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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


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

1st - Steven D’Emilio 2nd - Sheryl Forste-Grupp 3rd - Kevin McCloskey 4th - Judy Trombetta 5th - Laura Cavender 6th - Larry Holmes 7th - Conor Quinn 8th - Gerry Hart 9th - Bill Wechsler

Park Board

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.

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.*

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

@Haverford Twp Recreation

Township Manager - Dave Burman

CREC 10th Anniversary

The Park Board meets the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:30pm.

The CREC opened in June 2012. We will be celebrating the 10th anniversary this year. Check out our website this Spring for details on the CREC birthday bash in June 2022.

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Capital Projects

The Parks and Recreation Department has been busy over the last few years upgrading Township park facilities. We have done over $2.5 million in capital improvements. Our Park Maintenance team has installed play equipment, new signage and trash cans throughout the Township. More capital improvements are scheduled for 2022-2024. Projects completed and in progress include; Paddock - Resurfaced 4 tennis courts and replaced fencing. Westgate - Resurfaced two tennis courts and installed 4 new pickle ball courts. Resurfaced the hockey court and replaced fencing. Chatham Glen - Replaced playground equipment. Bailey Park - Resurfacing 2 basketball courts and replaced backboards and rims. Replaced play equipment. Merwood Park - Resurfaced the basketball court and replaced backboards and rims. Resurfaced the pathway. Coopertown - Resurfaced the basketball court and replaced backboards and rims. Resurfaced the tennis court and replaced the fencing and player benches. Llanerch Park - Replaced the play equipment, installed new sign, benches and trash cans. Richland Park - Replaced all the play equipment, resurfaced the court and installed new sign, benches and trash cans. Andy Lewis Community Park - Replaced the turf field and the field lights. Installed a new disc golf course. Veterans - Regraded the field, replaced field and basketball court lighting and installed new back stop and player benches. Preston Field - Resurfaced the tennis court and replaced the fencing. Karakung - Repaired fence and replaced player benches. Repaved pathways at Grange, Paddock, Grasslyn, Lynnewood, Coopertown, Bailey, Westgate and Chatham Glen. Replaced sidewalk at Thompson Nature Park, Richland, Elwell, Normandy and Grange. New park signs were installed at various parks.



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CREC Information CREC Hours of Operation Monday-Friday 7:00am-8:00pm Saturday 8:00am-2:00pm *Walking Track is free to Haverford Township Residents

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

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 for Basketball Residents: $6 Non-residents: $7 Check website for updates: www.havtwp.org

Haverford Township Blood Drive

Walking Track

$45 Resident $65 Resident $80 Resident

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

Free Resident

$3 Non-resident

Drop-in Fees

Residents: $6 Non-Residents: $7 No Membership Fees, No Annual Fees.

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


Date: Tuesday, January 11 Time: 8am-1pm Location: CREC, 9000 Parkview Dr. Haverford, PA 19041

Monday - Friday Time: 9am-12pm To schedule an appointment (preferred), register at www.redcrossblood.org Sponsor code: CREC

Residents $4 - 10 passes $30 Non-residents $5 - 10 passes $35


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Meetings @ the CREC

Haverford Twp. Community Recreation & Environmental Center • 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 every day 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.

CREC Rentals

The CREC is the best place in town to host your event. The combination of meeting rooms, classrooms and gym make it a great location to host all types of gatherings. Listed below are some of the different types of events we have hosted in the past few years: • HPED Home and Garden Show • Haverford Guild of Craftsmen Show • Cat Fancier Show • Feed our starving children workshop • Mainline Mixers Dances • Treacher Collins Network weekend

Denise We Will Miss You

We wish Denise Viola good luck in retirement. Denise has been the face of the CREC at the front desk since we opened in 2012. We will miss her. Megan Carfrey will be taking her place weekday mornings. Join us in welcoming Megan when you visit the CREC.



