From owl prowls to tree plantings, and family night hikes to archery, come learn about the natural, cultural, historical and recreational resources within Chester County Parks + Preservation. You may be surprised what you find so close to home!
The Parks + Preservation Department’s mission is to provide recreation and education to the residents and visitors of Chester County. As a result of our commitment to you, we offer many exciting recreational and educational opportunities through our Ranger- led programs. We also offer programs hosted by guest speakers and other conservation organizations, and most recently we have started offering virtual programs. The Parks + Preservation Department offers many fun and exciting activities for all interests and ages in many diverse categories from training and boot camps to arts and crafts.
Categories of Programming:
- Nature Walks + Hikes
- Outdoor Activities + Fun
- Arts + Crafts
- Guest Speaker
- Habitat Restoration
- Seasonal + Holiday
- Training + Boot Camps
For more information and to register for programs please visit our new registration website. We ask that all participants register in advance for all programs.
Please understand that with the unprecedented times during COVID-19 we ask for your understanding if programs need to be cancelled or adjusted for the health and safety of you and our staff. Please continue to check our website for updates. We look forward to seeing you in the park!
Chester County Parks and Preservation offers a variety of Ranger led tours, educational and guest speaker programs. Topics include recreation, history, wildlife, fitness, and more. Check out our reservation system for the latest listings and dates.
Links to virtual ranger presentations:
- Ranger Helminiak on Chesco Parks and Trails
- Ranger Simek’s Hibernia Mansion Tour
- Ranger Helminiak’s Program on Black Bears
- Ranger Helminiak’s Program on White-tailed deer
- Ranger Wales’ Program on Coyote
- Ranger Pavolic featured on Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce Newsletter
- Ranger Conlow’s Ranger Techs Episode 1
- Ranger Conlow’s Ranger Techs Episode 2
- Ranger Conlow’s Ranger Techs Episode 3