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ABINGTON TOWNSHIP
2020 - 2021
fall & winter
ACTIVITIES GUIDE
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ABINGTON TOWNSHIP 2020 - 2021 fall & winter - WWW.ABINGTONPA.GOV FACEBOOK@ABINGTONTOWNSHIP
G E N E R A L I N F O R M AT I O N
TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S
1    General Information / Table of Contents   C O N TA C T U S
                                               TOWNSHIP ADMINISTRATION

2         Program Registration Information     Phone: 267-536-1000
                                               Email: info@abingtonpa.gov
                                               Website: www.abingtonpa.gov

3-4          Parks and Recreation Programs
                                               PARKS AND RECREATION
                                               Phone: 215-576-5213

5                      Special Events / PAL    Email: parksinfo@abingtonpa.gov

                                               PARKS DEPARTMENT ADMINISTRATION
                                               Angelo Pontelandolfo, apontelandolfo@abingtonpa.gov
                                               Jessica Tholey, jtholey@abingtonpa.gov
6-8                Briar Bush Nature Center
                                               BRIAR BUSH NATURE CENTER
                                               Patti Platt, pplatt@briarbush.org
                                               Mark Fallon, mfallon@briarbush.org
9                      ARCAT Information

                                               VISIT US
10             Abington Township Library       Township Administration Building
                                               1176 Old York Road
                                               Abington, PA 19001

11                     Local Parks & Pools     Parks and Recreation Administration Office
                                               515 Meetinghouse Road
                                               Jenkintown, PA 19046

                                               Briar Bush Nature Center
12                        Alverthorpe Park     1212 Edge Hill Road
                                               Abington, PA 19001

                                               Alverthorpe Park
                                               498 Forrest Avenue
13 - 14                     Facility Rentals   Jenkintown, PA 19046

                                               Ardsley Community Center
                                               2828 Spear Avenue
                                               Ardsley, PA 19038
    15          Recreational Organizations
                                               Crestmont Community Clubhouse
                                               2595 Rubicam Avenue
                                               Willow Grove, PA 19090
                       Waivers, Releases &
16 - 18                 Registration Form

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Registration INFORMATION
                              REGISTRATION POLICY
                              Please complete the registration and waiver forms on PAGES 16 - 18 or REGISTER ONLINE at apm.activecommunities.com/
                              abingtonparksandrec. You will be considered registered for a program only after the proper forms and fees are received by
                              the Parks and Recreation Department before the stated deadline. You will not receive a confirmation unless otherwise noted.
                              Registrations without accompanying fees will NOT be accepted. Please note that there are some programs which require
                              REGISTRATION IN PERSON. If you mail a registration in for an “in person” program, the registration will be entered at the
                              end of the work day. Non-residents may have a delayed registration start date and/or a higher registration fee.

                              PAYMENT FOR PROGRAM
                              Payment is due at the time of registration. You may pay by Visa, Master Card, Discover, American Express, branded debit card,

                                                                                                                                                                  REGISTRATION INFORMATION
                              cash, or check. Checks should be made payable to “ABINGTON TOWNSHIP”. All returned checks will be assessed a fee of
                              $25.00. If it is a Briar Bush Nature Center program (pages 6 - 8), please make checks payable to: “FRIENDS OF BRIAR BUSH”.
                              Separate checks are encouraged. List all participants in the family on one form but send a separate check for each program. This
                              way if one program is full, it does not affect everyone, since payment must be processed in order to be considered registered in
                              a program.

                              mail-in or in- person registration
                                                                             Ardsley Community Center
                               Abington Parks & Recreation                       Programs/Rentals                        Briar Bush Nature Center
                                    515 Meetinghouse Road                            2828 Spear Ave
                                     Jenkintown, PA 19046                           Ardsley, PA 19038                         1212 Edge Hill Road
                                        Monday-Friday                      TEMPORARILY CLOSED, SEE PAGE 13                    Abington, PA 19001
                                       8:00 AM- 4:00 PM                              Monday-Friday
                                          215-576-5213                              9:00 AM- 1:00 PM,                              215-887-6603
                                                                                    2:00 PM- 5:00 PM
                                                                                       215-576-1630

                              CANCELLATION OF PROGRAM
                              Weather and other conditions may force us to cancel or postpone a program. The Department will make every effort to make
                              the decision as early as possible. If there is any question about the status of a program, please call our office at 215-576-5213
                              between 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M.

                              REFUND POLICY
                              A 20% service fee will be charged for ALL refund requests. Requests must be made at least five (5) business days before a
                              program or thirty (30) days before a trip is scheduled to begin. There will be no service fee if the refund amount is applied to
                              a future program within the calendar year or the program is cancelled by the Township. Refunds will not be issued once the
                              program begins, or within the date range specified above. ALL refunds will be returned by check.

                              REGISTER EARLY FOR PROGRAMS
                              Nothing stops a program in its tracks faster than everyone waiting until the last minute to register. Many of our programs need a
                              minimum number of participants to run so a program may be canceled if there are not enough registrants. A minimum number
                              of participants must be reached at least one week prior to the program beginning.

                              PHOTO POLICY
					On occasion, we may take photos or video of individuals enrolled in programs or using parks facilities. Please be aware that
                              these images are for Township use and may be used in future promotional materials.

                              School District Disclaimer
                              The Abington School Board of Directors assumes no responsibilities for the opinions, information, and possible typographical
                              errors and omissions, etc., that may be reflected in this flyer/brochure.

                              Receipts
                              Receipts needed for tax or child care credit must be requested at the time of payment. Receipts will not be provided after the
                              initial transaction.

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PROGRAMS
            Me & My Parent Tennis Clinic                               Adult introductory tennis
           Come out & introduce your little one to tennis and help     Tennis is truly a lifetime sport. Whether you have never had
           them develop a love for this lifetime sport. Parents        real instruction, forgot what you once knew, or never picked
           will be the hands on helper for their little one(s) up to   up a racquet, this clinic is for you. Truly an instructional
           two players with a parent, but you will have plenty         clinic, we will build your game from the ground up, and
           of support and guidance from the instructor(s).             work some games in along the way to keep the learning fun
           Learning will be game based so little ones will have        and engaging. Play will be outdoors and social distancing
           fun throughout. We keep fun in FUNdamentals. Play           steps will be taken. Come learn a love for this awesome
           will be outdoors and social distancing steps will be        sport! Participants will need to bring a racquet and water
Programs

