Our Mission

"...to preserve the natural beauty of the area
and to assure present and future generations 
an adequate amount of open land." 

This was the response from our community when posed with the question, back in 1963, of "What do you feel is the most urgent need within our community?" In 1964, The Upper Merion Park and Historic Foundation was created to meet the challenges of the day, and it adopted this response as its mission statement. Times have changed, but this elequent statement still holds true today.

The goals of the Foundation, although seemingly simple in scope, are all encompassing when put into practice in addressing the following community needs:
  • To provide and preserve areas of recreation, exercise, education and aesthetic enjoyment. 
  • To preserve the area's cultural and historical heritage.