Township of Springfield, PA
Delaware County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by Board of Commissioners of the Township of Springfield 2-11-1975 as Ord. No. 910. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Memorial dedications — See Ch. 75.
Park and Recreation Board — See Ch. 88.
Parks and playgrounds — See Ch. 89.

§ 87-1 Parcels dedicated for park purposes.

The Commissioners of the Township of Springfield hereby dedicate the hereinafter described parcels and pieces of ground to the use of the citizens of the Township of Springfield for and as and to be used as a public park, indoor recreation center, public bath, pleasure walks, drives, indoor and outdoor skating, parkway, playing fields, swimming pool, gymnasium, indoor and outdoor auditorium, arboretum, wildlife and wild flower preserve and open areas and for the general purpose of recreational and diversional use by the citizens of the Township of Springfield. Said tracts, parcels or pieces of ground herein dedicated are more particularly described as follows:
A. 
By deeds as recorded in the office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for the County of Delaware, Pennsylvania, which deeds are incorporated herein by reference. as follows:
(1) 
Williams Park (formerly Powell Road Park) by deed dated October 25, 1945, and recorded in Deed Book 1321, page 270: to honor Lawrence G. Williams, former Commissioner, President of the Board and Congressman.
[Amended 7-1-1986 by Ord. No. 1135]
(2) 
Lehigh Circle Park, by deed dated January 31, 1958, and recorded in Deed Book 1878, page 236.
(3) 
Indian Rock Park, by deed dated November 11, 1960, and recorded in Deed Book 2051, page 456; by deed dated September 27, 1954, and recorded in Deed Book 1714, page 574; by deed dated January 1, 1955, and recorded in Deed Book 1757, page 490; by deed dated March 7, 1960, and recorded in Deed Book 2014, page 214; by deed dated January 9, 1960, and recorded in Deed Book 2035, page 396.
(4) 
Spring Valley Park, by deed dated September 5, 1945, and recorded in Deed Book 1252, page 96; by deed dated August 27, 1945, and recorded in Deed Book 1270, page 527.
(5) 
Wildwood Avenue Park, by deed dated May 29, 1952, and recorded in Deed Book 1634, page 364.
(6) 
Walsh Park, by deed dated November 25, 1952, and recorded in Deed Book 1615, page 307; by deed dated November 25, 1952, and recorded in Deed Book 1644, page 394.
(7) 
Wagner Wayside Park, by deed dated September 18, 1931, and recorded in Deed Book 926, page 140.
(8) 
Crowell Park (formerly North Avenue Park) by deed dated August 1, 1955. and recorded in Deed Book 1721, page 526; by deed dated August 9, 1955, and recorded in Deed Book 1763, page 154; by deed dated June 27, 1963, and recorded in Deed Rook 2152, page 774; to honor William F. Crowell, who during his career was active on behalf of the youth and the elderly of the township.
[Amended 7-1-1986 by Ord. No. 1135]
(9) 
Veterans Memorial Park (formerly Memorial Park) by deed dated February 23, 1944, and recorded in Deed Book 1232, page 300: by deed dated August 16, 1945, and recorded in Deed Book 1315, page 610; by deed dated July 24, 1943, and recorded in Deed Book 1508, page 412; by deed dated July 18, 1956, and recorded in Deed Book 1821, page 600; by deed dated November 30, 1951, and recorded in Deed Book 1622, page 454; by deed dated September 8, 1960, and recorded in Deed Book 1954, page 6: by deed dated April 15, 1969, and recorded in Deed Book 2365, page 474; to honor all American service personnel who served the nation and by so doing preserved the liberty and freedom of their fellow Springfield Township citizens.
[Amended 7-1-1986 by Ord. No. 1135]
(10) 
Jane Lownes Park, by deed dated December 22, 1959, and recorded in Deed Book 2010, page 456; by deed dated July 7, 1961, and recorded in Deed Book 2052, page 523.
