Friends of the Cynwyd Heritage Trail
Friends’ First Annual Meeting
On November 19, the Friends will hold their First Ever Annual Meeting. The meeting is our opportunity to give our membership an update on the future of the Trail and our role in that future. We will explain the “Phase 2” design plans, the status of the Manayunk Bridge renovations, and other plans for continued Trail expansion and beautification. It also allows us to meet, face-to-face, with our members and hopefully encourage your continued support and involvement. The meeting is open to the public, and will be held at 7:30pm at the West Laurel Hill Cemetery Conservatory. Enter the cemetery across from Bala Playground on Belmont Avenue.
The Friends of the Cynwyd Heritage Trail was founded in 2008 by a group of dedicated volunteers committed to supporting the construction of the Cynwyd Heritage Trail. Currently, the Friends focus on supporting the volunteer efforts in beautifying the park. To learn more about the Friends, please see our Membership brochure.
Video created by Joel Tomar Levin
Join the Circuit Commitment Campaign!
The Circuit Commitment Campaign’s goal is to secure $10 million for trail planning, design and construction. We are asking County Commissioners & Freeholders from the nine regional counties who sit on the Board of the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission to approve allocating this $10 million to the Region Trail Fund to keep building out The Circuit.
You can help by taking the following action to convince County Commissioners & Freeholders to make a $10 million commitment to The Circuit:
Friends Receive the Green Machine Award from PHS
The Friends received a Green Machine Award from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. The Green Machine team consists of technical experts in gardening who will work with the Friends to plan and care for existing planting beds and planters. Through the Community Integrated Design Process, PHS provides horticultural assistance and training to better sustain and manage the plantings in area parks. Working collaboratively with neighborhood volunteers and Lower Merion Township, the Green Machine program’s goal is to revitalize our gardens, educate participants about sustainable greening, and help make parks more beautiful.