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The land for Clem Macrone Park was purchased in 1958 for inclusion in the Township’s park system. Initial construction of the original amenities featured at the park was completed in 1968. First referred to as Rosemont Park, Clem Macrone Park was dedicated in 1991 to honor Clem Macrone, an active woman in the community and whose property abutted the park and who would allow neighborhood children to access the park through her backyard. Macrone’s home bordered the park and she would often host community picnics in the park. She loved the community and children who used the park and the renaming was a way to honor her and her local contributions. Every summer, Clem Macrone Park is well known for hosting the Garrett Hill 4th of July Parade and Picnic Celebration along with various other community events. A variety of active and passive recreation takes place at the park year-round as it is suitable for a wide-range of outdoor pursuits including tennis, basketball, baseball, soccer, family gatherings/picnicking, and nature walks.
Located off of Conestoga Road in the Rosemont section of Radnor, this park is surrounded by stately trees and lush natural shrubbery. This 9 acre, linear park features amenities suitable for many types of recreation. In 2004, a naturally wet area of the park was converted into a community wetlands habitat. The wetlands is located by the tennis courts and features natural plantings, native grasses, and sapling trees. An ADA accessible walking deck and connected asphalt walkway allow passersby to enjoy the natural beauty of the wetlands. Educational signage identifies plant species and informs park visitors about the value of the wetlands to the ecosystem.
The Park’s First Major Improvement Effort - A community-based master plan process began in 2014 to evaluate a new layout of the park. After two years of discussions and planning, a comprehensive project took shape in 2017 to renovate and redesign many of the park’s existing amenities including the basketball court, tennis courts, playground, parking lot, comfort station, and war memorial along with creating new park features such as the .4 mile walking path that spans the entire footprint of the park, a bandshell, and a picnic pavilion. Sustainable and green features were also incorporated park-wide and served as a backbone for the park’s entire design and construction effort. Clem Macrone Park is the proud recipient of the DCNR (PA Department of Conservation and National Resources) 2018 Green and Sustainable Park Award!
Click here to view the news release about the Green Park Award from DCNR
Click here to read more on the Clem Macrone Park Improvement Project
Click here to view the Rehabilitation & Master Plan Implementation Project
Uniqueness is Its Specialty - Not only does the park capture an intense amount of active and passive recreational opportunities for everyone in a relatively small space, the park is also situated in one of the densest neighborhoods in Radnor Township (Garrett Hill) – this means many of the park’s avid users can walk or ride their bikes to get there. A war memorial dawns the site’s entrance and aptly celebrates fallen heroes from the Korean War and World War II. Further homage is paid near the park’s massive playground to Garrett Hill Native, Janice Grant Berenstain, who is co-author and creator of the legendary children’s books, the Berenstain Bears.
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