William Plichta, Recreation Supervisor 

235 East Airy Street
Norristown, PA 19401
Phone: 610-270-0467






Program Registration and Parks and Pavilion Rentals


Information on our Programs and Park Rentals are now available on our new Online Registration Website, RecDesk. Check it out!

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Parks and Recreation

The Recreation Department provides programs for children and adults throughout the year. Our Thomas Barone Memorial Complex offers 3 fields, one with lights, for our youth baseball and softball programs. Latshaw Field is a host to Chestnut Hill University, Norristown Diamonds, Connie Mack Baseball(13-16) Senior League Baseball (30 & over) and CYO during the baseball season. We also have an adult softball field at Sully Gelet field and Patti Simons Field. Elmwood Park offers bocce ball, volleyball, picnics, Sunday Concerts and playground areas. 

NOTE: All programs offered are in need of coaches, sponsors and umpires. Contact us at 610-270-0467 to see how you can help.

Norristown Parks:

  • Guardino Park
    Located: West Washington Street and Buttonwood Street 
    Play and Picnic areas
  • Bartash Park
    Located: Norris Hills - Intersection of Caroline Drive and Linda High 
    Play area for children, Lined soccer field for competitive play and a baseball field
  • Poley Park
    Located: West Marshall and Markley Streets
    Bench area
  • Walnut Street Park
    Located: Walnut and E. Marshall Streets
    Play area
  • McCann Park
    Located: Piazza St. 
    Baseball field, picnic area
  • Simmons Picnic Grove
    West Side-300 Block/Walnut Street
    Picnic area
  • Riverfront Park
    Located: Haws Avenue and Schuylkill River
    Two boat ramps, Dragon Boat Club, fishing ramp, picnic area
  • Simmons/MLK Park Complex
    Located: Oak Street and Arch Street Basketball courts, Martin Luther King Open Air Stage Plaza, Water Sprinkler System and a Walking Track 
  • Cherry Street Park
    Located: Cherry Street and Oak Street
    Basketball Court, Play Area for Children
  • Scag Cottman Park
    Located: East Basin and Violet Streets
    Tot lot area, baseball field, open area for recreational activities
  • Ackey's Park
    Located: Forest Avenue and Sterigere Street
    Basketball Court, Open Soccer Area, Baseball Field, Shaded Pavilion, Play Area for Children 
  • Elmwood Park
    Located: 1325 Harding Boulevard, Norristown, PA 19401
    Picnic and Multiple Play Areas, Elmwood Park Zoo, Shaded Pavilion with three built-in fireplaces, Bandshell Area, six ball fields (three with lights for night games.)


Parks and Recreation



Municipality of Norristown
235 East Airy Street
Norristown, PA 19401

Phone: 610-272-8080
Fax: 610-275-0687


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