The Rose Tree Park Playground is Officially Open!

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Released: July 20, 2023

Delaware County Council was thrilled to join the County’s Department of Parks and Recreation, the County’s Department of Public Works, members of the Parks and Recreation Board, elected officials, and dozens of local children and their families to officially open the new Rose Tree Park Playground on July 20.

“County Council has been envisioning the new destination playground for several years and our County team worked to ensure it’s a playground that all residents can enjoy, and we are absolutely thrilled to officially open it” said Delaware County Department of Parks and Recreation Director Marc Manfre. “The playground is a great addition to our beloved Rose Tree Park.”

The new playground was designed for children ages 2 to12 and has different areas for different age groups including a swing zone, a spinning zone, and an area for children ages 2 to 5 and a large climbing tower for children ages 5 to 12. There are also features that allow children with disabilities to actively play- including monkey bars that are at lower height and swings that can accommodate children with disabilities.

Other features of the Playground Project include:

An expansion of the pedestrian mall which will provide an improved setting for festivals and special events

New walkways connecting the Amphitheater and rear parking lot

New landscaping and stormwater management

“Delaware County Council is committed to the preservation of local parks and expanding open space for residents to enjoy,” said Delaware County Council Vice Chair Elaine Paul Schaefer. “Open space provides places for recreation and exercise, preserves vital environmental and ecological functions, and greatly enhances the quality of life for residents. Green spaces such as parks, sports fields, and wooded areas give residents the space to enjoy physical activity and relaxation and Council is committed to investing in our green spaces across the county.”

Council’s appreciation of open space is evident in the dramatic expansion and improvement of the County’s parks and greenways. The County’s 2023 capital improvement program includes $9M for parks, trails, and open space projects. The County has also invested over $17M in helping municipalities invest in their own green spaces through our Delco Greenways grant program.

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources provided a grant in the amount of $200,000 to support the design and construction of the new Rose Tree Park playground.

Playground equipment was provided and installed by Kompan, a national leader in playground design.

To watch the July 20 Rosetree Park Playground video, visit the
County’s YouTube channel

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