Parks & Recreation

Fall Cover

Park Updates 

John O Green Park Phase 1 is open!  Take a break from the heat and enjoy the water features.  Have fun!  

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. 

The Chester County Restaurant Festival 
The Chester County Restaurant Festival is on as scheduled. We hope to see everyone tomorrow the 18th from 12PM to 5:30PM.
PS.... Don't forget to bring your appetite!

The Chester County Restaurant Festival grounds include Gay street from Matlack Street to Darlington Street – Market Street from Darlington to High St

More than 65 restaurants, caterers and food vendors are participating, with nearly 110 arts & crafts vendors and information booths, three stage areas for live music and the “Church Street Café,” where patrons can sit and relax with a pint of refreshing brew.

Parking in all Borough of West Chester garages is $5.00 for all day

NO PETS ALLOWED IN EVENT GROUNDS. We love them too, but please, leave your pets at home for this food-related event. Anyone accompanied by a pet will be asked to leave

Chester County Restaurant Festival Food Vendor Applications 

Restaurant and specialty food applications are now available for the Chester County Restaurant Festival held on Sept 18th.  Click the link below to download the applications.  Applications are due by August 26th.  
Chester County Restaurant Festival, Restaurant and Specialty Food Application 
Chester County Health Department Temporary Event Licenses 

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

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 bus trips in 2016.  We will be visiting New York City, Radio City Music Hall, Washington DC Cherry Blossom Festival, Nashville, The Finger Lakes, American Girl, going on A Tall Sail, and visiting the Baltimore Zoo.    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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