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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.
2023 Events Schedule
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
Annual West Chester Halloween Parade -
Wednesday, October 25th @ Downtown West Chester 7 PM Rain Date- Thursday, October 26th
Movies in the park
May 19th @ Marshall Square Park Showtimes @ Dusk August 11th @ Bayard Rustin Park *Movies TBD*
Concerts in the parks
May 25th @ Fugget Park 6:30 PM June 22nd @ Hoopes Park July 20th @ Everhart Park August 4th @ John O. Green Park *Bands TBD*
Santa at the square
Saturday, December 3rd @ 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...
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 can be found Here.
*Any group interested in hosting a special event or block party should contact the Parks and Recreation Department 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
Park reservations 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 reserve 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 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.