Parks, Open Spaces & Recreation

 

Roth Park Pond

   Dan Roth Park Pond (originally the fire pond)

GREEN PHASE GUIDANCE FOR PARKS, PLAYGROUNDS AND FIELD USAGE

The Township would like to put forth information on what is expected of those using the playground equipment and the parks in general, as well as the rental of pavilions. The Township has installing signage at each playground pointing to safe hygiene practices as well as physical distancing. (see sample sign linked below). We also encourage our residents to review the information on the CDC and State websites with regard to park usage and youth athletics, as well as outdoor social gatherings. This information could change at any time. Please check back frequently, or contact the Township if you are unsure. A big thank you to everyone for their patience and perseverance during this challenging time. 

CDC Guidance

State Guidance

Playground Signage

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Preservation of areas for public enjoyment began in 1964 with the purchase of the man-made fire pond on Alumni Avenue followed by the Jacob Reiff Farmstead in 1966. However, the main stage for today's park system and subsequent community path development was set in the early 1970's with Lower Salford's adoption of the federal, state and county sponsored "Open Space/Green Belt" program.  Its primary objective was to promote the acquisition of contiguous stream valley meadows and woodlands which would serve as buffers against over development and provide public parks for all to enjoy.

The Frederic "Ted" Dannerth Community Bike Path consists of an 8-foot wide macadam path and runs along various portions in the open space/green belt area. Currently, the trail system provides over 7 miles of trails excellent for walking, biking and rollerblading. The system is under continual review with a goal to enable every resident to bike or walk to the center of town or to a nearby park with minimal use of roadways.

PAVILION RENTAL INFORMATION:
Alderfer Park Pavilion: $100 flat fee
Heckler Farmstead Pavilion: $100 flat fee
Charles L. Reed Memorial Park: $100 flat fee


CLICK HERE FOR RENTAL FORMS
email completed forms to: [email protected]

Please call the township office at 215-256-8087 to check on availability prior to completing & submitting form. 

Descriptions of the parks can be found below.

When using the parks, please follow the rules and regulations set forth by Ordinance No. 73-6. A copy of these regulations is supplied when a pavilion is reserved.



Please use the link below to review the most current
Park Rules and Regulations:


Chapter 117 Park Rules & Regulations

UPDATED TRAIL MAP 2021

 



#1  Alvin C. Alderfer Park
420 Oak Drive (between Maple and Main Street)

ENTRANCE REALIGNMENT week of November 28, 2022:
Beginning November 28th, the entrance to Alderfer Park will be closed to align it with Huckleberry Lane. This new entrance will eliminate the existing entrance off of Oak Drive and combine it with the entrance to the new subdivision on Oak Drive to create a safer entrance/exit for both sites. Weather depending, this new entrance should take 3-4 days. During this time the entrance to the Park will be closed for the safety of all involved. However, the park will still be open to foot traffic. Thank you to everyone involved for your patience.

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Activity is abundant with ball fields and soccer fields highlighting this 20-acre facility. New in 2005 are a pavilion and playground. (To reserve the pavilion, please call the township office.) Portable restroom facilities are available near the main parking lot. (Bike Path). No grills. Please click here for a map showing the location of this park (#1). 

New for 2022! STORY WALK! In partnership with the Indian Valley Public Library, Alderfer Park is the new home of "Story Walk". This new interactive feature at the park is 20 story boards spaced along the trail that tell a story as one walks along. Starting at the corner of the playground equipment area, the boards tell a story as one walks along the trail from board to board. We hope all our residents and guests have an opportunity to enjoy this new feature! And by all means, spread the word!

STORY WALK INFORMATION

**Pavilion reservation fee: $100.00

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#2  Bergey Park
675 Bergey Mill Road


The East Branch of the Perkiomen Creek provides a picturesque backdrop to the historic Bergey Mill Farmstead. Picnic tables and benches are provided for visitors to enjoy the natural beauty of this 13-acre preserve. No grills. Please click here for a map showing the location of this park (#2).                        
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#3  Briarwyck Park
315 Sturgis Road


With the fishing pond stocked each spring, picnic tables and a NEW playground in 2022, this 8-acre park provides enjoyment for all ages. (Bike Path) No grills. Please click here for a map showing the location of this park (#3). The pond is stocked with trout usually in late March. Stocking for 2022 will be on March 24th and again 7th. **A valid fishing license is required to fish in all the Township ponds.**

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#4 Robert Clemens Bucher Park
411 School Lane


This is the newest park in the Lower Salford Township Park System. With the parking lot accessed from School Lane, this 4-acre park spans School Lane and Park Avenue. The roller hockey rink was an instant success for hockey players of all ages! Basketball courts and portable restroom facilities are also available. (Bike Path) No grills. Please click here for a map showing the location of this park (#4). 

