Township eNews

June 29, 2018


Welcome, Supervisor Garzillo!

We are so excited to welcome Tina Garzillo as our newest Supervisor! The Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to appoint Ms. Garzillo to fill the seat previously held by Erika Spott. Ms. Garzillo has been the long-term Chair of the Park and Recreation Board and was one of the original founders of the Upper Merion Farmers Market.


Fourth of July Celebration

Wednesday, July 4 | 3:00 to 9:30PM
Heuser Park, 694 W Beidler Road
Enjoy our annual Fourth of July Celebration complete with a carnival, food trucks, beer garden, live music, and so much more! FREE and family-friendly!


Adjusted Holiday Hours

Township Administrative Offices
Closed Wednesday, July 4


Upper Merion Township Library
Closed Wednesday, July 4


Upper Merion Community Center

Closes at 5:00PM on Wednesday, July 4


Upper Merion Senior Services Center

Closed Wednesday, July 4


The Rambler

No service on Wednesday, July 4


Swedesburg Vol Fire Co Annual July 4th Parade

Saturday, June 30 | Parade begins at 12:00PM
Come out with your best red, white, and blue for the annual July 4th parade! Registration begins at 11:00AM for the non-motorized bike, stroller, and wagon decorating contest. 

Community Picnic in the Park

Wednesday, July 4 | 11:00AM to 3:00PM

Valley Forge National Historical Park
Celebrate our nation's independence with demonstrations, historical games, a cook-out, music, and more! Learn more about the event online. Additionally, the park's staff is in need of volunteers to assist with parking. If you're interested, sign up online

Summer Carillon Concert Series

Wednesday, July 4 | 7:30PM

Washington Memorial Chapel
Route 23 in Valley Forge Park
Doug Gefvert, Chapel Carillonneur, will perform. These free hour-long concerts are held every Wednesday in July and August at 7:30PM, rain or shine. For more information, call 610-783-0120 or 610-265-5211 or visit

Meeting Schedule



July 2

No Meetings Scheduled



July 3


No Meetings Scheduled



July 4


Administrative Offices Closed



July 5


BoS Zoning Code Workshop

BoS Workshop



July 6


No Meetings Scheduled


Yoga Happy Hour

Tuesdays, June through August | 5:30 to 6:30PM
King of Prussia Town Center
Enjoy free outdoor yoga sessions all summer long! The introductory class welcomes all levels of practice. Afterward, stick around for Happy Hour specials and freebies from KOPTC restaurants. BYO mat, towel, and water. 


Upper Merion Community Action Network

You’re invited to join the Upper Merion Community Action Network, a network of UM residents who are interested in volunteering to help support the needs within our community, because Upper Merion CAN help! Learn more by joining the UM CAN Facebook group!


Advertise With Us!

If you're interested in advertising in our official township publications, please contact us.

Township Lines: Email Allison Pimm

Community Map: Email Michele Freiberg


KOPSC Fall Intramural Soccer Registration is Now Open

This is a beginner soccer program for boys and girls ages 5-9. The program focuses on basics and fun! No travel involved. The program begins in September and takes place at Baxter Field. For more information, visit KOPSC's website. If you have any questions or need financial assistance, please contact Jim Roberts at If you have any questions about the Intramural Soccer Program, please contact Rose Hinkle at


Farmers Market

175 West Valley Forge Road
Every Saturday

Mid-May to Mid-November

Rain or Shine!


Next Market: Saturday, June 30


This is the last market before the Fourth of July! Time to stock up for your holiday barbecues and picnics.


Interested in volunteering for the market? Contact Vince at 484-636-3910 or email


Stay Cool this Weekend!

The heat wave is coming! Stop by the Upper Merion Township Library to relax in the air conditioning while reading your favorite book, then step outside and enjoy refreshments from local vendors at the Upper Merion Farmers Market.

Resident Services

Rambler Service Update

Acme is now a request stop. Please call 610-354-8899 fifteen minutes prior to the "request" time listed. On Saturdays, you must call 610-613-2349 in order to be picked up from any request stop. Rambler schedules can be picked up at the Public Information Office in the township building. 

Yard Waste Collection

Now through October 26

The yard waste collection season will run through Friday, October 26, 2018. Pickup days will vary each week depending on workload and weather. We will make every effort to collect yard waste the same week the request is submitted. Fill out a request for service online or call the Public Works Department at 610-265-8465 before 12:00PM on the Tuesday of the week you wish to have your yard waste picked up. Please follow the collection guidelines.

Montgomery County Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Saturday, June 30 | 9:00AM to 3:00PM 

Norristown Area High School

Need to get rid of old paint products, kerosene, or other hazardous materials? Drop them off at Montgomery County's Household Hazardous Waste Collection. For more information, visit Montgomery County's website.

