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Ridley Creek State Park

Ridley Creek State Park encompasses more than 2,606 acres of Delaware County woodlands and meadows. The gently rolling terrain of the park, bisected by Ridley Creek, is only 16 miles from center city Philadelphia and is an oasis of open space in a growing urban area.

Seasons and Hours

The park is open every day of the year, sunrise to sunset, including the restrooms in picnic area #7 and #17. Day use areas close at dusk.

The park office is open specific hours. Contact the park office for facility seasons and hours.

 

Directions

The main entrance to Ridley Creek State Park is Sandy Flash Drive South at Gradyville Road.

For GPS, use the following address: 351 Gradyville Road, Newtown Square, PA 19073

The park entrance is across the road from this address.

GPS DD: Lat. 39.95065  Long. -75.45175

 

Driving Directions: The Interactive GIS Map has turn-by-turn driving directions to the park office from the Park Information Window.

Please note that the background maps are maintained by a variety of public sources and driving directions usually go to the nearest large road.

Weddings and Special Events at Hunting Hill Mansion

Hunting Hill Mansion at Ridley Creek State Park is a large English country manor. During 1915, the Jeffords family added on to the original 1789 Pennsylvania stone farmhouse. The architectural style of the park itself is based on the Hunting Hill Mansion. The gray stone facade is repeated on structures throughout the park.

The original Hunting Hill property owners also maintained approximately 2,000 acres of lawn and forest including several formal gardens, horse stables, and trails, which can still be seen today.

The maximum capacity for weddings and events at the mansion is 150 people. Wedding/event guests have use of:

  • Bridal suite
  • First floor ballroom
  • Grand staircase
  • Living room area
  • Restrooms

For Friday events, please be aware that the park office remains open to the public from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Wedding and other special events at the Hunting Hill Mansion are handled by the exclusive event planner and caterer, Parque at Ridley Creek State Park. For wedding and event information, facility availability and scheduling, wedding packages, and pricing, contact Parque at Ridley Creek State Park at 484-580-8260.

For weddings and events in other areas of the park, please contact the park office.

Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation

The Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation provides visitors with an accurate picture of life on a Delaware County farm prior to the American Revolution.

The plantation has been a working farm for more than 300 years. It is restored to a late 18th century appearance complete with animals typical of the period and authentically clothed historical interpreters.

On weekends from April to November, visitors can observe the farm family cooking over the open hearth, preserving foods, processing textiles, tending field crops, and performing other chores necessary to survival in the 18th century world.

A fee is charged and group tours are available by reservation. The plantation is closed to public visitation during the winter months.

Environmental Education and Interpretation

Ridley Creek State Park offers a wide variety of interpretive and environmental education programs. Programs are offered April to November.

Through hands-on activities, guided nature walks, historical tours, and volunteer trail maintenance programs, participants gain appreciation, understanding, and develop a sense of stewardship toward natural and cultural resources.

Special events, guided nature walks, and roving naturalist activities offer fun ways to explore and learn about the park.

Curriculum-based environmental education programs are available to schools, scouts, and other youth groups. With advanced notice, programs can often be customized to meet specific needs. Teacher/educator orientations and workshops are also available.

Group programs must be arranged and scheduled in advance by calling the park education office at 610-892-3908.

Access for People with Disabilities

This activity or structure is ADA accessible. If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit.

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Ridley Creek State Park