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CREC Fitness

Barre Fitness In-Person and Online

Tighten, tone, and sculpt with this non-impact fitness class. Time: Mon 6-7pm (Online Option Available) Instructor: Debi Saldana Time: Thurs 10-10:50am Instructor: Sandy McGuire

The POUND® Workout

Let your inner rock star shine with this fitness class that uses slightly weighted drumsticks called Ripstix® Ripstix ® to pound your way to fitness and strength. Drum along with great music and have a blast! Time: Wed 6-6:45pm Instructor: Lisa Drake

Gentle Yoga

Breathe, stretch, and relax. Find your calm with two classes every week to choose from. Great for beginners. Time: Sat 9:30-10:20am Time: Fri 11:15am-12:05pm Instructor: Sharon Smith

Hatha Yoga In-Person and Online

Breathe, stretch, align, and build inner strength. Great class for beginners. Time: Tues 7:05-8pm (Online Option Available) Instructor: Beth Ann Rush

Pilates Fusion

Traditional Pilates with elements of yoga in one great class. Intense core and toning on the mat. Two different time slots to choose from. Time: Wed 9-9:50am or Fri 7:10-8am Instructor: Adrianne Cerceo-Leo


High intensity, calorie-blasting, non-impact cardio workout. Time: Tues 6-7am Instructor: Sandy McGuire Time: Sat 8:15-9:10am Instructor: Jenny Joyce

Yoga Groove

Rhythmic stretches and dance moves to great music. Work up a sweat with this unique class that’s like a dance party on your yoga mat! Time: Wed 7-7:50pm Instructor: Deanna Stissi, Triple Threat Fitness

Registration is monthly. Check online for fees. If you have any questions about our fitness programs, please contact Jackie O’Doherty at 484-380-2730 or jodoherty@havtwp.org.


Dance Fitness for everyone. Come join the party! Time: Mon 7:05-7:55pm Instructor: Ivori Campbell

There will be no fitness classes on January 1, January 17, February 21, and April 15.


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CREC Fitness

Guided Strength Workouts

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

Zumba® Gold

The dance fitness class for seniors! Time: Tues 9-9:50am Instructor: Elizabeth Luff

Balance & Agility

Dynamic balance and stability training. Class size is now limited to allow for more individualized attention. Time: Thurs 11:30am-12:20pm Instructor: Jackie O’Doherty

Gentle Stretch & Tone Online Fitness Program

Chair-based fitness with stretching and strengthening exercises you can easily do at home! Time: Wed 9-9:45am Instructor: Sandi Kirschner

Senior Fitness Online

Increase strength and improve movement. Time: Mon 10:15-11:05am Instructor: Beth Ann Rush

Senior Chair Yoga Online

Breathing and stretching exercises, seated and standing. Times: Tues 10:15-11:05am Instructor: Beth Ann Rush

*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”. Adult Ballet

Basics of Ballet for grown-ups. Even if you have never done ballet before, this class will help you develop the strength and grace of a dancer. Time: Tues 6-6:50pm Instructor: PiChi Yang

Tai Chi Chih

Calm movements proven to build inner strength, vitality, and mental clarity. Beginner, Intermediate, and All-Levels classes available. Instructor: Bruce Lee Beginners Class Time: Mon 11:30am-12:30pm Intermediate Class Time: Wed 11:30am-12:30pm All Levels Class Time: Thurs 7-8pm

Silver Sneakers Classic

Exercises designed to increase strength, range of movement, and activities for daily living. Time: Mon, Wed, Fri 10:15-11:05am Instructor: Beth Ann Rush

Silver Sneakers Yoga (Chair Yoga)

A variety of breathing and stretching exercises in seated and standing positions. Times: Tues 10:15-11:05am, Thurs 9-9:50am Instructor: Beth Ann Rush


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Nature Series

Houseplant Care

Recycling Workshop Webinar

Wednesday, January 5 (7-8:30pm)

Learn to recycle. Think into the blue bin and beyond. Learn how to sort and clean, about our volunteer based TerraCycle program and our E-waste bin. Learn about keeping items out of our trash stream, local landfills, and incinerators. FREE, registration is required.

Virtual Discussion on Composting

Tuesday, February 1 (7pm - Zoom)

Learn the importance of proper lighting, watering the right amount and feeding your plant. What, how often, and how much. Master Gardener Rich Kedanis will share his years of experience and expertise with us. He is happy to answer all questions. FREE, registration is required.

