October and November Happenings

by Kate Galer on October 17, 2017

We have finally settled into Fall weather and are enjoying a little rain and a little cool to keep the park looking beautiful throughout the year! We hope you are able to get out and take a walk and enjoy the purples, red, oranges, yellows, and all the colors of the park.

A few Upcoming Events and Updates:

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24TH FROM 5 PM AND ON – LINWOOD PARK HAPPY HOUR OR DINNER AT IRON HILL ARDMORE! Please join us for a drink and appetizers or a family dinner at Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant on Greenfield Avenue in Ardmore. They will give us 20% of what Friends of Linwood spend (excluding alcohol)! You will need to present the coupon below either on your phone or print it out to present to the server at the time of purchase. Reservations for dinner are recommended but there is usually plenty of seating on a Tuesday eve! The funds we make at these Happy Hours help us buy tools, plants, mulch, chalk for Chalk Mob, pumpkins, and much more to keep the park beautiful and special. The coupon is good ALL DAY on the 24th, so if you are more inclined to lunch, please use it then. THANKS, AS ALWAYS, FOR YOUR SUPPORT!


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28TH FROM 4- 6 PM IS OUR ANNUAL JACK O’ LANTERN CARVE AND LIGHT! Come on out and watch the master carver Pastor Jason from 6:8 Church carve a work of art on a jumbo pumpkin! Or come on out and carve or paint a smaller pumpkin yourself! We will provide some pumpkins or bring your own ( first come first serve for the ones we have). We will have a paint table set up and carving implements or BYO! Please note that children under 12 should have an adult with them if they are using carving tools. We will have volunteers helping supervise as well. We will compost all the innards right there at the park! Then, as darkness falls, we will light the pumpkins. Enjoy cider and ginger snaps provided by 6:8 and their wonderful volunteers ( www.sixeight.org) FREE

A few other maintenance notes – thanks to Dave Burke and Chris Leswing and volunteers for planting 3 very large evergreens in the park this past weekend! It was a lot of work! They are in the back, towards the Athens neighbor to provide further screening and enclosure and replace hemlocks lost to wooly adelgid.

The large oaks that line the perimeter of the park are aging. Annually, the Township Arborist checks them for health and he is scheduled to do that soon. Over the years, we have been planting succession trees in the beds by the oaks to prepare for any oaks that may need to be removed over time. For now, enjoy the acorns! There are some cool kid projects to do with acorns.


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by Kate Galer on September 9, 2017

Happy Early Fall Everyone! Back to School, Back to Work, Back to Fun at the Park!

A big THANK YOU to our many park partners this summer including Carousel Connections, Hummingbird Yoga, Human Zoom Bikes and Boards, Pam Edmonds and Dave Chianese for donating new lights, LMT Parks and Recreation, Gabi Cipollone, The Johnson Family, The White/Murphy family, Barb Chotiner, Kim and Connie’s Boot Camp, Mandy Brindle and Couch to 5K, and, as always, Six:EIght Church. Thanks to all the volunteers who helped weed and plant and maintain and to the FoLP Board members who keep the show going.


SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 16TH FROM 10-2 – CHALK MOB!!! – The theme this year is LOVE AND UNITY so come out and help us create a giant collaborative community chalk masterpiece. How would you express LOVE and UNITY in visual art? Are you a local artist that can volunteer? Let us know! But we are all artists and ALL are welcome. We provide the awesome sidewalk chalk and liquid sidewalk chalk. Wear your play clothes, this can get messy! FREE. Thanks to Six:EIght (www.sixeight.org ) for helping with this event every year!

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 17TH AT 10 AM – SEED SAVING WITH ELLA BRADEN! – Join us for an informative, hands-on seed saving workshop with neighbor volunteer Ella Braden, This was a popular workshop last year and some of us used the seeds we saved last year in our gardens this year with success!! Bring some seeds to share if you have or just come to learn and collect seeds from the park. Materials will be provided to save and label seeds. FREE.

Five years ago the Friends of Linwood Park teamed up with the Lower Merion Conservancy to conduct its first BioBlitz documenting the critters and plants that call Linwood Park home.