           taken. Come learn a love for this awesome sport that        bottle. All other equipment will be provided.
           is a great alternative in this chaotic time. Participants
           need racquets and water; all other equipment will be
                                                                       Location:         Crestmont Park Tennis Courts
           provided.
                                                                       Age:              18+ years old
            Location:        Crestmont Park Tennis Courts              Time:             6 PM - 7:30 PM
            Age:             3 - 5 years old                           Dates:            Mondays, September 21 and 28,
            Time:            10 AM - 11 AM                                               October 5, 12, 19 and 26
            Dates:           Session I: Mondays,                                         (Rain makeups on Thursdays)
                             September 21 and 28,                      Cost:             $118
                             October 5, 12, 19 and 26
                             (Rain makeups on Thursdays)
                             Session II: Wednesdays,                   CHILDREN’S WATERCOLOR
                             September 23 and 30,
                             October 7, 14, 21 and 28                  Instructor Melissa Olson provides guided lessons to
                                                                       discover the FUN in painting with watercolors. The
                             (rain makeups on Thursdays)               program encourages creative exploration in color,
            Cost:            $118                                      design, and technique while working on each painting
                                                                       project. Please bring a water bottle and wear “worry free”
                                                                       clothes and/or a smock or large T-shirt. Each participant
                                                                       will receive their own watercolor kit to use each week.
           GET CRAFTY
           Do you see all those home-décor items on Pinterest          Location:          Alverthorpe Park Fox Chase Road
           but fear that your attempt will fail? Do you want to                           Pavilion
           try your hand in paint/stenciling/stamping but don’t        Age:               9 - 12 years old
           want to pay an arm and a leg? Welcome to a unique
           experience to get your creative juices flowing. We will     Time:              4 PM - 5:15 PM
           provide music, entertainment and everything you             Dates:             Session 1:
           will need to create your one-of-a-kind project. Escape
           the stress of every day and let your creativity rule.                          Tuesdays, September 22 - October 27
           Monthly projects are based on the season or holidays.                          Session II:
           Step by step instructions and demonstrations so that
           you can’t possibly go wrong. We provide all of the                             Wednesdays, September 23 - October 28
           materials and tools needed for you to complete your         Cost:              $120 Resident / $130 Non- resident
           masterpiece.

           Location:          Crestmont Community                      ADULT YOGA
                              Clubhouse
                                                                       Take some time for yourself, breathe in the fresh air and let
           Age:               13+                                      the stress of the day melt away. Join instructors Terri Clime
           Date:              Mondays                                  Palacio and Michelle Olsher for outdoor yoga at Alverthorpe
                                                                       Park. This class is suited for all fitness levels. Please wear
                              Seminar I: September 21                  comfortable clothing, bring a yoga mat and a water bottle.
                              Seminar II: October 12
                              Seminar III: November 16                 Location:      Alverthorpe Park
                              Seminar IV: December 7                   Ages:          18 + years old

           Time:              6 PM - 7:30 PM                           Date:          Saturdays
                                                                                      September 26, October 3, 10, & 17
           Cost:              $30 per person, per session              Time:          11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
                                                                       Cost:          $9 per person, per class or
                                                                                      $30 per person for four weeks
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ADULT Watercolor                                          PAINT PARTY
Watercolor Painting with instructor Melissa Olson          Try something NEW! Learn how to paint and create
is open to all skill levels. The only requirement          your own masterpiece. Experience a fun, easy, stress-free
is a willingness to enjoy learning a new skill or          adventure in art creating a painting you can be proud
refining an old one. Instruction in fundamental            of. No skill or artistic talent is necessary as step-by-step
watercolor techniques is offered for those new             guided instruction will be provided virtually. All supplies
to watercolor. Independent painting with time              are included. This program will be offered in person and
set aside for critique of ongoing work engages             virtual. For those attending virtually, you may pick up
each student at her or his own level of ability.           your paint kits 1 week prior to the event.
PLEASE NOTE: Beginning students are advised
to bring any watercolor paints, brushes, and               Location:     Crestmont Clubhouse
paper they already own to the first session for a          Date:         Session I: Friday, December 4
review of materials. Purchase of materials may be

                                                                                                                          Programs
necessary, but you may wait until after the first class.                 Session II: Thursday, February 4
Location: Alverthorpe Park, Fox Chase Road                 Age:          8+ years old
          Pavilion                                         Time:         6 - 8 PM
   Ages: 18 +                                              Cost:         $30 per person (includes painting kit)
   Date: Session I: Tuesdays,
          September 22 - October 27                         BABYSITTING WORKSHOP
          Session II: Wednesdays,
          September 23 - October 28                        This certification course provides participants with the
                                                           confidence and skills to care for youngsters. Prospective
   Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM                               employers will be happy to hire babysitters who have
    Cost: $115 Resident/ $125 Non-resident                 acquired this official recognition. Upon completion
                                                           of the course, you will receive an ARC Certification
                                                           Card, an informational CD-ROM, as well as child care
                                                           concepts. You must attend the entire course, pass the
                                                           evaluations, and show the maturity to properly care for
FAMILY YOGA                                                children. Please bring a lunch, snack, pen & notebook.

Looking for a refreshing activity for the family?           Location:    Crestmont Clubhouse
Why not try outdoor family yoga? The entire family
will get to experience the many benefits of yoga            Date:        Saturday, December 19
including relaxation, flexibility and family bonding.
The classes will consist of a variety of yoga inspired      Age:         11 to 15 years old
games, activities and stories that will have everyone       Time:        9:00 AM- 3:00 PM
learning, moving and growing. Registration fees
are for 1 child and 1 adult. Please wear comfortable        Cost:        $65 R/ $75 NR
clothes, bring yoga mats/towels and water bottles.
                                                            I9 SPORTS 2021 SPRING
Location:       Alverthorpe Park
                                                            BASKETBALL LEAGUE
Ages:           Children ages 6+ accompanied by
                1 adult                                    This league focuses on learning new skills, practicing good
Date:           Saturdays,                                 sportsmanship and having fun! Participants will learn
                September 26, October 3, 10, & 17          how to dribble, pass, shoot, boundaries and teamwork.
                                                                • Ages 3 - 4 years of age - Instructional leagues
Time:           10:30 AM - 11:15 AM                             will teach the fundamentals of the game through
Cost:           $12 per child/adult, per class or               game play.
                $42 per child/adult, for four weeks             • Ages 5 - 17 years of age - Divisions will be
                                                                created after registration deadline. Participants will
                                                                practice for 30 minutes and then play 5 vs 5 full court
                                                                basketball games.
 VIRTUAL TRIVIA NIGHT                                           • Age divisions will be based on the number of
                                                                registrations. 3-4 years old will play 1 hour and 5-17
Looking for a fun family activity from the comforts             years old will play 1.5 hours each session.
of your home? Why not try some family trivia?              Please register ONLINE at www.i9sports.com
Gather the family and test your trivia knowledge. A
prize will be awarded to the 1st place family!!! Sign      Location:    Alverthorpe Park Basketball Court
up early, as space is limited! Those who register will
receive an email with instructions on how to connect       Date:        April 10 - May 22 (Saturdays)
to the trivia night.                                       Age:         Boys & Girls- 3 to 4 years old
                                                           Time:        9:00 AM- 11:00 AM
 Date:           Thursday, November 19
 Time:           7 PM - 8 PM                               Age:         Boys & Girls- 5 to 17 years old
 Cost:           Free                                      Time:        10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
                                                           Cost:        $135 if paid by 1/15/2021
                                                                        $145 if paid by 2/15/2021
                                                                        $165 if paid by 3/1/2021
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special events/pal
                      ABINGTON POLICE ATHLETIC                                            GREAT TRAINS & GRAND CANYONS
                      LEAGUE (PAL)
                                                                                         Featuring a 5 nights in Sedona Arizona with a professional
                     Abington Police Department’s #1 Juvenile Crime and                  Tour Director! Visit some of the most amazing sights and
                     Violence Prevention Program!                                        monuments in Sedona! The trip includes round-trip airfare,
                                                                                         5 night accommodations, 8 meals, a professional tour director,
SPECIAL EVENTS/PAL

