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Recreation & Community Happenings


 Where to find us:

Marple Newtown Recreation's Office is located in Room 124 inside of the Robert C. Gauntlett Community Center. Directional signs are posted. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm.

Please access the Community Center and Recreation Office from the West Chester Pike side of the building via gym or side building entrances. Parking is available in the West Chester Pike lot.

On-line Registration:

Marple Newtown Recreation has partnered with "Your Active World LLC' to offer On-Line Registration. This secure and convenient service will allow individuals to register for their favorite programs from the comfort of their own computer by visiting www.mnrecreation.org. Past program participants may receive email reminders notifying them the service is now available.

Community Center Use:

Please contact the recreation office (610-353-2326) daily between 9:00am and 3:00pm for information on organizational meeting rooms, exhibition space, and gym usage.

Youth Recreation Center

The Marple Newtown Youth Recreation Center (YRC), a program of the Marple Newtown Joint Recreation Commission aided by the Friends of the YRC is now open most Friday evenings from 7:00pm to 10:30pm. The YRC, for students in grades six through twelve, is where young people can meet and socialize in a safe and supervised environment. Programs and activities take place at the Robert C. Gauntlett Community Center in Newtown Square. They include a weekly DJ, dancing, sports and games, and much more! Membership fees are $40 for Marple Newtown residents and $50 for non-residents. The daily attendance fee is $4.00. Please call the recreation office at 610-353-2326 for registration information and complete details. The Center is open through March 28, 2014.

Attention Senior Citizens!!

Are you looking for activities to become involved in? Then why not join the Marple Newtown Senior Citizen Activity Center (SCAC). Activities include card playing, socializing, trips and shows. SCAC meets in St. Mark's United Methodist Church.

Instructors Wanted!!!

Marple Newtown Recreation is always in search of good people with special talents and skills. If you have a special talent and would like to share that knowledge by instructing a class or just want to pass along a great program idea, please call us at 610-353-2326.


Field Permits:

Local team and league use of Township fields (both Marple and Newtown) for baseball, softball, soccer, and other sports, as well as local public use for community events such as flea markets and art shows, are available on a "PERMIT BASIS ONLY." Applications for said permits will be available at the recreation office (Room 124) in the Gauntlett Community Center beginning January 6, 2014. The deadline for submission is February 10, 2014. There are a limited number of fields and facilities so all interested parties are advised to apply early. Contact the recreation office at 610-353-2326 for complete details.

Discount Movie Tickets:

Need a great gift idea? Marple Newtown Recreation is now selling discount movie tickets. They are valid at all Regal, Edwards, and United Artist Theaters nationwide. These tickets do not carry an expiration date and can be purchased in the recreation office (Room 124) of the Gauntlett Community Center. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm. Once purchased, tickets are non-refundable. Call 610-353-2326 for further details.

Discount Ski Lift Tickets:

Marple Newtown Recreation is currently selling discounted ski lift tickets to some of the most popular resorts in the Pocono region. They include Blue Mountain, Big Boulder, Jack Frost, Elk Mountain, Bear Creek, Montage Mountain, Camelback, and Shawnee Mountain. The tickets are valid for the entire 2013/2014 ski season and can be purchased in the recreation office for the Gauntlett Community Center. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm. Once purchased, tickets are non-refundable. Please call the office (610-353-2326) to confirm ticket availability.

MN Recreation Bus:

The Marple Newtown Recreation bus is now available for evening and weekend group excursions. Please contact the recreation office for fees and additional information.

To advertise Call 610-353-2326 for rates and information.



For The Kids!!!

Party & Play - Game Room/Sports Parties for Children in Grades 6 - 12: 

Marple Newtown Recreation will open its game room and gym in the Gauntlett Community Center throughout the school year to accommodate children's birthday parties, team parties and special events. Game room includes ping-pong table and air hockey table. Gym can be set up for basketball, volleyball or nerf soccer. Refreshment room is also available. Please call 610-353-2326 for pricing packages, scheduling, and further information.