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SOLD OUT - Everhart Park and Hoopes Park  Summer Camp Program 

Everhart Park and Hoopes Park Summer Camp Programs have sold out. We are still accepting registrations for Camp B.I.G 

Event Applications 

Applications for all major events are available.  Applications can be found under our Applications and Forms Tab 

Easter Egg Hunt 

Join us for our annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 8th. The hunt is located at Everhart park located on the 500 Block of West Union Street.  The fun kicks off at 10AM Sharp! The hunt features two different age groups: one for children 2 to 5 years of age and another for children 6 to 9 years of age. There will be more than 5,000 eggs filled with candy and toys as well as raffle tickets for a chance to win a gold coin or lollipop. 

Lunch with the Easter Bunny

Join us on Saturday, April 8th for lunch with the Easter Bunny at Arianna’s Gourmet Café, located at 323 E. Gay St. Arianna’s will offer a great buffet lunch including salad, sandwiches, hot dogs, chicken fingers and many other children and adult selections. Enjoy a tasty lunch as the Easter Bunny visits. Seating is limited, so please pre-register with West Chester Parks and Recreation. Cost is $12 per person.

Bus Trips 

Check out our 2017 bus trips under our Bus Trips Tab.  We will be visiting Washington DC Cherry Blossom Festival, New York City, The Finger Lakes Wine Region, American Girl.  Check back often as we will be adding new trips often.

Discounted Ski Tickets

Ticket sales are available Monday thru Friday 7:45AM to 4:45PM
We accept Cash, Check, and Credit.  Please call for availability.  Check out our Ski Ticket tab for a full list of tickets.

Winter Spring Activity Guide 

View our Winter Spring Activity Guide to find a full listing of upcoming events, summer camps, bus trips, children and adult programs, classes and activities, Lunch with the Easter Bunny and much more!  

Turks Head Music Festival Bands Wanted 

Bands Wanted!  Submit your press packets today! Press packets should include band history, venues played at, CD, digital download, or a link for our selection committee to listen to your tunes.  Packets should also include a contact name, phone number, email address, and address.  Deadline for press packets is Friday, February 24th.  Packets can be emailed to or mailed to; 

Turks Head Music Committee 
401 East Gay Street 
West Chester PA 19380

Summer Camp Counselors Wanted 

We are now accepting applications for all summer camp counselor positions, including Jr. Counselors, Sr. Counselors, Head Counselors, and Art Counselors. We pay you to have fun!  Click here to download an employment application.  Please note Jr. Counselors must be 16 years or older.  

Summer Camp Applications 

Applications for enrollment in our summer camp program will be available in late January. Applications will be available for pick up at the Parks and Recreation office.  
  • Camp Registration Starts February 3, 2017
  • Camp registration deadline is FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2017
  • We are only accepting 75 campers per location. Camp spaces will fill up before the deadline. We advise you to sign up as soon as possible to ensure your child will get into camp.

Summer Intern 

The West Chester Parks and Recreation Department is seeking candidates for a Park and Recreation Intern. This is a great opportunity to gain practical experience in programming, event planning and executing, and summer camp development. To read the full job description and how to apply click here.  Application deadline February 24.   


Be part of our community events as an event sponsor!  For over 30 years, the West Chester Parks and Recreation Department has provided the community with a variety of event and activities.  With the help of sponsorship we are able to provide entertainment, games, activities, and new event offerings.  If your organization is interested in joining us as an event sponsor click here to read full details on how you can become involved.    
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