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About the COUNTY
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and recreation in the region.
From golf to tennis, the County has the amenities to help take your game to the next level. There is also plenty of entertainment for the entire family. You can experience the excitement of a Philadelphia Union game at Talen Energy Stadium, a world-class venue on the waterfront. There are charming state parks to hike, bike or simply observe. Or, you can visit a local farm for fresh fruits and vegetables. We have it all.
Springton Tennis Club, founded in 1976, has lighted tennis courts and caters to players of all ages and skill levels. Programs include round robins, fast-paced workout drills, competitions and social events.
Llanerch Country Club was admitted membership in the United States Golf Association in 1902. Today, Llanerch has a world-class 129-acre golf course with practice facilities. In addition, the club offers seven tennis courts, a swim club and a clubhouse for dining, weddings, showers and social events.
Paxon Hollow Golf Club opened in 1926 and has been the site of several professional and amateur tournaments, hosting such greats as Jack Nicklaus and Ed Dudley. Paxon Hollow handles more than 70 outings per year.
Founded in 1896, Springhaven Golf Club is one of the earliest established golf clubs in the nation. The club has a pristine course and offers golf instruction, tournaments and outings.
 is home to an 18-hole golf course, ballrooms and has an on-site Courtyard by Marriott hotel featuring new luxury guest suites and the Tavola Restaurant + Bar.
Ridley Creek has a paved, five-mile trail, a garden designed by the Olmsted Brothers and the Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation – a
living museum from the pre-Revolutionary era.
John Heinz National
Wildlife Refuge was
established in 1972 with the
mission of preserving, restoring
and developing the natural area
known as Tinicum Marsh. The site
is a thriving sanctuary with a rich diversity of fish, wildlife and plants native to the Delaware Estuary. The refuge also promotes environmental education.
Rose Tree Park, consisting of 120 acres in Upper Providence Township, features woodlands, a charming gazebo, picnic areas and a retired steeplechase. The park hosts cross-country meets, kite flying, photography, poetry readings, arts and crafts shows and charitable events.
 is the site of the Battle of Brandywine during the American Revolution. In 1949, it was dedicated as a state park and its 50 acres contain two eighteenth- century farmsteads that attract visitors throughout the region.
Tyler Arboretum in Media, Pa., is one of the oldest arboreta in the northeastern United States, encompassing 650 acres of renowned plant collections, champion trees, historic buildings and 20 miles of hiking trails through woodlands, wetlands and meadows. It offers workshops, classes and tours for adults and children throughout the year.
DOOP! If you go to a Philadelphia Union game, you are going to need to know this word. You are actually going to need to know how to SING it. That’s because this one- word makes up the lyrics for the Union’s goal
celebration. The fans are known as the Sons of Ben and it’s no accident that our most
die-hard blue and gold enthusiasts are known as SoBs. Talen Energy Stadium,
home to the Philadelphia Union, opened on June 27, 2010, and has since
become one of the premier venues for soccer and other athletic events in the nation. The 18,500-seat stadium has hosted MLS Cup playoffs in 2011 and the 2012 MLS All-Star Game.*
IceWorks is one of the premier sports facilities in the region
with multiple rinks and in-house hockey teams. IceWorks is the
only public rink in the U.S. or Canada with a professional
coachingstaff–JimWatson, a former Philadelphia Flyer, leads the hockey staff, along with the rink’s General Manager Stephane Charbonneau. Uschi Keszler, coach of Olympic
skater Elvis Stojko, is the head of the figure-skating staff of 18 full-time coaches.
What does summertime taste like to you? If your answer is bushels of freshly picked fruits and vegetables, then Linvilla is where you should go. And most of Delaware County does. This 100-year-old farm is a mecca for locals all year long. You can buy freshly picked produce or go out in the fields and pick it yourself; climb, swing and jump through the giant playground; get up close and personal with farm animals; or stock up on supplies at the garden center. One visit here and your kids will be begging you to move to the country ... but we’ll be honest, the country isn’t this much fun.*
Arasapha Farms is a working farm that has been part of the Bates family since 1952. The main farmhouse overlooks approximately 80 acres and there is a corner stone dating back to 1816. Arasapha features holiday events such as the Holiday Hayride and the Bates Motel’s Haunted Attraction.
MuckFest benefits the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society and is a “muck-tacular” 5K course with more than 18 “outrageous obstacles” and
a whole lot of mud. MuckFest MS runners and volunteers have raised more than $21 million to support the “life-changing work” of the National MS Society.
The Community YMCA of Eastern DelawareCounty is a charitable association founded on Christian principles and is “dedicated to building a healthy spirit, mind and body.” The YMCA offers fitness programs, camps for children, “Family Fun Nights” and other fun activities.
*Copy provided courtesy of Destination Delco/Kim Graham

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