                     Check www.abingtonpal.org for weekly activities,                    motor coach transportation, and baggage handling. Please visit
                     programs, online donations, & special events! Updated               Abington Township Parks and Recreation website for more
                     website coming soon! Like us on Facebook
                                                      Facebook,, Instagram
                                                                 Instagram,, and         information. The brochure that the company sends to us has
                     Twitter for updates throughout the activity year.                   a booking web code that can be entered in when registering
                                                                                         online to get the discount.
                     Site Location: Salem Baptist Church, 2801 Woodland
                     Road, Roslyn: Enter on Pershing Avenue.                              Date:                Saturday, October 17, 2021
                                                                                          Cost:                $2895.00 per person (with deposit
                     Site to reopen when schools reopen. Hours will be most                                    of $300.00 per person to secure
                     Fridays & Saturdays, 7:00-10:00 p.m. Interim activities being                             reservations and final payment paid
                     held online and outside.
                                                                                                               within 75 days prior to departure).
                     For boys and girls age 11 through seniors in high school             Booking              $400.00 per couple/ $200.00 per person
                     (through age 19). Must be a Abington Township resident or            Discount:            discount if final payment is made by
                     attend school in Abington Township.
                                                                                                               check prior to final payment due date.
                     JOIN at any time. Forms are on the PAL website or can be
                     completed in person at site.

                     FREE activities & programs                                          SHREDDING EVENT
                                                                                         Residents of Abington Township are encouraged to bring
                     Transportation: Available when site reopens.                        personal and confidential documents and files to Abington
                                                                                         Township’s FREE shredding event. No need to remove
                                                                                         binder covers, paper clips or staples. All material will be
                     FALL/ WINTER OFFERINGS                                              recycled NO businesses. Abington Township residents ONLY.
                     Currently limited activities due to COVID-19 and the
                     safety of everyone. Visit PAL’s Facebook & Instagram                Location:                2201 Florey Lane,
                     pages for scheduled, safe activities.                                                        Abington PA 19001
                                                                                         Date:                    Saturday, October 17, 2020
                     Under normal conditions, Abington PAL offers a wide
                     variety of activities and off-site trips. They include but are      Time:                    9 AM- 12 PM
                     not limited to:
                                                                                         Cost:                    FREE. ABINGTON RESIDENTS
                     GENTS Program: For boys becoming young men, led by                                           ONLY. NO BUSINESSES.
                     Abington Officers featuring how to tie a tie and iron a shirt,
                     change a tire, use jumper cables and household tools, apply
                     for that first job while in school, handle oneself effectively
                     with teachers, police officers, and potential employers, and        Electronics Collection
                     so much more! (Comparable program being designed for
                     young ladies)                                                       Abington Township is proud to offer their residents the
                                                                                         opportunity to responsibly recycle obsolete electronics. We
                     TRIPS: Annual January snow tubing and more!                         partner with eForce Compliance for this event. This service is
                                                                                         available to residents of Abington Township ONLY. PLEASE
                     SPORTS: COPS vs. PAL member events - Basketball                     NOTE: There is a cost for TV’s and monitors.
                     dodgeball, kickball, ping pong, and pool tournaments
                                                                                          Location:       2201 Florey Lane,
                     CRAFTS: Painting, jewelry making , wreath making and                                 Abington PA 19001
                     more
                                                                                          Date:           Saturday, November 14, 2020
                     EDUCATIONAL: Cooking classes                                         Time:           9 AM - 12 PM
                     MISC: Bingo, Pictionary challenge, trivia, jigsaw puzzles,           Cost:           FREE. ABINGTON RESIDENTS ONLY.
                     movie nights, nail salon night, and holiday parties

                     SPECIAL EVENT: Watch for details about the January
                     comedy show at the Keswick Theatre.                                 ALVERTHORPE PARK ANNUAL EGG HUNT
                     Abington PAL receives no tax dollars but depends on contributions
                     and fundraisers for support. Abington PAL Is COPS and YOU            Location:        Alverthorpe Park
                     Helping Kids! Information: 267-536-1100 x. 1235. Email               Date:            Saturday, March 20 (Rain or Shine)
                     PAL@abington.org or visit www.abingtonpal.org Like us on             Age:             Preschool - 4th Grade
                     Facebook (AbingtonPolicePAL), Twitter (@AbingtonPal), &
                                                                                          Time:            10:00 AM (sharp)
                     Instagram (abingtonpal29).
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BRIAR BUSH NATURE CENTER
Briar Bush Nature Center is a rich oasis in the middle of suburban Abington Township. Our 12.5 acres feature over
a mile of trails winding through a mixed deciduous/coniferous forest. Whether inside the museum or out on the
trails, nature exploration happens at any time of the year.

                                                                    CONTACT INFORMATION
                                                                      Address: 1212 Edge Hill Road
                                                                                Abington, PA 19001
                                                                      Phone: 215-887-6603
                                                                      Email: info@briarbush.org
    Welcoming you to a world of wonders!

                                                                                                                      BRIAR BUSH
                                                                    MUSEUM HOURS
                                                                      •Monday- Friday: 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM
                                                                      •Saturday: 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM
                                                                      •Sunday: 1:00 PM- 5:00 PM

                                                                    MUSEUM ADMISSION
                                                                      •Abington Residents/FOBB Members: FREE
                                                                      •Adults: $3.00
                                                                      •Children (2 years old +): $2.00

BE C O ME A M EM B ER !
Friends of Briar Bush (FOBB) membership is available at
many levels. Visit our website for more information.

BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP INCLUDE:
• Discounts on programs and summer camps
• Discounts in Nature Shop
• Free, unlimited admission to the museum
• A subscription to our newsletter
• Invitations to our members-only events
• Guest passes
• Ability to rent our facility for parties/celebrations
• Ability to book birthday party programs at our facility

CO ME EX P LOR E OUR :
                          Includes a variety of animal ambassadors, a play area dedicated to toddlers, and seasonal
Nature Museum
                          exhibits.
                          12 acres of forested trails lined with thick logs and mulched for easy walking.
Forested Trails

                          A peaceful cabin with a panoramic window that looks out onto a bird habitat, and
Griscom Bird
                          exhibits that highlight bird identification, migration, citizen science, and children’s
Observatory
                          activities.
                          A natural play-area complete with a stream, cave/tunnel, stumps, logs, and more.
Nature Playscape

                          Explore the life at the pond during every season.
Pond

Group and Public          For all ages! Abington Residents receive a 10% program discount. Friends of Briar Bush
Programs                  Members receive a 20% discount on most programs.

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              MAGIC MORNINGs                                                         ESCAPE TO NATURE: AFTER SCHOOL
              Modified In-Person Program                                             Modified In-Person Program
              Toddlers bring your favorite adult to Briar Bush for walks,            Briar Bush Nature Center understands the importance
              animals, crafts, games, stories, and more. Each week features          of nature play and scientific discovery in a child’s
              a new theme, which repeats throughout the week (register               development. Our modified Escape to Nature: After
              for one day per week). Masks are required for children 3+ and          School program allows us to continue offering an
BRIAR BUSH

              adults. Visit our website to review the Mitigation Plan for modified   opportunity for children to safely experience the
              in-person programming.                                                 wonders of nature at their favorite backyard nature
              To register, visit www.briarbush.org or call (215) 887-6603.           center while limiting the exposure and transmission
                                                                                     of COVID-19. Participants are required to wear masks.
               Location:        Briar Bush Nature Center                             Visit our website to review the Mitigation Plan for in-
               Date:            Every Wednesday-Friday                               person programming.
                                September-May                                        To register, visit www.briarbush.org or call (215)
                                Check the website for dates.                         887-6603.
               Age:             2 to 4 years old with an adult                        Location:    Briar Bush Nature Center
               Time:            10:30 AM - 11:30 AM                                   Date:        Monday/Wednesday/Friday
                                                                                                   Tuesday/Thursday
               Cost:            $12/class; $6/additional child in
                                                                                                   September - November
                                same household
                                                                                                   Check our website for dates.

