General Information
Phone Numbers
610-789-3656
Fax: 610-789-3840
Emergencies: Dial 911
Location
100 Garrett Road
Upper Darby,
PA
19082

Hours
Monday - Friday
9:00am - 4:30pm

Non-Sports Organizations

Here in Upper Darby we welcome organizations who want to use our facilities to provide recreational opportunities for the community. Below is a list of organization(s) dedicating their time and efforts to those interested in non-sports related recreational opportunities. 

NOTE: If you're looking for recreation opportunities for Seniors, please visit the Senior Services page. 

Are you an organization providing recreational opportunities in Upper Darby, please contact us at recreation@upperdarby.org.


Fruits of the Family Table

Mission: With the use of therapeutic services, education, community events, mentorship and advocacy, we at  FOTFT (Fruits of the Family Table) aim to restore the family unit, by addressing the areas of substance use disorders, parenting, senior care and (re)integration.


Fruits of the Family Table host the following events within the Upper Darby Highland Park area:


Crafting Sundays, Crafting Sundays is intended to use arts and craft projects to increase socialization, self-expression, collaboration, cultural awareness, and creativity in the lives of children (ages 6 thru 12) in the Highland Park Upper Darby community as the world continues to recover from COVID-19.


Monthly Community Clean Up Events, which take place every 4 Saturday of the month from May through September.


Movie Nights in the Park, We host free movie nights for the Upper Darby Community in the Observatory Hill Park (13 St. Laurence Rd.)

Final Movie Night will take place on September 24th at dusk.


We utilize the Observatory Hill Park for all events at this time.

Website: www.fruitsofthefamily.org

Contact Person: Sharell Wilson, (267)410-6188


The Brad Schoener Memorial Fund

Provides arts education experiences that help build responsible students who grow into outward-focused adults engaged in strengthening their communities. 

Since 2013, the Schoener Fund has brought high-quality and enriching music education programs to Upper Darby children through our MusicMan Academy. This seven-week summer program for school-aged children consists of workshops located throughout Upper Darby that offer instruction in a variety of musical instruments at all skill levels, and is taught by experienced teaching artists.


Other programs that are ran by the The Brad Schoener Memorial Fun are: 

MusicMan Camp. Click Here to learn more about the MusicMan Summer Camp.

MusicMan Butterfly Buddy Camp. Click Here to learn more about the Butterfly Buddy Camp.

Stay in Shape Summer Music Lessons. Click Here to learn more about the Summer Music Lessons.

Jazz Jam. Click Here to learn more about Jazz Jam.


Upper Darby Summer Stage

Nationally recognized Upper Darby Summer Stage, celebrating its 47th season in 2022, is proud to be sponsored by the Upper Darby Arts and Education Foundation. Summer Stage delights over 35,000 audience members each summer with six Children’s Theater shows and its broadway-quality mainstage production. Over 750 participants from ages 10 to 28 take part in the various Summer Stage theater programs.

Since 1976 Upper Darby Summer Stage has opened the magical world of musical theater to thousands of children and teenagers through a comprehensive program of classes, performing experiences and outstanding performances for the public.

Beginning at the ages of 4 and 5 children experience the magic of a fully staged children’s show live onstage. After 4th grade children can develop their imaginations and talents as part of our Performing Starts classes, gradually working towards full participation in our Children’s Theater shows.

Young technicians learn skills in carpentry, painting, lighting and sound as they participate in the Technical Program.

As performers develop their skills they may audition for The Shooting Stars, our touring ensemble.

The Summer Stage program culminates in the Mainstage Program, offering young adults a performance experience on a virtually professional level.

Audience members travel from all areas of the Delaware Valley – from Chester, Bucks, Montgomery and Delaware Counties, as well as Philadelphia and New Jersey – for our family-friendly performances.

For a list of programs offered by Upper Darby Summer Stage, Click Here. Scholarships for Upper Darby Summer Stage are available. Click Here for the Summer Stage Scholarship Application.


Lansdowne YMCA Programs

Before and After school program – The Y S'cool Kids Club in most Upper Darby Elementary Schools. 

The YMCA is proud to partner with the Upper Darby School District in offering a Before and After School program in most Upper Darby elementary schools that will give families an option when parents need to be at work. Our Y S’cool Kids Club staff members understand the cognitive, physical, and social development of children. Children must feel connected and supported in trying new things. The Y is committed to creating an environment of education-driven programming that enhance a child’s school year in a safe, supported, and enriching environment.

Learn more about YMCA Before/After school age care at www.cyedc.org/early-childhood-education.


Programs and events for children and families

Join us either at Ridley or Springfield for our ongoing special family events as part of a membership with our YMCA. We also have free fitness orientation classes for members aged 12 – 14 so they can create healthy habits and safely use our fitness areas at the Lansdowne YMCA.

Learn more at: https://cyedc.org/youth-and-family-programs-at-the-lansdowne-ymca/.