Why Springfield?

WELCOME TO SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP

Information Packet

Welcome to Springfield Township! Home to over 24,000 residents, our vibrant community is located in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, only 12 miles Southwest of Philadelphia. We are conveniently located near Philadelphia, Chester, and Montgomery County. Since 1924, the Township of Springfield has been governed under the provisions of the First-Class Township Code. It traces its governmental beginning to June 21, 1686, when the early settlers from Europe secured land grants from William Penn.

Springfield Township is a leader in recycling in Pennsylvania. This can be attributed to the conscientious effort of many of the residents of Springfield.

Every week, mixed papers, and commingled materials (including glass, steel, aluminum, cartons, plastics # 1 through 7) are picked up at the curbside. Recyclables will be picked up once per week on your recycling day.

Recyclables should be put out to the curb the evening before your collection day or before 7:00 a.m. The containers that hold the recyclables are available, free of charge, at the Township or Public Works Buildings. Commingled recyclables go to Republic Services and newspapers go to Rock-Tenn.

Garbage and rubbish collection days are split into two different schedules for Areas 1 & 2. Click here to find your zone.

Area 1 – Monday & Thursday

Area 2 – Tuesday & Friday

In the event of a holiday, please hold your trash and paper/commingled recycling until your next scheduled collection day.

To schedule a bulk pickup, you have the option to fill out a Bulk Pick Up form online or you can come to the Township Building located at 50 Powell Road or the Public Works Department located at 1258 Church Road to prepay and pre-schedule for a pick-up.

  • The fees are $30.00 for a standard pick-up truck, $40.00 for a dump truck, and an additional $20.00 for each appliance except tv’s which are $50.00 per tv and $10.00 for each propane tank.

Bulk pick-ups are only done on Wednesdays and the cut-off time to prepay and pre-schedule in person is Tuesday the day before by 12:00 pm. or you will have to wait until the following week. Items cannot be put out until after 12:00 pm Tuesday the day before.

The owners and/or occupants of commercial, municipal, and institutional buildings shall be responsible for the separation, storage, and collection of recyclable material.

  • At a minimum, the following materials shall be separated and recycled: mixed paper, cardboard, aluminum, glass, cartons, plastics# 1 through 7, and leaf waste.
  • A recycling report detailing the tonnage of material collected will be required to be submitted annually to Springfield Township.

For battery recycling, there are many places you can take your used batteries throughout Delaware County.

Several stores in our area that will take them are:

  • Best Buy, Baltimore Pike
  • Both Targets, Baltimore Pike
  • Lowes, 116 W. Township Line, Havertown
  • Home Depot, Baltimore Pike, Clifton Heights
  • Home Depot, Reed Road, Broomall

Springfield Township has one of the finest public and private school systems. Our school district’s mission is to provide an enriching and inspiring learning experience for all our students that are engaging, authentic, and innovative.

Visit the Springfield School District Website here for more information: https://www.ssdcougars.org/

Springfield High School

111 W. Leamy Ave., Springfield, PA 19064

E.T. Richardson Middle School

20 W. Woodland Ave., Springfield, PA 19064

Harvey C. Sabold School

East Thomson Ave. & Baltimore Pk., Springfield, PA 19064

Scenic Hills School

Claremont Rd. & Hillview Dr., Springfield, PA 19064

Our community is full of thriving shops, restaurants and bars, a country club with a municipal golf course, swimming pool, clubhouse, churches of various denominations, an excellent public library, indoor ice-skating rink, and so much more. Our extensive park system of 211 acres in 24 locations offers playing fields that provide athletic and recreational relaxation which are utilized by various athletic organizations and residents. Organizations   Springfield Township Library

