Parks & Recreation
Rose Tree Park
Rose Tree Park is situated on 120 acres in Upper Providence Township. The picturesque park features grassy rolling hills, mature trees, woodlands, a charming gazebo, picnic areas, and a retired steeplechase. The park is a popular destination for cross country meets, kite flying, photography, poetry readings, arts and crafts shows, and various charitable events.
Rose Tree Park is home to three historic buildings: the Leedom House, the Hunt Club, and the old Rose Tree Tavern. Several county offices occupy the Leedom House and the Hunt Club, and the Delaware County Visitor's Bureau occupies the recently renovated Rose Tree Tavern. The old tavern was built in 1737 and appears on the National Registry of Historic Places. Opposite the old tavern lies the Community Garden, consisting of 118 garden plots which community members may rent seasonally for a nominal fee.
The Delaware County Summer Festival concert series takes place annually in the park’s outdoor amphitheater, enticing thousands of visitors to bring their blankets and lawn chairs to the hillside. All events are free to the public and run Wednesday through Sunday nights for nine weeks during the summer. Schedules are available in the Delaware County public libraries and from the Parks Dept.
The Festival of Lights
Rose Tree Park sparkles during the holiday season with the annual Festival of Lights. Dozens of decorated lit trees and festive displays draw visitors back each year to stroll the glimmering walkways and grounds, linger in the festive atmosphere, and pay a visit to childhood figures such as Charlie Brown & the Peanuts Gang and Santa & his Reindeer. The Festival of Lights opens in early December with a tree lighting ceremony featuring choral performers and the arrival of Santa Claus. The trees are lit nightly from 5:30 - 9:00 for public enjoyment.
Directions: Route 1 (Media Bypass) to 252 N (Providence Rd.)