Prepping Your Flower Garden for Spring

Thursday, January 13 (7-8:30pm)

Come join us for a discussion about composting, what it is, why it helps and how you can try it at home. 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, this is the presentation for you! FREE, registration is required.

Register at www.havtwp.org. Click Parks and Recreation, click activities, programs & trips, click register now.

Tuesday, March 1 (7pm) @CREC

Did you know gardening is the #1 hobby in the US? More than 70 million households participate in some type of gardening. This year we have seen gardening grow significantly. If you just started gardening, or are interested in advancing your skills, join us for a fun and informative presentation. Learn how to choose plants for your yard based on your goals, soil and sun exposure. FREE, registration is required.


Please check out our new initiative led by volunteers from EAC. TerraCycle - you can recycle all your used or empty oral care products (toothpaste, floss, toothbrush) and also all of your personal care packaging (skin, hair, cosmetic). As you run errands around town drop them at the clearly marked bins at the township building.

Small E-Waste Container


A container for small household electronic waste (think “no larger than a breadbox”) such as small appliances, electronics, gaming systems or anything with a cord that can fit through the chute is now located at the township building.


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Trail News

Parks and Trails Volunteer Days

Over the course of 2021, our volunteers logged over 1,000 hours in our parks and on our trails. Volunteers cleared invasive species from miles of trails and helped plant over 250 native trees and shrubs. This winter and spring, our work will continue as we target vegetation along our waterways and in our trails. Join us by signing up online! Without a large network of people constantly controlling these plants, they will continue to ravage our parks and trails. Check our website for exact dates, times, and locations.

10th Annual Trail Summit Saturday, February 12 (8:30am-12:30pm) @CREC

We will review progress, plans and identify new opportunities to improve walking and biking in and around the Township. Discuss building trails and connections in the “near” western suburbs. Presentations by several regional Planning and Township organizations. FREE, registration is required. Email emottola@havtwp.org to register.

Scout Saturday

Saturday, February 5 (12-2pm)

All township Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, Brownies, Daisies and their family and friends are invited to walk in the woods and enjoy free hot dogs and hot chocolate at the Meadow Campground at Haverford Reserve.

Pennsy Trail Extension

The work on the extension of the Pennsy Trail and the pedestrian bridge over Manoa Road will start in Fall 2022 and be completed in 2023. It will extend the trail from Eagle Road to the Llanerch Shopping Center on West Chester Pike. This project will make pedestrian access to Veterans Field, the Library, Middle School, High School and the YMCA much easier and safer.


Darby Creek Trail Extension

The Township received a $300,000 grant to extend the Darby Creek trail from Merry Place to Warrior Road. The grant came from the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission. The current trail is one mile from the school bus yard to the parking lot at Merry Place. The trail will be extended by a half mile. Construction is scheduled to start Summer/Fall 2022.

Planning Grant

Haverford Township was awarded a $100,000 grant for a Recreation and Open Space plan. The award is from Delaware County Greenways Grant program. The plan will include an inventory of existing parks, open spaces and natural resources. It will help identify maintenance needs for our parks, trails and open spaces. The plan will also help us to get grants. There will be public meetings and surveys so residents can provide input. More information will be available on our website in the spring.

Disc Golf Sponsorship 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.


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Youth Programs


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. Ages: 2-3 w/ adult Dates: 2/5-3/12 Fee: $70 Time: 10-10:45am (Sat) Location: CREC


Incorporating the basics of art, your child will have their creative juices flowing in fun craft projects related to a new story each week. Ages: 4-6 Dates: 2/5-3/12 or 3/26-5/7 Fee: $70 Time: 11-11:45am (Sat) Location: CREC

Chocolate, Candies and Goodies Galore

Become an amazing Chocolatier in this fun and yummy class! Focusing on seasonal chocolate treat making, you will get hands on instruction for decorating and packaging your sweet treats. Classes taught by “Lizzy’s Chocolates”. Ages: 8-12 8-12 Location: CREC Fee: $45 Time: 4:30-6:30pm (Tu) Date: 3/15 Time: 10am-12pm (Tu) Date: 4/12

