Parks & Recreation

Fall Cover
Save the Date
PALCS Center for Performing & Fine Arts Presents
The Tempest
by William Shakespeare
directed by Jason Greenfield
Free Admission
Weather Permitting
Tues, July 24 @ 6 pm
Marshall Square Park, 405 N Franklin St, West Chester, PA 19380

Following on the heels of our well-received productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Twelfth Night, we are thrilled to announce our touring production of Shakespeare’s timeless tragicomedy, The Tempest!  The story revolves around the revenge Prospera, a powerful sorceress, seeks against her sister and the King of Naples who attempted to murder her twelve years ago.  Shakespeare’s final play is filled with magic, romance, and wit that has delighted audiences of all ages for centuries.
Bring a picnic, a blanket, lounge chairs and enjoy this magical story!

The Tempest - Park Version 2

Bus Trips 

Check out our bus trip tab on the right for a full listing of 2018 bust trips! We will be visiting, New York City, Radio City Music Hall, taking a tall sail in Maryland and spending a couple of nights in Charleston and Savannah 

Summer Camp Counselors Wanted 

We are now accepting applications for all summer camp counselor positions, including Jr. Counselors, Sr. Counselors, Head Counselors, and Art Counselors. We pay you to have fun!  Click here to download an employment application.  Please note Jr. Counselors must be 16 years or older.  Walk in Interviews March, 6, 7, 8 and 13, 14, 15 from 2:00PM to 4:00PM

Super Sunday 

Sunday, June 3 - Event Time -11:00AM to 5:00PM
Held in Downtown West Chester on Gay Street between Matlack and Darlington Streets.  More than 100 food vendors, arts & crafts vendors, information booths, two stage areas for live music the children's fun zone  featuring a variety of moon bounces, games, and zip lining.  Click here for full details 

Swingin' Summer Thursday 

Join us in the summer of 2018 for our  Swingin' Summer Thursday in Downtown West Chester.  Held from 6:30PM to 9:00PM Click here for full details 

June 7, July 12, August 2, September 6

Turks Head Music Festival 

Join us on July 15, 2018 from 11:00am to 8:00pm for the 36th Annual Turks Head Music Festival at Everhart Park in West Chester, PA.
(raindate: July 24th)

Featuring 11 popular regional bands performing on two stages, with a park full of vendors and artisan booths. Bring a blanket, your lawn chairs, and friends and enjoy this West Chester Tradition.

Full band line up click here 

Touch A Truck

 Join us on August 12, 2018 for Touch A Truck. The fun kicks off at 12:00PM and ends at 4:00PM at the the Chester County Government Services Building Parking Lot at 601 Westtown Road  

Attendee parking just $3.00 per vehicle. 

The event will feature a variety of life size trucks, tractors, fire trucks along with great food, a trackless train, face painting, and the TCL Clowns.

Chester County Restaurant Festival 

39th Annual Chester County Restaurant Festival 
September 16, 2018
12:00PM to 5:30PM

Rain Date – Sunday, September 23

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 Beer & Wine Garden where patrons can enjoy a craft PA beer, cider and wine lineup.  

Click here for full details 

Summer Activity Guide 

View our Summer Activity Guide to find a full listing of 2018 events, bus trips, children and adult programs, classes and activities, and much more!  

Movie Night 

Free to attend 
Join us at the Charles A Melton Center.  501 E. Miner St West Chester PA 19382
June 28
August 9
Features films to be announced 

Spring Flea Market 

Our Spring Flea Market has been canceled due to our temporary location change.  

We Moved 

We have moved to "The Spellman Building" located at 829 Paoli Pike while a building renovation is completed. 

The renovation will take place during 2018 and we anticipate a return to 401 East Gay Street by January 1, 2019.


Be part of our community events as an event sponsor!  For over 30 years, the West Chester Parks and Recreation Department has provided the community with a variety of event and activities.  With the help of sponsorship we are able to provide entertainment, games, activities, and new event offerings.  If your organization is interested in joining us as an event sponsor click here to read full details on how you can become involved.    

Office Hours 

8:00AM to 5:00PM - Monday to Friday