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Programs and Events

IMPORTANT COVID-19 OPERATIONS UPDATE

The following Parks & Recreation facilities are closed:

  • Conklin Pool and Glenside Pool
  • La Mott Community Center and Rowland Community Center
  • Sports Courts (basketball, roller hockey, skating, pickle ball, tennis)
  • Sports Fields (football, basketball, soccer, baseball, softball)
  • All Playgrounds
  • All Pavilions
  • The Curtis Dog Park

All summer camp programs and events are canceled until further notice.

Parks and trails remain open for walking, jogging, and activities where social distancing can be maintained.

PARKS AND RECREATION SPRING 2020 EVENTS: 

Spring Flea Market POSTPONED
Saturday, April 18, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | Curtis Arboretum at 1250 W. Church Road, Wyncote.

If you are looking for spring treasures, come out to the Annual Cheltenham Township Spring Flea Market and browse the sale tables while enjoying the beautiful landscape of Curtis Hall and Arboretum (Flyer). If you are interested in being a vendor, submit a Vendor Application.

Princess Ball NEW EVENT POSTPONED
Saturday, April 18, 2020 | 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. | Glenside Memorial Hall
Come to the new event this year. Our Princess Ball is a dance will be held at the Glenside Memorial Hall. If you are a father, grandfather, mother, grandmother, uncle, or aunt, you are welcomed to bring your little princess(es) to this delightful dance. Flyer

Tookany Creek Trail Fest POSTPONED
Saturday, April 18, 2020 | 9:00am - 12:00pm | Tookany Creek Parkway and Central Ave Trail Head

Tookany Creek Trail Fest is Cheltenham's kickoff to spring and Earth Day week activities, and will be held on the official Opening Day for Trails on April 18, 2020! This event will be held along Tookany Creek Trail at the trail-head near the Tookany Creek Parkway and Central Avenue parking lot in Cheltenham. For more information contact EAC member John Raisch, 215 704-1556 
Flyer

Arbor Day CANCELED
Friday, April 24, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. | Carroll Brooke Park, 640 Brooke Road, Glenside
Cheltenham Township will commemorate its 32nd Annual Arbor Day Celebration. The Township expects to receive its 22nd consecutive Tree City USA Award for its continued progress in community forestry activities.


Know Your Medicare Options - DelVal Senior Advisors POSTPONED
Tuesday, April 27, 2020 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
This free educational seminar presented by DelVal Senior Advisors will answer many questions about Medicare. Click flyer for more information.


Outlet Shopping and Casino Trip POSTPONED
Saturday, May 2, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
You must be 21 or older to attend this trip. Must bring ID when you purchase your ticket.
Join our bus trip to Atlantic City where you can shop at the outlet stores, walk along the boardwalk, take in the sights and sounds, and play at the casinos. Ticket is $35 but you will receive $30 in slot play at Bally's Casino. Click here for more information.

Sundays in the Park POSTPONED
May 17 | May 24 | June 7 | June 14 | September 13 | September 20 | September 27 October 4 | October 18
During Sundays in the Spring and Fall Tookany Creek Parkway is closed to motor vehicles - weather permitting - so that cyclists, in-line skaters, joggers, walkers and others can enjoy the roadway free from traffic. Vehicles are diverted from Tookany Creek Parkway between Central Avenue and Beryl Road from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Through traffic is allowed on Beryl Road.

Fishing Derby CANCELED
Saturday, June 6, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon | Kleinheinz Pond on Tookany Creek Parkway
(Between Central Avenue and Beryl Road in Cheltenham)
Children can test their skill and luck at the 62nd Annual Fishing Derby. Open to Kids up to age 15, and children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult. The $3 entrance fee entitles participants use the pole and line, one hot dog, one soda, and a chance to win great prizes. Participants must bring their own bait. The fishing derby is presented by the Cheltenham/Rockledge Rostary Club in cooperation with the Cheltenham Township Parks and Recreation Department. There is no rain date for this event. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., come early to get a good spot!

FLICK 'N' FLOATS CANCELED
Fridays Gates open at 8:00, 8:30 p.m. is show time | $5 per person & kids 3 and younger FREE
Glenside Pool: Friday, June 12th & Friday, July 10th, 185 S. Keswick Ave., Glenside
Conklin Pool: Friday, June 26th & Friday, July 31st, 15 E. Church Rd., Elkins Park
Enjoy a family movie and evening swimming. Children ages 13 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Pool tags are required to attend. Each tag holding member may bring one non-member guest. Bring your own raft or tube to float in the water. Refreshments are available for purchase and include water, wings, noodles. Small inflatable toys are NOT acceptable flotation devices. *Parents must get into the water with any children 10 and under. These movies will be shown in the lawn area and shallow end of the pools.

Playground Carnival CANCELED
Friday, July 24 2020 | 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 pm | Wall Park, 100 Wall Park Dr., Elkins Park
A fun night for the whole family with games, inflatables, food trucks and more. For more information call 215-887-6200 ext 227. RAIN DATE is Saturday, July 25 2020.

COMMUNITY SPRING 2020 EVENTS:

Downtown Glenside Arts Festival CANCELED
Saturday, April 25, 2020 | 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Glenside Avenue, Easton Road & Wesley Avenue, Glenside --

The 6th Annual Downtown Glenside Arts Festival will celebrate the arts and Earth Day by featuring crafts, food, entertainment, Earth Day activities and wine tasting. Festival Partners include the Downtown Glenside Community Partnership, the Downtown Glenside Foundation, Cheltenham Township, Sustainable Cheltenham and Arcadia University
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Resident Artists' Exhibit POSTPONED
Opening reception Sunday, May 3, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Cheltenham Center for the Arts, 439 Ashbourne Road, Cheltenham
A free opening reception highlights the exhibit of the current Artists in Residence. Works include painting, ceramics and printmaking. Information: 215-379-4660. Gallery hours are Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Memorial Day Service CANCELED
Monday, May 25, 2020 | 10:30 a.m. starting at the 600 block of Old Central Avenue and ending at the Township War Memorial at Central Avenue and Tookany Parkway
Starting at 10:30 a.m., a brief memorial service will be held at the historic Gospel of Grace cemetery located on Central Avenue behind the Shovel Shop (located at 300 Ashbourne Rd). Afterwards, a flag raising and a roll call of the Cheltenham veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country will be held at the Cheltenham Township War Memorial, located at Central and Tookany Creek Parkway, just a short walk away. Both ceremonies will include a rifle salute.

Arts in the Park featuring Sustainable Cheltenham POSTPONED
Sunday, June 7, 2020 (Rain date June 9, 2020) | 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | High School Park, High School Road & Montgomery Avenue, Elkins Park
This popular annual festival will again feature high-quality wares from at least 50 juried artisans in addition to live music, fun kids' activities and tasty food vendors. In addition, the event will include Sustainable Cheltenham activities, including award winners, student projects and more. Information: 215-782-8082.

Glenside Hall, La Mott Community Center and Rowland Community Center are closed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic until further notice. All programs are postponed and registration is on hold.
Glenside Hall, La Mott Community Center and Rowland Community Center are closed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic until further notice. All programs are postponed and registration is on hold.
 
 
 
 
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