Recreation Programs
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TIME:  10 A.M. – 11 A.M.


Trail Clean Up

Please join us as we focus on cleaning up some of the trails located near the Township Building. During the winter leaves, branches and other debris build up and take away some of the beauty of our parks & trails. Come and help us spruce up our precious assets.  There is no rain date in the event of inclement weather.

Date:  Saturday,March 19

Meeting Location:  Lower Gwynedd Township Building ~ Rear Parking Lot

Time:  9 a.m.




2016 Summer Camp Registration


Don’t miss the fun at our Summer Camp program at the Wissahickon Middle School with use of the Pool.  Field trips and special event days will make great memories! Call the Township Buildingfor more information.

Download registration forms on the Township website You can also pay for the summer camp fees on-line, the registration forms must still be mailed or dropped off at the Township Building. Please call the Recreation Department with any questions.  


Dates:  June 20 – July 30

Time:  9:00 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Post Camp: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (additional cost) $345 per child

Location:  Wissahickon Middle School

Daily Swimming:  Wissahickon Middle School

Ages:  6 (or completed Kindergarten) – 12 years


Entire 6 Week Camp (June 20– July 30) 

$635 first resident child                                                         

$570 for each additional resident child                           

$735 first non-resident child                                      

$700 for each additional non-resident child

Weekly rates for 2016

$210 first resident child                                                             

$180 for each additional resident child

$260 first non-resident child

$235 for each additional non-resident child


All Registrations must be post marked or dropped off by Wednesday May 25, 2016 any registrations received after a $50 Late Fee will be applied


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Special Program Addition

Wednesday March 16

Tech Question & Answer

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Lower Gwynedd Township Building

Staff and volunteers will be on location to help you with any questions you have regarding your electronic devices.  Devices you can bring; tablet computer (iPad, Droid), e-readers (Kindle, Nook), Smart Phones (iPhone, Droid).  Appointments are required for this program.  Please call the Blue Bell Library at 215-646-1320 to setup your 30 minute appointment. 

Disclaimer: The Library’s intent is to help people learn the use of their devices.  The library does not assume responsibility for devices that are not working property and can’t fix devices. 


Trail Dusters

Over hill, over dale, do you know where all the trails are located in the Township?  Have you seen a path but not sure where it goes?  Join us as we explore a trail a week.  Meeting locations vary each week and upon registering for the program you will receive a list of where the group is meeting

Dates: Tuesday and Thursdays April 5 - May 19

Time:  6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Location: Varies each week, participants will receive a list of walking locations upon registering for the program.

Cost:  $5 per person



OPERA for Seniors

A Wissahickon Valley Public Library program

Thursday, April 14, 2016

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Penllyn Woods Community Building

Opera Goes to the Library!  And the library is coming to Lower Gwynedd Township Building!    In conjunction with National Library Week and the Wissahickon Valley Public Library, Lower Gwynedd Township invites you to experience the uplifting power of opera!  In this presentation by Opera North Inc. (ONI), you will enjoy various operatic arias as a soloist engages you in the understanding and interpretation of these rich musical selections.  Don’t miss this afternoon at the Opera right in your own neighborhood!


Bus Trips

Hyde Park on the Hudson

Hyde Park on the Hudson

Tour Hyde Park’s famous historic places: FDR’s library, the Vanderbilt Mansion and more. Enjoy lunch at the famous Culinary Institute of America (CIA) enjoy a stroll through the park as so many famous Americans did during a genteel time in rural New York.

Cost of the trip includes all entrance fees and lunch. 

Date:  Wednesday, October 5

Bus Departure Time:  7:00 a.m.

Bus Departure Location:Lower Gwynedd Township

Cost:  $150 per person


The Footsteps of Frank Sinatra

Join the fun as you visit the joints and haunts of Frank Sinatra with a private guide. A combination of bus, walking and museum tour, this trip will take you through Frank’s hometown. You’ll see the places he frequented and hear the hometown stories about Ol’ Blue Eyes. Enjoy a full plated lunch at local Hoboken restaurant. Visit the special Frank Sinatra exhibit at the Hoboken Museum and time to visit The Frank Sinatra Memorial Park.

Date:  Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Bus Departure Time:  9:00 a.m.

Arrive Home:  approximately 6:00 p.m.

Bus Departure Location:  Lower Gwynedd Township

Cost:  $125 per person (includes all entrance fees)



Sewing Classes

Sewing Basics I

Have you ever thought of learning to sew? Or maybe it’s been a long time since you’ve used a sewing machine? Then learn the basics and have fun while creating an attractive shopping bag. Because this class focuses on sewing machine operations, it’s perfect for the beginner and a great refresher for the experienced sewist. No need to invest in equipment or supplies. Just bring yourself.  A material fee of $20 is due first night of class (Adults only).


