Parks & Recreation
Park Updates Marshall Square Park playground is currently being replaced. The new playground is scheduled to be reopened sometime in the near future. Please check back for more details.
View our Fall Activity to find out about our upcoming events, bus trips, children and adult programs, classes and activities, Breakfast with Santa and much more!
Fall Activity Guide
Fall Programs and ActivitiesCheck out our fall Programs and Activities. This fall we have many great programs including a great selection of art programs and many more fun and creative programs for adults and children.
Halloween ParadeThe Halloween Parade is scheduled for Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 7:00PM.
Rain Date - Thursday, October 27
Starting Point - On Market Street Between Church and Darlington Streets
Marching Band Performances by - West Chester East, Henderson and Rustin High Schools and West Chester University
Cheerleading Performances by - Bishop Shanahan, West Chester East, Henderson and Rustin High Schools
Dance Team Performances by - West Chester East, Henderson and Rustin High Schools
Groups and floats are welcome, but must be registered with the West Chester Parks and Recreation Department before October 6th
Registration Forms are available on our website at
Trick or Treat will be held in the Borough of West Chester on October 31st from 6PM to 8PM
Trick or Treat
Trick or Treat Safety Tips
- Young children should always go trick-or-treating with an adult
- Never trick-or-treat alone. Have at least 2 buddies go with you
- Plan your entire route and make sure your family knows what it is
- Make sure that you are wearing a flame retardant costume
- Wear brightly colored clothing
- Wait until you get home and your parents check your candy before you eat it
- Be very cautious of strangers
- Accept treats only in the doorway. Never go inside a house
- Be sure and say thank you for your treats
- Don't play near lit jack-o-lanterns
- Visit only houses where the lights are on
- Walk, Do not run
- Walk on sidewalks and driveways
- Cross the street at the corner or in a crosswalk
- Take a cellular phone with you if possible
- Wear a watch
- Carry a flashlight
- Make this and every Halloween a safe and happy one!
Date: Friday, December 2
Soup and Sandwich Parlor
Place: Knights of Columbus
116 West Market St
Serving assorted hot and cold sandwiches, soups, snacks and desserts at family prices. Entertainment will be provided. Stop in before and during the Christmas Parade!
Date: Saturday, December 3
Breakfast with Santa
Time: 8:30AM and 10:00AM Seating’s
Place: Chester County Historical Society
225 N High St
Enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast with Santa! Children get to sit with Santa, share their Christmas lists, and of course, take photos. Must pre-register. Limited 75 people per seating
Please Note: Booster seats and high chairs are not provided
West Chester Parks and Recreation is currently planning another entertaining summer festival season, filled with music, food, art, and much more. Sponsors help make each festival something special. Proceeds will go towards entertainment, games, activities, and any new event offerings. Sponsorship levels can be event specific and we are more than happy to accommodate your request. Check out our Sponsorship Packet to view the perks of being a sponsor and different sponsorship levels.
Bus Trips Join us for one of our many fall bus trips in 2016. We will be visiting New York City, Radio City Music Hall, The Finger Lakes. Visit our bus trip tab for full itineraries and pricing.
West Chester Parks
There are 12 parks located in the Borough of West Chester. To learn more about the amenities, playgrounds, and history of each park, view the park facilities.
Teams and/or individuals interested in participating in the West Chester Volleyball Program should email Joel Urbine, the West Chester Volleyball Director.