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The Borough of Lansdowne Pennsylvania The Borough of Lansdowne Pennsylvania
About Lansdowne
Lansdowne Borough is a first-generation suburb situated in Delaware County, PA just six miles west of downtown Philadelphia and six miles east of Media, the county seat. Lansdowne’s 10,500 residents are active volunteers in their 1.2 square mile community. more

Welcome to Lansdowne!

Parking Permit Information
Lansdowne Borough Ordinance #1100 prohibits parking on ALL streets in the Borough between the hours of 2:00 AM and 6:00 AM seven (7) days a week. Residents who do not have provisions for off-street parking or who have more cars than they can safely park off-street may apply for an annual overnight parking permit. Parking permits are obtained from the Lansdowne Police Department and are currently $40 per year. The Police Department is open 8:00 AM to 9:30 PM Monday through Friday; Please complete this form in advance and bring with you when applying.

2015 Trash and Recycling Information
Trash and recycling information for 2015 is now online.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Darby Creek Valley Association Clean Up – Saturday, April 25
Please help remove debris & vines (which damage trees) from the Darby Creek watershed in three Lansdowne locations. Accompanied children welcome. Gloves and containers provided. Wear rubber boots if you have them; cleanup runs from 9 am to noon. Hoffman Park: meet at Bonnie’s Wondergarden (Bonnie McShane 610-259-1733; Vanessa Bullock 484-410-4831). Marlyn/Reservoir Parks: sign in at Marlyn Park’s Stratford Ave. entrance (Dave Eldredge 610-284-1713; Peter Engel 610-394-2750) Pennock Terrace (Jack Kelley 610-623-5156). Your help is needed and appreciated.

Lansdowne Arts & Crafts Show – Saturday, May 2
The Lansdowne Economic Development Corporation presents the Lansdowne Arts & Crafts Show from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm in the municipal lot at 30 N. Lansdowne Avenue. Typical vendors offer wares such as jewelry, woodcraft, ceramics, body products, toys, quilts, stationery, and knitted items. Applications featuring complete rules are now available; the deadline to return applications is April 15.

Movie Night in the Park: Guardians of the Galaxy – Friday, May 8
The Lansdowne Parks and Recreation Board and the Lansdowne Public Library present a showing of Guardians of the Galaxy at 8:30 pm at the Hoffman Park ball field. Bring a chair or blanket and come early to picnic! Refreshments will be available for purchase.

14th Annual Town-Wide Yard Sale – Saturday, May 9
Join the fun and be a part of this spring tradition in Lansdowne. To add your yard sale to the official map, please call Betsy at Borough Hall (610-623-7300, ext. 211), by April 23. This fun and free community event will feature sales all over town; maps will be available on this website as well as Borough Hall and the Lansdowne Public Library. Rain date is Sunday, May 10.

MLB Pitch, Hit & Run – Saturday, May 9
Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run (PHR) is a free, exciting skills event providing boys and girls the opportunity to compete in four levels of competition including Team Championship events at all 30 Major League ballparks and the National Finals at the MLB All-Star Game. Please contact Naima Woolfolk, Event Coordinator at 267-307-6162 or nandjohn07@gmail.com for more information. At Hoffman Park, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

John Flynn & Family at Lansdowne Folk Club – Thursday, May 14
Lansdowne Folk Club presents John Flynn & Family on Thursday, May 14 at the Twentieth Century Club. Doors open at 7:00 pm, show begins at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $17 with advance reservation and $20 without an advance reservation. Free on-street parking is available. For advance tickets, reservations or information call (484) 466-6213, visit website www.folkclub.org, or email at lfolkclub@gmail.com.

Lansdowne Farmers Market Opening Day – Saturday, May 23
The Lansdowne Farmers Market opens its 2015 season at 9 am in the municipal lot at 30 N. Lansdowne Avenue, across from the Lansdowne Theater. Stop by for terrific shopping and a great time held every Saturday from Memorial Day through October 31! Featuring fresh, locally-grown fruits, veggies, meats, bread and more. Check LansdowneFarmersMarket.com for details.

