Released: June 14, 2023
Delaware County Council and the Delaware County Planning Department invite residents to an informative public meeting, where community-inspired concepts for the County’s largest park in Marple Township will be unveiled. Derived from comprehensive survey results and invaluable community feedback garnered during prior open house and pop-up events, these concepts mark a significant milestone in the park's development.
The public meeting will be held on Monday, June 26, 2023, from 7:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m., in the County Council Meeting Room at the Delaware County Government Center located at 201 W. Front Street in Media, PA.
Delaware County's journey to transform the 213-acre site at the former Don Guanella School into a vibrant and accessible public space has reached an exciting phase. The Master Plan for the new park incorporates the diverse ecology of the site, now one of the largest forests in Delaware County, and aligns with the community's needs and interests to embody the vision of "Community, in Nature."
The park project is a testament to the collaborative spirit of Delaware County residents, whose voices have been instrumental in shaping its future. The park is an essential asset for our community's health, economic growth, and ecological resilience as we navigate a changing climate, population growth, and evolving recreational needs.
The upcoming meeting will showcase the community-inspired concepts, giving residents an insight into the future of the park. This event is not just a presentation; it's a celebration of our community's active participation and commitment to developing a park that cherishes our shared values and preserves our natural resources.
Residents who are unable to attend in person can participate via livestream at delcopa.gov/park-meeting and view a recording of the meeting shortly after the meeting’s completion.
To learn more about the park’s draft master plan and to get details about the meeting, please visit delcopa.gov/park-master-plan or contact the Delaware County Planning Department at (610) 891-5200.
Join us in this exciting chapter of our community's development. Together, let us bring our shared vision, "Community, in Nature," to life!