and fitness levels. Focuses on boosting cardio, agility, body awareness and more! Ages: 16-36 Location: CREC Fee:$50/month Time: 4-4:45pm Dates: Tuesdays - Oct. & Nov.


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Sports Clinics & Leagues



Our trained staff provide an engaging basketball experience focusing on skill development and fun through a series of games and activities. Ages: 3-4 w/parent Location: CREC Fee: $83 Time: 10:10-11am (Sat.) Dates: 11/6-12/18

Little Dribblers

One of our most popular programs, Little Dribblers introduces boys and girls to basketball skills through fun games, drills, and activities. Ages: 5-6 Dates: 11/6-12/18 (Sat.) Fee: $83 Time: 10-10:50am or 11-11:50am Location: TBD

Basketball Clinic

During this eight week clinic, we will emphasize dribbling, shooting, and passing with fun drills and activities that will be sure to have your child excited about basketball. We split by age and ability. Grades: K-2 Location: CREC Fee: $83 Time: 1:10-2pm (Sat.) Dates: 11/6-12/18

Small Fry Soccer

Small Fry Soccer introduces your child to the first fundamental skills of soccer. The curriculum focuses on fun and participation so your child leaves loving soccer. Ages: 3-4 w/parent Location: CREC Fee: $83 Time: 11:10am-12pm (Sat.) Dates: 11/6-12/18

Indoor Soccer

Our all-star staff will help kids develop soccer skills, coordination, and sportsmanship skills in a supportive, motivating, and positive environment. Ages: 5-6 Location: CREC Fee: $83 Time: 12:10-1pm (Sat.) Dates: 11/6-12/18

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Havertown Hoops (Grades 2-4)

This league is a great way for beginners and developing players to learn the game. Instruction focuses on individual skills, positions and team strategy. Players will be evaluated & placed on teams. Separate leagues for boys and girls beginning in midNovember. Visit www.HavertownHoops.com for more information about schedules, volunteering, to coach, and more. Fee: $130

Havertown Hoops (Grades 4+)

Separate winter leagues for boys in grades 4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, and 11-12 and for girls in grades 5-6, 7-8. Play begins in late November and ends in mid-March. For information about evaluations, volunteering to coach, schedules, and more, please visit: www.HavertownHoops.com www.HavertownHoops.com Fee: $130 Early bird discount = $10

This program combines a fun-filled introduction to different sports through age-appropriate games and activities such as basketball, soccer, and football. Ages: 4-5 Location: CREC Fee: $83 Time: 11-11:50am (Sat.) Dates: 11/6-12/18

All Sports

Each week kids will get to play a different sport including soccer, floor hockey, dodgeball, and more. Staff will balance instruction and play to make each game fun for the whole group. Ages: 8-10 Location: CREC Fee: $83 Time: 10-10:50am (Sat.) Dates: 11/6-12/18

Floor Hockey Clinic

The combination of skill development and game action makes this clinic fun and instructional. Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned-vet, this program is great for you. *Mouth guard required. Ages: 6-9 Location: CREC Fee: $83 Time: 12-12:50pm (Sat.) Dates: 11/6-12/18


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Sports Clinics & Leagues Ultimate Frisbee Clinic

Phoenix Ultimate Academy offers clinics for players of all ages and skill levels. Their experienced staff will focus on ultimate Frisbee strategies, formation and skills, and rules for gameplay. No experience needed. Location: Haverford Reserve Dates: 9/22-10/27 (Wed.) Fee: $129 Beginner - Ages: 7-12 Time: 4-4:50pm Intermediate - Ages: 11-15 Time: 5:10-6pm

Volleykids (Coed)

This program uses a lower net, lighter ball, and smaller court to give every player a chance to succeed. Players will be grouped by age and ability. Ages: 9-11 Location: CREC Fee: $83 Time: 5-5:50pm (Sun.) Dates: 9/26-11/7

Boys Lacrosse Clinic

HHS varsity coach, Greg Decina, and his staff host these clinics focused on stick skills and drills. Great for players of all skills levels. Players bring a stick, helmet, mouth guard, and pads. Ages: 7-14 Location: HHS Fee: $28/session Date: 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24 Time: 11am-12pm (Sun.)

