There's so much to do in  and around downtown Ardmore.

Lower Merion Township has a comprehensive list of parks, trials, playgrounds, and amenities

Lower Merion Bicycle & Pedestrian Network
The Lower Merion Township Bicycle and Pedestrian Network is a comprehensive path, bike and trail system that will link parks, natural areas and the Schuylkill River with neighborhoods, business districts, schools and adjacent municipalities accommodating multiple forms of transportation including walking, running, biking and horseback riding. Click here to learn more:

Amenities in Downtown Ardmore...

Ardmore Avenue Community Center http://aaccnow.org/index.html

Location:    122 Ardmore Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003    Phone:  610-896-7256

Amenities:    Game room, library, gymnasium, meeting rooms. (0.7 Acre) 
Please contact the Center directly for Programming Schedules and Open Gym Hours.


Linwood Park  

Location: 199 East Athens Avenue  www.friendsoflinwoodpark.org
Linwood & Athens Avenues, Ardmore
Amenities:  Passive (1.056 Acres) 


South Ardmore Park

Location: 1420 Sussex Road, Wynnewood, PA 19096 
                  E Athens Avenue & Sussex Road 

Amenities: Baseball, basketball, soccer, softball, tot lot, tennis courts, children’s playground, comfort stations. (18.2 Acres) 


Bryn Mawr Community Center/ Eldernet

Location: 9 S Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bryn Mawr PA 19010 

Amenities: Tennis Courts, Tot Playground, Gazebo, Green Space, Perennial Garden established by Sara Rosen and maintained by Bryn Mawr Beautiful, Buildings with meeting rooms, Lower Merion-Narberth Coalition on Aging and Adult Services, and ElderNet. (4.1 Acres)   Contact Eldernet 610-525-0706


Philadelphia Skating Club & Humane Society   
Location: 220 Holland Avenue Ardmore, PA 19003 www.pschs.org   Phone: 610-642-8700
Amenities: Ice skating rink


Ardmore Free Library    

Location: 108 Ardmore Avenue  Ardmore, PA  19003     http://www.lmls.org/lib_ardmore.html    Phone: 610- 642-5187 

Ardmore Avenue Pool

Freedom Playground 

A custom-built playground at the new Park and Community Center at Haverford Reserve located between Darby and Marple Roads in Haverford Township. The park is scheduled to open in the Spring of 2010 and we hope to be opening the playground then.
www.freedomplay.org

Haverford College Campus 

The Haverford campus is an excellent place to get some exercise and have fun, whether you like to jog, bike, swim, play Frisbee, or stroll through the gardens. Visitors are welcome on Haverford's campus, subject to restrictions.
* The arboretum has self-guided walking tours: 
website
•  The nature walk, which runs along the outer edge of campus, is open to any walkers or runners during the day. Dogs must be leashed and cleaned up after. 
www.haverford.edu

Haverford Township Parks 

website

Henry Foundation For Botanical Research 

801 Stony Lane, Gladwyne, PA 19035
(610) 525-2037?
The Henry Foundation boasts 50 acres of spectacular views and dazzling plantings with trails for hiking and horseback riding along Rock Creek. 
www.bgci.org

Longwood Gardens 

Route 1, P.O. Box 501
Kennett Square, PA 19348-0501
610.388.1000
www.longwoodgardens.org

Lower Merion Parks 

website

Ridley Creek State Park 

Ridley Creek State Park provides history, scenic beauty and natural wonders. There are hundreds of picnic tables in picnic areas. Each area is equipped with restrooms and charcoal grills. Several of the areas have large fields, playground equipment, or picnic pavilions that can be reserved up to 11 months in advance for a fee. The 5-mile, paved Multi-use Trail along Sycamore Mills and Forge roads is designated for bicycles, joggers/walkers and cross-country skiers. 
Sycamore Mills Rd.
Media, PA 19063
610.892.3900
website

Rose Tree Park 

1671 North Providence Rd.
Rt. 252
Media, PA 19063
610.565.7410
website

The Willows 

490 Darby-Paoli Rd.
Villanova, PA 19085
610.964.9288
www.radnor.com

Sports

Aces Hoops

website

Haverford Youth Football

1125 West Chester Pike #600 
Havertown, PA 19083
www.haverfordyouthfootball.org 

Haverford Soccer Club

website

Havertown Hoops

website

Lower Merion Crew

www.lmcrew.org

Lower Merion Ice Hockey

www.lmll.org

Lower Merion Little League 

www.lmicehockey.org

Lower Merion Soccer Club

www.lmsc.net

Lower Merion Youth Girls Lacrosse

website

Main Line Girls Basketball

website

Main Line YMCA

100 St. George's Rd 
Ardmore, PA 19003 
Phone 610-649-0700 
Fax 610-645-0658 
www.mainlineymca.org/main-line

Penn Valley Junior Sports Association

website

Theatre & Music

Brandywine Ballet
Company

909 Camaro Run
West Chester, PA 19380
610.696.2711
A semi-professional dance troupe producing classical and contemporary ballet performances for the entire family. Visit their website for scheduling and ticket information. 
www.brandywineballet.com

Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts 

website 

Bryn Mawr Film Institute

824 W. Lancaster Ave.
Bryn Mawr
610.527.9898
www.brynmawrfilm.org

Delaware County Symphony, The 

P.O. Box 421 
Newtown Square, Pa 19073
610-879-7059 
The Delaware County Symphony performs four full symphony concerts each year, typically with soloists. Concerts feature works from the standard repertoire, as well as some unfamiliar compositions (including American and world premieres). The Delaware County Symphony also presents chamber concerts each year, featuring works for smaller ensembles, which showcase the more experienced members of the orchestra as well as guest soloists. Performances are given at the Neumann University Meagher Theatre, the Thomas A. Bruder, Jr. Life Center, at One Neumann Drive, Aston, Pennsylvania
www.dcsmusic.org 
dcsmusic@addr.com

Footlighters Theater

58 Main Ave.
Berwyn, PA 19312
610.296.9245
www.footlighterstheater.com

Forge Theatre 

241 First Ave.
Phoenixville, PA 19063
610.935.9951
The Forge Theatre has brought live theater to the Phoenixville community for over 40 years. The theater produces six productions each year ranging from classic to contemporary drama, and musicals to comedy.
www.forgetheatre.org

Hedgerow Theatre

64 Rose Valley Rd.
Media, PA 19063
610.565.4211
Billed as "America's oldest continuously operating Residential Repertory theatre," the Hedgerow is a historic theatre where resident and company actors performa wide range of drama, comedy and children's shows.
www.hedgerowtheatre.org

International Ballet Classique

300 South Pennell Road, Suite #320
Media, Pa 19063 
610-459-9221
International Ballet Classique (IBC) is a 501 (c) 3 not for profit organization. IBC, our ballet company, has the greatest opportunity to preserve the classical method of ballet, advance creativity in the art of dance and bring the art of ballet to a wide and diverse population. It is our mission to insure that true classical ballet in the finest traditions of the Bolshoi Ballet survives for hundreds of years into the future. IBC is the, "Official Ballet Company-In-Residence", at Neumann University. Full length traditional ballet is performed year round in the beautiful 300 seat Meagher Theatre at Neumann University. 
balletacd@comcast.net www.academyballetru.com 

King of Prussia Players

Crossfield and Springhouse Rds.
King of Prussia, PA 19406
610.277.9505
The King of Prussia Players offers the best plays and musicals, both classic and contemporary, throughout the year.
www.kofpplayers.org

Mainline Symphony
Orchestra

105 W. Walker Rd.
Valley Forge Middle School
Wayne, PA 19087
www.mlso.org

Media Theatre for the Performing Arts

104 East State St.
Media, PA 19063
610.891.0100
www.mediatheatre.org

Meridee Winters School of Music 

Meridee Winters School of Music offers in home music lessons, encouraging students to compose, create, build higher level thinking skills and learn an instrument in a fun and unique way. Check out how MW goes a step beyond!
63 W. Lancaster Ave., Ste. 7 
Ardmore, PA 19003 
610.649.2782 
merideemusic@merideewinters.com 
www.mwschoolofmusic.com 

Narberth Community Theatre

206 Price Ave.
Narberth, PA 19072
www.narberthcommunitytheatre.org

People's Light and
Theatre Company

39 Conestoga Rd.
Malvern, PA 19355
610.647.1900
Enjoy a charming country setting and see classical and contemporary plays year-round. 
www.peopleslight.org

Theatre Ariel

P.O. Box 0334 
Merion Station, PA 19066
website

Upper Darby Performing Arts Center

601 Lansdowne Ave.
Drexel Hill, PA 19026
www.udpac.org

Villanova Theatre

Vasey Hall
Villanova, PA 19085
610.519.7474
A semi-professional theatre that works with Villanova University students.
www.theatre.villanova.edu

Wolf Performing Arts Center

P.O. Box 434 
Narberth, PA 19072
info@wolfperformingartscenter.org
www.wolfperformingartscenter.org

Volunteer

American Red Cross -
Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter 

23rd & Chestnut Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215.299.4000
www.redcross-philly.org

For Blood Services contact the Penn-Jersey Chapter at: www.pleasegiveblood.org 

Elder NET 

9 South Bryn Mawr Ave.
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
610.525.0706

Elder care volunteer opportunities. Your talents, time and experience can assist an older or disabled younger adult who lives in Narberth or Lower Merion. 
www.eldernetonline.org

Girl Scouts

www.gsep.org

Habitat for Humanity
of Chester County 

A model for building decent, owner-occupied housing that works - for the homeowner, for the neighborhood, for the community.
www.hfhcc.org

Main Line Health 

website

Mommy's Light Lives on Fund 

P.O. Box 494
Lionville, PA 19353
610.725.9790

Mommy's Light Lives On Fund brings joy and comfort to young people by helping them keep alive traditions or simple pleasures they shared with their mothers.
www.mommyslight.org

Pals For Life 

939 Radnor Rd.
Wayne PA 19087
610-687-1101
610-687-1107 (fax)
Contacts:
Paula M Kielich, President
Kristen Abbot, Program Manager
Pals For Life brings pets to visit nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, senior centers, mental health facilities etc. throughout the Delaware Valley.  Humane education programs are taught at day care centers, schools and summer camps. 
www.palsforlife.org

Riverbend Environmental Education Center

1950 Spring Mill Rd.
Gladwyne, PA 19035
610.527.5234

Opportunities to volunteer for school, scout and camp programs, habitat work and administrative tasks.
www.riverbendeec.org

Volunteer Match 

Find a volunteer opportunity for whatever you like doing. OR Post a volunteer opportunity that you need people for. 
www.volunteermatch.org