The Parks and Recreation Board is composed of seven members. The Board meets to help advise the Borough on how to manage its parks and facilities. They also plan and host community events. Below you will find a complete inventory of our parks, programs and facilities. ParkScore, the national nonprofit Trust for Public Land which determines how well each municipality does, as far as citizens’ access to public parks and open space has given the Borough a score of 100!
Meeting Dates: 2nd Thursday of the month
Parks & Recreation Board Members
- Lisa Byrne
- Gina Calhoun
- Lynne Fitzgerald, Secretary
- Martha Lottes, Chair
- Robin Parker
- Sarah Whelan
- Rachel Wise
The Nor-Gwyn Pool built in 1976 by North Wales Lions Club is located at Parkside Place north of the Borough on Sumneytown Pike. This spacious community pool has a lot to offer. This area is operated by the Nor-Gwyn Pool Commission, whose commissioners include residents of North Wales Borough and Upper Gwynedd Township. Applications are available at the Borough office, at the pool office during the summer season, or sign up online at norgwynpool.com.
Residents, non-profit groups, or service groups are welcome to adopt a Borough Park to do a once or twice a year clean-up, or more if they so choose. The Borough welcomes new ideas for the parks and encourages everyone to use the Borough Parks. The following parks are currently maintained by sponsors.
Montgomery Avenue Pocket Park
The Montgomery Avenue Pocket Park is located at 311 West Montgomery Avenue. The Borough acquired this park in 1996 through the Montgomery County Open Space Program. Details about the program are available here. The McClure family has adopted and cared for the park since that time. The park includes a variety of tree and plant species. It’s a perfect spot to take a stroll, walk the dog or layout a blanket to relax.
Walnut Square Park
Walnut Square Park is located at 210 East Walnut Street, near the intersection of Second and Third. Tex Mex Connection owner Jane Keyes and Apple Hill Garden Design owner Frank Gentile partnered and adopted Walnut Square Park at the beginning of the program in 2008. Both Jane and Frank’s staff have continued to make Walnut Square a beautiful park for everyone to enjoy. Since they have adopted the Park, they have installed bird houses and have planted beautiful flower gardens like the one shown in the picture below. There are also benches for people to sit and relax. Please stop by Walnut Square on your walk or run to take a rest and enjoy.
The following parks are maintained by the Public Works Department. We strongly encourage our residents and visitors to visit our parks. Please contact the Borough if you have any questions related to the rules and use of our parks.
Eighth Street Park (A Child’s Garden)
Located at 222 South Eighth Street. This beautiful pocket park was developed by local children with a brick walking path, plantings and benches. Stop into the park to read a book, have a picnic and enjoy the scenery.
Fourth Street Park (Bryant Memorial Garden)
Located at 208 South Fourth Street. The park is used by local children for games and includes a small community garden. It is also adorned with resident-made artwork, including clay totem poles and clay masks mounted on a stand in the back corner.
Newly developed in 2010, Hess Park is located near the intersection of Eighth and Walnut. The park offers a walking path, benches and a play ground. It also has a pavilion with picnic tables and a BBQ grill that can be used for a cookout.
Ninth Street Park
Located at Ninth and Church, this 1.44 acre park is part of the Dodsworth Run watershed. There is a trail that goes through the park with a footbridge over drainage way where people can stop and bird watch or just enjoy the natural setting.
Second Street Park (Tennis Court)
Located at 418 South Second Street, this tennis court area is open to the public seven days a week and closes at dusk. Please contact the Borough for more information on programs.
Wee Walers Park
Located at 334 Shearer Street, Wee Walers is a playground developed for the use of small children with equipment designed for ages 8 and under.
A three acre passive recreation area located at Second and Summit. Weingartner Park is home to a variety of Black Walnut, Norway Maple, White Pine, Dogwood, Beech, Sweetgum, Hemlock and Cherry trees, as well as pathways and benches to enjoy.