Nature Club

Tots on the Move

You and your Tot are on the move! See creativity blossom through toddler/adult cardio movement, stretching, scarf dancing and strengthening gross motor skills. Ages: 1-3 w/ adult Location: CREC Fee: $55 Time: 10-10:35am (Wed) Dates: 2/2-3/9 or 3/16-4/20 (skipping 4/13)

Experience the fun and excitement the spring brings to the Reserve. We will spend time on different themes which may include water, bugs or trees. We will explore trails, play games and make crafts. Ages: 6-9 Location: CREC Fee: $70 Time: 4:30-6pm (Tu) Dates: 4/19-5/24

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 yrs 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


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Youth Programs


All Abilities Program

Kids HipPOP Fitness®

Kids HipPOP Fitness® Fitness® teaches children funky dance moves and routines to kid friendly pop music. Move, groove, jump and play through interactive games that encourage your child’s individuality to shine as they channel their inner popstar! Instructor: Deanna Stissi, Triple Threat Fitness Ages: 4-6 4-6 Time: 10-10:45am (Sat) Ages: 7-9 7-9 Time: 11-11:45am (Sat) Location: CREC Fee: $70 Dates: 1/29-3/5 or 3/19-4/30 (skipping 4/16)

Drivers Education Course

Classroom 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: HHS Fee: $120 Time: 9am-12pm (Sat) Dates: 2/5-4/2 (skip 2/19)

Mission 5 & 2 and the Recreation Department are teaming up! Champions’ Club offers a sports and recreation program for individuals of all abilities ages 8-15. The goal of the Champions’ Club is to offer a program 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: 8-15 Location: Elwell Fee: $50 Time: 10-11am (Sat) Dates: 4/9-5/21 (skip 4/16)

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: $137 Time: 5:30-6:30pm (Wed) Dates: 3/16-5/4

Safe Sitter Training

During these one-day courses, teens will learn the basics of becoming a babysitter 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 Location: CREC Fee: $90 Date/Time: Check our website

Is your child a Scout? Receive a scout badge for completing a Safe Sitter or Safe@Home course

*New* Safe@Home

This 90-minute program is designed to prepare students to safely care for themselves when parents are away for short periods of time. Students are introduced to the Safe Sitter First Aid Chart and learn a system to help them assess and respond to injuries and illnesses. Grades: 4-6 Location: CREC Fee:$35 Date: 2/16 Time: 4:30-6pm (Wed) Date: 3/22 Time: 4:30-6pm (Tu)



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Sports Clinics & Leagues 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/ adult adult Fee: $75 Session 1 - Dates: 1/16-2/20 (Sun) Time: 11-11:50am Location: JCC Session 2 - Dates: 4/9-5/14 (Sat) Time: 10-10:50am or 11-11:50am Location: Grasslyn

Indoor Soccer

Our all-star staff will help kids develop soccer, coordination and sportsmanship skills in a supportive, motivating and positive atmosphere. Ages: 5-6 Time: 12-12:50pm Session 1 Dates: 1/16-2/20 (Sun) Location: JCC Fee: $75 Session 2 Dates: 3/5-3/26 (Sat) Location: CREC Fee: $50

Spring Soccer

With its fun and imaginative games and activities, our program will help kids develop soccer, coordination, and listening skills in a supportive, motivating and positive environment. Fee: $75 Tuesday Session - Location: Haverford Reserve Ages: 4-5 Time: 3:45-4:35pm (Tu) Dates: 4/5-5/10 Ages: 5-6 Time: 4:45-5:35pm (Tu) Dates: 4/5-5/10 Saturday Session - Location: Grasslyn Ages: 4-5 Time: 12-12:50pm (Sat) Dates: 4/9-5/14 Ages: 5-6 Time: 1-1:50pm (Sat) Dates: 4/9-5/14

Sports 4 Me

This program combines a fun-filled introduction to different sports through age-appropriate games and activities including basketball, soccer, and baseball. Ages: 4-5 Location: CREC Fee: $75 Time: 11-11:50am (Sat) Dates: 1/15-2/19

