PARKS & RECREATION
This page contains information on Westtown’s Parks and Recreation facilities, policies, and upcoming events. Please call the Township Office at 610.692.1930 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information on use of Oakbourne Park facilities, or Tyson pavilion.
Commission Vacancy. The Township is seeking a volunteer to serve on the Parks & Recreation Commission. If you would like to become involved, please send your resume and letter of interest to the Township Manager, Rob Pingar. (email@example.com).
Township parks are open to the public from sunrise to sunset. Parties of ten or more people must be registered with the Township. Mountain 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 the parks or open space. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted except by special permit.
Oakbourne Park: 1014 South Concord Road, West Chester 19382
Facilities: Mansion/meeting space (available for lease); tennis courts; basketball courts; general purpose field; baseball and soccer fields; 44′ x 28′ pavilion with grills, electricity, and 16 tables (can be reserved); playground equipment; pond; trail system, and portable toilets.
Tennis Courts - Keys to the courts may be purchased at the Township building. The one time fee is $20 for residents and $35 for non-residents.
Tyson Park : 901 Oakbourne Road, West Chester 19382 (at Tyson Drive & Oakbourne Road)
Facilities: Open space with rain garden; 28′ x 16′ pavilion with grills and 3 picnic tables (can be reserved); playground equipment.
Larchbourne Park: Larchwood Road
Facilities: Open space & playground equipment
Trails: Oakbourne Park, South Penn (South of Pennwood School); Ashley Road
Application for Park Pavilion Use (Free use for Westtown residents, $75 for non-residents):
Annual Holiday Festival at Oakbourne Mansion
Sunday, December 6, 2015 from 12-3pm
Games, music, crafts, and refreshments!
TYSON PARK BIOSWALE PROJECT
The Tyson Park Bioswale Project is funded through a Watershed Restoration and Protection Program (WRPP) grant from the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED). The intent of the project 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 (PaBMP) 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. For more information, click on the links below.
OPEN SPACE RESOURCE PLAN
WILLING TO GET INVOLVED?
The Parks & Recreation commission consists of seven residents, appointed by the Board of Supervisors. Their mission is to plan and provide activities and events for the Township and surrounding community, and to work with the Board to improve the use and operation of Township parks and Open Space. Please email parkrec@Westtown.org if you are interested in helping with any events.