Since March 2011, the Lansdowne-Yeadon Elm Street Program has served a diverse suburban neighborhood with a celebrated heritage. Our community lies in the Boroughs of Lansdowne and Yeadon and boasts Victorian mansions, contemporary homes, rowhouses, and historic apartment buildings as well as three neighborhood parks and lush street trees. Just over the rail bridge are the cultural attractions and businesses of downtown Lansdowne. A pleasant train or bike ride away is the city of Philadelphia.

Ribbon Cutting for Park Entrance

July 24th, 2014

Lansdowne Borough Council and the Union Gardens Elm Street Program held a ribbon-cutting on Saturday, July 19 to celebrate the completion of the new park entrance/orchard at 129 Fairview Avenue. The new park entrance is made possible through the combined support of the Lansdowne Economic Development Corp. (LEDC), the Borough of Lansdowne, and a grant from PECO. The ribbon-cutting took place at 4:00 pm during a block party in Interboro Park sponsored by the Union Gardens Elm Street Program. Read More

Block Party

July 24th, 2014

More than 175 residents enjoyed the good weather, good food, and great friends at the Union Gardens Block Party on Saturday, July 19 at Interboro Park. Activities included an arts & crafts table, face painting, and chess club. There were several contests including a 3-legged race, water balloon toss, egg carrying, wheel barrel race, hula hoop contest, and a 3-on-3 basketball contest. Read More

Historic Tour

July 24th, 2014

From July 16 thorugh July 20, hundreds of historic preservation experts and aficionados from all over the country converged on the City of Philadelphia for Forum 2014: A Statewide Conference on Heritage Byways to the Past. As part of the conference, 25 attendees took an historic bus and walking tour of our Union Gardens Elm Street neighborhood. Read More

Summer Music Classes for Teens with Minas

June 9th, 2014

The Union Gardens Elm Street program announces that applications are now being accepted for Summer Music Classes for teens with Minas. Learn Brazilian music this summer and then perform a show in August.
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Goals and Volunteer Opportunities 2014

April 8th, 2014

The Neighborhood Advisory Committee (NAC) has established our goals for 2014. We are looking for volunteers to help with these. If you are interested in being involved in one or more of the goals listed below, please contact Deborah Brodeur at ElmStreet@LansdowneYeadon.org or call 610-745-4063. Read More

Beyond The Lens: A Huge Success!

We recently finished a wonderful program called Beyond the Lens. Our Union Gardens Elm Street Program partnered with Owen Biddle Photo School, the Lansdowne Public Library, and Julio Corcino, an employee at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, who had the dream of launching a photography project for Philadelphia Middle School and High School students. Read More

Help for Seniors

Aging At Home – A Community Network is a new program for older adults (60 years of age and older) who live in the William Penn School District communities of Aldan, Colwyn, Darby, East Lansdowne, Lansdowne, and Yeadon. The purpose of the program is to offer services to seniors who wish to remain in their own homes. Some of the programs/activities/services include computer classes, exercise programs, chore services, delivery of hot lunches, money management and assistance with paying bills, and transportation to appointments and for errands. Read More

Design Guidelines

The Union Gardens neighborhood is full of interesting and architecturally significant homes. In order to help maintain that significance, we have prepared a booklet of Design Guidelines with tips and pointers (do’s and don’ts) for renovating your historic Union Gardens home. There’s even a section for building compatible new construction. By being more mindful of the visual, architectural cues and features of our older neighborhoods, we gain a richer experience of the aesthetics of our built environment. We are all caretakers of our heritage, and the first step is becoming aware of what we have. Read More