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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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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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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1939 Photos of Glen Providence Park!

Nov 25, 2014 by

We were delighted last year when local resident William Vanleer shared with us a series of 12 photographs by his grandfather, GJ...

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7-13-2013 Our 2nd Anniversary Picnic!

Jul 8, 2013 by

Join us as we celebrate the second year of Friends of Glen Providence Park!  It is our 2nd Anniversary Picnic, and this year we will...

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1941 Nature Guide!

Apr 13, 2013 by

We were delighted and amazed to find a copy of the 1941 Nature Guide to Glen Providence Park in the Media Historic Archives, after...

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4-6-2013 A 1941 Nature Guide & Spring Ephemerals Walk!

Mar 26, 2013 by

See Glen Providence Park through the eyes of a park ranger from 1941!  We were intrigued during our historical research to find this...

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Nov 22, 2012 by

Following the example of some of our friends, throughout November we have been counting down to Thanksgiving by posting daily thanks...

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A Halloween Birthday for Glen Providence Park!

Oct 31, 2012 by

George and Eleanor Butler donated the land for Glen Providence Park in the summer of 1935, and its final approval was reported in the...

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Concerts in Glen Providence Park

Aug 24, 2012 by

For decades, summers meant weekly concerts at the stage in Glen Providence Park! The first concert on Tuesday, June 29, 1937 had...

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7/28/2012 Picnic in the Park

Jul 19, 2012 by

Join us as we celebrate the first year of Friends of Glen Providence Park… with a picnic!  We can’t think of of a more...

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The Great Media Easter Egg Hunt

Mar 27, 2012 by

The Great Media Easter Egg Hunt is Glen Providence Park’s longest-running event… the Egg Hunt has been held on the...

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It’s A Wonderful Life… at Glen Providence Park!

Dec 25, 2011 by

An amazing 1933 account of a girl rescuing her younger sister from icy water at Broomall’s Dam is remarkably similar to that of...

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Annotated Trail Map!

Nov 18, 2011 by

It’s our historically annotated trail map!  These are not official trail and place names- they are whimsical names based on our...

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Volunteers through the years!

Sep 21, 2011 by

Most of us have had trouble keeping up with yard work from time to time… imagine being responsible for over 30 acres! Even a...

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76 years in the park: the Swamp Man, pie eating contests �...

Sep 16, 2011 by

When Mr. and Mrs. George Butler donated the land for Glen Providence Park in 1935, it was the first park in Delaware County. ...

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