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Our Mission

Upper Gwynedd Township Parks and Recreation Department will provide traditional and innovative recreation, leisure and cultural activities in a quality environment for all residents of the Township. We provide comprehensive park and recreation programs, facilities, and services which respond to changing needs within our community. We strive to preserve, enhance, and protect our open spaces to enrich the quality of life for present and future generations in a safe and secure environment.

Programs such as the summer basketball league, recreation camp, tennis instruction, bus trips, sports and science camps as well as the Fall Fest, Carnival, outdoor concerts and special interest programs are some of the activities offered to the community. In addition, discount tickets for amusement parks and ski areas are sold during the appropriate season. An amphitheatre, community built playground, basketball and tennis courts, walking paths, pavilion and a sensory garden make the Parkside Place Complex a destination for passive and active recreation.

Parks & Recreation

Telephone & Email Directory

Name Title Telephone
Alex Kaker
Director of Parks & Recreation (215) 699-7777
Emily Croke
Superintendent of Recreation (215) 699-7777

Alex Kaker
Assistant Township Manager/Director of Parks & Recreation

Alex KakerAlex graduated from the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse with a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation Management and minor in Psychology. He began his career in Wisconsin with the Village of Holmen as a Recreation Supervisor. After spending some time in California with the Chico Area Recreation District, he moved on to the City of South Jordan, Utah to work as a Recreation Program Coordinator. He is nationally certified as a Park and Recreation Professional and as a Youth Sports Administrator. Alex was hired by Upper Gwynedd Township in October of 2014 as the Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation. In February of 2015, he was appointed to the position of Director of Parks and Recreation before being appointed Assistant Township Manager in June of 2018. His wife, Jenna works as a School Psychologist in Philadelphia. 

Online Registration

Registration is available online. You must complete your family profile first at Community Pass. You may pay online using credit card (There is a service charge associated with these payments). You can also come into the township building between 8am-4pm Monday-Friday if you prefer to pay with cash or check (payable to "Upper Gwynedd Township"). Registrations will NOT be taken at the program. Please feel free to contact Alex Kaker at akaker@uppergwynedd.org or 215-699-7777 ext. 236 if you have any questions.

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