Senior Community Group

View website Hosts Zumba, yoga, medicare information presentations, and other events Mondays and Wednesdays. Springfield Country Club SYC and SAA  Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts Boy Scouts: https://yellow.place/de/cub-scout-pack-240-springfield-pa-delco-springfield-usa https://www.facebook.com/Cubscout503/ Girl Scouts: https://www.gsep.org/ Springfield Lions Club Springfield Trail  Friends of Smedley Park Springfield Ecological Society Junior Women’s Club American Association of University Women Springfield Township Environmental Advisory Committee Garden Club Delco Mom’s Connection Mom’s Club of Springfield League of Women’s Voters Knights of Columbus Springfield Golf Springfield Ice Rink

Springfield American Legion Post 227

Armed Services Tribute Board

Events

St Patrick’s Day Parade 

Parks and Recreation

Our extensive park system of 211 acres in 24 locations offers playing fields that provide athletic and recreational relaxation which are utilized by various athletic organizations and residents. Park List:
ParksAreaEquipments/Courts
Netherwood Park9 acresPicnic Tables, Playground Equipment, Basketball Courts, Baseball Diamonds, Football & Soccer Fields.
Meadowgreen Park3.8 acresPicnic Tables, Playground Equipment, Baseball Diamonds, Multi-Purpose Athletic Field, Rain Garden
Williams Park5.2 acresPicnic Tables, Playground Equipment, Basketball Courts, Baseball Diamonds, Tennis Courts, Volleyball Courts.
Amphitheater3 acres, (Adjacent to Williams Park)Picnic Tables
Lehigh Circle Park1.7 acresPicnic Tables, Playground Equipment
Indian Rock Park21.9 acresNatural Environmental Park, Picnic Tables, Playground Equipment, Basketball Courts
Spring Valley Park5.4 acresNatural Environmental Park
Wildwood Avenue Park1 acrePicnic Tables, Playground Equipment, Basketball Courts, Baseball Diamonds
Walsh Park19.4 acresNatural Environmental Park, Picnic Tables, Playground Equipment, Basketball Courts, Baseball Diamonds, Football & Soccer Fields
Wagner Wayside Park1.8 acresNatural Environmental Park, Picnic Tables
Crowell Park13 acresNatural Environmental Park, Picnic Tables, Playground Equipment, Basketball Courts, Baseball Diamonds, Football & Soccer Fields, Tennis Courts
Veterans Memorial Park17.5 acresNatural Environmental Park, Picnic Tables, Playground Equipment, Basketball Courts, Baseball Diamonds, Football & Soccer Fields, Tennis Courts
Jane Lownes Park23.4 acresNatural Environmental Park, Picnic Tables, Playground Equipment, Basketball Courts, Baseball Diamonds,
Greenbriar Park3 acresPicnic Tables
Elson Glen Park6.0 acresPicnic Tables, Playground Equipment, Baseball Diamonds
Pennsdale Park3.5 acresPicnic Tables, Playground Equipment, Basketball Courts, Baseball Diamonds
Rolling Green Park9.2 acresNatural Environmental Park, Picnic Tables, Playground Equipment, Basketball Courts
Doe Run Park3 acresNatural Environmental Park
Woodland Park26 acresNatural Environmental Park
Thomson Park15 acresNatural Environmental Park
Levis Road Park3.1 acresNatural Environmental Park, Picnic Tables
Maple Street Park0.5 acrePicnic Tables, Playground Equipment, Basketball Courts
Kerr Park2 acresNatural Environmental Park
Church Road Park13.6 acresPicnic Tables, Playground Equipment, Bocce Court, Baseball Diamonds, Football & Soccer Fields
Natural Environmental Park Church Road Park | 13.6 acres Picnic Tables, Baseball Diamonds, Football & Soccer Fields There are Several Park Regulations you should know:
  1. No person shall be allowed in a park except between the hours of sunrise to sunset, unless a special permit is granted by the Park and Recreation Board.
  2. No person shall stand or lie on a table, bench, or seat.
  3. No alcoholic beverages or drugs or persons under the influence of either one shall be allowed in a park.
  4. No gambling, or obscene or indecent act or language, or any conduct that may annoy others shall be allowed in a park.
  5. No person shall park any vehicle in any portion of a park except in the proper parking areas, and no person shall occupy a parked vehicle after dark except with the interior light on.
  6. No person shall injure, damage, or deface any buildings, trees, plants or equipment in any park.
  7. No person shall light or permit a fire to burn in a park, except in fireplaces provided for such purposes.
  8. The playing of golf is prohibited in any park.
  9. The use of javelins, arrows, discus, or similar equipment dangerous in character is prohibited.
  10. A permit must be obtained for groups more than 25 persons and for groups interested in playing organized sports activities.
Residents walking their dogs in Parks are to have the dog always leashed and must clean up after their pets.

