The original town center included a
lumberyard, clothing store, bank, and post office. The amusement
park was one of the country's biggest until 1976, when it closed
down in favor of the Willow Grove Mall, which opened in 1982.
Trolley service was
discontinued in the 1950s. By the mid-20th century, downtown
Willow Grove began to evolve into an automobile dominated suburban
center. Willow Grove is a place that has evolved many times over
three centuries, from a colonial farmstead, to a small rural
community, to a world-renowned entertainment destination, to a
regional suburban shopping center that it is today.
Willow Grove and Upper Moreland Township
Places to Picnic
Upper Moreland Township
Blair Mill Park
Blair Mill Rd. near County Line Rd. 1.0 acre.
Modular play equipment including slides, tunnels ground zero
balance beams, climbers and woodchipped safety surface. Split rail
fencing, wooded turf area, benches, and parking.
Brooks Street Park
Brooks St. Willow Grove. .4 acre. Modular
play equipment including slides, climbers, and safety surface.
Split rail fencing, and benches.
107 Barrett Rd. Willow Grove. .5 acre.
Modular play equipment including, tunnels, slides, climbers,
cactus climber, swing set, tire swing, and safety surfacing. Small
open turf area, benches, and perimeter fencing.
Buehler Park Nature Study Area
(& Parks Maintenance Shop)
627 Fitzwatertown Rd. Willow Grove. 7.0
acres. Natural trail with stations, bulletin board, trail bridges,
and parking areas.
Cherry Street Park
24 Cherry St. Willow Grove. .5 acres. Modular
play equipment including climbers, slides and decking, swing set,
safety surfacing, basketball court, perimeter fencing, and
Dawson Manor Park
3630 Lukens Ln. Hatboro. 1.0 acres. Modular
play equipment, half court basketball, benches, climbers, swings,
emergency access, and sidewalk.
Fair Oaks Park
2300 Skrobul Rd. Hatboro. 6.0 acres. Modular
play equipment, swing set, climber, basketball and volleyball
courts, youth roller hockey rink, softball field w/ overlapping
soccer field, (.39 mi.) paved perimeter walking trail, open turf
and wooded areas, benches and parking area.
Fern Village Park
614 High Ave. Hatboro. 5.0 acres. Modular
play equipment, 2 softball fields w/ backstops, basketball & open
courts, swing set, benches, & perimeter fencing.
Masons Mill Park
3500 Masons Mill Rd. Hunt. Valley. 76 acres.
Lighted volleyball and basketball courts, 7 tennis courts* (5
lighted), 2 softball fields (1 lighted), lighted baseball field w/
overlapping football field, 3 picnic pavilions*, Safety Town
complex*, 2 modular play equipment units, climbers, dinosaur
climbers, water spray pole, drinking fountains, fitness trail w/
18 stations (.72 mi.), wooded walking path, restrooms, Woody's
Fishin' Hole, archery range*, horseshoes, picnic tables, concert
gazebo, charcoal grills, benches, bulletin boards, maintenance
building, lighted and paved parking areas. (*=fee charged for use.
Please call the Parks and Recreation Dept. for information.)
Mill Creek Park
3530 Mill Rd. Hatboro. 14.75 acres. Modular
play equipment, swing set, basketball court, picnic tables, wooded
areas, creek ford, grills, open turf area, and parking. Dogs are
permitted, on leash and under owner control, at Mill Creek Park
area between Mill Road and the Turnpike fence only. Dogs are not
allowed in any other parks. Mutt mitt areas are provided for your
use; please clean up after your dog.
Nathaniel Boileau Park
2668 Byberry Rd. and the intersection of
Byberry and Orangeman's Roads. 10+ acres. Master Park Plan has
been developed. Parking area, multipurpose irrigated athletic
field, four structures (farm house, spring house, carriage house,
barn), and open turf areas.
North Willow Grove Park
1391 Linden Ave. Willow Grove. 3.0 acres.
Modular play equipment, swing set, softball field w/ backstop,
player benches, paved parking area and perimeter fencing.
Map of entire Pennypack Watershed showing
trails, major parks, picnic areas, parking areas, fishing areas,
and historical sites.
Frank J. Pileggi Park
4255 Shoemaker Rd. Hunt. Valley. 53.0 acres.
One 195'x300' soccer field, one 225' x330' lighted w/ scoreboard,
two modular play equipment areas, swings, lighted multi-purpose
court w/ 3 basketball goals, benches, bleachers, 2 lighted parking
areas, walking path, restroom/storage building, 2 drinking
fountains, and perimeter fencing.
3100 Davisville Rd. Willow Grove. 5.5 acres
(land leased from U.M.-Hat. Joint Sewer Authority). Softball field
w/ backstop and player benches, and parking area.
Valley Green Park
3403 Moreland Rd. Willow Grove. .5 acres.
Modular play equipment, swing set, benches, sidewalks, and wooded
Veteran's Memorial Park
220 Mineral Ave. Willow Grove. 24.0 acres.
Modular play equipment, 2 lighted basketball/volleyball courts, 2
shuffle board courts, restroom building w/ storage, benches, open
play field, picnic tables, perimeter walking track (.33 mi.) with
.60 mile paved spur, 10 acre wooded area, monument to War
Veterans, and paved parking lot.
2 Hideaway Dr. Willow Grove. 4.0 acres.
Modular play equipment, swing set, small basketball court,
benches, and open play field.
601 Division Ave. Willow Grove. 6.0 acres. 2
age appropriate modular play equipment units, 2 tennis courts, 3
basketball courts (1 lighted), volleyball court, baseball field w/
overlapping soccer field, benches, perimeter walking path (.34
mi.), perimeter fencing, sidewalk, and foursquare courts.
The Department of Parks and Recreation is
also responsible for the grounds maintenance of the Township
Building/Library Complex, snow removal from all public property
sidewalks, maintenance of 3 detention basins, maintenance of
Pennypack Parkway Trail, and turf maintenance of two street
Upper Moreland Township offers various
walking trails and perimeter pathways
- Masons Mill Park Fitness Trail, 0.72
mi. - Limestone
- Masons Mill Nature Trail, 1.10 mi. -
- F.J. Pileggi Park Walkway, 0.32 mi. -
- Veteran's Memorial Park Walkway, 0.33
mi. - Paved, with .60 mile paved spur
- Veteran's Memorial Park Nature Trail,
0.42 mi. - Woodchip (to be constructed)
- Woodlawn Park Walkway, 0.34 mi. -
- Buehler Park Nature Trail, 0.32 mi. -
- Fair Oaks Perimeter Trail, 0.39 mi. -
Group Uses, Special Uses, and Reservations
Due to the popularity of our park facilities,
advance reservations are available and recommended for all
fee-based facilities and most sport fields and courts. Some
facilities require special annual permits for individual uses.
Please contact the Parks and Recreation Department for further
information and the reservation process.
Title 6 of the Township Code provides
regulations governing the use of Park Facilities. Some of the
provisions are listed below:
- NO Smoking or Tobacco Products.
- Pets and alcoholic beverages are
prohibited in all parks.
- Feeding of wildlife and waterfowl is
- Vehicles may only park in the
designated spaces provided.
- Parking on turf areas is strictly
- Golfing, hunting, and all firearms
are prohibited in all parks.
- Soliciting or the sale of any goods
or services in Township Parks is prohibited, except as
specifically permitted by the Board of Commissioners of U.M.
grills are prohibited in all parks.
All parks close at dusk, except those
lighted for evening events or programs.