Culvert Construction: Ridley Creek State Park will be undergoing culvert repairs on Sandy Flash Drive South beginning on 7/6. There will be delays on the multiuse trail between the arch culvert and schoolhouse while construction progresses. The construction should last a couple weeks.
Ridley Creek State Park will be holding it's annual controlled deer hunts on 12/2 and 12/9 for the 2021 season to help control the local deer population. The entire park and part of Gradyville Road will be shutdown except for those participating in the controlled shotgun hunt. These closures will remain in effect for the entire day on both 12/2 and 12/9. Please plan accordingly.
Restroom Closed for Repairs: Area 7 restrooms (near the park office/mansion) are closed for repairs. Open restrooms are located in areas 3, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, and 17.
PARTIAL TRAIL AND AREA CLOSURE- As a result of a tornado in October 2019, the park is having damaged trees removed which will cause trail and area closures on the Bridle Trail and surrounding areas. The closure is in effect currently and is in the area north of Gradyville Road. There are signs stating the areas of the trail/park that are closed due to the timber sales. Archery hunting will be permitted per normal regulations OUTSIDE of the closed areas.
Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the
Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.
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.
online reservations or call toll-free 888-PA-PARKS (888-727-2757), from 7:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Monday to Saturday.
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
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:
First floor ballroom
Living room area
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
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.
Learn, Experience, Connect
Ridley Creek State Park offers a wide variety of recreation 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.
In an Emergency
Call 911 and contact an employee.
Directions to the nearest hospital are posted on bulletin boards and at the park office.
1068 West Baltimore Pike
Media, PA 19063