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On this page you will find all the activities, programs, trips and so much more that the Parks & Recreation provides for the residents of Haverford.

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  • Haverford Reserve now has a disc golf course

  • Come check out our 18-hole course. The course is made for all players – beginners, intermediate, and advanced players – something for everyone!

    Course Information:
  • Disc Golf course is open from Dawn to Dusk.
  • Parking for the course can be found along Parkview Drive along the turf fields. (see google map link below)
  • The start of the course is located at the top of Meadow Trail. (see google map link below)
  • To be added to an email list that will keep you updated on tournaments, weather related closers and more, email KTaylor@havtwp.org.

  • Maps: Click on the map images below to get a full PDF map of the course or click the Google Maps to get directions to the course.

    You can sponsor a hole!

    For more information about this oppurnity visit the Sponsorship Opportunities Page.


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  • Environmental Education Programs

  • School Field Trips:

    Haverford Recreation offers environmental education programs tailored towards the STEAM requirements with the goal of enhancing people’s connection with, and understanding of, the natural world. The beautiful, Haverford Reserve, is an ideal location for your group’s next field trip. We have over 124 acres of open space, two first-order streams, four water retention basins, and a native grass meadow.

    Our agenda includes 60 or 90 minutes of environmental education followed by 60 minutes of picnic table space under our pavilion at Freedom Playground. Trips include activities and games related to the topic of your choosing, hands-on learning experiences, and an outdoor exploration of our trails. Our 15:1 student to educator ratio ensures every child has a positive experience.

    Field Trip Registration:

    CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR TRIP TODAY

    $7 per student (chaperones are free). Fee due in full prior to your trip (we accept cash, check, and credit card).

    Field Trip Topics

    Fall/Spring Nature Exploration (Grades K-1) - 60 minutes

    *Addresses standards 3.1

    Students will spend time searching for clues that animals roam the Haverford Reserve. They will learn about bird migration, squirrel tendencies, worms, and water critters.

    Soil Adventurers (Grades 1-5) - 90 minutes

    *Addresses standards 3.1, 4.1

    Show some respect for our underground friends! We'll use our hands, eyes, and nose to search for the critters that crawl through our soil. We'll learn about the king of compost and different ways to help stuff break down. We'll also learn about all of the different types of soil - get ready to get your hands dirty.

    Watershed Investigator (Grades 2-5) - 90 minutes

    *Addresses standards 3.3, 4.2,

    Our staff favorite! Learn about the water cycle and how our water travels through our build environment. Engage in a hands-on investigation to find what lives in our streams - who knew macroinvertebrates could be so exciting?

    All About Animals (Grades 2-5) - 90 minutes

    *Addresses standards 3.1, 4.1

    Our crowd favorite! Compare the adaptive mechanisms of mammals and plants that help assure their survival within distinct ecological niches. We will also learn about habitats and the specific needs they meet for animals/plants.

    Fun with Flora (Grades 2-5) - 90 minutes

    *Addresses standards 3.1, 4.1

    Students will learn about the parts of a flower, the things plants/seeds need to survive, pollinators and their role, and students will search our ecosystem for signs of plants, flowers, and more.

    Policies:

    Rain policy: Because we do not have access to an indoor facility, we reserve the right to postpone field trips due to severe weather. Most of our trip is under some sort of cover so light rain won’t impact the experience. We make sure to touch base prior to the field trip and again on the day of the trip.

    Bathroom Access: There will be access to a bathroom at the beginning and end of the field trip We’ll always be in close proximity to a bathroom so a chaperone can take children to the restroom during the trip.

    Lunch: Upon arrival, students/teachers can drop off their lunches and belongings for storage during your trip. Once the educational portion of the trip is over, you'll be brought to a roped-off lunch area next to Freedom Playground.


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  • Little Explorers
  • Where we play, build, explore and have fun!

  • Located at the Community Recreation Environmental Center (CREC) | at Haverford Reserve | 9000 Parkview Drive Haverford, Pa 19041
  • RESIDENTS ONLY

    Registration for 2021/2022 School Year

    To schedule a tour or be added to our waitlist, please contact Julien Simpson at jsimpson@havtwp.org. **Note: Space is very limited. We highly recommend you schedule a tour.

    To be added to our waitlist please go to Little Explorers Waitlist


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