Parks & Recreation

WELCOME TO WEST CHESTER PARKS AND RECREATION. WITH DIVERSE PROGRAMS, Interactive EVENTS, AND Multiple PARKS WE STRIVE TO MAKE WEST CHESTER A HEALTHY, FUN COMMUNITY.


Camp and Summer Program Registration

Park Rentals 

Parade Sign Ups 

Special Events Applications

BUS TRIPS 





PROS Plan Steering Committee

The Borough of West Chester is seeking up to 5 Borough of West Chester residents to serve on our Steering Committee for the Parks, Recreation, & Open Space Plan. In collaboration with Borough staff and elected officials, the Steering Committee will study issues, advise on subjects, review, and comment on materials, make recommendations, and provide ideas and feedback. Typical subjects may include, but are not limited to, plan goals, public use and outreach, recreation programming, operations, finance, parkland planning, natural resources, acquisition, partnerships, policy, and plan implementation, There is a substantial time commitment in being a member of the Steering Committee. Steering Committee members will be asked to attend as many meetings as needed throughout the plan process until the plan is approved by Borough Council (estimated time Fall 2024).

If you are interested, please complete our questionnaire.

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2024 Events:

UPCOMING EVENTS


Annual Easter Egg Hunt- 

Saturday, March 23rd @ Everhart Park 10 AM

41st Annual Turks Head Music Festival-

Sunday, June 2nd  @ Everhart Park 12 PM to 7 PM                                                                                           Rain Date- Sunday, June 9th

43rd Annual Chester County Restaurant Festival- 

Sunday, September 15th @ Downtown West Chester 12 PM to 5:30 PM                                                     Rain Date- Sunday, September 22nd

Night Out Against Crime/ touch a truck day-

Tuesday, August 6th @ WC Henderson High School Campus 6 PM- 8 PM

Movies in the park

May  17th @ Marshall Square Park Showtimes @ Dusk                                                                               

August 23rd @ Barclay Park @ Dusk 

Concerts in the parks

May  23rd @ Hoopes Park

June 20th @ Everhart Park                                                                      

Halloween Parade

Wednesday, October 23rd @ Downtown West Chester 7 PM                                                                         Rain Date- Thursday, October 24th

Breakfast with Santa 

Saturday, December 7th  @ Chester County History Center 9:00AM to 11:00AM

Santa at the square

Saturday, December  7th @ Marshall Square Park 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM 

                                                                                  


Vendor Applications


Applications for vendors will be available via our online portal (see below) in February 2023.                                                                                               

Vendors can apply online with our NEW RECREATION SOFTWARE HERE:  http://westchesterpa.myrec.com/ 

(Click on the Create New Account link to open your account and gain easier access to program registration. Be sure to then add all the members of your household into the account. Don’t forget to enter your cell number with the carrier so we can text you with any last-minute changes. Your new household account will provide you with registrations history, financial history and much more. We look forward to enjoying this enhanced registration experience with you!)

We will be using this new software for ALL Parks and Recreation related events, activities, bus trips, classes, programs, etc...



Special Events

Special Event Applications can be found Here.

*Any group interested in hosting a special event or block party should contact the Parks and Recreation Department at least 60 days prior to submitting an APPLICATION. *

For more information on special events see the EVENTS PAGE.

  • Tennis Courts:

Open for "pick up play". League and/or tournaments need to register with the Parks and Recreation Dept. 

  • Trails Open at all parks

  • Playgrounds / Swing Sets Open at all parks 

  • Park & Pavilion Rentals

Park Reservations

Groups or Organized events more than 25 people using a park must have a park reservation.

Permit Costs 

M-F

Borough Resident: $25  

Non Borough Resident: $25

Weekends (Saturday/Sunday)

Borough Resident: $75 

Non Borough Resident: $125 

  • Park Bathrooms open Daily Spring to FALL)                                

    • April 15th - May 30th 8 AM to 8 PM
    • June 1st - August 31st 8 AM- 9 PM
    • September 1st - October 15th 8 AM to 8 PM
  • Basketball Courts Open at all Parks

  • Athletic fields for organized sports and leagues

Are OPEN for use by permit only. Contact the Parks and Rec Dept. for more info.