Springfield Ministerium meetings are at Noon, every third Thursday, September through June, rotating the location among the various churches.

President

  • Wylie W. Johnson, Springfield Baptist Church

Vice President

  • Robert Kinzel, The Blue Church

Secretary

  • James Anderman, Covenant United Methodist Church

Treasurer

  • John Gabin, Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church

ASSEMBLIES OF GOD

Life Christian Fellowship

BAHA’I FAITH

BAPTIST

Springfield Baptist Church

Victoria Baptist Church

  • 1459 Baltimore Pk. | 610.544.1773 | Rev. Joseph Dalton, Pastor

EPISCOPAL

Church of the Redeemer – Episcopal

FRIENDS

Springfield Friends Meeting

  • 1001 Old Sproul Rd. | 610.328.2424 | Ms. Elizabeth Fallon, Clerk

JEWISH

Congregation Ohev Shalom

LUTHERAN

St. John’s Lutheran Church

St. Matthew Lutheran Church

UNITED METHODIST

Covenant United Methodist Church

  • 212 W. Springfield Rd. | 610.544.1400 | FAX 610.544.2862 | Visit: covumc.com
  • James Anderman, Senior Pastor
    Rev. Kevin Rutledge, Associate Pastor
    Rev. Dr. Dale E. Owens, Pastor Emeritus

C.C. Hancock Methodist Church

NONDENOMINATIONAL

The Blue Church

The True Jesus Church

PRESBYTERIAN (PCUSA)

First Presbyterian Church of Springfield

Princeton United Presbyterian Church

Collenbrook United Church

  • 5290 Township Line Rd. | 610-789-9590
  • Melanie Lawrence-Caldwell, Pastor

ROMAN CATHOLIC

St. Francis of Assisi Church -Roman Catholic

  • 135 Saxer Ave. | 610-543.0848
  • Matthew Trailes, Pastor
    Rev. James Grant, Parochial Vicor
    Rev. Joseph Meehan

St. Kevin’s Church – Roman Catholic

Holy Cross Church – Roman Catholic

  • 651 E. Springfield Rd. | 610.626.3321
  • John Gabin, Pastor
    Rev. James H. Hutchins, Parochial Vicar
If you are unsure of what ward your neighborhood falls under, click here to zoom into the map. Each Ward is broken down into a category of precincts. When viewing the map, you will see sections labeled with a number like ‘3-2’ which means Ward 3 Precinct 2.

