Thanksgiving 2016

Nov 24, 2016 by

Throughout November, we have been counting down to Thanksgiving by posting daily thanks on Facebook. There is some overlap with our...

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1980’s Halloween Hauntings!

Oct 31, 2016 by

Thirty years ago, werewolves, ghouls, and monsters filled Glen Providence Park on October nights for the annual Halloween...

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80 Years of Fishing

Aug 3, 2016 by

Since it was created by the WPA in 1936 for fishing and skating, the pond in Glen Providence Park has seen its fair share of fishing,...

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Our 5th Anniversary!

Jul 14, 2016 by

Friends of Glen Providence Park first met on July 14, 2011 at Seven Stones Café in Media. We organized in response to the threat to...

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July 4th Fireworks & Festivities!

Jul 4, 2016 by

Many Media-area residents have memories of the decades of July 4th festivities and fireworks displays in Glen Providence Park! Annual...

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A WPA Pond

Jun 27, 2016 by

One of the most beloved features of the Glen Providence Park is the man-made pond at its center – created 80 years ago for...

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Nature Walks & A History Talk

Jun 14, 2016 by

We have monthly nature walks (or volunteer days) in Glen Providence Park, year-round! We’ve documented our Spring Cleanups in March...

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1897 Isaac Worrall Tree Inscription

May 31, 2016 by

This spring, we learned about an 1897 inscription on an American Beech tree in Glen Providence Park! Research into its author revealed...

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An 80th Anniversary Year

Feb 25, 2016 by

2015 was the 80th Anniversary year for Glen Providence Park! In 1935, prominent Media Borough residents George and Eleanor Reed Butler...

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2-8-2016 History Presentation

Jan 29, 2016 by

In the 1800’s, the land that is now Glen Providence Park was called Scroggie Valley. Forty-year Delaware County Institute of...

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A Spooky Halloween 80th Birthday!

Nov 5, 2015 by

Goblins, ghosts, and witches returned to Glen Providence Park for its Halloween 80th birthday party! Amidst the deepening shadows on...

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10-31-2015 A Halloween 80th Birthday Celebration!

Oct 13, 2015 by

Join Hedgerow Theatre and Friends of Glen Providence Park for a ghostly Halloween celebration of Glen Providence Park’s...

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80th Anniversary Celebration!

Sep 9, 2015 by

At the wonderful concert with Jean Therapy on July 25, we celebrated the 80th anniversary of Glen Providence Park – with some...

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7-25-2015 Jean Therapy in concert & 80th Anniversary Ce...

Jul 13, 2015 by

For the second of four concerts in our 2015 Summer Concert Series, Friends of Glen Providence Park is delighted to present Jean...

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6-7-2015 Tree Walk

May 29, 2015 by

Join us for a tree walk in Glen Providence Park, in the 80th anniversary year for this Bird Sanctuary and Arboretum! We will be led by...

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Scouts in Glen Providence Park!

May 27, 2015 by

Since Glen Providence Park was established as a bird sanctuary and arboretum in 1935, Girl and Boy Scouts have been a part of its...

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Earth Day Celebration & Tree Planting

Apr 23, 2015 by

What better way to honor and celebrate Earth Day and the 80th Anniversary year of Glen Providence Park than by planting trees?...

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Scroggie Shingle Mill

Mar 30, 2015 by

Our first clue of a mill having been in “Scroggie Valley,” now Glen Providence Park, was in local historian Dr. Anna Broomall’s...

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2-21-2015 80th Anniversary History & Nature Walk

Feb 5, 2015 by

Join us for a winter nature and history walk in the 80th Anniversary year for Glen Providence Park! George and Eleanor Butler donated...

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80th Anniversary for Glen Providence Park!

Jan 15, 2015 by

In the summer of 1935, George and Eleanor Butler donated the land for Glen Providence Park, the first park established by Delaware...

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