FOLP - 2018 Art for the Park

The Friends of Linwood Park’s Annual Art for the Park event/fundraiser will be held on Saturday June 9th from 5:00p – 8:00p at the Johnson Family home at 108 Linwood Ave, Ardmore, PA 19003.  Fine Art donated by local artists will be for sale and all proceeds will directly benefit Linwood Park.  Light refreshments and beverages will be served. This is an adult only event.
We will also have raffles items and gifts from local business and organizations
  • Tired Hands
  • Sam’s Brick Oven Pizza
  • The Mud Room
  • Main Line Art Center (Family Membership)
  • Merion Art and Repro Center (A gift certificate for custom framing)
  • Puns Toy Shop (Micro Mini scooter)
  • Philadelphia Phillies (Diamond Club Seats with food vouchers and Preferred Parking)
We want to thank all of the businesses and individuals that have donated items to this event for their support. We will be accepting cash, checks, credit cards for all purchases and donations to the park!
Please come out and join us for this great event and support Linwood Park!!

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Annual Meeting and Board Changes

by Kate Galer on February 21, 2018

Join us at our Annual Meeting! March 1st from 7-9 PM at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

The topic of the meeting will be “Immigration and Suburbanization in Ardmore”, by Villanova professor Craig Bailey. Rapid suburban development radically altered the landscape and built environment of Ardmore at the turn of the twentieth century. This presentation tells the story of that dramatic transformation from the perspective of Charles Reed Barker, who resided in Ardmore between 1882 and 1919. Arriving in Ardmore at the age of 7, Barker literally grew up with the new suburb of Ardmore and regretted what he saw as the careless destruction of local landmarks due to unrestrained development. Barker’s attempts to preserve the past in photographs, scrapbooks, diaries and other texts provide a unique firsthand view of Ardmore’s early history.

We will also discuss park events for the year, vote on Board members and answer any questions you may have. This is a great chance to find out about the Friends and GET INVOLVED! The Friends does 99% of the maintenance and improvements at Linwood and we need you! The meeting will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at Athens and Wynnewood Road – FREE – light refreshments provided by the Jack McShea’s and the Friends of Linwood Park. ALL WELCOME

Friends of Linwood Park Board Updates

Dear Friends,

After serving as the President of the Friends of Linwood Park Board for almost 8 years, since the park opened, I am resigning from the Board. I have watched the space go from a parking lot to an oasis for people, plants, and animals in a thriving and diverse neighborhood. My kids and many kids have grown up there – going to Chalk Mob, movie night, interpretative dance, volunteering, or just hanging out and enjoying the freedom of being outside. There have been many friendships forged at our one square acre and ” Let’s meet at Linwood” said again and again. I even got married there! It has been an amazing journey to be a part of making a park. How many people get to say that?

You can’t get rid of me so easily though! I am not going anywhere. Not selling everything and moving to New Orleans (yet). I plan to continue to volunteer and be a part of this great neighborhood and park.

One of the best parts of being a part of the Friends has been working with the wonderful volunteers and Board members over the years. I can honestly say all the Board members are friends (lower case f) and smart, kind, dedicated neighbors. Thank you so much to current Board members – Dan Gale, Jill Timberlake, Sadie Clifford, Pam Edmonds, Harriet Ruffin, Maggie Rwakazina, Colleen Johnson, and Abby Greenberry. Thank you to all the past Board members as well. As I leave the Board as of our Annual Meeting on March 1st, we will be voting on a replacement for President and voting new Board members on to the Board. Dan Gale has thrown his hat in the ring to become President, which would be a great service. Abby Greenberry will be voted on for Secretary. We will also vote on welcoming two new Board members, Chris Leswing and David Burke. Please join us at our meeting to welcome them.

Thank you all so much, it has been an honor to collaborate with all of you on this wonderful place! See you in the Park!


Kate Galer

P.S. See picture of me and my husband when the park was still a parking lot. Younger then, wiser now :)

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Annual Spring Cutback! Volunteers Needed!

February 17, 2018

SATURDAY< MARCH 10th from 9 – 12 Come out and help us cutback our perennials for the Spring growth to pop through! Come when you can, leave when you must! Gloves and tools provided or bring your own ( please mark any pruners or other tools). Snacks and water provided, but please bring a refillable […]

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October and November Happenings

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 […]

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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, […]

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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 ( ) and Nellie’s Schoolhouse ( ) 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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