In July of 1999, Radnor Township purchased this 1.9 acre property along Lancaster Avenue, commonly referred to as the George W. Huggler Property, for the development of a community park. Formerly, the park was the site of the residence and veterinary practice of Huggler for over 50 years. Opened to the public in October 2001, this scenic setting is the ideal location for a community park. A small playground area was installed in 2007 adding a new layer to the park for residents to enjoy. On September 11th, 2011, a memorial marker was installed at the park and dedicated in honor of the 10th Anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. In September 2013, the park was renamed Veterans Park to honor those who served in the United States Armed Forces and a planning project to bring to life the vision of the park’s namesake got underway. In November 2019, the park was further modified to Veterans & First Responders park to expand the recognition efforts to include and honor first responders in addition to Veterans.
Features & Amenities The main focal point of the park is a gold leaf fountain complete with Radnor Township’s seal. The park beautifully incorporates landscape materials, including a meandering trellis, berms, and shrubbery to create a safe and intimate park, even though it is situated along a main thoroughfare. This neighborhood park is complete with benches, game tables, walking path, playground, and a natural amphitheater. This beautiful, serene park offers the perfect setting for relaxing, reading a book, or just taking a stroll along the winding path.