Parks

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Chester Valley Trail Study & Survey

The Chester County Planning Commission is working on the Chester Valley Trail Extension Study, which will investigate alternatives and determine a recommended alignment for extension of the trail from its current terminus in Exton into the Borough of Downingtown. This 3.5 mile (+/-) trail extension of the existing 13.5 mile trail will provide connections to the existing Struble and East Branch Brandywine Trails in the Downingtown area.

To provide input, please complete the Citizen Survey
The Chester County Parks & Recreation Department was established in 1958. Now operating as the Chester County Department of Facilities & Parks, the Department currently manages over 4,600 acres of dedicated public parkland, created to preserve natural, cultural and historical resources.

Each with distinct features, Hibernia, Nottingham, Warwick and Wolf's Hollow County Parks, Springton Manor Farm and Black Rock Sanctuary are open daily 8 AM to sunset. Tucked away from major highways, our parks offer family-friendly fun, and plenty to challenge or entertain the outdoor enthusiast. 

Every season offers a variety of programs and recreational opportunities such as camping, multi-use trails, boating, fishing and play areas. Whether it's on a farm tour or spending time with your family at a special event, we strive to provide residents with accessible places to get together, enjoy the outdoors and participate in activities.

Chester County 6 Major Site Locations Springton Manor Hibernia Nottingham Wolfs Hollow Warwick Black Rock Sanctuary
From meandering creeks, fishing ponds, woodlands, and meadows to serpentine barrens and the Schuylkill silt basins, stunning natural beauty and watchable wildlife abound. Besides the unique scenery and beautiful wildlife, Chester County Parks’ wide open spaces and rolling hills provide endless recreational activities and outdoor fun. From walking to kite flying to cross-country skiing, there’s something for everyone!
Chester County also manages three regional trails:
Please take a moment to complete our Parks & Trails User Survey
Explore Nature, Heritage, Community 
The mission of Chester County Parks is to provide conservation, management, maintenance, education and recreation services to residents, businesses and visitors so that they may experience open space and understand the natural, cultural, and historic resources of the County.