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The Upper Merion Park and Recreation Department is proud to have received the the following awards from the Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society (PRPS), the state association for recreation and park professionals.

2009    John H. "Jack" Snyder Community Service Award for Challenger Day

2013    Excellence in Publications Award for the Activity Guide

2013    Excellence in Programming Award (Environmental Education) for the Earth
            Day Festival

2014    Excellence in Parks and Recreation for SNAP Soccer

Meet the Upper Merion Parks and Recreation Team

The Parks and Recreation Office is located in the upper level of
The Upper Merion Community Center
431 W. Valley Forge Rd.
King of Prussia, PA 19406

Name Title Email Phone
Russell, Daniel Parks and Recreation Director Email 610-265-1071, ext. 2207
Chabala, GlennAnne Assistant Director Email 610-265-1071, ext. 2204
Vattimo, Gerri Marketing & Special Events Manager Email 610-265-1071, ext. 1229
Suryadevara, Sudha Recreation Superintendent Email 610-265-1071, ext. 2209
Melck, Heather Aquatics Manager Email 610-265-1071, ext. 2222
Rudzinski, Dennis Program Coordinator Email 610-265-1071, ext. 2210
Hoffman, Susan Program Coordinator Email 610-265-1071, ext. 2205
Andrien, Pat Front Desk Supervisor - Financial Email 610-265-1071, ext. 2104
Front Desk
 Front Desk Staff
Email 610-265-1071 ext. 2100, 2500
 Alvord, Gwen
Front Desk Supervisor - Customer Service
Email 610-265-1071, ext. 2154
Peterson, Martha Secretary Email 610-265-1071, ext. 2200
Testa, Gerry Maintenance Foreman Email 610-265-1071, ext. 225

Parks and Recreation Board



Tina Garzillo – Chairperson

Michael Trachtenberg – Vice Chairperson

Robert DeFelice – Secretary

Neil Sardinas

Mary Ann Ahearn

Deena Newman

Paul Salamy


Dan Russell – Staff Liaison

Carole Kenney – Board of Supervisors Liaison

Meetings: 2rd Tuesday Monthly at 7:30 pm Community Center Conference Room


Community Center Complex Advisory Board


Paul Kubler – Chairperson

Chris Levy – Vice Chairperson

Karen Huller – Secretary

Rob DeFelice

Evelyn Ankers

Sharon Davis

Glenn Anne Chabala – Staff Liaison

Greg Waks – Board of Supervisors Liaison 

Meetings: 3rd Tuesday Monthly at 7:30 pm Community Center Conference Room                              


The purpose of the Community Center Complex Advisory Board is to initiate, provide and recommend to the Board of Supervisors, from time to time, plans for the development, improvement, maintenance, equipping, operating, financing, budgeting needs, and regulating of the Township Community Center and Pool (“Community Center Complex”) and to be responsible for policy decisions relative to the Township Community Center Complex.