A Message from the Parks and Recreation Committee
The Malvern Borough Parks and Recreation Committee has been busy creating fun new virtual events to keep in step with the mandated changes due to the COVID19 pandemic. The safety of our community has always been our priority and we hope this newsletter finds you and your family safe and well. 

We thank you for your overwhelming participation in our events and your continued support! If you aren't already, follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see the latest events, updates, and videos, as well as stories and pictures from our neighbors. 

-Malvern Parks and Recreation Committee
Malvern Borough Community
Little Free Library

Little Free Library is back!!


Located in the heart of the Malvern Borough in Burke Park, our NEW LITTLE FREE LIBRARY is up! This community resource was installed by Public Works over the summer and is fully stocked with wonderful books for kiddos and adults!! 

We are now part of the world’s largest book sharing program!! 

This is a free book exchange. Enjoy a walk in our parks and grab a book at the same time!! 

Special thank you to Michelle Troha for initiating this project a few years back.
Go WilMa!
Go WilMa! is an exciting and entertaining summer outdoor adventure program that encourages children in the Willistown and Malvern region (no residency requirement) to explore the natural and historic treasures of our area through a series of scavenger hunts. It combines parks and recreation, health and wellness, reading, and lots of fresh air fun!

For the first time ever, we are going to continue the program this fall with new scavenger hunts through our local parks, including our very own Randolph Woods! Follow GoWilMa! on Facebook for registration news and summer prize details. 
Contact Mary Hundt, Parks and Rec Director of WIllistown Township, to request an invitation to sign up. Registration is limited. 

Events and Activities
Outdoor Partner Yoga Event

Join us for a NEW FREE Outdoor Partner Yoga event this Saturday, September 19 at 4:30 pm!

To build on the success of our Summer Yoga Series, we are hosting an Outdoor Partner Yoga in Burke Park with yoga instructor Linda DiValerio. You must have at least one partner and families are welcome. For everyone's safety, space is limited.

To register, email Linda at ldivalerio@gmail.com or send us a Facebook message.

Please bring your own mat and mask.

See you there! 
Yoga Series!
Adult Yoga in the Park
Malvern Parks and Rec Committee is excited to announce the continuation of our adult yoga series taught by the wonderful professional yoga teacher Linda DiValerio. Join Linda at Malvern Borough's Burke Park Gazebo every Wednesday morning from 6:00am to 6:55am for an all levels of Hatha yoga class. This class will be held outside, weather dependent, until the end of October. Please check our Facebook page for any updates regarding cancelled classes. This class is limited to 15 participants. Register through our Facebook Messenger or email Linda at ldivalerio@gmail.com. Please bring your own mat. Masks are required when you arrive.
For those who prefer to do yoga from the comfort of your own home, there are adult yoga classes saved on our Facebook page for you to join and enjoy. Namaste.
Children's Yoga with Linda
This summer on #WellnessWednesdays, we also offered a new online children's yoga to our younger residents. We received excellent feedback from our participants!! The program was a 100% virtual FACEBOOK LIVE event and the videos are saved on our Facebook page, so you can continue to watch and join the yoga classes. Please let us know if you would like to see more children's fitness classes this year.

Malvern Rocks! Hunt
This summer we saw your creativity as we found painted kindness rocks around the Borough to lift all of our spirits as part of our Malvern Rocks Hunt. If you haven't had a chance to paint and hide your own rock, please visit Randolph Woods soon to take a rock from the rock pile at the entrance. Then paint, hide, and find rocks to share kindness with our neighbors!! Visit our Facebook page to see Committee Member Erin Sheffield and her children share their painted rocks and to watch a painting tutorial from beloved Malvern resident Emma, who displays her beautiful kindness rock garden on Monument Avenue! #MalvernRocks

Nature Mandalas
Here is Amy from the Parks and Rec Committee along with her kids showing us their beautiful Nature Mandala they made in their front yard using some of the rocks they found around Malvern. How cool! Thanks Amy for sharing this with us!
The Nature Mandala Project is a way to honor the seasons changing and how everything in nature is connected. See the link below for an article with some tips for creating your own mandala with materials such as leaves, sticks, rocks, and flowers you find while you are out enjoying the parks this fall.

Visit our Facebook page to see the Mandala our Committee Member Amy DiElsi and her children made this summer. If you make your own mandala, we would love for you to share a picture with us on our Facebook page.

Healthy Snacks Video
To help our kids have healthy snack ideas while virtual learning at home, we invite you to our Facebook page to watch Committee Member Angela Lewis and her helper Kendra share fun and easy healthy snack Ideas for the family!

Online Children's Scavenger Hunt
This summer, our Committee Members Helise Bichefsky and Angela Lewis hosted two fun scavenger hunts for household items! Thanks to all who participated in the Facebook Live hunts! If you didn't have a chance to join, you can still participate by watching the saved videos on our Facebook page. Have fun hunting!

Committee Opening
Volunteer with us!
There is currently one (1) vacancy on the Parks and Recreation Committee. This position carries a five (5) year term. The individual appointed will complete term that expires on January 1, 2023.

Curious about what we do?
Or what it means to be a member of this awesome committee??
Reach out to us via email or social media.

Malvern Borough residents who are interested in serving the Community on these committees may apply by sending a letter of interest and resume to the Borough Manager at:

Borough of Malvern
1 E. First Avenue, Suite 3
Malvern, Pa. 19355
Voice: 610–644–2602
Fax: 610–644–4504
E-mail: malvern@malvern.org
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-Malvern Parks and Recreation Committee