POLLING LOCATIONS

WARDPERCINCTPOLLING PLACE
11Springfield Library, 70 Powell Road
12Township Building, 50 Powell Road
13Township Building, 50 Powell Road
21St. Matthew’s Church, Lynbrooke & Bennett Rds.
22Scott/Kia, 321 Baltimore Pike
23453 Baltimore Pike
31Sabold Elementary School, Thomson Ave near Baltimore Pike
32Public Works Bldg., 1258 Church Road
33Tree of Life Church, 933 Baltimore Pike, Springfield, PA 19064
41Springfield High School, Leamy Avenue & Rolling Road Community Room
42Old Central School, Saxer Avenue & Ballymore Road
43Springfield Fire House, Saxer Avenue & Powell Road, enter off of Powell Road
51Friends Meeting House, Old Marple & Springfield Rds.
52Church of the Redeemer, W. Springfield & W. Hillcrest Rds.
53Friends Meeting House, Old Marple & Springfield Rds.
61Springfield Baptist Church, N. Norwinden Drive
62Springfield Baptist Church, N. Norwinden Drive
63Scenic Hills Schools, Hillview Drive
64Scenic Hills Schools, Hillview Drive
71Masonic Hall, 400 W. Woodland Avenue
72Hancock Methodist Church, 538 Wesley Road
73Springfield Country Club, 400 W. Sproul Road
Vote By Mail Everyone in Pennsylvania is eligible to vote by mail. Apply for your mail-in or absentee ballot here. Make sure you complete the ballot in blue or black pen, fill in the bubbles completely, insert the ballot in the inner secrecy envelope before inserting it in the outer envelope, and sign the voter declaration on the outer envelope. Ballots can be mailed via USPS or placed in any ballot drop box in Delaware County. Springfield Township has a ballot drop box outside the Library. For more information about voting, visit this page: https://delcopa.gov/vote/faq.html

Board Commissioners

First Ward Board of Commissioner Ed Kelly

Edward P. Kelly

First Ward

301 Avon Rd. | 267.974.5404 |

A resident of Springfield for many years, Edward has served on the Springfield Township Zoning Hearing Board before being elected Commissioner. He has served on the Delco Run For Heroes 5K Planning Committee and was also a member of the Springfield Youth Club Fundraising and Banquet Committees. Edward is a volunteer youth coach for the Springfield Athletic Association.

Gina Sage Second Ward Commissioner Springfield Township PA

Gina Sage

Second Ward

990 Stoney Brook Dr. | 610.717.6111 |

A resident of Springfield since 1999, Mrs. Sage has served on the Planning Commission for the past 5 years. Mrs. Sage also serves on the Library and Insurance subcommittees of the Board. In addition, Commissioner Sage is an active volunteer for the Linda Creed Breast Cancer Foundation and National Breast Cancer Coalition.

Kevin Dion

Third Ward

913 Stewart Ave. | 215.460.7477 |

Kevin was raised in Springfield, graduated from Springfield High School, and has resided in the 3rd Ward for nearly a decade. Kevin is extremely involved with the community, is a founding member of the Friends of Smedley Park and worked diligently with the Springfield Township Parks Board on the revitalization of the Springfield Trail. Kevin was a member of the Springfield Township Planning Board and is also working to re-focus the Springfield Township Environmental Committee. Additionally, Kevin is a member of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce and the Springfield Economic Development Committee.

James Kennedy

Fourth Ward

44 S. Hillcrest Road | 610.888.6984 |

James Kennedy is a life-long resident of Springfield’s Fourth Ward. James has served as a member of the Springfield Township Open Space Master Plan Committee, the Springfield Township’s Planning Commission and the Springfield Township Zoning Hearing Board prior to becoming a Commissioner. James has served Springfield as a Judge of Elections for 15 years and as the President of the Springfield Youth Club for 6 years. James also volunteers his time as a lacrosse coach for the Springfield Athletic Association and is a founder and member of the Board of Directors of the Springfield Cougars Lacrosse Club. James served his country in the United States Marine Corps.

Jeff Rudolph

Fifth Ward | President

126 Harned Dr. | 610.543.2229 |

A resident of Springfield since 1982, Jeff Rudolph has served as President and Organizing founder of ET Richardson Middle School Boys Lacrosse Program, served on the Board of Directors for the Springfield Volunteer Memorial Wall Fund, Inc., Springfield Athletic Association-Boys Lacrosse Coach 7th & 8th Grades, Delaware County Parks Department, Chairman of Springfield Township UCC Board of Appeals, Springfield Township Community Center Task Force and the Delaware County Open Space Advisory Board.

