More Details Emerge About Park Upgrades in Delco Open Space Investment

The proposed destination playground at Rose Tree Park in Media.
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The proposed destination playground at Rose Tree Park in Media.

More than $3.4 million in investments were approved Nov. 17 by Delaware County Council for Rose Tree Park, Little Flower Park in Darby, and Upland Park in Upland, writes Kathleen E. Carey for the Daily Times.

“Overall, these three projects that we are moving forward with are really significant investments in upgrading our parks,” county Councilwoman Elaine Paul Schaefer said.

Rose Tree Park is the county’s centerpiece park and investments will go toward a destination playground and pedestrian mall.

The other two parks are smaller but serve a much denser population in areas that traditionally don’t have well-serviced parks, Schaeffer said.

Little Flower Park will receive more parking in the first phase of open space development there, with funds also going toward the park’s playground, athletic fields, lighting, and stormwater management.

A 2019 development plan for Little Flower off Springfield Road recommends picnic groves, a community garden, a walking trail to the Darby Creek Trail, and a multi-function open space.

The property is the site of the more than 100-year-old Woodburne Mansion.

Upland County Park will receive an all-grass athletic field, new lighting, and a paved walking trail.

Read more in the Daily Times about the county’s investment in open space projects.