              Nature pioneers                                                         Age:         Grades K-6
                                                                                      Time:        3 PM - 5 PM
              Modified In-Person Program
                                                                                      Cost:        $100/3-Day Program
              Children are invited to join us on their own (drop-off and                           $80/2-Day Program
              pick-up) for a month-long series of all-natural fun with time
              spent both indoors and out. Participants are required to wear
              masks. Visit our website to review the Mitigation Plan for modified
              in-person programming.
              To register, visit www.briarbush.org or call (215) 887-6603.
               Location:         Briar Bush Nature Center
               Date:             Every Wednesday
                                 September-May
                                 Check the website for dates.
               Age:              4 to 6 years old
               Time:             1 PM - 2 PM
               Cost:             Four- Day Series- $40
                                 Three-Day Series- $30
                                 Two-Day Series- $20                                 Streaming Nature for Kids
                                                                                     Streaming Nature is a pre-recorded virtual program
              SCHOOL’S OUT? GET OUTSIDE!                                             geared toward children ages 2-5. ​    Each virtual
                                                                                     program includes ALL of the following:
             Modified In-Person Program

             Briar Bush Nature Center understands the importance of                  •    Introduction / Lesson
             nature play and scientific discovery in a child’s development.          •    Story Time
             Our modified half-day School’s Out! program allows us                   •    Craft Demo Video with printable instructions
             to continue offering an opportunity for children to safely              •    Activity modeled by an educator
             experience the wonders of nature when school is not in session          •    Animal Encounter Experience
             while limiting the exposure and transmission of COVID-19.
             Participants are required to wear masks. Visit our website to review    •    Conclusion Video with Supplemental Activities
             the Mitigation Plan for modified in-person programming.
             To register, visit www.briarbush.org or call (215) 887-6603.            To register, visit www.briarbush.org or call (215)
                                                                                     887-6603.
              Location:      Briar Bush Nature Center
                                                                                      Location: The Safety of Your Home
              Date:          Check our website for available dates.
                                                                                      Date:       Available Now!
              Grade:         K- 6th
              Time:          9 AM - 12 PM or 1 PM - 4 PM                              Age:        Pre-school Ages (2-5 years old)

              Cost:          $50 per program                                          Time:       On your schedule
                                                                                      Cost:       $12 per program per family
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TAKE-A-HIKE                                              VIRTUAL PROGRAMS
Pledge to stay connected to nature and support the       BBNC’s Animal Ambassadors can visit your party, class, or
Friends of Briar Bush! Participate in our first ever     even surprise your co-workers at a work meeting just to break
Take-a-Hike! outdoor challenge.                          up the monotony. Book your virtual event today!
To register or for more information, visit               To register, visit www.briarbush.org or call (215) 887-6603.
www.briarbush.org or call (215) 887-6603.
                                                          Location:      Live Zoom Stream to your computer,
 Location:      Anywhere! Your Choice!                                   project to your promethium board,

                                                                                                                         BRIAR BUSH
 Date:          Anytime between September 15,                            or cast to your TV
                2020 and October 15, 2020                 Date:          Available Daily
 Age:           All Ages                                  Age:           All Ages
 Time:          Anytime! Choose a goal that               Time:          Flexible Times
                matches your schedule.
                                                          Cost:          10 minute cameo - $30
 Cost:          Individual Registration - $25                            20 minute program - $50
                Family Registration - $50                                30 minute Preschool Program - $60
                                                                         45 minute program - $70
                                                                         60 minute program - $90

Streaming Nature for Adults
Join a LIVE Zoom webinar with Briar Bush
Educators to learn more on topics of interest relating
to the environment. Watch on your computer or cast
to your TV!
To register, visit www.briarbush.org or call (215)
887-6603.
 Location: The Safety of Your Home
 Date:       Varied Weeknights from September
             to December - Check our website for
             program themes and dates.
 Age:        Adults
 Time:       7 PM - 8 PM
 Cost:       $25 per program
                                                          Winterfest 2021: Cabin Fever!
                                                          Join Briar Bush for a weekend of nature fun! Winterfest 2021
                                                          will include:

                                                           • Virtual Animal Program - Registration coming soon!
                                                             (Visit www.briarbush.org for updates.)
                                                           • Self-Guided Interpretive Hike at BBNC
                                                           • Family-Friendly Internet Scavenger Hunt
                                                           • Make-at-Home Craft Instructional Video
                                                           Location:     - Self-Guided Hike @ BBNC
                                                                         - Zoom Program, Scavenger Hunt, Craft
                                                                           in the comfort of your home
                                                           Date:        Friday-Sunday, February 5 - 7, 2021
                                                           Age:         Families of all ages
                                                                        FREE
                                                                                                                         8
                                                           Cost:
ABINGTON TOWNSHIP 2020 - 2021 fall & winter - WWW.ABINGTONPA.GOV FACEBOOK@ABINGTONTOWNSHIP
a.r.c.a.t. information

                   A.R.C.A.T. (Alverthorpe Retired Citizens of Abington
                   Township) is a SENIOR group for those who live in
                   Abington and surrounding areas and who are at least
                   55 years of age. ARCAT began over 50 years ago and
                   is run by a staff of volunteers under the sponsorship
                   of the Abington Township Parks and Recreation.
ADULT ( Age 55+)

                   Members have the opportunity to enjoy trips and
                   tours designed with seniors in mind. There is an
                   annual fee of $5.00 to join the group and members
                   will be put on the mailing list and sent the ARCAT
                   newsletters which will include the details of            2020- 2021 Program Includes:
                   upcoming trips such as location, date, time, and cost.   • General meetings at the
                   To join, simply mail in the application found on the
                                                                               Ardsley Community Center,
                   bottom of this page with the $5.00 annual fee.
                                                                               refreshments, and speaker.
                   For more information visit our website at                • Spring luncheon at Eastern
                   www.abingtonpa.gov/parksandrec or call the                  Center of Arts and Technology
                   Abington Township Parks and Recreation office at         • Holiday Luncheon
                   215-576-5213. For questions about trips, please call
                                                                            • One day bus tours
                   Marge Barder at 215-517-8050.
                                                                            • Tour to place of local interest
                                                                               and lunch

                                              ARCAT 2020 Membership Application
                                                        $5.00 per person
                                        Mail to: Abington Township Parks and Recreation
                                         515 Meetinghouse Road, Jenkintown, PA 19046

                     Name: ________________________________________ Date of Birth: _____________________

                     Address: _____________________________________________ Apt #: __________________

                     City: ________________________________ State: __________ Zip Code: _________________

                     Home Phone: ___________________________ Cell Phone: ______________________________

                     E-mail: ______________________________________________________________

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Abington Township FREE Library
                                             Events and Programming
Programs are being offered virtually as we anxiously await the safe reopening of the libraries. Program offering will continuously
be reevaluated as we plan (and replan) for the future! To stay up-to-date on library events, please visit our website event page at
http://www.abingtonfreelibrary.org/events.
Register for an event!
Abington Free Library: Register online at www.abingtonfreelibrary.org.
Roslyn Branch Library: Register online at www.abingtonfreelibrary.org or email Meg Mitchell at mmitchell@mclinc.org.

