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UPDATED April 15, 2021

As we maneuver through this new normal, we can expect some speedbumps along the way. Safety, after all, is the guiding force behind all changes to the original plans.  

With that in mind, we have been given the "go ahead" to start planning events for 2021 that come after August 1st, 2021. 

Here are the events, that for now, are on for 2021: 

***NEW DATE *** 38th Annual Turks Head Music Festival - September 19, 2021 (rain date September 26, 2021) at   Everhart Park 

Touch A Truck Day - Aug. 8, 2021 at Chester County Government Services Complex on Westtown Road. Please reach out to West Chester Parks and Recreation if you have a vehicle you'd be interested in bringing out to this event. Email parksandrecreation@west-chester.com 

***CANCELED*** 41st  Annual Chester County Restaurant Festival  This event will not take place in 2021. 

***NEW INFO*** Annual West Chester Halloween Parade - Oct. 27, 2021 (rain date Oct. 28) in downtown West Chester. The parade is CANCELED for 2021. We will be organizing a "Trunk-n-Treat" style event to take its place. (Similar to what we organized in 2020.) Stayed tuned for details. 

Applications for these events will be posted on this site (under "Applications & Forms" on the left hand side of this page or see below

Vendors, (Crafter, Non-Crafters, Non-profits, Food/Specialty Food Vendors) you 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...

As of Wednesday Feb. 10th you will be able to register an account  for your family, business, organization, or as an individual so when we are fully up and running, all you need to do is add items to your cart/account and check out. 


Be well, be safe, and we’ll see all of our friends again soon.

 

Director of Parks and Recreation

Keith A. Kurowski

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

All parks facilities are open, per Chester County’s being in the “Green 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: https://www.usta.com/en/home/usta-covid-19-updates.html

Trails

Remain open at all parks.

Playgrounds / Swing Sets 

Are OPEN at all park locations.

Park & Pavilion Rentals

Park reservation are ongoing as Covid19 restrictions continue to be less restrictive. You can request a reservation here . (You must sign up for account first, then ask to resreve a facility) Once your request is approved by the Parks and Recreation Dept., you will receive an email to make payment. Once payment is received, your park rental will be set. 

Park Bathrooms

Remain closed until further notice.

Basketball Courts

Are OPEN at all park locations.

Athletic fields for organized sports and leagues

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

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.