Parks & Recreation
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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.
Special Events Applications
Annual West Chester Halloween Parade -
Wednesday, October 25th @ Downtown West Chester 7 PM Rain Date- Thursday, October 26th
Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, December 2nd @ Chester County History Center 9:00AM to 11:00AM
Santa at the square
Saturday, December 2nd @ Marshall Square Park 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Annual Easter Egg Hunt-
Saturday, April 1st @ Everhart Park 10 AM
40th Annual Turks Head Music Festival-
Sunday, June 4th @ Everhart Park 12 PM to 7 PM Rain Date- Sunday, June 11th
42nd Annual Chester County Restaurant Festival-
Sunday, September 17th @ Downtown West Chester 12 PM to 5:30 PM Rain Date- Sunday, September 24th
Night Out Against Crime/ touch a truck day-
Tuesday, August 1st @ WC Henderson High School Campus 6 PM- 8 PM
Movies in the park
May 19th @ Marshall Square Park Showtimes @ Dusk August 11th @ Bayard Rustin Park: Shrek
Concerts in the parks
May 25th @ Fugget Park 6:30 PM : Will Snooze Trio June 22nd @ Hoopes Park : Offline July 20th @ Everhart Park : Venom Blues August 4th @ John O. Green Park : Jive Jump & Wail
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 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.
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
Groups or Organized events more than 25 people using a park must have a park reservation.
Borough Resident: $25
Non Borough Resident: $25
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.