Fischer's Park to host Holiday Lights...

Fischer's Park to host Holiday Lights Festival

There are 11 comments on the The Reporter story from Dec 3, 2008, titled Fischer's Park to host Holiday Lights Festival. In it, The Reporter reports that:

Area residents will be able to enjoy night lights in Towamencin's Fischer's Park this month, as officials are getting ready to host the first Holiday Lights Festival.

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D Harrington

Naples, FL

#1 Apr 18, 2009
Anybody have any info on the park when it was Fischers Pool during the 50's
Deb

Harleysville, PA

#2 Jul 18, 2009
Yes I loved it when it was a pool!!! Use to go there every summer as a kid!!! Very littl photos Ive found on it so far.
D Harrington

Naples, FL

#3 Jul 25, 2009
Deb wrote:
Yes I loved it when it was a pool!!! Use to go there every summer as a kid!!! Very littl photos Ive found on it so far.
Did you stay in the cabins,or did you go as a daily visitor?
Dee

Harleysville, PA

#4 Aug 8, 2009
Member there. Many days we spent there lounging by that pool with the old slide!! I only wish I had photos.. I found one online but someone has to have more photos of that place..
David Harrington

Naples, FL

#5 Aug 10, 2009
Dee wrote:
Member there. Many days we spent there lounging by that pool with the old slide!! I only wish I had photos.. I found one online but someone has to have more photos of that place..
My family had a cabin there for many years. I believe i stayed there every summer from the time i was four till maybe fourteen. Great get-a-way from the "big" city (Phila).
Lost contact with the group of friends i hung around with - i only knew a few local kids, primarily from the swim team. A couple on names come to mind, Bob and tim Dibble (i think their dad owned a local farm) Billy McFarland (dad owned a local bike shop in Ambler) Barbara McGonigle...that's about it.
If i find some old pix I'll let you know, and send them along.
David
Diane

Harleysville, PA

#6 Aug 10, 2009
My cousins were on the swim team Denny Mann. I think Mr Hurst was a swim coach then?? Not sure! Have you seen the park recently?? Ill have to take some photos of it now.. Not the same but still a nice park.. At least they did not build houses there!!!
David Harrington

Naples, FL

#7 Aug 10, 2009
Diane wrote:
My cousins were on the swim team Denny Mann. I think Mr Hurst was a swim coach then?? Not sure! Have you seen the park recently?? Ill have to take some photos of it now.. Not the same but still a nice park.. At least they did not build houses there!!!
When i was there (during the 50's), the swim coach was Tom Dolan and his wife, Marge. They lived in the first cottage to the right as you drove onto the property. I did see the park a few years ago, its great that they turned the area into a public park...could've been much, much worse.
I live in FLA so it's unlikely i'll ever get back. I'll just live with the pleasant memories of my youth.
MACK

Lansdale, PA

#8 Aug 28, 2009
David Harrington wrote:
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When i was there (during the 50's), the swim coach was Tom Dolan and his wife, Marge. They lived in the first cottage to the right as you drove onto the property. I did see the park a few years ago, its great that they turned the area into a public park...could've been much, much worse.
I live in FLA so it's unlikely i'll ever get back. I'll just live with the pleasant memories of my youth.
I've lived around the corner from the park since 1981. I went there a few times as a visitor and looked forward to joining after I had kids, but it closed down before I got the chance. We use the park a lot and it's great having it here, even without the pools. There was just a photo in the local paper, in a special memories section. It showed one of the pools after it was closed (1988) down. If you are interested in other past activities in the area, go to thereporteronline.com and put in Remember When Special Section. It takes you to a few videos, the R & S diner, the speedway and the Menlo Park carousel. The printed edition talked a little about Fischer's Pool, Edgewood (White's Road Park) and West Point Park, some old diner hang outs, etc. The only one I remember from when I was a kid, going for a ride with my great aunt and uncle, was Curly Top for ice cream. I also went to West Point Park in the early '80's when we moved to the area. Reading the Remember When insert was interesting to see the then and the now. So much has changed, yet some things are still around.
REDS phila pa

Philadelphia, PA

#9 May 24, 2012
I was trying to find a nice place to take the family this summer,and thought back to when i was a kid and we stayed for several summers at Fischers pool,this being in the 70's and early 80's. We always had a great time whether we went to the pavilions for a day to cook out and swim while the uncles and fathers played horseshoes out on the field,then some softball and of course more swimming. then we sometimes stayed down in the back in the cottages,which had the tennis courts and it's own seperate pool. those little cottages were so cool they always stick in my mind.does anyone know what it's likee there now? is it still a good place for the family,and can you still stay there? anyone with any info would be greatly appreciated. m.a.s4627@comcast.net thanx
ITB

Lansdale, PA

#10 May 25, 2012
REDS phila pa wrote:
I was trying to find a nice place to take the family this summer,and thought back to when i was a kid and we stayed for several summers at Fischers pool,this being in the 70's and early 80's. We always had a great time whether we went to the pavilions for a day to cook out and swim while the uncles and fathers played horseshoes out on the field,then some softball and of course more swimming. then we sometimes stayed down in the back in the cottages,which had the tennis courts and it's own seperate pool. those little cottages were so cool they always stick in my mind.does anyone know what it's likee there now? is it still a good place for the family,and can you still stay there? anyone with any info would be greatly appreciated. m.a.s4627@comcast.net thanx
It is still a nice place, but it's just a park, not what you remember. The pools are gone, as are the cottages. There is a walking trail, baseball field, pavilions, playgrounds... but, not a place to stay over anymore.
Stephen Young

Merchantville, NJ

#11 Jan 1, 2013
D Harrington wrote:
Anybody have any info on the park when it was Fischers Pool during the 50's
Facebook has a group called Fischers pool towamencin. There are a bunch of photos there with more to come. We had a cottage there for three weeks every July starting in the late fifties for 19 years. it was a great place to be as a kid. Cottage 20 was great.

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