Bob Layden

sixth ward | VICE-PRESIDENT

213 Welsh Dr. | 610.338.0102 |  

A resident of Springfield for many years, Bob Layden has served as President of the Springfield Youth Club from 2004 until 2010, served as Flag Football coach for the 5 and 6-year-old children from 2000-2001, 2002 to present he served as Assistant Football Coach for 7 and 9-year-old children, served on the Springfield Youth Club Board of Directors from 2001 to 2002 as equipment manager, he has been a member of the Greater Springfield Business Association since 2003 until the present, served as an assistant to the Committeeman of the 6th ward since 2002 and served on the Springfield Township Golf Advisory Board from 2009 to 2010.

Daniel Lanciano

Seventh Ward

632 Cheyney Rd. | 610.585.9105 |

A resident of Springfield since 1958, Dan Lanciano has served as past president of the Springfield Park & Recreation Board, Athletic Director of St. Kevin CYO, Moderator for football at St. Kevin’s, past member of the St. Kevin’s Home and School Board, Director of Springfield High School Lacrosse Booster Club, coached CYO football, softball, and basketball, and served on the Joint Comprehensive Plan Task Force for Land Use Development.

State & Federal Representatives

U.S. SENATORS Pat Toomey United States Senate 248 Russell Senate Bldg. Washington, DC 20510 (202)-224-4254 (215)-241-1090 Bob Casey United States Senate 393 Russell Senate Bldg. Washington, DC 20510 (202)-224-6324 REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS (5th DISTRICT) Mary G. Scanlon 927 E. Baltimore Ave. East Lansdowne, PA 19050 | (610)-626-1913 STATE SENATOR (26th DISTRICT) Tim Kearney 905 W. Sproul Road, Suite #10l Springfield, PA 19064 | (610) 544-6120 Harrisburg: 463 Main Capitol Building Senate Box 203026 Harrisburg, PA 17120-3026 (717)-787-1350 Fax (717)-787-0196 STATE REPRESENTATIVE (161st DISTRICT) Leanne Kruger 701 E. MacDade Boulevard Folsom, PA 19033 (610)-534-6880 Fax: (610)-534-6881 Harrisburg Office/Telephone Numbers 115B East Wing (717) 705-2567 Fax: (717)-705-7000 STATE REPRESENTATIVE (165 th DISTRICT) Jennifer O’Mara 905 W. Sproul Road, Suite #203 Springfield, PA 19064 (610) 544-9878 Fax: (484) 200-8272 Harrisburg: (717) 783-4090 Harrisburg fax: (717) 772-2284

Public Safety

https://www.springfielddelco.org/community/public-safety/ Rapid Emergency Notification System – Register Now For those without computer access registration may be completed by contacting Springfield Township at: (610) 544-1300. Curfew Hours for Minors under 18 years of age: Ordinance #1395 Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights from 11:00p.m. until 5:00am the following morning; and Friday and Saturday and on the eve of any national holiday, from 11:59p.m. until 5:00a.m. the following morning. Article 1 Firearms Ordinance #1466 48-1 Discharge, carrying, or possession of firearms restricted. No person shall, except in necessary defense of person or property, carry, possess, fire, or discharge any gun, firearm, bow and arrow, BB gun, air gun, spring gun, paintball gun, or any implement which impels with force a metal pellet or projectile of any kind, within the Township of Springfield; provided, however, nothing herein shall be interpreted to prohibit the firing or discharge of said implements at properly constructed and supervised ranges which have been approved by the Chief of Police of the Township of Springfield. Adopted this 11th day of September, 2007 by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Springfield. If Your Street Light Is Out Call 610-328-4941

Community Watch Program

If you or your neighborhood is interested and would like more information Call 610-544-1100 NATIONAL NIGHT OUT 8-6-2019

Emergency Contact Information

Springfield Police Department 50 Powell Rd. Springfield, PA 19064 (610) 544-1100 Emergencies: 911 Springfield Fire Company 217 Saxer Avenue, Springfield, PA 19064 (610)544-0260 Emergencies: 911 Mesothelioma Prognosis Springfield Ambulance Corps 201 Saxer Avenue, Springfield, PA 19064 Non Emergency: 610-544-6239

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