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Parks, Trails, & Open Space

Parks Coordinator:  Pam Packard

Parks, Trails, & Open Space

Parks Coordinator:  Pam Packard

Township Parks

Township parks are open to the public from sunrise to sunset.  Groups of fifteen (15) or more people using the park pavilions, grounds, courts, or athletic fields must be pre-registered with the Township.  Biking, motorized vehicles, hunting, and metal detecting are prohibited in Township parks and open space.  Plant and animal wildlife are not to be removed from parks or open space.  Alcoholic beverages are not allowed, except by special permit.

Park News

Oakbourne Park Athletic Area Improvements 

Site preparation for the improvements to the Oakbourne Park athletic area started on April 24, 2023. Once finished, our community will enjoy new tennis courts, basketball court, pickleball courts, restroom facility, pavilion, small playground, and trail improvements. In the meantime, the athletic area accessed off E. Pleasant Grove Road is closed until further notice. We thank you for your patience as we work to improve Oakbourne!

Oakbourne Park Master Plan

The Board of Supervisors adopted the Oakbourne Park Master Plan at their April 5, 2021 meeting.  The Township has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) for improvements to Oakbourne Park and a $100,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) for upgrades to the athletic facilities along East Pleasant Grove Road and the trails at Oakbourne Park.  The Township is now working with Pennoni on the design for Phase 1A (Athletic Core) and 1B (Trails) of the park improvements.   Current design plans are provided below:

Pennoni Design Update Presentation 2022.10.03

Oakbourne trail plan 02.22.2022

Oakbourne Park Design RFP:
Oakbourne Master Plan Final
Appendices to Oakbourne Park Master Plan Final

Oakbourne Park & Arboretum: 1014 S. Concord Road, West Chester 19382

44′ x 28′ pavilion with grills, electricity, and 16 tables; playground equipment; multi-purpose field; pond; trail system; portable toilets; community garden.  Historic Oakbourne Mansion (available for event rental –

Oakbourne Park Athletic Complex: 500 E. Pleasant Grove Road, West Chester 19382

This area is currently closed due to a major improvement project which will include two tennis courts, basketball court, 3 pickleball courts, restroom, pavilion, baseball fields (leased by ESLL) and soccer field (leased by WCUSC). We anticipate this area will reopen in late spring, 2024.

Tyson Park: 901 Oakbourne Road, West Chester 19382

28′ x 16′ pavilion with grills and 3 picnic tables (can be reserved); open space with paved ADA trail through interpretive bioswale; toddler playground; ADA portable toilet.  Off street parking for 12 vehicles.  Additional street parking along Tyson Drive.

Larchbourne Park: 111 Larchwood Road, West Chester 19382

Playground equipment (swings, slide, and climber), 2 picnic tables, benches, passive recreation space.  Street parking along Larchwood Road.

Trails & Open Space:
Oakbourne Park –  Oakbourne Park Trail Map
Plumly Farm Open Space (accessible between 1023 & 1025 Ashley Rd)
Edgewood Chase Open Space (accessible between 1654 & 1656 Musket Ln)
South Penn Open Space (South of Penn Wood Elem. School)

Applications for Park Pavilion Use

Applications for pavilion use will not be accepted more than six months in advance. Pavilion use Monday – Thursday is free, but groups of 15 or more still require a permit from the Township.
The fee for pavilion use on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday is $50 for Westtown residents, non-profit organizations, and local scout groups; $75 for non-residents.

Fire Circle Use

The fire circle at Oakbourne Park is available for scout use only.  If your pack or troop requires use of the fire circle, then please use the Oakbourne Pavilion Application provided above.

Field Use Permit

The upper field at Oakbourne Park, located between Gaudenzia House and the Oakbourne Mansion, is available for all purpose use.  Groups of 15 or more must register with the Township.

Field Use Application

Upcoming Events


Phase I of the Tyson Park Bioswale Project was funded through a Watershed Restoration and Protection Program (WRPP) grant from the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED). The intent of the project is to expand the existing wetlands area through earthwork and wetland plantings to improve water quality of the Goose Creek watershed, improve consistency with the Pennsylvania Best Management Practices (BMP) Manual of the wetlands area, and to create a demonstration site for the community. The Environmental Protection Agency addressed the total phosphorus and organic enrichment impairments present in Goose Creek, and established a total phosphorus TMDL for this stream, which Westtown Township is responsible for attaining as part of its Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit. The project is anticipated to reduce the annual pollutant loads of Phosphorus by 85% for the contributing drainage area, resulting in over 83 pounds annually removed from the Goose Creek Watershed.

Phase II included an ADA accessible paved trail, paved parking lot, ADA accessible portable toilet, and additional plantings.  This project was completed in the fall of 2019, and was partially funded by a Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) grant of $66,000 towards a total project cost of 178,070.

For more information, click on the links below.

Tyson Park Bioswale sign
Tyson Park Bioswale detail


TPL Open Space Financing Feasibility Study – June 2018


2014 Open Space Plan Update with maps

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