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Posted on: August 14, 2023

Ted Gacomis Senior Park now open!

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The Ted Gacomis Senior Park was officially opened on Saturday August 12th, with a special dedication ceremony.

The park has been several years in the making. It aims to provide a safe space for seniors to exercise, socialize and to have fun. This is the first park of its kind in the region  – specifically designed for seniors.

The park is dedicated to Ted Gacomis, who was our Township Engineer for more than thirty years.

Many hands were involved in making this park a reality. Special thanks to:

  • Doug Hanley – for having the vision.
  • Scott Greenly – for supporting the project through to completion.
  • Kristin Boldaz and the team at EB Walsh -  for final engineering, overseeing construction and supporting us to get a $175k grant from the Commonwealth Financing Authority.
  • The Rotary Club – for their generous $20k donation to our pavilion, providing that all important shade.
  • Berg Construction – who placed a generous bid for this work to play a part in honoring Ted’s legacy.
  • Kelsey Stanton & Ed Therakauf – for their landscape architecture design.
  • Uwchlan Township Parks Department – for faithfully watering the grass during the summer months and purchasing new maintenance equipment.
  • DASD Art Department and 2023 Downingtown East High School Graduate Julianna Upham - for her beautiful rendering of Ted for the sign at the park.  
  • Ellen Gacomis – for sharing Ted with us at the Township for so many years.
  • Bruce McKennay – for all your oversight and everything in between, big and small.

The park has bocce courts, pickleball, gaming tables, exercise equipment and a walkway. It is also fully wheelchair accessible.

We hope you enjoy the park and spend many days there with friends, family and other community members.

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