Open house to discuss master plan for Lorimer Park in Abington scheduled for June 3

Montgomery County Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites is hosting an open house to discuss the new master plan for Lorimer Park in Abington Township on Monday, June 3 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at Rydal East Elementary School, 1160 Huntington Pike, Huntington Valley.

All age groups are invited to attend to learn about the project and share opinions on the park’s improvement.

This open house will involve a series of exhibits and interactive activities for the community. This includes reviewing existing site conditions and evaluating ideas that may be considered for the site based on data collection efforts. The open house will also offer members of the community the opportunity to contribute their own ideas, vision, and direction in shaping recommendations for the park.

Lorimer Park dates back to 1938 and is Montgomery County’s oldest county park. It comprises 230 acres of land located within Abington Township. The park is noted for its variety of landscapes and features including the “Council Rock” outcropping, vast forested areas, open meadows, and two tributaries of water – the Pennypack Creek and Harpers Run. The park contains nature walks, a variety of outdoor education opportunities, and various other leisurely activities.

The introduction of the Pennypack Trail in 2009, a multi-use trail on SEPTA’s former Fox Chase-Newtown line, has increased public interest in the use of the park and the desire to see strategic improvements that maintain its unique ecological character and community recreational value.

The Lorimer Park master planning effort is expected to be completed by the end of 2024 and is intended to be a strategic roadmap for the implementation of recommended improvements. The project is being coordinated by landscape architects Stromberg Garrigan Associates and parks and recreation planners Toole Recreation Planning.

Residents can stay updated on the project through the County’s website or by contacting:

John Mandracchia, Regional Manager, Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites
Phone: (215) 947-3477

More details can be found the in flyer below:

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