E-RESOURCES FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!                                      CONTACT US!
Abington Township Library offers over 50 e-Resources                   Online: http://www.abingtonfreelibrary.org/contact

                                                                                                                                           LIBRARY
for residents that provide access to books, music, movies,             Email: askabington@gmail.com
journals, newspapers, and popular applications such as
Ancestry.com and Kanopy for free! Below are a few of the               Phone:
many resources available. For a full list please visit www.            • Abington Branch: 215-885-5180
abingtonfreelibrary.org/eresources!                                    • Roslyn Branch: 215-886-9818

Ancestry – Genealogical and family history information. Available      For general questions or information, please visit our website at
at each public computer in both libraries (in-library use only).       www.abingtonfreelibrary.org Follow us on Facebook, Twitter,
                                                                       and Instagram @AbingtonLibrary!
Consumer Reports – Offers consumer information on many
products, including appliances, electronics and home and garden
items.                                                                 Virtual Craft and Chat
hoopla - Enjoy access to nearly half a million titles from movies,     Join us with your project and have company while you
television shows, music, eAudiobooks, eBooks, comic books and          knit, weave, make jewelry, etc. Have a finished product you
graphic novels X instantly – no waiting!                               would like to show? Bring that also. Don’t have supplies?
                                                                       We can send you ideas for alternatives until you can get to
LearningExpress – Practice tests for popular examinations from         a craft store again.
homework help and college prep., to job and exploration.Mango           Location:         Zoom (Online/Telephone)
Languages – An online learning tool that teaches conversation skills
and culture learning for over 70 different languages, including ESL.    Date:             Thursdays, 11- 11:45 AM

Merck Manuals – Offers information on medical topics, symptoms,
drugs, procedures, news and more.

New York Times – Access to papers dating from 1851 through
1922 and between 1981 through current day.

The Ruth and Robert Abel Memorial
Book and Film Discussion Group
Led by Dr. Karen Weekes, the group will discuss award-
winning books and films. Find these books and films
in our online catalog, OverDrive, Kanopy, and hoopla
https://www.hoopladigital.com/collection/5352 Also, all
but the films will be loaded onto our borrowable Kindle
Paperwhites.
 Location:         Zoom (Online/Telephone)                              Census Data Workshop
 Date:             Wednesdays, 7 - 8 PM
                                                                       The Census Bureau publishes an abundance of social,
 Books:            9/10: Parasite                                      economic and demographic statistics about the people and
                   10/14: Disappearing Earth                           economy of the U.S. In addition to the decennial census,
                   11/18: The Yellow House                             the American Community Survey (ACS) collects detailed
                                                                       data annually and is available at all geographic levels from
                                                                       national to local neighborhoods by census tracts.
Virtual Daytime Book Discussion                                        This data can be used for school reports, business plans,
Virtual Daytime Book Discussion Group is currently meeting             grant applications, community planning & more! Data
                                                                       from Abington and surrounding communities will be
through Zoom. Register online to receive an invitation to the          highlighted.
online meeting
                                                                        Location:          Webex (Online/Telephone)
 Location:         Zoom (Online/Telephone)
                                                                        Date:              September 29, 7 - 8 PM
 Date:             1st Thursday of the month, 1 PM
                                                                        Cost:              Free!
 Books:            10/1/2020: Memento Park
                   11/5/2020: The Weight of Ink
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                                                                       Census events are financed by a Census 2020 Outreach Grant from
                   12/3/2020: A Place for Us                           the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Community and
                                                                       Economic Development.
LOCAL PARKS AND POOLS
                      F A C I L I T I E S & A M E N I T I E S Patrick Kerr Memorial
                                                              Skateboarding Facility
                                                                                                                                                                                  Located in Roslyn Park, Patrick Kerr Skate

                                                       Tennis Courts

                                                                                                              Soccer Fields

                                                                                                                              Nature Areas
                                                                                                                                                                                  Park is open everyday, weather permitting,

                                                                                                                                             Playgrounds
                                                                                               (Football or

                                                                                                                                                                    Ice Skating
                                                                                               Play Fields
                                                                                  Basketball
                                                                       Swimming
                                                                                                                                                                                  from 11 AM to dusk. If the gates are locked,

                                                                                               Baseball)
                                                                                                                                                                                  the park is closed. All users must wear a

                                                                                  Courts

                                                                                                                                                           Grills
                                                                       Pools
                                                                                                                                                                                  helmet at all times while in the skate park. Use
                                                                                                                                                                                  of the facility is at your own risk. For more
LOCAL PARKS & POOLS

                       ALVERTHORPE                     X(L)              X        X(L)             X                            X              X            X                     information regarding the park including
                       498 Forrest Avenue
                                                                                                                                                                                  skate and bike park rules and its history,
                       ARDSLEY                            X                       X(L)             X             X                             X                                  please visit www.abingtonpa.gov/skatepark
                       Tennis & Jefferson Ave.

                       ARDSLEY WILDLIFE
                       SANCTUARY                                                                                                X
                       Maple & Jefferson Ave.

                       BAEDERWOOD                                                                                                              X            X       X(L)
                       Highland Ave.

                       BOY SCOUT
                       GAME PRESERVE                                                                                            X
                       Meadowbrook & Valley Rd.

                       BRIAR BUSH                                                                                               X
                       1212 Edge Hill Road

                       CONWAY                                                                    X(L)         X(L)
                       911 G Avenue

                       CRESTMONT                       X(L) X(L) X(L)                              X                                           X                    X(L)
                       2595 Rubicam Ave.                                                                                                                                          E lk S t re e t Tot L ot
                       ELK STREET                                                                                                              X
                       419 Elk Avenue

                       ETHEL JORDAN                                                  X             X                                           X
                       Jenkintown Rd. & Osceola Ave.

                       EVERGREEN MANOR                                                                                          X              X
                       Luken and Phipps Ave.

                       FOX CHASE MANOR                                                                                          X
                       717 Fox Chase Rd.

                       HALLOWELL                                                                   X             X
                       1900 Kenmore Ave.

                       JACKSON                                                                                                  X
                       Sherwood Ave.

                       KAREBROOK
                                                                                                                                                                                  Dennis Dougherty Memorial Park
                       Cox & Valley Rd.
                                                                                                                                X

                       LORIMER PARK                            Montgomery County Park, please visit
                       183 Moredon Rd.                 www.montcopa.org/972/Lorimer-Park for more information.
                       MANOR WOODS                                                                                              X
                       Forrest & Douglass Ave.

                       MEADOWBROOK
                       BIRD SANCTUARY                                                                                           X
                       1633 Washington Lane
                       NORTH HILLS/ DENNIS
                       DOUGHERTY                                                     X                                                         X
                       Tennis and Pine Ave.