(11) 
Rolling Green Park, by deed dated November 30, 1964, and recorded in Deed Book 2196, page 998; 567 West Rolling Road, Tax Folio No. 42-00-05448-00; 575 West Rolling Road, Tax Folio No. 42-00-05449-00; 583 West Rolling Road, Tax Folio No. 42-00-05450-00; 601 West Rolling Road, Tax Folio No. 42-00-05451-00; 609 West Rolling Road, Tax Folio No. 42-00-05452-00; 621 West Rolling Road, Tax Folio No. 42-00-05453-00; acquired by the township on April 13, 2000.
[Amended 9-12-2000 by Ord. No. 1368]
(12) 
Doe Run Park, by deed dated November 30, 1964, and recorded in Deed Book 2196, page 998; by deed dated May 20, 1965, and recorded in Deed Book 2207, page 683.
(13) 
Woodland Park, by deed dated April 15, 1966, and recorded in Deed Book 2240, page 947; by deed dated February 8, 1967, and recorded in Deed Book 2268, page 857; by deed dated April 15,1966, and recorded in Deed Book 2239, page 1074.
(14) 
Thomson Park, by deed dated April 15, 1966, and recorded in Deed Book 2240, page 943; by deed dated August 13, 1969, and recorded in Deed Book 2365, page 549; by deed dated February 5, 1968, and recorded in Deed Book 2320, page 938.
(15) 
Levis Road Park, by deed dated December 2, 1959, and recorded in Deed Book 2028, page 192; by deed dated March 27, 1957, and recorded in Deed Book 1880, page 322.
(16) 
Greenbriar Park, by deed dated April 15, 1963, and recorded in Deed Book 2143, page 410.
(17) 
Netherwood Park.
[Amended 6-11-1996 by Ord. No. 1322]
(a) 
Netherwood Park, by deed dated May 9, 1955, and recorded in Deed Book 1771, page 378.
(b) 
An extension to Netherwood Park, all the rights and privileges which the Commissioners of the Township of Springfield accrued by Declaration of Taking, filed with the Office of Judicial Support to No. 95-13587 on November 3, 1995, and recorded with the Office for Recording of Deeds on November 6, 1995, in Volume 1415, Page 982, being Lot 2, as shown on a Plan of Condemnation, Springfield Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, prepared by the Philadelphia Suburban Water Company, dated July 7, 1995, and last revised September 10, 1995, and recorded in the Office for Recording of Deeds in Plan Book 18, Page 453 on November 6, 1995.
(18) 
Meadowgreen Park, by deed dated October 29, 1956, and recorded in Deed Book 1865, page 41; by deed dated March 5, 1963, and recorded in Deed Book 1914, page 454.
(19) 
Pennsdale Park, by deed dated April 3, 1978, and recorded in Deed Book 2644, page 918.
[Added 6-13-1978 by Ord. No. 993]
(20) 
Ellson Glen Park.
[Added 11-14-1978 by Ord. No. 1000]
(a) 
Ellson Glen Park, by deed dated October 2, 1978, and recorded in Deed Book 2667, Page 560.
(b) 
An extension to Ellson Glen Park, being Lot Nos. 9, 10 and 18, as shown on a plan of Penn Lane for Springfield Township, prepared by G.D. Houtman and Son Civil Engineers, dated March 10, 1959, and last revised January 6, 1964, by deed dated January 19, 1966, and recorded in Deed Book 2232, page 29.
[Added 7-12-1988 by Ord. No. 1187]
(c) 
An extension to Ellson Glen Park, being Lot Nos. 19, 26 and 27, as shown on a plan of Penn Lane for Springfield Township, prepared by G.D. Houtman and Son Civil Engineers, dated March 10, 1959, and last revised January 6, 1964, by deed dated March 21, 1978, and recorded in Deed Book 2643, page 267.
[Added 7-12-1988 by Ord. No. 1187]
(d) 
An extension to Ellson Glen Park, being the unopened and unimproved portion of Penn Lane, as shown on a plan of Penn Lane for Springfield Township, prepared by G.D. Houtman and Son Civil Engineers, dated March 10, 1959, by deed dated November 7, 1960, and recorded in Deed Book 2003, page 580.
[Added 7-12-1988 by Ord. No. 1187]
(e) 