Dates:  Wednesdays, 3/10, 3/17 & 3/24

Time:  6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 

Location:  Penllyn Woods Community Building

Cost:  $70 per person, $20 materials fee at first class


Sewing Basics II: Decorative 16" Pillow

If you like the designer pillows in stores but don’t like the price, colors, or fabric, then create one that you like! The first week, students learn about which home decorator and utility fabrics, supplies, and embellishments to use. There will also be a review of machine operations and sewing practice. View various samples and choose the style for your first pillow. Students purchase supplies outside of class between the first and second class. Second and third week instruction concentrate on cutting and sewing.  Use of machines and tools provided. Finish project results depend on student selection. Perfect follow up class for those who took Sewing Basics I. (Adults only.)


Dates:  Thursdays,  4/6, 4/13 & 4/20

Time:  6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 

Location:  Penllyn Woods Community Building

Cost:  $70 per person


Fabric Purse

Make your own stylish purse with a magnetic snap closure that is decorated with ribbon, inside pockets, and optional key fob. Suitable for students who are comfortable using a sewing machine and buying fabric. First class we’ll discuss the materials list for supplies the students need to buy before the second class and we’ll go over sewing machine operations.  Students are involved in all steps of construction.  Leave your machine at home, we provide equipment.

Audience: Adults 18 years and older

Length: 5 sessions; 3 hours each.


Dates:  Saturdays, April 16, 23, 20, May 7 & 14

Time:  9:00 a.m. – Noon

Location:  Penllyn Woods Community Building

Cost:  $140 per person

Sewing Spring 15






 UD Sports Center

Upper Dublin Racquet Club was established in 1968 as the premium East Coast indoor/outdoor facility. In 2009, we became Upper Dublin Sports Center.

Instilling the Love of tennis

Dates All Classes:

Session 1:  Tuesdays, April 5 – April 26

Session 2:  Tuesdays, May 3 – May 24

Location: Penllyn Park 

Future Stars (8 and under):

Time:   4-5pm

Cost:  $95 per session per person


Our experienced teaching pro’s are very passionate about teaching tennis and getting kids excited about this lifetime sport. Here, the youngest player learn on courts and with equipment “right sized” just for them and that help facilitate quick success and enjoyment of the game that lasts a lifetime.


Ultimate Tennis (Ages 9-11):

Time: 5-6pm

Cost:  $95 per session per person


This program is geared towards juniors continuing to improve stroke production with an emphasis on consistency, point play and serves. Our Teaching pro’s enjoy sharing their information and passion to ensure a positive learning environment for your child.


Adult Quickstart Tennis:

Time: 6-7pm

Cost:$95 per session per person


This is the easiest and most fun way to learn tennis. This program is for people that have never played before or only played a few times before. Let Tuesday nights be your tennis night! 


Adult Quickstart Tennis:

Time: 6-7pm

Cost:$95 per session per person


This is the easiest and most fun way to learn tennis. This program is for people that have never played before or only played a few times before. Let Tuesday nights be your tennis night!


I9 Sports

Sunday Soccer

Date:  April 3 – May 15

Ages:  3-8 year olds

Time:  9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Cost:  $155 per participant

Location:  Oxford Park


Cheerleading Camp

Date:  June 27- July 1

*Ages:  3-4 year olds

Time:  9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Cost:  $59 per participant

*Ages:  5-12 year olds

Time:  9 a.m. – Noon

Cost:  $ 119 per participant

Location:  Oxford Park


Basketball Camp

Date:  June 27- July 1

*Ages:  3-4 year olds

Time:  9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Cost:  $59 per participant

*Ages:  5-12 year olds

Time:  9 a.m. – Noon

Cost:  $ 119 per participant

Location:  Oxford Park 


Third Annual Book Trail and Kite Flying

A joint project with Wissahickon Valley Public Library

Come and fly a kite after you readKite DaybyWill Hillenbrand,thePennsylvania One Book Every Young Child Bookfor 2016. The Parks & Recreation Department is offering a Book Trail program in collaboration with the Wissahickon Valley Public Libraryforthe third year.  This year the trail we will be on is atPenn AmblerPark. 

Kites will be on hand for children to decorate and fly in the park after reading the large pages displayed on the trail. Don’t miss the fun of reading and then running with your kite in flight!

Date: Saturday April 16

Time: 10 a.m. – Noon

Location:  Penn AmblerPark



Knitting for Everyone

If you are an experienced knitter, or just a beginner and wish to learn how to knit. If you have a knitting question, or need help with a pattern.This is a very informal group who meets at the Penllyn Woods Community Building once a week.

Dates: Thursday Afternoons
Time: 1:00 -3:00 p.m.
Location: Penllyn Woods Community Building


Penllyn Woods Community Building

Penllyn Woods Community Buillding

Reservations are being taking for the 2016 calendar year.  If you have an upcoming birthday party, wedding shower, baby shower or family gathering how about considering the Penllyn Woods Community Building.  Contact Sandi Feight, Recreation Director for the room's availability 215-646-5302.