                       PENBRYN                         X(L) X(L) X(L)                            X(L)         X(L)                             X                    X(L)
                       300 Houston Ave.                                                                                                                                           Roychester Park
                       ROCKWELL                                                                    X                                           X
                       Rockwell & Stratford Ave.

                       ROSLYN                             X                       X(L)           X(L)         X(L)                             X
                       818 Anzac Ave.

                       ROYCHESTER                         X                       X(L)             X                                           X            X       X(L)
                       1837 Harding Ave.

                       RUBICAM                                                    X(L)             X                                           X
                       Rubicam & Franklin Ave.

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                      (L) Indicates facility is night lighted.
A lv e r t h o r p e Pa r k
LOC AT ION: 498 Forrest Avenue, Jenkintown, PA 19046
HO U RS:
                                                                             Please Note: Alverthorpe park is open to
•  FALL: September 8 - October 4, 2020: 8 AM - 8 PM                          Township residents ONLY. To access the park,
•  WINTER: October 5 - February 28, 2021: 8 AM - 5 PM                        a form of identification showing residency is
•  SPRING: March 1 - April 25, 2021: 8 AM - 8 PM                             required. Residents are able to bring non-
•  SUMMER: April 26 - September 6, 2021: 8 AM - 10 PM                        resident guests.
C ON TAC T: 215- 884-6538

                                                                                                                                        ALVERTHORPE PARK
                             Bike Pike                                                       Par - Three Golf
 The 1.7 mile bike pike travels around the park’s activity areas   The Par-3 golf course remains open year round for a fee,
 and through its natural areas, providing a scenic and pleasant    weather permitting. Greens fees as of January are as follows*:
 trip. The bike pike is open year-round weather permitting.
                                                                                                     Resident    Guest      Senior
                                                                    Weekdays           9 - holes     $7         $8         $4
                                                                    (8AM- 5 PM)        18 - holes    $9         $9.75      $4.50
                             Fishing
                                                                    Weekends &         9 - holes     $7.50      $8.50      $4.00
Resident fishing tags are available for purchase- $3.75.            Evenings           18 - holes    $9.50      $10.50     $4.50
For more information, please contact the Control Building in
Alverthorpe Park, Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 4:30           Additional                       $2         $2         $.50
PM at 215-884-6538.                                                 9-holes
                                                                    Golf Balls         $1.25

                        Wading Pool                                NOTE: Golfers MUST be 7 years of age or older to play.
                                                                   Golfers 7-13 years may play, but MUST be accompanied by an
The facility located in Alverthorpe Park’s preschool area is       adult 18 years or older and must have their own golf clubs.
available to Abington Township residents 5 years of age and        Children under 7 years of age are not permitted on the course.
under at no charge. The wading pool area opens for daily use
beginning Saturday, June 26, 2020 and closing Labor Day,
September 6, 2021. The hours of operation are from 10 AM to 6
PM daily. There is a maximum of 35 people allowed inside the                                   Tennis Courts
pools fenced in area.
                                                                   Weeknights: Court reservations may be made after 5:00 PM in
                        Miniature Golf                             person or by phone at Alverthorpe Park. Courts will be held for
                                                                   15 minutes past starting time unless a call is made stating party
 The 18-hole miniature golf course is open to Abington residents   will be late. (no reservation fee).
 and their guests. The course is open weekends from 10 AM to       Weekends/Holidays: Court reservations will be taken after
 9 PM beginning Memorial Day weekend. It opens daily from          12:00 PM on Wednesdays. Non-refundable Weekend/Holiday
 10 AM to 9 PM beginning June 21st ending September 5. Mini-       reservation fee: $1.00. Court time limited to 1.5 hours. One
 golf will be open on weekends only from 10 AM to 9 PM in          resident must accompany each non-resident guest. Those
 September. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied        wishing to use courts prior to scheduled time will be charged
                                                                   the full court fee.
 by an adult.
                                                                   Times and Fees:
                                                                   Each time period will be limited to 1.5 hours beginning at 8:15
                           Resident        Non- resident           AM. The last time slot begins at 8:15 PM.
    Ages           8 & under     9+      8 & under 9 +
                                                                                               Resident              Child */Senior
    Weekdays       $3.50         $3.75   $4.50        $4.75         Type                Singles      Doubles    Singles     Doubles
    (10 AM - 5 PM)
                                                                    Everyday       $4.50/crt $7.50/crt          $2/crt      $3.25/crt
    Weeknights,    $4            $4.25   $5           $5.25         (10 AM - 5 PM)
    Weekends, &
    Holidays                                                        Reservation         $1
                                                                    Fee
                                                                   * Children ages 12 years and younger
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FACI L ITY REN TALS
                   Please call 215-576-5213 for rules and regulations related to the use of each facility.

                   A R DS LE Y COMMUNIT Y ed u c at i o n C E N T E R
                   2828 SPEAR AVENUE, ARDSLEY, PA 19038
                   Currently closed. If anything changes, the public will be notified.
                   Contact Information for availability, pricing and questions: 215-576-5213 or jsweeney@abingtonPA.gov

                            CLASSROOMS                                       CAFETERIA                               GYMNASIUM
FACILITY RENTALS

                     Size: Vary, classrooms hold up to            Size: 20 x 50 sq. ft., can fit             Size: 50 x 80 sq. ft., capable of
                     25 people.                                   approximately 80 people                    seating 400 - 500 people

                     Availability:                                Availability:                              Availability:
                     • September - May                            • Year -round                              • September - May:
                                                                  • Saturday - Sunday:                          Monday - Friday: 9:30 AM to
                     •   Monday - Friday: 9:30 AM to                                                            4:30 PM
                         4:30 PM                                     10 AM to 11 PM                          • Year round: Saturday-Sunday,
                                                                                                                6 PM - 11 PM
                                                                  Full service kitchen available for
                                                                  rent for non-commercial events.            Activities held in the gym include
                                                                                                             sports leagues, concerts, classes and
                                                                                                             more!

                   CR E STMO NT CLUBHOUS E
                   2595 RUBICAM AVENUE, WILLOW GROVE, PA 19090
                   Contact Information for availability and pricing: 215-576-5213

                               CLUBHOUSE
                    Rentals of the clubhouse are exclusive
                    to Abington residents ONLY.

                    This beautiful space can be used for
                    events such as birthday parties, bridal
                    showers, workshops, networking
                    partys, etc.

                    Size: The facility can hold up to 85
                    people.

                    Availability:
                    • Monday- Sunday: 8 AM - 10 PM
                    • From June 14 - August 13, rentals
                       are limited from 6 PM - 10 PM due
                       to programming.

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A lv erthor p e Pa r k
498 FORREST AVENUE, JENKINTOWN, PA 19046
Contact Information: 215-884-6538

Reservations for 2021 will be accepted starting January 4th at 8:00 AM. Reservations may be made in person at the Alverthorpe
Control Building or by phone at 215-884-6538. Please note, reservations must be made by an Abington Township adult
resident. The guests attending a reservation do not need to be Abington residents. For questions, please call 215-884-6538.

