Parks & Recreation

Fall Cover

Park Updates 

Marshall Square Park playground is currently being replaced.  The new playground is scheduled to be reopened sometime in the near future.  Please check back for more details.   

Fall Activity Guide 

View our Fall Activity to find out about our upcoming events, bus trips, children and adult programs, classes and activities, Breakfast with Santa and much more!  

Fall Programs and Activities

Check out our fall Programs and Activities.  This fall we have many great programs including a great selection of art programs and many more fun and creative programs for adults and children. 

Halloween Parade 

The Halloween Parade is scheduled for Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 7:00PM. 
Rain Date - Thursday,  October 27

Starting Point - On Market Street Between Church and Darlington Streets

Marching Band Performances by - West Chester East, Henderson and Rustin High Schools and West Chester University

Cheerleading Performances by - Bishop Shanahan, West Chester East, Henderson and Rustin High Schools

Dance Team Performances by - West Chester East, Henderson and Rustin High Schools

Groups and floats are welcome, but must be registered with the West Chester Parks and Recreation Department before October 6th

Registration Forms are available on our website at

Trick or Treat 

Trick or Treat will be held in the Borough of West Chester on October 31st from 6PM to 8PM

Trick or Treat Safety Tips

- Young children should always go trick-or-treating with an adult
- Never trick-or-treat alone. Have at least 2 buddies go with you
- Plan your entire route and make sure your family knows what it is
- Make sure that you are wearing a flame retardant costume
- Wear brightly colored clothing 
- Wait until you get home and your parents check your candy before you eat it
- Be very cautious of strangers
- Accept treats only in the doorway. Never go inside a house
- Be sure and say thank you for your treats
- Don't play near lit jack-o-lanterns
- Visit only houses where the lights are on
- Walk, Do not run
- Walk on sidewalks and driveways
- Cross the street at the corner or in a crosswalk
- Take a cellular phone with you if possible
- Wear a watch
- Carry a flashlight
- Make this and every Halloween a safe and happy one!

Soup and Sandwich Parlor 

Date: Friday, December 2 
Place: Knights of Columbus 
          116 West Market St 
Serving assorted hot and cold sandwiches, soups, snacks and desserts at family prices.  Entertainment will be provided. Stop in before and during the Christmas Parade! 

Breakfast with Santa 

Date:  Saturday, December 3 
Time:   8:30AM and 10:00AM Seating’s
Cost:   $16.00
Place: Chester County Historical Society
          225 N High St
Enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast with Santa!  Children get to sit with Santa, share their Christmas lists, and of course, take photos.  Must pre-register.  Limited 75 people per seating 
Please Note: Booster seats and high chairs are not provided 

Registration Form

- Click Here 

Sponsorship Opportunities

West Chester Parks and Recreation is currently planning another entertaining summer festival season, filled with music, food, art, and much more.  Sponsors help make each festival something special.  Proceeds will go towards entertainment, games, activities, and any new event offerings. Sponsorship levels can be event specific and we are more than happy to accommodate your request.  Check out our Sponsorship Packet to view the perks of being a sponsor and different sponsorship levels.  

Bus Trips 

Join us for one of our many fall bus trips in 2016.  We will be visiting New York City, Radio City Music Hall, The Finger Lakes. Visit our bus trip tab for full itineraries and pricing.  

West Chester Parks

There are 12 parks located in the Borough of West Chester. To learn more about the amenities, playgrounds, and history of each park, view the park facilities.


Teams and/or individuals interested in participating in the West Chester Volleyball Program should email Joel Urbine, the West Chester Volleyball Director.

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