Neighborhood Meals on Wheels

Neighborhood Meals on Wheels has been delivering nutritious and affordable meals to the homebound of Upper Merion Township, Borough of Bridgeport and Borough of West Conshohocken since 1974. Local residents deliver the meals Monday to Friday, and conduct a friendly visit and security check on its patrons. For more information, call 610-265-7051 or email



Emerald Ash Borer Phase II: Timber Harvest at Heuser Park

The second phase of the township's Emerald Ash Borer Mitigation Plan at Heuser Park has begun. Over the next few weeks, a timber harvest is taking place on the Schuylkill River West Trail. Access to the trail will be restricted during the logging process for safety reasons.

Environmental Advisory Council: Tip of the Week

Organic waste comprises 30 percent of the household trash going into landfills and incinerators, where it has no chance to decompose and offers very little BTU value. Homeowners who compost not only extend the life of our landfills and reduce the cost of collecting household garbage, but also recycle the nutrients in organic waste to create a valuable soil amendment for their gardens. Want to learn more? Stop by the Farmers Market this Saturday to see how you can win a FREE compost bin and check out this cool video


Community Center

431 West Valley Forge Road

King of Prussia, PA 19040




There's always something fun happening at the Community Center! Try a fitness class, learn a new craft, or pick up a sport during Open Gym.

Parks & Recreation

4th of July – GEX Schedule
The Community Center will be offering an abbreviated group exercise schedule on Wednesday, July 4.

  • 9:30-10:15AM - Total Body Circuit with Simone
  • 11-11:30AM - HIIT with Nick

All other classes are cancelled for the day. Classes will resume July 5.

Summer Discount Tickets
UMPR sells discount tickets to various theme parks and attractions, including Adventure Aquarium, Six Flags, Dorney Park, Philadelphia Zoo, and more! Stop by the UM Community Center Front Desk to purchase tickets. For a full listing of tickets available, visit our website.



Tech Night

Monday, July 2 | 7:00PM

Henderson Room.

Own an iPad or iPhone, but have trouble using it? Planning on buying a new device, but the latest technology is troubling you? Our youth volunteers are here to help! Register now.

Science of Sound!

Tuesday, July 3 | 6:30 to 7:30PM

Freedom Hall

Bring music to life with Caryn Lin’s The Science of Sound program. No registration required – bring the whole family for a fun, free summer show sponsored by the township library!


Public Safety

The Upper Merion Township Public Safety Department is a singular, unified department that encompasses the divisions of police, fire, ambulance, and emergency management services, overseen by Director Tom Nolan, who is also the current Chief of Police.



Upper Merion Police

View the crime bulletin archive.


Fire & Rescue

Have No Fear - Volunteer!

The Upper Merion Township Fire & Rescue Services is seeking volunteers. Interested in joining? Contact William Daywalt, Deputy Fire Marshal, at 610-205-8554 or find out more on our website.


Montgomery County News


Upper Merion Senior Service Center

Located at the Community Center
431 West Valley Forge Road
King of Prussia, PA 19406

Memory Cafe 

Tuesday, July 3 | 2:00PM

Join us for caregiver support group discussions. Memory Cafe is presented by Emily Bova, Certified Dementia Practitioner from Arden Courts at King of Prussia.

Roadway Restrictions & Alerts

First Avenue Safety Improvements

The First Avenue Road Diet is a safety improvement project for motorists and pedestrians. The project will reduce the 4-lane road to 3 lanes that includes a lane of traffic in each direction, a dedicated center turn lane, and bicycle lanes or a wider shoulder. Construction began Monday, June 25 and is expected to continue throughout the summer. Learn more on the KOP-BID's website.

Line Painting

Our line painters have begun painting stop bars, crosswalks, and arrows, starting on Mall Blvd. Most of the work will be done at traffic signals, and the rest will be on some local roads. The painting will continue throughout the month, weather permitting. If paint gets on your car, call TSSI Line Painting at 610-636-9412 or email


Gulph Mills Country Club

Please be aware that the Gulph Mills Country Club, located at 200 Swedeland Road, is hosting a private fireworks display for a wedding on June 30. The fire company will be on standby for safety, and the display will end by 9:15PM.


Schuylkill Expressway Safety and Traffic Improvements

This project is the first phase of a long-range, multi-modal transportation plan designed to enhance travel along Interstate 76. PennDOT will install Variable Speed Limit and Queue Warning systems along Interstate 76 from U.S. 1 to just west of U.S. 202 in Philadelphia, Lower Merion and Upper Merion townships and West Conshohocken Borough, Montgomery County. Construction is expected to begin this summer and be completed in the summer of 2019. Learn more.


US 422 E. Ramp to Route 23 Temporarily Closed

The ramp from EB US 422 to Route 23 (Valley Forge Rd) is scheduled to be closed through late summer for construction on a new fly-over ramp. Learn more.


A list of weekly road restrictions and PennDOT maintenance operations in the five-county Philadelphia region is available on the District 6 Traffic Bulletin. | 610-265-2600

For questions, comments, or submissions, contact

175 West Valley Forge Road • King of Prussia, PA 19406-1802