                                                                                           Bathrooms
                                          Time                              Cost                         Private Parking
                                                                                             on-site

                                                                                                                                FACILITY RENTALS
                         Full Day
                                                                    $300 ($275*)
                         (9 AM - 9:30 PM)
 Picnic Shelter                                                                               Yes        Yes, 50 spaces
                         Half Day
                                                                    $270
                         (9 AM- 3 PM and 4:30 PM - 9:30 PM)

                         Full Day
                                                                    $230 ($205*)
                         (10 AM - 7 PM)
 Mini- Golf Pavilion                                                                          No                No
                         Half Day
                                                                    $200
                         (10 AM- 2 PM and 3 PM - 7 PM)

                         Full Day
                                                                    $205 ($180*)
                         (10 AM - 7 PM)
 Pre-School Pavilion                                                                          Yes               No
                         Half Day
                                                                    $175
                         (10 AM- 2 PM and 3 PM - 7 PM)
                                                                    $15 per site, $20
 Camp Sites (approx.     Check-out is by 4:00 PM
                                                                    deposit required for      No                Yes
 8 available)            Max of 4-day stay
                                                                    camping keys **
                        9:00 AM- 9:00 PM (Apr. 26- Sept. 6)
 Picnic Tables
                        9:00 AM- 5:00 PM (Mar. 1- Apr. 25 & $5 per table                      No                No
 (approx. 60 available)
                        Sept. 7- Oct. 3)

*A discounted rate is available between 3/1/21 - 4/25/21 & 9/7/21- 10/3/21.
**No charge for bonafide scout organizations; deposit is returned when keys are returned to control building.

        Mini-Golf Pavilion                                    Picnic Shelter                    Pre-School Pavilion

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Re creational organizat ions
                The following groups along with area colleges and churches, provide organized recreation in
                Abington Township. If you would like your organization to appear on our list, please contact
                our office at parksinfo@abingtonpa.gov.

                Local Scouts Groups
                        Group                  Contact                 Phone/Email
                Abington/Rockledge
                                          Patrick Kelly        pkelly1776@gmail.com
                Cub/Boy Scouts Pack 1
ORGANIZATIONS

                Abington Troop 1          Jennifer Clark      trooponeabington@gmail.com
RECREATIONAL

                                          Jenn Vincent/       jenntwontz@verizon.net/
                Abington Troop 7
                                          Jim Amons           jamons@bensalemsd.org

                Glenside Pack 48          Ron Schmidt         glensidepack48@outlook.com

                                          Joe Stuckert/       stuckertelec@aol.com/
                Glenside Troop 48
                                          Bob Hughes          eggy4@comcast.net

                Overlook Hills Pack 72    Sherry Sutton
                                                 Su           charlaynesutton@comcast.net
                                                              ch

                Athletic Organizations

                         Organization                           Website                     Phone/Email                   Address
                                                                                        razz663@aol.com,          733 Seminole Avenue,
                Abington Fall Softball
                                                                                        215-663-9440              Jenkintown, PA 19046
                Abington Raiders Football &                                                                       P.O. Box 280,
                                                     http://www.abingtonraiders.org/
                Cheerleading                                                                                      Abington, PA 19001
                                                     https://www.abington-
                Abington-Roychester Baseball
                                                     roychesterbaseball.com/
                                                                                                                  P.O. Box 1065,
                AC United Soccer                     www.acunited.org                   215-385-2825
                                                                                                                  Roslyn PA 19001

                Ardsley- North Hills Athletic A.A.   www.anhaa.org

                Crestmont Community Summer                                                                        P.O. Box 74,
                                                                                        215-432-3177
                Basketball League (ages 8+)                                                                       Glenside, PA 19038
                Dolphins Community Aquatics                                             info@dcaaswimming.org
                                                     www.dcaaswimming.org
                Association (DCAA)
                                                                                                                  642 Kirkwood Avenue,
                East Abington Little League          www.eastabingtonll.org             215-663-8191
                                                                                                                  Jenkintown, PA 19046
                                                                                                                  P.O. Box 824,
                Glenside Gaelic Club                 www.glensidegaelicclub.com         bpgallagher@hotmail.com
                                                                                                                  Glenside, PA 19038

                Glenside Youth Athletic Club         www.gyac.org                       gyac@gyac.org
                                                                                                                  P.O. Box 355, Glenside,
                Hunter Soccer Club                   www.huntersc.com
                                                                                                                  PA 19038
                Plymouth/Springfield Women's                                                                      1934 Moreland Road,
                                                                                        267-312-6813
                Softball League                                                                                   Abington, PA 19001
                                                                                                                  P.O. Box 1043,
                Roslyn Boys and Girls Club           www.rbgclub.org
                                                                                                                  Roslyn, PA 19001

18              Saint John of the Cross Crusader
                Football
                                                     www.crusaderfootball.org
                                                                                                                  2812 Phipps Avenue,
                                                                                                                  Willow Grove, PA 19090
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Abington Township parks and Recreation
             Program Participant
         Liability Waiver and Release

I acknowledge that I voluntarily have applied, for myself and/or any additional family members or minors in my care, to
participate in program(s) and/or events offered by the Township of Abington in Fall 2020 and Winter/Spring 2021.

I understand that participation in this Program involves risk of injury. I understand these risks are entirely my responsibility.
I expressly assume these risks. In particular, I am aware of the risks and hazards inherent upon entering a pool area and
I choose to voluntarily enter the premises, knowing the conditions might become more hazardous and/or dangerous for
myself and I voluntarily assume all such risks, loss, damages, or injury that may be sustained by entering the pool.

By signing this release of liability and participating in this Program, and in consideration for being permitted to participate
in the Program, I do hereby, for myself, my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, and/or for any additional
family members and minors in my care for whom I am submitting a registration, fully and forever release, indemnify,
and discharge Abington Township and Abington Township Parks and Recreation Department, and their officers, officials,
departments, and other representatives and their heirs, administrators, successors and assigns, from any and all manner of
action, cause of action, suits, debts, accounts, controversies, damages, claims and demands whatsoever, which I or my legal
representative, and/or any minors in my care may have or acquire against Abington Township and Abington Township
Parks and Recreation Department, and their officers, agents and other representatives, by reason of any loss resulting from
personal injury or damage to personal property belonging to me and/or any minors in my care which may occur during or
by reason of my, and/or any additional family members’ or minors’ in my care, participation in the Program, whether the
same be known or unknown, anticipated or unanticipated. I fully and forever release and discharge Abington Township, the
Abington Township Parks and Recreation Department, and their volunteers and vendors, employees and agents from any
and all negligent acts and omissions in the same. I hereby grant Abington Township and any of its officials, officers, agents
and other representatives full authority to take whatever action they may consider to be warranted regarding my, and/or
any additional family members’ or minors’ in my care, health and safety, and I fully release Abington Township, its officials,
officers, agents and other representatives from any liability for such actions taken on my behalf or on behalf of any additional
family members or minors in my care.

I understand that no health and/or accident insurance is provided by Abington Township. I also understand and agree, for
myself, and/or for any minors in my care, that I am solely responsible for the cost and expense for furnishing medical or
other insurance to cover any expenses related to any such personal injuries or property damage.

I agree, for myself and/or for any additional family members or minors in my care, to comply with all Abington Township
rules and regulations, including any rules and regulations governing any activities or programs for which I, and/or any
additional family members or minors in my care, have registered, and understand and agree that noncompliance with any
such rules and regulations by me, or any minors in my care, may result in termination of the privilege to use Abington
Township facilities and/or participate in Abington Township-sponsored activities and programs. In the event of such a
termination for cause, I understand that I will not be entitled to be reimbursed for any registration, activity or program fees.

