Annual Meeting Thursday , February 25th 2016

by Kate Galer on January 19, 2016

Save the Date for the Friends of Linwood Park Annual Meeting on Thursday, February 25th at 7PM! Location TBD! Please message us on Facebook or email us at if you have any interest in serving on the Board of FoLP – we hold our annual elections at this meeting. ALL welcome – snacks and drinks! Learn about the park and what we have in store for 2016! More info to follow!

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Happy New Year!

by Kate Galer on January 2, 2016

Thank You!

We had a great year at the park that included fitness programming, dance, theater, new plantings and an award winning garden, Chalk Mob!, Memorial Day, Halloween, and Winter Celebrations, and so much more! Our mission is to create, maintain, and improve a valuable public open space and garden right in the heart of Ardmore. We do that with the help of volunteers and their contributions of time, talent, and funds. Thank you to all who contributed in any way to helping make Linwood Park an inclusive, welcoming, fun, and peaceful place this past year!


We bid adieu to two important Friends of Linwood Park Board members who devoted countless hours to the Park. Greg Reif and his family moved out of Ardmore. Greg and his wife, Carrie, were original Board members and saw the park go from parking lot to paradise. Greg served as our trusty treasurer for many years. He will be missed, but we hear they may stop by from time to time to check in :)

The second Board member to leave us this year is Alana Phinney. Alana originally moved out of Ardmore a few months ago to escape the imminent Dranoff building on the Cricket lot, as her family lived right up next to it. She has since decided to move to Vermont with her husband, son, and awesome little dog. Alana brought dance to the Park – something many of us had envisioned from the inception of the Park. She is an accomplished dancer and led community dances at the park that encouraged all ages and abilities to participate. Alana is just about the most patient person we know. She and Jim and Case and Charley will be missed. We wish them luck and happiness on their move.


We are looking forward to another excellent year at the Park that will include nature programming for kids and adults, art classes for kids and adults, seed saving, natural dyeing from indigo that we will be growing in collaboration with the LMHS Environmental Club, weeding, clean ups, planting, and our 6th Birthday! And lots more! We are still challenged by finding replacement lights for the twinkly lights in the plaza and are working with an electrician to solve the problem of burned out lights. We are anticipating new fencing along the neighbors’ border to be installed with the collaboration of the Township. We always welcome volunteers, ideas, and monetary contributions. We do all the programming and 99% of the maintenance at the Park.


We always welcome volunteers for events and clean up days, so please contact us if you can help or just show up for the clean ups and weeding Coffee Social Hours. Dates will be on our website and Facebook page. In particular this year, we are looking for tech help – we need a savvy young or old person with some time to help us out with our website. Looks good on a resume! Helps a local group! Please contact us if you are that person or know that person.

We rely on you to be a vital part of the park, whether through attending events, donating money, or pulling a weed. Thanks for all you do and let’s keep Linwood lovely! Happy 2016!


Kate Galer

Friends of Linwood Park
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The Friends of Linwood Park is a 501(c)3 organization that is responsible for the maintenance, improvements, and programming at Linwood Park.1794687_10151960734703302_30718657_n

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Saturday the 12th – Winter Solstice Celebration!

December 8, 2015

Join us for our annual WInter solstice celebration with hot chocolate, s’mores, and a beautiful luminarie lighting along the wall. Get in the sprirt of the season! FREE. Generous support by Six:Eight Community of Faith and your donations. ALL WELCOME!

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It’s that time of year … we are holding our Fourth Annual – PINTS AND PRINTS FOR THE PARK event on Sunday October 25th from 4:00p – 7:00p at the  Ardmore Music Hall in Ardmore, PA. Be sure to come out and enjoy a fun filled Sunday evening with neighbors and friends. There will be an open bar of beer […]

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Upcoming Events!

September 7, 2015

  Saturday, September 19th from 10- 2: CHALK MOB!!!It is our most fun event of the year! Chalk Mob! Come out and participate in a neighborhood and community art project! Our goal is to cover as much of the plaza at the park as we can with your beautiful art! Six:Eight Community of Faith will […]

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Coming Up!

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This Week at the Park! August 10th – 16th!

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OverKnight Theater Camp On August 14th and 15th!

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OverKnight Theater Camp at Linwood Park! Two Days (and Nights) of Theater Fun!   Where: Linwood Park – Linwood and Athens Ave in Ardmore, PA. Rain location TBD!  When: Friday, August 14th, 6:30 PM sign in and snack. Be prepared to be at the Park for at least 2 hours that eve! Then go home […]

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This Week at the Park! August 3rd – 9th

August 3, 2015

Beautiful weather to get out and move! TUESDAY AND THURSDAY – 6-7 AM Sunrise Yoga with Lynne Fillon from Hummingbird Yoga and Massage. 10.00 suggested donation with 50% of the proceeds benefiting the Friends. Bring a mat or Lynne will have some to lend. All levels! TUESDAY – 7:30 PM – Mindful Movements with Gabi. […]

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