Smedley Park

Owned by Delaware County (, this park encompasses 141 acres and includes two ballfields, walking trails, and picnic tables. It was established in 1937 and expanded over the years. The park was named for Samuel Smedley, first chairman of the Delaware County Park Board, which was established in 1932. The park entrance is located on Baltimore Pike about one-quarter of a mile east of Springfield Mall. A 2.2 mile walking/biking trail, the Smedley-Leiper Trail, runs through the park, passing next to the Community Arts Center on Plush Mill Road, crossing Rogers Lane and Yale Avenue, and ending at the Leiper House on Avondale Road.

Natural Lands and Anne Toole Consulting prepared a comprehensive plan for Nether Providence Township, Swarthmore Borough, Rose Valley Borough, and Rutledge Borough in which they evaluated the recreational facilities and provided recommendations and opportunities for these communities. This plan will serve as a guide for these communities as they review their recreational resources. To view the final report, please click this link: CORPOS Final Report

CORPOS Final Report

Opportunities Map

Existing Resources Map


  • Baseball Field
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground Equipment
  • Soccer Fields
  • Walking Path
  • Wooded


Paper Mill Road,
Wallingford, PA 19086


Due to construction the Public Works garage will be closed for yard waste drop off until further notice. Residents can call to be put on the pick up list at 610-566-4516. The Public Works garage will be open on Saturday 11/18, 11/25, and 12/2 from 8 to noon for YARD WASTE drop off.
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