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#5    Ted Dannerth Memorial Park 
370 Broad Street (Corner of Broad & Oak)


There is a small parking area off of Broad Street at the corner of Oak which faces a monument dedicating this park to Ted Dannerth. This park is the location of the Bullfrog Creek Riparian Buffer Project. This restoration has been a coordinated effort between the Township, Montgomery County Planning Commission, Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy, Delaware River Keepers and Ursinus College. Please click here for a map showing the location of this park (#5). 

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#6    Groff's Mill Park
740 Salfordville Road


If you're looking for a place to roll up your pant legs and sit on the bank and fish, you've found it! 31-acres stretching along the East Branch of the Perkiomen Creek is available for just that. Picnic tables and benches are available. No grills. Please click here for a map showing the location of this park (#6). 

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#7    Heckler Plains Farmstead
237 Landis Road (Between Moyer & Morris Rd.)


This historic farmstead is home to a 36-acre park which includes a playground, ball fields, bike path, nature trail and pavilion (Please call the township office to reserve the pavilion.)  Portable restroom facilities are available.  (Bike Path) New grills installed in 2006. Please click here for a map showing the location of this park (#7). 

**Pavilion reservation fee: $100.00

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#8    Kulp Road Pond Park
170 Kulp Road (Corner of Gruber & Kulp)


A small pond across from the Gruber Road Soccer Field, this pond is a favorite of Canada Geese and Mallards, Picnic tables are available. (Bike Path) No grills. NOTE: The Township no longer stocks this pond with trout. However, stocks the Alderfer Road pond instead. Please click here for a map showing the location of this park (#8). This pond is NOT stocked with trout.

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#9    Charles L. Reed Memorial Park
155 Clemens Road (Corner of Yoder Rd)


Honoring a Lower Salford resident and FBI Agent killed in the line of duty, this 12-acre park includes ball fields, basketball courts, a bike path, playground, a multipurpose court as well as a Pickle Ball Court. Portable restroom facilities are available. The pavilion may be reserved for picnics by calling the township office. No grills. Please click here for a map showing the location of this park (#9).

**Pavilion reservation fee: $100.00

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#10    Jacob Reiff Park
775 Quarry Road (Corner of Upper Mainland Road)


Home of the historic Jacob Reiff homestead and barn, this 73-acre preserve provides access to the Skippack Creek for fishing. Picnic tables and benches are available at the Upper Mainland Road entrance. No grills. Please click here for a map showing the location of this park (#10). 

2022: This park has recently seen a streambank restoration through a partnership with the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy. Through a grant from Schuylkill River Restoration Fund, the Conservancy planted over 10,000 native plants to help rebuild the watershed. The rains from Hurricane Ian provided a true test of the restoration. The video below from October 1-4, 2022 is proof that the restoration did its job.

JACOB REIFF STREAM BANK RESTORATION VIDEO

DRAGONFLY FARM AT THE JACOB REIFF HOMESTEAD



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#11    Dan Roth Park
312 Maple Ave. (Between Maple & Alumni Avenue)


Located in the center of town, the fishing pond is stocked each spring. Enjoy pure relaxation at this 2-acre park which also includes a pavilion, gazebo, new playground equipment in Spring 2018 and portable restroom facilities. (Bike Path).Grills are also available for use. Please click here for a map showing the location of this park (#11). This pond is stocked with trout usually in late March. Stocking in 2021 was March 26. There will be only one stocking this year. *A valid Fishing License is required to fish in Township ponds.*
FYI: The gazebo and at pavilion Roth Park are not available for rent. It is a first come/first use basis. Thank you. 

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#12    Wawa Park
599 Camp Wawa Road


Pack a picnic or just relax on a bench as you enjoy this peaceful 30 acre park along the East Branch of the Perkiomen Creek. No grills. Please click here for a map showing the location of this park (#12). 

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