Steel Baseball & Softball Clinic

Steel Baseball & Steel Softball lead these four week clinics. Staff will focus on skill building in a fun, low-pressure environment. They will use softer balls. Players should have a glove. Fee: $100 Dates: 3/5-3/26 Location: CREC Ages: 5-6 5-6 Time: 10-10:50am (Sat) Ages: 7-8 7-8 Time: 11-11:50am (Sat)

Hoops from the Heart

When: MLK Day - Monday, January 17 The Rec. Dept. is teaming up with Ursinus coach, Bobbi Morgan, for a basketball clinic. All proceeds will benefit needy families in Delaware County. Age: 6-14 (boys and girls) Location: TBD Time: 9:30am-12pm Fee: $30 (food donations welcome)


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/ adult Location: CREC Fee: $75 Time: 10-10:50am (Sat) Dates: 1/15-2/19

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 Session 1 Times: 11-11:50am or 12-12:50pm (Sun) Dates: 1/16-2/20 Location: JCC Fee: $75 Session 2 Time: 1-1:50pm (Sat) Dates: 3/5-3/26 Location: CREC Fee: $50

Basketball Clinic

During this six-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. Ages: 6-8 Location: JCC Fee: $75 Time: 1-1:50pm (Sun) Dates:1/16-2/20

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: 6-8 Location: JCC Fee: $75 Time: 1-1:50pm (Sun) Dates: 1/16-2/20


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Sports Clinics & Leagues 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 Fee: $75 Tuesday Dates: 4/5-5/10 Time: 6-6:50pm Location: Elwell Thursday Dates: 1/20-2/24 Time: 1-1:50pm Location: CREC Dates: 3/10-4/14 Time: 1-1:50pm Location: Grasslyn Saturday Dates: 4/2-5/14 Time: 9-9:50am Location: Grasslyn

Tennis Lessons

Kids of all skill levels can improve their stroke during this fun, instructional clinic that teaches fundamentals. Ages: 6-9 Fee: $75 Session 1 Dates: 1/15-2/19 Times: 10-10:45am or 11-11:45am Location: CREC Session 2 Dates: 4/2-5/14 Times: 10-10:50am or 11-11:50am Location: Grasslyn

Junior Tennis League

Improve your game with instruction and league play. We match players up with a partner of similar age and skill level. Players should be interm. to adv. Ages: 9-16 Location: Paddock Fee: $110 Saturday - Dates: 4/2-5/14 Time: 12:15-2pm Sunday - Dates: 4/3-5/22 Time: 12:15-2pm


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: TBD Fee: $75 Time: 4-4:50pm (Sun) Dates: 3/27-5/15

Youth Volleyball League

Sign-up as a team or individual for our inaugural 6v6 youth volleyball league. Players of all skill levels are invited to participate. Individuals will be placed on teams. Matches will be played on Sundays from late March-May at indoor/outdoor locations. Ages: 12-15 Location: TBD Team fee: $500 Individual fee: $75

Girls Lacrosse Leagues

Grade 2: This program blends fun drills and games to help kids build their skill level and confidence. Grades 3 & 4: Comprehensive program that combines skill development, game strategy, and league play. Players provide stick, goggles, and mouth guard. Grade 2: Time: 9-10:15am (Sat) Fee: $70 Grades 3 & 4: Time: 9-10:30am (Sat) Fee: $95 Time: 5:30-6:45pm (Fri) Location: Haverford Reserve Dates: 3/26-5/14

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: TBD Fee: $35 Date/time: Check our website

Boys Lacrosse Clinic

The HHS varsity program leads this clinic focused on stick skills and drills. Great for players of all skill levels. Players should bring a stick, helmet, mouth guard, and pads. We have extra equipment to borrow. Ages: 7-14 Location: TBD Fee: $35 Date/time: Check our website

Golf Clinic

Learn to drive like Dustin, putt like Spieth, and chip like Phil during this 5-session clinic. First four will be on the range and the last session will be on the course. Ages: 7-11 Time: 12-1pm (Sat) Dates: 4/23-5/14 Ages: 12-16 Time: 1:15-2:15pm (Sat) Dates: 4/23-5/14 Location: Paxon Hollow Golf Club Fee: $125

