Parks & Recreation

Fall Cover

It is with a heavy heart that we are announcing that all West Chester Parks and Recreation events are canceled for the remainder of 2020.

Due to the recent increase/spike in cases of COVID-19 (in and around Chester County), and that many of our events draw thousands of attendees, we have to make this difficult decision.

The safety of our staff, the Borough Police, Public Works, the vendors, and our patrons is first and foremost with everything we do.

With your support, we fully anticipate coming back bigger and better than ever in 2021.

The following events are canceled for 2020:

The 38th Annual Turks Head Music Festival

Touch A Truck Day

The 41st Annual Chester County Restaurant Festival

The Annual West Chester Halloween Parade


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 are not being accepted until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will update this information as it becomes available. Thank you.

Borough of West Chester Parks Facilities Reopening Plan

Effective June 5, 2020, the following parks facilities will be reopened, per Chester County’s move to the “Yellow Phase” of the COVID-19 reopening plan as per the PA DOH.  Masks or face coverings are strongly recommended.  Please practice 6’ social distancing at all times.

Tennis Courts

Singles only play; gates will remain open; follow United States Tennis Association COVID-19 guidelines found here:


Remain open at all parks.

Playgrounds / Swing Sets 

Are OPEN at all park locations.


Occupancy limited to 25 people per pavilion at all parks.  No reservations or permits will be issued until further notice.  First-come, first-served.  Pavilions and picnic tables will not be disinfected.

Park Bathrooms

Remain closed until further notice.

Basketball Courts

Are OPEN at all park locations.

Athletic fields for organized sports and leagues

Are OPEN for use by permit only. Contact the Parks and Rec Dept. for more info.

Welcome to West Chester Parks and Recreation. With diverse programs, multiple events, and various parks we strive to make West Chester a healthy, fun community.