Leisure Services Commission


Jointly operated with neighboring Marple Township, Marple Newtown Recreation is committed to improving the quality of life of all citizens of the communities in Marple and Newtown Townships. Their mission is practiced through the presentation of quality programs and activities that promote family participation, good health and fitness, youth development and intergenerational experience.

The Marple Newtown Leisure Services Joint Recreation Commission is an eight member board (4 from each township) that schedules events at most parks and playing fields, the Robert C. Gauntlet Community Center and also operates Kid’s Stop.

For information on the Leisure Services Commission from the Newtown Township General Code, please CLICK HERE

Meetings        4:30 pm on the Second Wednesday of the month

Robert C. Gauntlet Community Center (Community Room)
20 Media Line Road
Newtown Square, PA 19073


 Please follow this link to connect to Marple Newtown Recreation’s web site:


Here you will find information and resources regarding many activities, including:

    • Recreation and Community Happenings
    • Educational and Cultural Programs
    • Sports Programs
    • Trip Schedules
    • Discounted Tickets for Theme Parks and Ski Trips
    • Links for Local Sports Organizations and Community Resources
    • Registration Forms
    • Contact Information

Board of Directors

Name Position Township
Frederick Funk Chair Newtown
James Berger Vice Chair Marple
Julie Baker Member Marple
Michael Larkin Member Marple
Marty Milligan Member Newtown
John McDevitt Member Newtown
Michael Molinaro Member Marple
Linda Gabell Member Newtown

Marple Newtown Leisure Services

Richard Ehnow, Director of Recreation
20 Media Line Road
Phone: 610-353-2326, Fax: 610-353-2330

Visit Us / Location

Township of Newtown
209 Bishop Hollow Road
Newtown Square, PA 19073

Phone  610-356-0200
Fax        610-356-8722

Office Hours
M-F 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Contact / More Information