Girls Lacrosse Clinic

Haverford High School coach Nancy McGoldrick and her team host this clinic focused on stick skills and drills. Great for players of all skill levels. Ages: Grades 3-8 Location: HHS Dates: 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24 Time: 12-1pm (Sun.) Fee: $28/session

Field Hockey Clinic

Haverford High School field hockey team will host this clinic focused on stick skills and drills. Great for players of all skill levels. Ages: Grades 3-8 Location: HHS Fee: $38 Time: 4:30-6:30pm (Wed.) Date: 9/8

Tennis Tykes

Suzanne Barr teaches the basics of tennis in a fun setting close to home. She covers proper grip and how to hit. Ages: 4-5 4-5 Location: CREC Fee: $83 Time: 3-3:50pm (Mon.) Dates: 11/8-12/20

Tennis Lessons

Kids of all skill levels can improve their stroke during this fun, instructional clinic that teaches fundamentals. Ages: 6-9 6-9 Location: CREC Fee: $83 Time: 4-4:50pm (Mon.) Dates: 11/8-12/20

Baseball Clinic

Our qualified staff will teach your little one how to throw, catch, and hit in a fun, low-pressure clinic filled with games, activities, and drills. We will use softer balls. Players should have a glove. Ages: 6-7 Location: TBD Fee: $83 Time: 12-12:50pm (Sat.) Dates: 11/6-12/18

Winter Break Winter Break Basketball Camp

Spend your winter break working on your skills at our three-day basketball camp! We will spend the morning working on skills and drills and the rest of the session playing competitive, small-sided games. The camp will be both fun and instructive. Ages: 7-13 Location: CREC Fee: $120 Time: 8:30am-12pm (Tu-F) Dates: 12/28-12/31


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Special Events

Monster Bash

Celebrate Halloween with some ghoulish fun! We will decorate pumpkins, play spooky games at the CREC, enjoy a night-time trail walk, and roast marshmallows by a fire. Bring a flashlight! Date: Saturday, October 23 Time: 5-8pm Fee: $15/child; $8/parent; or $36/family Location: Haverford Reserve **All attendees must register**


Superhero Night

It’s time to power up and work on your hero skills! Heroes of all abilities can participate in training stations, create a super hero mask, and meet other supers! Come dressed as your favorite superhero. Sidekicks are welcome to attend. Ages: 16-36 Location: CREC Fee: $12 Time: 6-7:15pm Date: Friday, October 8

Pancakes with Santa

Bring your family to the CREC for a delicious breakfast with Old St. Nick. You’ll get a chance to sit on Santa’s lap and tell him your Christmas wishes. Don’t forget to bring your camera! Parents, learn more about a Magical Surprise online. Date: Saturday, December 4 Time: 9-11am Location: CREC Fee: $17 per person (Children under 2 are free) **All attendees must register**

Kids Night Out

Parents, are you looking to get the kids out of the house? Have them join us for games in the gym, gaga ball, crafts, music, tournaments, themed nights and a movie. Pizza is included. Ages: 6-12 Dates: 11/5, 12/3, 1/7, 2/4, 3/4 Time: 6-9pm Location: CREC Fee: $16

Chilly Trail Run 5k Pickleball Tourney

HavaPickle Tourney for all!

If you are a beginner or seasoned player, join us! Be a part of our inaugural Pickleball Tournament with guaranteed 3 games. Prizes, food truck and great shirts. Sign up as a team (of 2) or individual. Dates: October 16 & 17 Location: Paddock Park Fee: $55

10th Annual Chilly Trail Run Saturday, December 4 Race begins at 9AM Fee: $35 for adults; $20 ages 17 & under


All pre-registered runners receive a long sleeve racing shirt. Light refreshments served after the race. Walk-up registration begins at 7:45am in the CREC lobby. This 5k run will take you through 3 miles of beautiful trails in the Haverford Reserve. Great for beginners and seasoned trail runners alike.


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Basketball at the CREC


Saturday Basketball – Play competitive hoops at the best basketball facility in the area. Register online to hold your spot. Time: 7:30-9:45am (Sat.) Fee: $55-6 wk session Dates: 9/11-10/16, 10/23-11/27 Over 45 Basketball – Drop in Basketball for the mature player. You don’t stop playing because you get old, you get old because you stop playing. Time: 7-8:30pm (Tues.) Fee: $5 Dates: 9/17-12/28 Adult Women’s Drop-in - Drop-in basketball for players of all ages and skill levels. Players will create teams each week and play pick-up games. Time: 6:30-8pm (Wed.) Fee: $50 Dates: 9/29-11/3

Pickleball Clinic

Come learn one of the fastest growing sports from experts in the game! The clinic will cover the fundamentals and rules of the sports, as well as some game play. Players should be beginner to intermediate. We will provide a paddle for players that don’t have one. Ages: 18+ 18+ Location: CREC Fee: $83 Times: 4:30-5:30pm or 5:45-6:45pm Dates: 9/30-11/4 (Thurs.)

