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Pavilions are available at
Pavilions must be reserved in advance. Reservations are available year-round and accepted up to 12 months in advance.
Chester County Parks Programs and Events
Fishing opportunities at Chester County Parks
Hunting at County Parks
Camping is available during the summer at Hibernia Park. Get more information on camping.
County Parksl make every effort to accommodate visitors with disabilities. Most trails within the park system are ADA accessible. Hibernia, Nottingham and Warwick Parks offer playgrounds accessible to those with disabilities per ADA Standards.
All of our parks have internal trails particularly well-suited to horseback riding, except for Wolf’s Hollow, which is only open to hiking, per township requirements.
Horseback riding is permitted on the Schuylkill River Trail because it is unpaved and does not have a high degree of pedestrian and bicycle activity. Other county trails are off-limits to equestrian due to the large numbers of joggers and cyclists and the excessive damage that regular horseshoes can cause to paved, macadam trail surfaces.
Yes, any of the County parks would make a lovely backdrop for an informal outdoor wedding. Please call the park office at least 60 prior to the event date. An agreement must be signed and fees paid in advance, including pavilion rentals. For a more formal occasion, The Manor House at Springton Manor Farm is available. Please call Scott at 610-733-2516.
Regional trails with smooth, macadam surfaces (ie., the Chester Valley Trail) are permitted for:
The following are NOT permitted for use on our trails:
Possession of beer, alcohol or other controlled substances is strictly prohibited.
The operation of any type of mini-bike, trail bike, all-terrain vehicle, snowmobile or other vehicle that cannot be registered for operation on public highways, except in areas designated for that purpose, is prohibited. Only then, with County approval and the appropriate permit, are such vehicles permitted.
No, Ice-skating is prohibited on any pond or lake within the County Park system.
All County parks and trails welcome the active involvement of volunteers in the Friends Groups affiliated with the County.
Swimming is not permitted in any County Park.
The 90-acre Chambers Lake is stocked with warm water species including channel catfish, chain pickerel, smallmouth and largemouth bass. Non-motorized or electric powered boats ONLY. No sailboats. All watercraft must be registered with the PA Fish and Boat Commission. Boating for the purpose of fishing is also permitted after park hours. A public fishing pier is open on the north side of the lake and may be accessed from Lake Trail. Other shoreline fishing is permitted, but is prohibited from the dam breast itself. Swimming is prohibited at Chambers Lake.
Pets are permitted everywhere except in picnic areas and the Great Barn complex at Springton Manor Farm. All pets must be restrained on a leash not exceeding six feet in length.