8.0 out of 10

Burholme Park

40.0688129430982 -75.0925203806146
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Medical Facilities
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Transport
Not great for
  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Pest Free
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Burholme Park, hear those birds sing"

A lot of people want to know what surrounds their house when they are about to buy and so upon reading this, know that you have picked (or maybe are about to pick) the perfect place if you have access to this park. It has baseball fields, soccer field and a giant hill that everyone loves to sled on when the snow comes down. The trees around are beautiful especially in the fall when they change color. Every year for the past twelve years, my family has gone down to the this park to take a family picture against the beautiful backdrop of such nice scenery. It's a great place to picnics. It has those large canopy tables and dining areas if you want to throw a party and I've had many a picnic and frisbee throwing game there. A lot of people bring their dogs which is nice because you get to meet new people and have something in common. Even if you are dog-less, most people you find there are pretty friendly and will talk with you if you approach them. As a park, it's definitely a great place for fitness with a lot of area to cover if you have the energy. There are sometimes even groups of joggers keeping each other company as they go for a morning run together.
Pros
  • Park events
  • Great for everyone
  • Nature!
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Sometimes peopel die and leave you a park"

Burholme Park isn’t really a neighborhood in as much as it is, well, a park. The park along with the Robert W. Ryerss Museum and Library were gifts to the city by a descendent of the Ryerss family. Robert Ryerss and his wife were prominent philanthropists and animal rights activists. Robert is credited as playing a large role in the creation of Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals.

The heavily wooded park is located in the neighborhood of Fox Chase; it contains three baseball diamonds, three football fields and a soccer field, which are a big draw for sports organizations. There is also a mini golf/driving range at the park.

Burholme Park is also kid friend as it has a playground for children and is a popular site for sledding in the winter months because of the large hill the park is located on.

For history buffs the museum and library that were also donated by the Ryerss family contains several generations of artifacts from the family’s travels. The museum has an extensive Asian artifact collection. In the library you will find over 11,000 books that were all part of Robert Ryerss personal collection.
Burholme Park as a whole is an excellent place to visit as there is something for everyone.
Pros
  • Nature!
  • Great for everyone
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish

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