Adult Volleyball League

Indoor 6v6 Co-ed volleyball league for players of all ages and abilities. Matches will be played on Sunday afternoons/evenings from September - November. You can register as a team or individual. Ages: 18+ 18+ Location: CREC Team fee: $500 Individual fee: $88

Men’s Basketball League

We offer separate A and B leagues for men beginning in early September and finishing by Thanksgiving. Teams will play 1-2 times per week on Monday and Thursday night. Check HavertownHoops.com for more information about dates, times, and more. Team Fee: $800

Day Trips

Radio City Christmas Show

Join us on our annual NYC holiday bus trip to New York City to see the famous Radio City Rockettes Holiday show. Trip includes free time in New York City and great seats to the holiday matinee show. Date: Wed. Dec 11 Fee: $195 Time: Bus leaves Glendale Park at 7:30am and returns at approximately 7:30pm.

New York on Your Own

Visit New York City during the holidays! Spend the day shopping and looking at decorated store windows, see a show, or visit a museum - it’s up to you. Date: Wed. Dec 11 Fee: $75 Bus leaves Glendale Park at 7:30am and returns approximately 7:30pm.

We will email a trip itinerary one week prior to the trip. Trip times are subject to change. Trip refunds: We will gladly give you a refund up to 4 weeks prior to your trip. After that we will only issue a refund if someone fills your spot. Any questions, call the Rec Dept at: 610-446-9397.


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Parks and Recreation are Essential Parks and Recreation played a critical role in helping the residents of Haverford Township stay safe, healthy and connected with each other during the pandemic. In addition to the huge number of people taking advantage of our trails and open spaces, we adapted to the circumstances to provide the following services to our residents. Provided online fitness classes for the last 16 months. Hosted over 30 volunteer workdays and planted over 300 trees on our trails and along our streams to allow residents to get outside and be stewards of our open spaces. Utilizing our park pavilions for outdoor fitness classes, adult school classes, and family and sports team gatherings. Hosted library programming and concerts at our parks. Continued improving our Parks with an ambitious capital campaign. Developed Sensory Trail Walks and a group workout program safe for young adults of all abilities with the help of volunteer buddies.

Capital Projects

The value we as a community put on parks, recreation and open space is reflected in the Board of Commissioners funding over 2.5 million dollars of park capital projects over the last three years. Below you will see pictures of some of those recent projects. Left is the new basketball court at Merwood Park. Right is an example of new benches at the parks. Below is the ribbon cutting of the new turf field.


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Online Registration System Registering for classes and programs is simple. Create or log onto your online account to view and register for upcoming programs. Use the registration system to: *Register yourself or family members for programs.

*View additional program information not featured in the brochure. *Easy access to your family’s program schedules. *Better communication through text alerts and email.

Register anytime beginning September 1st. Creating your account is simple. Below are a few steps to assist you. 1. How do I create an account for my family? a. Go to our website www.havtwp.org b. Click the “Parks & Recreation” button. c. Click the “Activities/Programs/Trips” button then “Register Now”, and “Sign-in/up”. d. Fill out your information. e. Save your information and add the next family member. 2. How do I register for activities? a. Log onto your account using Step 1 (a-c) b. Click “Activities” at the top of the page c. Browse by activity name, ages or categories. 3. What if I forgot my account information? a. Use Step 1 (a-c) to get to our registration page b. If your password is incorrect or forgotten click “Forgotten”. c. Enter your email address d. Your temporary password will be emailed to you. e. If you have any further questions please contact the office and we will be happy to help you at 610-446-9397.

Resident discount

Residents will receive a 10% discount on registration fees for all programs. Discount will be applied at check out.

CREC Holidays The CREC will be closed on the following Holidays: Columbus Day – Monday, October 11 Veterans’ Day – Thursday, Novembr 11 Thanksgiving Holiday – Thursday and Friday November 25 & 26 Christmas Holiday - Saturday, December 25 - Monday, December 27 New Years - Saturday, January 1 - Monday, January 3


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