Township eNews

September 28, 2018


Community Fair & Fall Festival

Saturday, October 6

11:00AM to 3:00PM

Heuser Park


Come out for our annual Upper Merion Community Fair & Fall Fest!

Enjoy live music, crafters and artisans, food vendors,

wagon rides to the pumpkin patch,

pony rides, face painting, games, giveaways, and more!



Upper Merion Township Stream Cleanup

Saturday, September 29 | 9:00AM to 1:00PM

Township Building

Residents, local businesses, community groups and schools - we welcome you to come together to clean up our township streams! Due to the recent storms that have impacted the township, your volunteering will make a real difference! Register now.


Plant a Tree Day - Bob White Trees Need Your Help!

Saturday, September 29 | 9:00AM to 12:00PM

Bob White Park

In celebration of “Plant a Tree Day,” sponsored by the One Tree Planted organization, several trees will be planted to replace some that didn’t survive the summer. Volunteers will also be providing basic maintenance for other young trees that are working to reforest the hillside. No experience is necessary and all are welcome! To RSVP or ask questions, contact Barley Van Clief at (215) 988-8793 or


Evening Campfire Programs at Valley Forge Park 

Saturday, September 29 | 7:00PM

Valley Forge National Historical Park

Warm up by a campfire and enjoy unique stories about Valley Forge National Historical Park and other national parks! The Evening Campfire Programs take place September through November. Learn more about the program and view the schedule online.


5k Trail Race and Mile Walk

Sunday, September 30 | 9:00AM

McKaig Nature Center

Runners and walkers of all ages are invited to participate in McKaig Nature Education Center's annual 5k Trail Run and Monkey Rock Miler! Pre-register online or sign up in person the day of the run. Proceeds benefit student environmental education programs!

Meeting Schedule



October 1


No Meetings Scheduled



October 2


No Meetings Scheduled



October 3


Zoning Hearing Board
Freedom Hall



October 4


No Meetings Scheduled



October 5


No Meetings Scheduled


Swedesburg Volunteer Fire Company's Annual Fire Prevention Expo

Wednesday, October 3 | 7:00 to 9:00PM

GIANT Food Market

Come out to see the different trucks, meet the firefighters, and watch live demos! Free refreshments and treat bags will be available for all of the kids. Learn more.


KOP Beerfest Royale

October 4 and 6

King of Prussia Mall

The biggest party in the ‘burbs is back on October 4 and 6 under grand tents outside of the KOP Mall. KOP Beerfest Royale features over 100 beers, inspired dishes from KOP’s newest and hottest restaurants, live bands on two stages, and so much more! All proceeds from KOP Beerfest Royale are used for physical improvement projects throughout KOP – like landscaped medians, signage, and linear parks. Get your tickets today to Donnerstag: Happy Hour on October 4 and Saturday Sessions on October 6 at


Farmers Market

175 West Valley Forge Road
Every Saturday

Mid-May to Mid-November

Rain or Shine!


Next Market: Saturday, September 29


It looks like it's going to be another glorious Saturday! Come enjoy live music from Joe Philbin while you shop all of our amazing vendors!


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


Resident Services

Upper Merion Area Community Cupboard

Are you or someone you know food insufficient? The Upper Merion Area Community Cupboard invites anyone who lives within the bounds of the Upper Merion Area School District to shop two times each month. The UMACC is located in the Valley Forge Presbyterian building (191 Town Center Road, KOP). There is a *REQUEST* Rambler stop nearby at the Valley Forge Shopping Center. If you'd like to be picked up or dropped off at that location, please call 610-354-8899. For more information about the UMACC, visit their website

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.

Neighborhood Meals on Wheels

We are in great need of volunteers on a weekly, monthly or substitute basis in the King of Prussia area. If you would like to help, we would be happy to have you join us to see if this is a volunteer opportunity you would enjoy. We have volunteers that deliver meals weekly, monthly and on a substitute basis. For more information, call 610-265-7051 or email, or visit



Bad Bugs!

If you haven't heard of the Emerald Ash Borer or Spotted Lanternfly by now, you must be living under a rock. Both insects have made Upper Merion their homes, and homeowners and property owners need to be aware of what to do if you spot them on your property. Learn more:

Environmental Advisory Council Tip of the Week: Reduce Food Waste

About 94% of the food we throw away ends up in landfills or combustion facilities. In 2015, Americans disposed 37.6 million tons of food waste. We can help lower this number by taking steps toward managing food sustainably and reducing waste. Doing so saves money, provides a bridge in our communities for those who do not have enough to eat, and conserves resources for future generations. Read some tips on how to reduce food waste. Read other environmental tips provided by the EAC.

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

BYOB Paint Party

Thursday, October 4 | 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Bring your favorite drink and we will bring all supplies needed to make a memorable painting! We will be painting “Fall Monogram Scenes.” Learn more and sign up today!

Cooking with your Kids

Saturday, October 6 | 10:00AM to 12:00PM

Enjoy this fun hands on cooking class with your grandchild or child! Cook together following easy to prepare healthy recipes! Learn creative ways to prepare salsas, tacos and quesadillas! Learn more and sign up today!

Tennis/Youth Indoor

Join in on the fun at Gulph Mills Tennis Club! This program is designed for children of all skill levels. Program includes instruction, drills, strategy and matches. Learn more and sign up today!



Get Ready, Set, and Write!

Check out three new Writing Workshops that the library will be holding to encourage quality entries in our upcoming Write and Illustrate Your Own Book Contest. Learn how to generate great story ideas, organize your thoughts and create a quality book! Register online.

We're offering hour-long writing parties on October 1 (for grades 5-8), October 13 (for grades 3 and 4), and October 27 (for grades K-2).

Tech Night

Monday, October 1 | 7:00PM

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


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

Flu Shots

Tuesday, October 2 | 11:00AM to 1:00PM

Flu shots will be offered by Kim from Giant Pharmacy. Please sign up on the sheet in the lobby.


Save the Date: UMSSC Big Bingo!

Sunday, October 21 | Doors open at 11:00AM, Games start at 12:00PM

Tickets on sale now - $20.00 (advance), $25.00 (day of)

Cash Prize | Raffles | Refreshments | Door Prizes

Roadway Restrictions & Alerts

For more information on local road work, please visit the following pages: | 610-265-2600

For questions, comments, or submissions, contact

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