Supporting the Park
A self-suporting and free community resource, the Haverford Reserve Dog Park relies on grants, partnerships and support from local businesses and community members. Read below to learn about upcoming projects and events you can be a part of by:
Volunteering your time,
Attending an event,
Donating money, and
Spreading the word!
Use the form to the right to send us a message if you have a question or would like to help support the HRDP.
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Clean Up Days @ the Park
Keep the park beautiful!
Dog Park clean up days are scheduled about 4 times a year and as you can see, Major Parkley is a big help. Wood chips are donated to the park by Rick's Tree Service.
Show your support!
HRDP is selling Haverford Reserve Dog Park merchandise to raise money for park upkeep and improvements. Keep your eye out at HRDP events for hats and shirts featuring our new logo!
Completed Improvement Projects
In September of 2012, a core group of volunteers formed a committee to bring water to HRDP. This was a huge undertaking, to say the least. With a matching grant of $5,000 from the Haverford Township Commissioners, HRDP raised $15,000 and the pet water fountains were installed in August of 2013. The fountains were installed by McGoldrick Plumbing.,
Dog Park Pavillion
HRDP was honored to be chosen by Lowe's Home Improvement for their Lowe's Heroes Community Project. They built a beautiful pavillion that extends over both the the big and small dog parks to provide additional shade and seating. In addition, they replaced the bulletin board with a new updated and easier to read board.
The solar lights have made a great addition to the HRDP and were installed just in time for winter. Thanks to these lights, the dogs and their people can still enjoy the park during "after work" hours even though the sun has already set.
Completed in May of 2014, HRDP was very pleased to accept the generous gift from Matt Buzzell. Matt is a local Eagle Scout who built and installed the equipment at the park.
Thank you, Matt!
The Toolshed Project
Keeping the grounds clean and in good condition is a big job. The facilities management committee built an on-site toolshed to house all the equipment that is necessary to keep the park clean, safe and beautiful. Big thanks to the students of DCTS and Rick's Sheds!
To welcome both human and canine visitors to their park this sign was added to the entrance. Thanks to Signs by Tomorrow for their great work!