An extension to Ellson Glen Park, all the rights and privileges which the Commissioners of Springfield Township accrued in the former Levis Lane abutting the various parcels comprising Ellson Glen Park. All that certain lot or piece of ground situate in the Township of Springfield, County of Delaware, State of Pennsylvania, and described in accordance with a certain plan of Ellson Glen Park, prepared by the Springfield Township Engineering Department, dated March 22, 1978: beginning at an interior point, which said point is measured the four (4) following courses and distances from the point of intersection of the southeast side of Colonial Park Drive (50 feet wide) with the southerly side of Valley View Road (50 feet wide) extended: (1) North 76º 26' 20" west 570.82 feet from a point thence; (2) North 12º 25' 40" east 252.75 feet from a point thence; (3) South 86º 02' 30" east 90.73 feet from a point of curve thence; (4) Along the arc of a curve with a radius of 25 feet the arc distance of 32.12 feet; thence extending from said point of beginning north 9º 25' 40" east 268.61 feet to a point, thence extending north 88º 41' 40" east 46.65 feet to a point, thence extending south 12º 45' 29" west 279.90 feet to a point, thence extending north 76º 26' 20" west 29.65 feet to the point and place of beginning, being a portion of the bed of Levis Lane.
[Added 7-12-1988 by Ord. No. 1187]
(21) 
Pennsdale Park, by deed dated May 8, 1980, and recorded in Deed Book 2741, Page 429, on May 16, 1980.
[Added 5-13-1981 by Ord. No. 1048]
(22) 
Kerr Park, by deed dated September 14, 1993, and recorded in Deed Book Volume 1146, Pages 148 through 152.
[Added 10-12-1993 by Ord. No. 1288]
B. 
By leases as hereinafter set forth, the originals of which are lodged in the offices of the Township of Springfield and are incorporated herein by reference.
(1) 
Ellson Glen Park.
[Repealed 11-14-1978 by Ord. No. 1000]
(2) 
Pennsdale Park.
[Amended 6-13-1978 by Ord. No. 993; repealed 5-13-1981 by Ord. No. 1048]
C. 
In the decree of the Court of Common Pleas of Delaware County as follows:
(1) 
Maple Avenue Park, by decree of the Court of Common Pleas of Delaware County as of No. 6881 of 1963, the original of which is lodged in the office of the Prothonotary of the County of Delaware and is incorporated herein by reference.
D. 
In accordance with the following plan, as prepared by a licensed professional engineer.
[Added 4-8-2003 by Ord. No. 1403]
(1) 
Church Road Park, as detailed in the Church Road Park final site plan dated October 13, 2000, and last revised April 19, 2001, prepared by Brandywine Valley Engineers, and recorded in Plan Book 00024, page 0074, the original of which is lodged in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of the County of Delaware and is incorporated herein by reference.

§ 87-2 Easements reserved.

The Commissioners of the Township of Springfield reserve the necessary easements and rights-of-way for the purpose of constructing, maintaining and repairing a system or systems of light, electric power, telephone, television and telegraph line or lines, gas, sewers, water or any other utility across said tracts, parcels or pieces of ground at such future time or times and in such place or places as may, in the judgment of the Commissioners of Springfield Township, be expedient or necessary in the best interests of said township.

§ 87-3 Severability.

The provisions of this ordinance shall be severable. If any of its provisions shall be held to be unconstitutional, illegal or invalid, such unconstitutionality, illegality or invalidity shall not affect the validity of any of the remaining provisions of this ordinance. It is hereby declared as a legislative intent that this ordinance would have been adopted had such unconstitutional, illegal or invalid provision not been included therein.

§ 87-4 Repealer.

All ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.