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A Family Guide to the Township of Delran: Schools, Parks and More

Delran, located in the southern part of New Jersey, is a community-minded township with a population of nearly 17,000. Named after its location-the meeting place of the Delaware River and the Rancocas Creek-Delran has much to offer families. Pack a picnic dinner and grab your sporting and fishing gear out of storage for an afternoon of family fun.

Schools

The Delran Township School District, Home of the Bears, consists of:

One Delran High School parent says on the GreatSchools website, "Wonderful teachers and staff. Many opportunities to get involved including sports, after school help and fun groups."

Delran also has private school options, including:

After-School Activities

What can you do in Delran after the final school bell rings? Consider the following:

If your child is the sporty type, enroll him or her in a team sport. The Delran Athletic Association offers fall baseball, fall softball, football, soccer, cheerleading and field hockey, and the Delran Soccer Club offers both summer and fall teams for boys and girls.

An Afternoon at the Park

Pack a picnic dinner, pick up the sporting equipment from storage, and hit one of these Delran parks with a wide range of different amenities (Visit the Township of Delran website for a complete listing of parks.):

  • Ken Johnston Park (also known as Summerhill/Grande) - This park has a football field, little league baseball diamond, basketball courts and a roller hockey rink.

  • Notre Dame Park - Enjoy the softball field, small baseball diamond, large baseball diamond, batting cages and tot lot.

  • Tenby Chase Playground -- Provides approximately 10 acres of open wooded space.

In the summer of 2012, the township of Delran broke ground on a state-of-the-art recreation building-the Delran Recreation Complex. "The complex will feature four ball diamonds, a multipurpose turf field, accessible playground, concession stand, restrooms, walking and hiking trails and eventually a community garden. All told, officials estimate the park will cost about $4.5 million."

Storing Kids Stuff at Home

As any parent knows well, having kids means having lots of stuff, especially if they're involved in extracurricular activities. What are the best ways to store these items in your home?

  • Use open baskets that make it easy to toss stuff in and take it out.
  • Cubbies are ideal for storing shoes, hats, scarves and smaller sporting equipment.
  • Place hooks in the mudroom or entryway to quickly hang jackets, coats and sweatshirts.

Brian Kramer of Better Homes and Gardens suggests you can also, "include one washable canvas bin or plastic basket to collect soggy pool supplies, used rain gear and messy sandbox toys."

Put Kids Stuff in Storage

When a thing's usefulness has come and gone, but you're not quite ready to part with it, or you intend to save it for your next child, declutter your home or garage by putting it in storage. Consider moving these items into a storage unit to free up space:

  • That special crib, changing table or dresser
  • Gate barriers
  • Strollers
  • Tricycles/bicycles
  • Large toys like swings, activity centers and play kitchens
  • Toys

A post on Essortment.com suggests rotating toys to keep kids engaged. "Take a half or a third of them to a storage area and then switch with the remaining items after three or four months."

If you are saving baby clothes or bedding for your next baby or for your child when he or she grows up, store these priceless items in a climate-controlled storage unit that will keep them safe and sound. Find a storage unit near you by using this search tool.

With its great schools and plethora of outdoor and athletic opportunities, Delran, New Jersey, is a great place to raise a family. Look online for cheap storage in Delran to hold your extra items and make your life easier. This will allow you to put away sporting equipment, toys and kids furniture, thereby freeing up space at home.

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Located 79 miles from New York City and only 14.5 miles from Philadelphia, Delran, New Jersey, is an ideal town for those looking for an alternative to big-city living. With a population of just under 17,000 (as of the 2010 census) Delran is known for its beautiful hiking trails, rich history and varied cultural events. For those who choose apartment living in Delran, the township offers a number of complexes to choose from, many of which are conveniently located near a storage facility for stashing extra belongings.