Join us for a look at what is happening five years later at Linwood park’s second BioBlitz! Three different experts will lead field walks and help document the park’s birds, bugs, and botanicals. We will supply field guides, butterfly nets, binoculars, and recording instruments.

Stick around for a celebration lunch at noon where we will compare results from 2012 and 2017!

BioBlitz Schedule:

9:00-10:00: Birds with Gregg Gorton
10:00-11:00: Butterflies with Mary Poste
11:00-12:00: Botanicals with Karen Snetselaar
12:00-1:00: Celebration Lunch

**Programs are free and you may join at any time**

Register here OR JUST STOP BY!


Thanks to the Ardmore Rotary for providing a grant to help fund this program and to the Lower Merion Conservancy for organizing and being the experts!

***SAVE THE DATES – Jack O’ Lantern Carve and Light wth 6:8 is 10/28 from 4-6, The Big Giant Leaf Clean Up is 11/18 from 9- noon ( VOLUNTEERS always needed!)****

The Friends of Linwood Park is an all-volunteer 501(c)3 run by you and your neighbors! Please consider volunteering time, knowledge, or funds! Thank you! We are all in this together!

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Happenings at the Park!

August 18, 2017

Saturday August 19th – Weeding Coffee Social Hour with Maggie! 9 – 10 AM Join us for a Weeding Coffee Social Hour this Saturday! Help keep the park weed-reduced and beautiful! We do not use herbicides or pesticides so WE NEED YOU! A way to give back to the park and neighborhood! We provide gloves […]

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This Week!

July 25, 2017

Tuesday! DOG DAZE ARE HERE! Tuesday July 25th from 10:15-11 AM Join partners Carousel Connections ( www.carouselconnections.com ) and Nellie’s Schoolhouse ( http://nelliesschoolhouse.com/ ) for a Dog Days of Summer Event! From 10:15 – 11 AM, Nellie’s Schoolhouse will be bringing a couple of super friendly, trained dogs to help kids and adults learn how […]

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This Week!

July 20, 2017

THURSDAY 7/20 at 5:30 – PARK-TO-PARK EVENING BIKE RIDE Join us for an evening bike ride from Linwood Park to the Cynwyd Trail using low-stress, low traffic roads. Unlike the ride earlier in the summer, we will NOT be stopping at any parks but riding by them! Good for adults and older kids, we will […]

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Upcoming Events and Volunteer Bakers Needed!

April 27, 2017

A HUGE thank you to those who came out last Saturday, Earth Day, to help mulch the garden beds! Special thanks to Tired Hands Brewing Company who helped out with their newly minted Volunteers Corps ( check them out on Instagram or stop in TH for more info). We also had some great kid volunteers […]

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Upcoming Events and Fitness Programming

April 13, 2017

SATURDAY APRIL 22ND FROM 9-12 – EARTH DAY GARDEN CLEAN UP AND MULCHING! Great gardens need good mulching! Join the Friends of Linwood Park this Earth Day and help us to weed and mulch the Park so the garden can thrive and look as awesome as it does every year. A good garden attracts pollinators, […]

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Happenings at the Park

April 3, 2017

Well, it looks like Spring is finally here to stay ( jinxed it) and it is time to get out to the Park and enjoy! Saturday April 8 – BOOT CAMP! All Level Boot Camp at 8AM Kick off your weekend JUST RIGHT with Kim & Connie who will be leading an All Level Boot […]

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Upcoming Events!

March 20, 2017

Are you ready to CHALLENGE yourself? Join us for our first BOOT CAMP CLASS this SATURDAY! Forecast looks great, all the snow will be melted and we are ready for SPRING. A portion of the class fee benefits the Friends of Linwood Park, so you get fit and help support the park! Details below: All […]

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Events for Saturday the 18th Canceled

March 16, 2017

Well, Spring was here ( for most of the Winter) but now Winter is here as Spring arrives. SO, we are canceling the two events we had scheduled for this Saturday the 18th – BOOT CAMP and the VERNAL EQUINOX CELEBRATION. We will try for the start of Boot Camp for next Saturday, March 25th […]

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