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
- Shannon Cline
- 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.
Walnut Square Park
Walnut Square Park is located at 210 E. Walnut Street, between 2nd & 3rd Street. 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 managed by the Borough and 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.
A three acre recreation area located at Second and Summit Streets, Weingartner Park is a passive area with a variety of Black Walnut, Norway Maple, White Pine, Dogwood, Beech, Sweetgum, Hemlock and Cherry trees, as well as pathways and benches to enjoy.
Newly developed in 2010, Hess Park offers a walking path, play area, and pavilion. This secluded area, located near the intersection of Eighth and Walnut Streets, is a great place to take a stroll and relax after a long day.
Wee Walers Park
Located at 332-334 Shearer Street, Wee Walers is a playground developed for the use of small children with equipment designed for ages 8 and under.
Second Street Park
Located at Second Street & Prospect Avenue, this tennis court area is open to the public seven days a week and closes at dusk.
Ninth Street Park
Located at Ninth & Church Streets, this 1.44 acre park is part of the Dodsworth Run watershed. Stormwater landscaping with a variety of plantings attracts many species of birds to the park. There is trail that goes through the area with a footbridge over drainage way where people can stop and bird watch or just enjoy the natural setting.
Fourth Street Park
An 11,000 square foot open area used by local children for baseball games, this park contains a wide variety of native plants. Clay totem poles adorn the two front corners of the entrance with open area throughout the rest of the park that can be used for a game of softball, horseshoes, or volleyball. This park is also adorned with some resident-made artwork, including the clay totem poles and the clay masks mounted on a stand in the back corner (shown in photo)
Eighth Street Park
“A Child’s Garden” developed by local children with brick walking path, plantings and benches.