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PROS Plan Steering Committee
The Borough of West Chester is seeking up to 5 Borough of West Chester residents to serve on our Steering Committee for the Parks, Recreation, & Open Space Plan. In collaboration with Borough staff and elected officials, the Steering Committee will study issues, advise on subjects, review, and comment on materials, make recommendations, and provide ideas and feedback. Typical subjects may include, but are not limited to, plan goals, public use and outreach, recreation programming, operations, finance, parkland planning, natural resources, acquisition, partnerships, policy, and plan implementation, There is a substantial time commitment in being a member of the Steering Committee. Steering Committee members will be asked to attend as many meetings as needed throughout the plan process until the plan is approved by Borough Council (estimated time Fall 2024).
If you are interested, please complete our questionnaire.
Annual Easter Egg Hunt-
Saturday, March 23rd @ Everhart Park 10 AM
41st Annual Turks Head Music Festival-
Sunday, June 2nd @ Everhart Park 12 PM to 7 PM Rain Date- Sunday, June 9th
43rd Annual Chester County Restaurant Festival-
Sunday, September 15th @ Downtown West Chester 12 PM to 5:30 PM Rain Date- Sunday, September 22nd
Night Out Against Crime/ touch a truck day-
Tuesday, August 6th @ WC Henderson High School Campus 6 PM- 8 PM
Movies in the park
May 17th @ Marshall Square Park Showtimes @ Dusk
August 23rd @ Barclay Park @ Dusk
Concerts in the parks
May 23rd @ Hoopes Park
June 20th @ Everhart Park
Wednesday, October 23rd @ Downtown West Chester 7 PM Rain Date- Thursday, October 24th
Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, December 7th @ Chester County History Center 9:00AM to 11:00AM
Santa at the square
Saturday, December 7th @ Marshall Square Park 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
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.