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No Need to Whisper Here

These local parks leave plenty of room to run and roam.

Our Get Up and Go series on visiting and getting the most out of our local parks presents the final installment in the series today, and Montgomery Township will be the destination. 

is conveniently located in Montgomery Township off Orchard Drive, situated within a large housing development, which makes it handy for the neighborhood kids.

Being in close proximity to both Route 309 and Horsham Road, the park provides easy accessibility from other parts of the township.      

This five-acre parcel affords plenty of open space for a game of Frisbee or touch football. In addition, there is a tot lot with playground equipment, a basketball court, and a street hockey court. 

The park stands on ground that was once occupied by a dairy farm, Whispering Pines Farm, an old staple to the Montgomeryville area. 

Paul Henning, of the Public Works Department of Montgomery Township, was the last family to own the property before it was sold to a developer. At one time, a restaurant of the same name as well as an air strip occupied part of the parcel. 

If you are looking for an undeveloped park for a walk or to just commune with nature, then Applewood Park and — both in Montgomery Township—fit the bill. 

Applewood Park is located on David Lane within the Applewood development and comprises six acres of open fields and woodlands—perfect for a quiet stroll.

Hourglass Park can be found in the center of the Stone Ridge development off of Upper State Road and Fair Acres Drive. This nine-acre parcel is also a dedicated open space area that provides another undeveloped site for walking or bird watching. 

This completes the parks that are located within both the Montgomeryville and Lansdale areas, and hopefully you have visited several or all of them and been able to partake of their various offerings. If not, why don’t you grab the kids or the dog this weekend, and get up and get moving?

Keep in mind that there are still to be enjoyed at the Montgomery Township Building , located at 1001 Stump Road. These concerts take place on Thursday evenings from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m., and in case of inclement weather, they are moved indoors to the township building to the rear of the park. 

Flower Power is scheduled for Aug. 4, Don McAvoy and The Great Whatever on Aug. 11, and Melissa Martin and the Mighty Rhythm Kings wraps up the summer concert series on Aug. 18. 

In Lansdale, the White’s Road Concert Series still has three more offerings for music lovers beginning at 7 p.m. The Craig Bickhardt Band plays on Aug. 2. The ever popular Red Hill Band rounds out the season on Aug. 9. 

Of special note is Tween Night, which is making its debut on Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. with the talented duo of Diverse. These singing sensations are destined to become the next pop stars—don’t miss them.

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