Lansdowne Memorial Day 5K – Monday, May 25
The Lansdowne Memorial Day 5K starts at 7:45 am in front of Veterans Mini Park and the Lansdowne Theater on North Lansdowne Avenue. Pre-register before May 4 for early t-shirt pickup and reduced entry fees. Groups of 20 or more who wish to register by May 1 are eligible for special team colored shirts. See complete details and register online.

Lansdowne Receives Award from Anti-Defamation League
Lansdowne Borough has been selected as the recipient of the 2013 Barry Morrison Courageous Conversations Award by the Anti-Defamation League. This award is given annually to a school or community that has exhibited creativity and courage in engaging community members in a dialogue about diversity through No Place for Hate. The plaque is being hung on the Borough wall of fame in council chambers, and an accompanying $250 award will be used to continue the mission of No Place for Hate. Read more at the borough’s No Place for Hate page.

Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program for Seniors
The rebate program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians age 65 and older; widows and widowers age 50 and older; and people with disabilities age 18 and older. The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters, and half of Social Security income is excluded. The maximum standard rebate is $650, but supplemental rebates for qualifying homeowners can boost rebates to $975.

The Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program is one of five programs supported by the Pennsylvania Lottery. Since the program’s 1971 inception, older adults and adults with disabilities have received $4.8 billion in of property tax and rent rebates. The rebate program also receives funding from slots gaming. Property Tax/Rent Rebate application forms and assistance are available at no cost from Department of Revenue district offices, local Area Agencies on Aging, senior centers and state legislators’ offices. See a full explanation of the program here or check on the status of your rebate.

Seniors Sought for Philabundance Food Program
Philabundance distributes food boxes for low-income seniors who qualify. For more information about the program, call the Philabundance Food Help Line at 800-319-Food (3663 or visit the program website.

Dog licenses are available at the Treasurer’s office at the County Government Center in Media, or applications can be filled out and downloaded from the County website and mailed in with the fee; the license will be returned via mail. More information. For more information on pets and lost animals look here.

Find a Stray? Call Delaware County Animal Control
Lansdowne Borough requests that residents finding a stray or lost dog or cat please call Delaware County Animal Control at 610-522-1113. Please do not take stray animals to the SPCA, since municipalities will be charged $250 for every stray animal taken to the SPCA, a 364 percent increase from the previous $25 per animal fee. The Lansdowne Police Department will be enforcing the State Dog Law and local ordinance pertaining to dog violations. Although warnings will be issued for a first offense, citations may be issued to repeat offenders. more

Community Action Agency of Delaware County Home Weatherization Program
This program is free to qualified residents and will lower your energy bills by an estimated 20-30%!! Qualified Delaware County Renters and Homeowners applicants may receive the following FREE services: Home Energy Audit – Attic Insulation – Diagnostic Air Flow Testing – Heater Inspection, Service, Repair and Replacement – Weather Stripping and Caulking – Window & Door Repair or Replacement – Refrigerator Evaluation – Energy Conservation Education

For complete information about the program, click here.

Lansdowne Allied Youth Council
Grant money may be available from the Lansdowne Allied Youth Council for worthwhile cultural, civic, service, athletic, or social projects. Inquire by mail at LAYC, P.O. Box 311, Lansdowne 19050, or by email to Grants Chairman Van Bond, vanbond@bellatlantic.net. The LAYC has served Lansdowne proudly since 1944. more

pwPenn Wood Patriots Athletics

Follow all of Lansdowne’s hometown high school teams – check the Penn Wood High School athletic schedule and show your support!

Bulk Trash Pickup
Guidelines for pickup of large items and the Bulk Trash Pickup Request form. more

Yard Waste Program
Due to popular demand, more dates have been added for pick-up. more

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