I grant Abington Township the right to use my/our name, image, photograph and video, including composite or
modification, representations in publications, brochures, newsletters, reports, website and any other material relating to
Township activities or programs. I waive the right to inspect or approve versions of my/our image used for publication or
the written copy that may be used in connection with the image.

To view online or download, please visit www.abingtonpa.gov/LiabilityWaiverandRelease.

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COVID- 19 Assumption of Risk and RELEASE FORM
     Please Print Clearly
     The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 is extremely
     contagious and is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person contact. Abington Township has put in place preventative measures
     to reduce the spread of COVID-19 at the Parks and Recreation Department. However, Abington Township cannot guarantee that
     you or any minors in your care will not become infected with COVID-19. Further, participation and attendance with any Abington
     Township Parks and Recreation locations or activities could increase your, or any minors in your care, risk of contracting COVID-19.

                   READ CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING– PLEASE SIGN AND INITIAL WHERE INDICATED

     By signing this agreement, I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk for myself and/or for
     any minors in my care that may be exposed to, or infected by, COVID-19 by participation in Abington Township’s Parks and Recreation
     activity and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death;

     											                                                                                                        INITIALS: _________

     I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to, or infected by, COVID-19 at any Abington Township Parks and Recreation location
     may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including, but not limited to, Abington Township, its
     employees, volunteers, agents, representatives program participants and their families;
     									                                                                       			                          INITIALS: _________

     I voluntarily agree to assume all of the foregoing risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury to myself and any minors in my
     care: including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, death, illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense of any kind, that
     I or minors in my care may experience or incur due to COVID-19 in connection with my participation with Abington Township Parks
     and Recreation Department;
                                                                                                                              INITIALS: _________

     On behalf of myself and minors in my care, I hereby release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless Abington Township, its
     employees, volunteers, agents, and representatives, of and from the Claims, including all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs or
     expenses of any kind arising out of or relating thereto. I understand and agree that this release includes any Claims based on the actions,
     omissions, or negligence of Abington Township, its employees, volunteers, agents, and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection
     occurs before, during, or after participation with the Abington Township Parks and Recreation Department.;
     												                                                                                                                INITIALS: _________

     In the event that I, or a minor in my care, files a lawsuit, I agree to do so in the state of Pennsylvania and I further agree that the substantive
     law of that state shall apply. I agree that if any portion of this agreement is found to be void or unenforceable, the remaining portions shall
     remain in full force and effect.
     												                                                                                                                 INITIALS: _________

     By signing this document, I agree that if I, or a minor in my care, is exposed or infected by COVID-19 during participation with the Abington
     TownshiP Parks and Recreation Department, then I, or any minor in my care, may be found by a court of law to have waived my right or
     the rights of any minor in my care to maintain a lawsuit against the parties being released on the basis of any claim for negligence.

     										                                                                                                               INITIALS:_________

     If I have signed a separate release of liability for myself or any minor in my care connected to participation with the Abington Township
     Parks and Recreation Department, I agree that the terms of that waiver are wholly incorporated into this document and that the terms of
     this document are incorporated into the separate release of liability waiver.
     										                                                                                                            INITIALS: _________

     Participant Name (Print): _______________________________________________________________ Date:________________

     Parent/Guardian Name (Print): _________________________________________________________

     Parent/Guardian Signed: _______________________________________________________________

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R EGI STRATI O N FO R MS
      Parent/Guardian: First Name                                                              Last Name

      Address                                                                                  Email
      City                                                                                     State                               Zip Code

      Home Phone (                )                                                            Cell Phone (             )

      Emergency Phone (                 )                                                     Emergency Contact
                                  Participant                                     Birth date         Sex        Program Name/Date/Time/Session                        Fees
                  First                             Last                  Mo      Day        Year

    Medical Information, special needs, (e.g., Allergies or other medical restrictions, issues, etc.) - if additional space is needed, attach information to application.)

    *WAIVER AND RELEASE: If one of the above programs is a sports program, I have read the Liability Waiver and Release form included
    with the program brochure, either by accessing it on the Township website at www.abingtonpa.gov/LiabilityWaiverandRelease or by
    reviewing the form in the brochure. By submitting this registration form, I acknowledge and accept the terms of the Liability Waiver and
    Release form.
                                                                                General Recreation Programs: Please make check or money order payable to:
X                                                                               Abington Township and mail to Abington Township Parks & Recreation, 515
           Parent/Participant Signature                                         Meetinghouse Road, Jenkintown, PA 19046.
                                                                                Briar Bush Nature Center Programs: Please register online at www.briarbush.org or
    FORM OF PAYMENT - OFFICE USE ONLY                                           make check or money order payable to: Friends of Briar Bush and mail to: BBNC,
    Total Fee $____________              Date ___________________               1212 Edgehill Road, Abington, PA 19001
                                                                                Refund Policy: A            20% service fee will be charged for all refunds.
    CASH*      CHECK #________ MONEY ORDER #______                              Request must be made at least five (5) business days before a program / thirty (30) days
    VISA*      MASTER CARD*               DEBIT CARD* (*IN PERSON )             before a trip is scheduled to begin. Refunds will not be issued once the program begins.

ABINGTON TOWNSHIP PROGRAM REGISTRATION FORM
    Parent/Guardian: First Name                                                              Last Name

    Address                                                                                  Email

    City                                                                                     State                               Zip Code

    Home Phone (              )                                                              Cell Phone (           )

    Emergency Phone (              )                                                        Emergency Contact
                             Participant                                        Birth date         Sex        Program Name/Date/Time/Session                        Fees
                First                              Last                 Mo      Day        Year

Medical Information, special needs, (e.g., Allergies or other medical restrictions, issues, etc.) - if additional space is needed, attach information to application.)

*WAIVER AND RELEASE: If one of the above programs is a sports program, I have read the Liability Waiver and Release form included
with the program brochure, either by accessing it on the Township website at www.abingtonpa.gov/LiabilityWaiverandRelease or by
reviewing the form in the brochure. By submitting this registration form, I acknowledge and accept the terms of the Liability Waiver and
Release form.
                                                                             General Recreation Programs: Please make check or money order payable to:
X                                                                            Abington Township and mail to Abington Township Parks & Recreation, 515
             Parent/Participant Signature                                    Meetinghouse Road, Jenkintown, PA 19046.
                                                                             Briar Bush Nature Center Programs: Please register online at www.briarbush.org or
FORM OF PAYMENT - OFFICE USE ONLY                                            make check or money order payable to: Friends of Briar Bush and mail to: BBNC,
                                                                             1212 Edgehill Road, Abington, PA 19001
Total Fee $____________                 Date ___________________
                                                                             Refund Policy: A           20% service fee will be charged for all refunds.
CASH*        CHECK #________ MONEY ORDER #______                             Request must be made at least five (5) business days before a program / thirty (30)
VISA*        MASTER CARD*               DEBIT CARD* (*IN PERSON )            days before a trip is scheduled to begin. Refunds will not be issued once the program
                                                                             begins.

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Abington Township
Department of Parks & Recreation
1176 Old York Road
Abington, PA 19001

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        activities, please visit:
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