Parks & Recreation

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Its 2021 and things are slowly getting back to normal. We've missed our friends and are eager to see all of them again soon.  

With that in mind, we have been given the "go ahead" to start planning events for 2021 that come after July 1st. 

Here are the events, that for now, are on for 2021: 

38th Annual Turks Head Music Festival - July 18, 2021 (rain date July 25) at   Everhart Park

Touch A Truck Day - Aug. 8, 2021 at Chester County Government Services Complex on Westtown Road. 

41 Annual Chester County Restaurant Festival - Sept. 19, 2021 (rain date Sept. 25) in downtown West Chester.

Annual West Chester Halloween Parade - Oct. 27, 2021 (rain date Oct. 28) in downtown West Chester.

Applications for these events will be posted on this site (under "Applications & Forms" on the left hand side of this page. 

Vendors, (Crafter, Non-Crafters, Non-profits, Food/Specialty Food Vendors) you will also be able to apply online with our NEW  RECREATION SOFTWARE HERE:

(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...

As of Wednesday Feb. 10th you will be able to register an account  for your family, business, organization, or as an individual so when we are fully up and running, all you need to do is add items to your cart/account and check out. 

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

All parks facilities are open, per Chester County’s being in the “Green 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.