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Sumer Camp 2020 Cancelled

After much discussion and deliberation; due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the stringent protocols set forth by CDC for Day Camps, the Parks and Recreation Dept. along with the Charles A. Melton Arts and Education Center have decided to cancel our joint summer camp for 2020. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. We cannot, in good faith, ensure the health and well being of the children and staff during these difficult times.

Any family that has made a deposit will receive a full refund in the very near future.

Bands that have applied for the Turks Head Music Festival on June 7th.

The festival has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Date is TBD. Currently we are looking at late Aug. 2020.

Please check back for details, we will post them as they become available.

We will be reaching out to the chosen acts in the near future.

Special Event Applications are not being accepted until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will update this information as it becomes available. Thank you.

Borough of West Chester Parks Facilities Reopening Plan

Effective June 5, 2020, the following parks facilities will be reopened, per Chester County’s move to the “Yellow Phase” of the COVID-19 reopening plan as per the PA DOH.  Masks or face coverings are strongly recommended.  Please practice 6’ social distancing at all times.

Tennis Courts

Singles only play; gates will remain open; follow United States Tennis Association COVID-19 guidelines found here:


Remain open at all parks.

Playgrounds / Swing Sets 

Remain closed. All park locations.


Occupancy limited to 25 people per pavilion at all parks.  No reservations or permits will be issued until further notice.  First-come, first-served.  Pavilions and picnic tables will not be disinfected.

The following facilities will remain closed until further notice:

Park Bathrooms

Basketball Courts

Athletic fields for organized sports and leagues

Welcome to West Chester Parks and Recreation. With diverse programs, multiple events, and various parks we strive to make West Chester a healthy, fun community.