Ultimate Frisbee Clinic

Phoenix Ultimate Academy offers clinics for players of all ages and skill levels. Their experienced staff will teach ultimate strategies, formation and skills, and rules for gameplay. No experience needed. Dates: 3/21-5/16 (Mon) Location: TBD Fee: $139 Beginner: Ages: 7-12 Time: 5-5:50pm Intermediate: Ages: 11-15 Time: 6:10-7pm


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All Abilities Programs


Rec at the CREC

Ages 16+ This unique program aims to offer opportunities for young adults with disabilities to engage in recreational activities and events involving movement and social interaction alongside peers.

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 our bodies and discover new trails to share easily with friends and family. Must pre-register. Darby Creek Trail Time: 3-4pm (Sat) Date: 3/19 Karakung Drive Trail Time: 3-4pm (Sun) Date: 4/24 Athertyn Trail Time: 3-4pm (Sat) Date: 5/27

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+ Location: CREC Fee: $45/month Time: 4-4:45pm Dates: Tuesdays - Feb., Mar. & Apr.

Volunteers Needed!

Help us provide programs for young adults with disabilities at a marginal cost. If you are interested in being a volunteer buddy for the Rec at the CREC programs and events, please contact Julien Simpson at jsimpson@havtwp.org.

Spring Break

WCSS Spring Break Soccer Camp

Spend Spring break learning skills from World Class Soccer School, an organization that has been teaching soccer in Havertown for over 30 years. Location: Haverford Reserve turf Dates: 4/11-4/14 (M-Th) Ages: 5-6 Time: 9-11am Fee: $95 Ages: 7-15 Time: 9am-12:30pm Fee: $140

Spring Break Nature Camp

Come search for bugs, explore the trails, and investigate all the wonders of the Haverford Reserve. Campers will get to play with bug boxes, look for frogs, and search for signs of animal life. Ages: 6-8 Location: CREC Fee: $140 Time: 8:30am-12:30pm (M-Th) Dates: 4/11-4/14

Spring Break Camp

Your child will love spending the week doing their favorite activities! Camp will include small group games, arts & crafts, and fun special days. Bowling trip included on 4/13. Please pack a lunch. Ages: 6-12 Location: Haverford Reserve Fee: $45/day or $140/week Time: 8:30am-12:30pm (M-Th) Dates: 4/11-4/14

Spring Break Baseball & Softball Camps

Steel Baseball and Steel Softball present this premier camp for players of all skill levels. Steel offers top-notch instruction from highly qualified and motivated coaches to ensure that your slugger has an unforgettable week. Ages: 7-14 Dates: 4/11-4/14 (M-Th) Time: 9am-12pm Fee: $185 Baseball Camp - Location: Steel Field Softball Camp - Location: Coopertown


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Adult Programs

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: 2/5-3/12, 3/19-4/23 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 (Wed) Fee: $7 Dates: 1/5-5/25

Adult Basketball Leagues

We offer separate A and B leagues for men beginning in mid-March and finishing by Memorial Day. Teams will play 1-2 times per week on Monday and Thursday night. Check out HavertownHoops.com for more information about dates, times, and more. Team fee: $800

Adult Tennis Lessons

Stroke clinic for all skill levels covering the fundamentals of forehand, backhand and footwork. Ages: 18+ Location: Elwell Fee: $95 Time: 7-8:20pm (Tu) Dates: 4/5-5/10

Adult Volleyball League

Indoor/outdoor 6v6 co-ed volleyball league for players of all ages and abilities. Matches will be played on Sunday afternoons/evenings from late March-May. You can register as a team or individual. Ages: 18+ Location: TBD Team Fee: $500 Individual fee: $75

FREE Medicare Planning Seminar

During this virtual seminar, you will learn: How Medicare works and what it covers, how Part D prescription cards work and how to pick the right one for you, the difference between Medicare Supplements and Medicare Advantage Plans. Register online at www.havtwp.org. Age: 18+ Location: Virtual Time: 6:30-8pm Date: Tues. Feb 8th Instructed by DelVal Senior Advisors

