Fresh Thinking


In addition to our rich history, Haverford Township is a vibrant community that is open to new ideas. Over the past 25 years we have had an influx of new residents who are higher-income, college-educated professionals -- moving here or returning home to raise their families. 

Haverford Township has emerged with renewed energy 

and an updated look.


The development of Haverford Reserve in 2010 was a major accomplishment in the renewal of the Township. With a new Leeds Gold Community Recreation and Environmental Center, playing fields, our all-accessible Freedom Playground, a dog park, and miles of wooded walking trails, it exemplifies the changes that have occurred in the past two decades. 

Our new municipal and police building was completed in 2017 and a complete renovation to our library is scheduled for 2020.

Many new civic groups have formed which have enhanced the beauty of the Township by planting trees, clearing trails, transforming parks, and planting new gardens.  

haverford tree tenders


TRiangle garden


darby road planters


Cultural opportunities in the Township have also mushroomed in the past ten years. The Haverford Heritage Festival was created in 2006.  Our weekly Oakmont Farmer’s Market was established in 2008, and the Haverford Guild of Craftsmen formed in 2009. The Haverford Music Festival was organized in 2010, and the Haverford Home & Garden Show was launched in 2018.  Other civic and non-profit groups have created new community and cultural events, such as: 

  • Haverford Township Day
  • Holiday House Tours
  • Haverford Heritage Festival
  • Haverford Spring Fest
  • Moonlight Dining on the Boulevard

  • Oktoberfest at Nitre Hall
  • Summer Concerts in the Park
  • Havertown Irish & HaverTalian Festivals
  • Outdoor Movie Nights
  • 5K Runs

haverford township day


haverford heritage festival


oakmont farmer's market


haverford music festival


moonlight dining


havertown irish festival