Narberth Has Great Recreational Parks, Facilities & Equipment!
Narberth Borough has the best recreational facilities on the Main Line. The Borough maintains two park facilities with playground equipment for all ages - the Narberth Playground and the Sabine Avenue Tot-Lot.
The primary facility, the Narberth Playground, is located behind the Municipal Building and is bordered by Haverford Avenue, N. Wynnewood Rd and Windsor Avenue. It features:
- Two full-size, lighted basketball courts that have recently been completely refurbished to accommodate two very active leagues - one for middle and high school age boys and one for middle and high school age girls.
- Three all-weather tennis courts, adjacent to the basketball courts.
- A field area maintained for baseball, softball, football and soccer.
- A macadam volley ball court/ basketball court with a 8ft rim for smaller children is in a shaded area equipped with swings for older children.
- Candy Cane City, an enclosed shaded play area divided into two sections, one for ages up to seven years old and another area to challenge older children.
- New play equipment and sandbox areas (see photo below) are popular. Benches surround the play area for supervision by parents.
- Newly renovated handicapped accessible bathroom facilities were added in the spring of 2001 located in the Fieldhouse closest to Haverford Avenue. Bathroom facilities are now available year-round.
- An 80-car parking lot serves the playground facilities and all of the activities which take place in the Community Building. The center section of the Community Building houses the Narberth Community Library. The West Wing is shared by the Narberth Girl Scouts and Women's Community Clubs. The East Wing houses the American Legion Post 856. The Legion Post is available for rental to residents. Initial contact for scheduling should be made through the Borough Office (610) 664-2840.
The Sabine Avenue Tot-Lot, on the grounds of the former Narberth Elementary School, was also recently completely renovated. New playground equipment, including both climbing structures and sandboxes, was installed in June, 2001. Challenging play equipment was chosen by a volunteer group of neighbors who helped lay out the park with professional advice from industry leaders.
Recreational Programs For Every Age
The Narberth Athletic Association sponsors a comprehensive program of recreation programs. The Narberth Athletic Association sponsors programs including T-ball, T-shirt league baseball, Junior and Senior Legion baseball, fall soccer for boys and girl, fall flag football for boys and girls and rugby for high school boys. Please consult their web page for program details.
Below is a synopsis of specific programs, and the important facts and deadlines for participating in each program. Borough Council maintains the fields and equipment at both playgrounds and both facilities have recently undergone major renovations.
Narberth Athletic Association
P.O. Box 933
Narberth, PA 19072
The Narberth Recreation Board, with the cooperation of the Narberth Athletic Association and the Narberth Borough Office, schedule the usage of the community field at Haverford Avenue and North Wynnewood Avenue. Teams using the field must register in the Borough Office for both field practice and games. The Recreation Board also coordinates budget issues with Narberth Borough Council. Many application forms are available at the website for the Narberth Athletic Association.
Fall Soccer Program
Registration for the fall soccer program begins in August. This is a developmental program for boys and girl players age 5 to 12. More information and program applications are available at www.narberthaa.com.
The Narberth Athletic Association sponsors spring baseball leagues for boys and girls age five and up. Teams are coached by volunteer parents who undergo some training to help develop skills. Teams are formed based upon age and skill level following tryouts. The intramural program includes over 600 participants who play games on the baseball diamonds on the Narberth Playground.
Narberth Cal Ripken team covers age group 10 to 13 and is run by Greg Knox. Evaluations are held in early spring, and the team participates in a league with twelve other local teams.
Narberth Junior Legion includes age group 13 to 16. Tryouts for this traveling team produce a team of 15 to 18 skilled players who participate in a full Delco league schedule that begins in June and runs to August.
Narberth Senior Legion, is a highly competitive team for age groups 16 and above. The team plays a full Delco league schedule that begins in June and finishes in August.
The Boys Summer Basketball program includes a prominent and highly competitive league for high school age players. There is also a separate league for junior players presently in 7th grade. The league applications are available in January and the league coaches hold a player draft in early April. Evening games are played on the outdoor courts behind the Municipal Building on Haverford Avenue and will begin this year in late May and the league runs through the first week in August.
Current schedules and standings are available online at www.NarberthBasketball.net
The Girls league boasts many prominent local high school players. The league applications are usually available on January 15th and fills up quickly. Players interested in joining the league are encouraged to one of the evening league games, and leave a self-addressed stamped envelope with the league director. This year's schedule starts in late May and runs through the first week of August.
More information at the Narberth Girls Basketball League website, www.ngbbl.com
Narberth Five-Mile Run
The 2009 Five-Mile Run will be held on Saturday morning, April 25th at 9:00 AM. Runners from all over the East Coast have participated in the run, which takes place over Borough streets. Proceeds from the run benefit a local child with Cystic Fibrosis. Sponsors help defray the cost of staging the run. For details about the race results, race course, sponsors list and more, see The Narberth 5-Mile Run website, www.narberthrun.com
Anyone interested in sponsorship or application information can write to:
Narberth Run Committee
P.O. Box 752
Narberth, PA 19072