Couples Chocolate Making Class

“TREATS FOR TWO”... Join us for a wonderful night on 2/22/22! Learn the art of Chocolate making with our very own CREC Couple. You will get hands on instruction to make special treats and learn the art of packaging! BYOB! Class taught by “Lizzy’s Chocolates”. Ages: 18+ Location: CREC Fee: $45/ couple Time: 6:30-8pm (Tu) Date: 2/22

Pickleball Clinic

Come learn the fast growing sport from experts in the game! The clinic covers the fundamentals and rules of the sport as well as some game play. Players should be beginner to intermediate. We will provide paddles for those who don’t have one. Ages: 18+ Fee: $75 Session 1 Time: 2:15-3:15pm or 3:30-4:30pm (Th) Dates: 2/3-3/10 Location: CREC Session 2 Time: 5:15-6:15pm or 6:30-7:30pm (Mon) Dates: 4/11-5/16 Location: Westgate

Adult Golf Lessons

Learn to hit the ball straighter and further. This clinic covers the fundamentals of swing, stance, chipping, and putting. First three sessions on the range and the last is on the course. Fee: $115 Ages: 18+ Location: Paxon Hollow Golf Club Men – Time: 5:30-6:30pm (Wed) Dates: 4/20-5/11 Women – Time: 5:30-6:30pm (Th) Dates: 4/21-5/12


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Special Events


MLK Day Food & Supply Drive

You can support the hundreds of Township residents struggling to put food on the table at our food and supply drive. We will collect non-perishable food, paper products, dog/cat food and more and deliver it to pantries around the Township. Please visit the events section of our website for more information about acceptable items, how to volunteer and which pantries we support. Date: Monday, January 17 Location: TBD Time: 9-11:30am

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. Dates: 1/7, 2/4, 3/4 Location: CREC Time: 6-9pm (Fri) Fee: $16/ child (register at the door)

Easter Egg Hunt

Bring your family to the Reserve for an Easter Egg Hunt. The event will include crafts, face painting, games, an egg hunt and a visit by the Easter Bunny. Don’t forget to bring your camera! Date: Saturday, April 9 Time: 9:30-11:30am Location: Haverford Reserve Fee: $20/child (children under 2 are free)

Pavilion Rentals

Picnic Pavilions

The following parks have picnic pavilions that can be reserved by Haverford Township Residents: Grange, Hilltop, Merwood, Paddock, Veterans, and Westgate. To rent a pavilion, please go to our website: www.havtwp.org. Fee: $50

Merry Place Permit Policy

In order to allow the greatest use by Township residents, we limit time to 3 hour blocks and give township residents priority. For a permit and policy information please go to our website: www.havtwp.org.


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Think Green

Earth Day Activities Saturday, April 23 (9am-12pm)

Come celebrate Earth Day with us! Earth Day is celebrated in 193 countries and 2022 marks the 52nd anniversary. We need your help to complete service projects. You can plant trees and native flowers, participate in other restoration projects or learn from experts about environmental initiatives. You should be sure to stick around for food, prizes and other fun activities. Check the events section of our website for more information in February.

DCVA Annual Meeting

Saturday, February 26 (9am-12:30pm) VIRTUAL

The public is invited to attend this annual meeting. DCVA, a non profit volunteer organization, has worked to improve the quality of Darby Creek and the surrounding watershed. DCVA coordinates the annual Darby Creek Clean-up held at various locations in the 31 municipalities. Go to DCVA.org for more information.

Environmental Education 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 educational time tailored towards the STEAM requirements in addition to free time at Freedom Playground. We have curriculums for students in grades K-6 in topics ranging from water to animals to trees. Fee: $7/student Contact jhart@havtwp.org or visit www.havtwp.org

Update on Haverford Twp. Day Waste Diverter Pilot Program

46% of waste was diverted from the trash on Haverford Township Day! (Compost 35%, Recycling 11%, Trash 54%, by weight) Thank you to all the volunteer waste diverters and all the people who diverted their waste to recycling or compost on HTD! To learn about other composting options visit www.HaverfordClimateAction.org.

