Parks & Recreation




The mission of the Delaware County Parks and Recreation Department is to provide and promote quality recreation programs, facilities and services to the residents of Delaware County.

Director Marc J. Manfre oversees the daily operation of 621 acres of county-owned parkland. He focuses on constantly upgrading and improving existing recreational programs along with facilitating new ideas for the enjoyment of future generations.


Park Reservations

Permits will be issued for groups of 10 or more for the use of park facilities in Catania, Clayton, Smedley, and Upland Parks. Reservations may be made free of charge by sending a written request to the Parks office, including the name of the park, date and time of event, number of people attending, and return contact information. You may write up your own request letter or download and complete the form provided below, and mail or fax it to the Parks Dept.

*Please note: Alcoholic beverages and weddings are not permitted in any park.


Mailing Address

Parks & Recreation Dept.
Attn: Permits
201 W. Front St.
Media, PA 19063

Please note: Our mailing address and physical location are different. If you would like to deliver your reservation form in person, please come to our office in Rose Tree Park.


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