A History of Merion Park Events
in Merion Park Officers
Topics of Interest Links and Email Addresses
THE MERION PARK CIVIC ASSOCIATION
The Merion Park Civic Association (MPCA) is a non-profit organization representing approximately 380 homeowners and families residing in the Merion Park section of Lower Merion Township. The association acts as a liaison between Lower Merion Township, local police and fire departments, other Lower Merion Township Civic Associations and the homeowners in matters that may affect the neighborhood.
The association also plans and facilitates various community activities such as picnics, concerts and other events that may be of interest to its members. The association strives to enhance the quality of our neighborhood. Sixty percent of the homeowners contribute yearly dues and are considered active members.
Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Academy House adjacent to Bala Cynwyd Middle School, 506 Bryn Mawr Ave. All neighbors are invited to attend. We are on hiatus during the months of July and August. We return in September.
Read President's Letter
Pictures of our Events
Anybody who has any digital pictures of the picnic or of any local events can email them to MPCA webmaster.
See photos of our events by clicking:
Fun Run Pictures 2006
Picnic Pictures 2006
Fun Run Pictures 2007
Fun Run Pictures 2009
Picnic Pictures 2009
Fun Run/Pumpkin Pictures 2010
The General Wayne Park is an incredible resource. Because we love the Park, a small group of us (which we hope will grow to include many of you) want to make it even better. With the encouragement and help of the Merion Park Civic Association and the Lower Merion Parks Dept., we will be initiating various activities to improve the appearance of the Park and make the Park more environmentally friendly. A major focus will be on community education. We want to share ideas and information that will make our Park and neighborhood more enjoyable and more environmentally friendly.
MINUTES OF THE MEETINGS
January 2010 --- February (No Meeting) --- March 2010 --- April 2010 --- May (No Meeting) --- June 2010 --- November 2010
March 2011 --- April 2011 --- May 2011 --- November 2011 --- December 2011
February 2012 --- March 2012 --- April 2012 --- May 2012 --- March 2013
The LM Police Will Check
Your House While You Are On Vacation
When you are on vacation or away from home in excess of 24 hours, you can contact the Lower Merion Police Department at 610-649-1000 to report your home vacant. You will be asked a series of questions which include:
The dates you will be away.
An Emergency Contact Phone Number.
Whether or not that Emergency Contact person has a key to your home.
Whether or not you have an Alarm System.
If you have lights on timers.
And any other specific instructions you would like the Police to know.
Based on this information, the Lower Merion Police Department will assign a patrol officer to check your home in your absence.
When you return, please contact the Police to inform them that you no longer need this service.
Having a Party?
If you have a party you may have the LM Police place temporary No Parking signs on one side of your street. This insures that traffic can still pass through and makes parking easier. Call the LMPD Communication Center at 610 649 1000.
You Can E-Subscribe to Receive
This is a way to receive Emergency Notifications from the township's Police and Fire Deptartments. Go to the Lower Merion web site by clicking www.lowermerion.org and then click on the e-Subscription button on the bottom right side of the page, then select the items of interest. Users can adjust their preferences at any time.
Lower Merion Township publishes a magazine called the Lower Merion Messenger that has articles including "Grants Available for Home Repairs", "Municipal Parking Lot Permit Applications", "Fall 2009 Recreation Brochure", "New Fenced Area for Off-Leash Dogs at Rolling Hill Park", "Solid Waste Collection Options" and others. To view the magazine click http://www.lowermerion.org/Index.aspx?page=120
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News Direct to Your Inbox
You can easily receive Lower Merion township news releases as they are issued. Click on www.lowermerion.org and on the home page under "Quicklinks" select "Sign-up for E-Notification!."
Soliciting in Lower Merion
Registration and Identification Card is Required.
No person shall engage in canvassing and soliciting in the township without first having registered with the Police Department and obtained an identification card from the Township Secretary. Click here to see a summery of the rules.
Friends of Merion Park Civic Association
We have recently created an additional yearly membership for people who don't actually reside within our boundaries; that of "Friend of the Merion Park Civic Association". In addition to receiving our email newsletter, anyone who contributes $10.00 to the association can also be listed in our telephone directory. This non-voting membership is open to anyone who does not reside within the boundaries of the Merion Park Civic Association.
The Civic Association has opening for five directors. If you are interested in participating in your neighborhood -- zoning issues, traffic safety concerns, planning social events -- please call one of the officers for more information.
We are always looking for volunteers to help us plan and produce the Spring Picnic and to work with us to bring new and exciting events to the neighborhood.
We would like to thank all those residents who participated in our 2002-2003 address lawn sign campaign. We had well over 100 signs ordered and as you look around the neighborhood you should see the new signs. These new signs have our Civic Association Logo and the actual street name. The reflective signs add safety by allowing emergency personnel and visitors to quickly find addresses, even at night.
Welcoming New Neighbors
If there are new neighbors on your street, please call Diane Actman 610-664-6704 who chairs our welcome committee. New arrivals to our neighborhood receive a small welcoming gift that might include a clock-pencil holder, cookies or candies, merchant discounts and a copy of our telephone directory.
Receive our Email Newsletter
We sometimes use email to notify our neighbors of last minute changes to scheduled activities and to notify residents of local events. To receive our email newsletter you may email your name, address and email address(s) to our webmaster at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include Name, Address, Phone (optional) and Email address.
WE RESPECT YOUR RIGHT TO PRIVACY.
THIS INFORMATION IS FOR MPCA USE ONLY AND WILL NOT BE DISTRIBUTED OR SOLD. YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IS FOR OUR INTERNAL USE ONLY AND WILL NOT APPEAR IN THE MERION PARK TELEPHONE DIRECTORY.
Questions, Comments or Concerns? E-mail the Web Master.