Rain Garden Workshop Saturday, March 12 (9am-12pm) VIRTUAL

Learn to build and maintain a rain garden and help build rain gardens in your community. Gain hands-on experience by helping build our late spring rain gardens or apprenticing by assessing potential locations and designing rain gardens. Presented by DCVA, Eastern Delaware Co Stormwater Collaborative and Hav-A-Rain Garden, who have designed and built more than 60 rain gardens in the region. Free, please register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/ register/6383830900725681420

Haverford Climate Action

Please check out Haverford Climate Action new website at www.haverfordclimateaction.org. Want to know what you can do to reduce consumption? Your day to day choices makes a difference. This website will help you make informed choices as you strive to live a more sustainable life.



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Full Day Summer Camp (ECP)

Summer Preview

• 1/31 - Summer staff job applications posted • 2/1 - Full Day Summer Camp (ECP) information posted on our website • 3/7 - Full Day Summer Camp (ECP) registration opens at 8am • 3/18 - The Havagood Times will be mailed to Haverford Township residents and will be posted online • 4/3 - Summer camp registration opens at 4pm (except ECP)

Haverford Recreation offers a full day program (8am-6pm) for ages 6-12. This full day camp provides a safe, fun-filled summer with a wide variety of activities, including sports, crafts, bowling and a field trip each week. Information on dates, times and fees will be available on our website in February. Registration opens online Monday, March 7 at 8am.

Summer Sports Camp

We offer summer sports for boys and girls in baseball/softball, basketball, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, ultimate frisbee, and volleyball; and for girls in field hockey. A full list of dates, times, and fees will be on our website in March Registration opens online Sunday, April 3 at 4pm.

Adult Co-ed Softball League

Summer Camp Info Page

Check out the Summer Camp Info page on the Parks & Recreation website. This page will include information about popular programs for ages 3-12, FAQ’s, and links to previous offerings.

For the sixth straight year, Haverford Recreation offers a fun and competitive adult softball league. Games will be played M/W from mid-May through late-July at 6:45pm and/or 8:30pm. Register before April 22. Team fee: $900 *we recommend finding a sponsor*

Get Township Updates Haverford Township provides routine updates and news on the Township website and on social media. To receive this information, you can sign up for a Constant Contact account. To set-up an account; • Visit the Township website - www.havtwp.org • Click Quick Links at the top of the page • Click Constant Contact Sign-Up • Fill out your information • Click Sign-Up


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Summer Job Opportunities

Park Maintenance

Camp Counselors

We are accepting applications for We are looking for applicants ages 16 and individuals 18 and over to work seasonal over to join our All-Star Summer Staff. If park maintenance. Interviews will be in late you have strong leadership skills and are February through early April. enthusiastic, check the Township website For more details, contact Jason O’Brien at starting in January for an application. jobrien@havtwp.org. Interviews will be held late February, March and April. Please submit applications to Kirsten Taylor at ktaylor@havtwp.org.

Online Registration System

Register for Winter/Spring classes beginning Tuesday, January 4 *Only Township Residents can register the first 10 days.*(Excludes fitness classes)

Create or log onto your online account to view and register for upcoming programs. Use the registration system to: • Register for programs • View program info not featured in the brochure • Easy access to your family’s program schedules • Communication through text alerts and email

CREC Holidays

The CREC will be closed: Christmas - Sat. Dec. 25 - Mon. Dec. 27 New Years - Sat. Jan. 1 - Mon. Jan. 3 MLK Day - Monday, January 17 President’s Day - Monday, February 21 Good Friday - Friday, April 15

How to register for an activity, event, or log into your account: • Visit our website www.havtwp.org • Click Parks & Recreation • Click Activities, Programs & Trips • Click Register Now • Click Sign In/Up

We’re here to help!

For any questions about activities, program locations, registration or creating an account, call the Recreation Department at 610-446-9397.



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Kevin Toll 610.609.1096 Kevin.Toll@TollRealtyGroup.com

Megan Toll 484-467-1446 Megan.Toll@TollRealtyGroup.com

Office: 610.520.0100


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