Chester County Park News
Tree Removal at Nottingham County Park

Work has begun at Nottingham County Park to remove the pitch pine trees that have been damaged by the Southern Pine Beetle.

Because of this activity, areas of the park may not be available to visitors. 

Updates will be posted on Facebook and the Parks & Trails website.


Tick Control Stations Installed

Lyme disease is a serious health concern in Chester County. In November 2015, the ranger staff first placed the 4-poster tick control stations at Warwick County Park. Another was added at Nottingham County Park in November 2017. These devices work by luring deer and other wildlife in with corn. Permethrin, a tickicide, is placed on the rollers and applied to the animals as they feed. 

With the success of this pilot program and additional funding from the Parks’ Friends groups, tick control stations will be implemented at all County Parks


Trout Season Opens March 31!
Chester County Parks administers over 4600 acres of public open space, with several sites offering year-round fishing opportunities.

A current 
PA fishing license, issued by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, is required for ages 16 and older. 

​Current Trout/Salmon stamps are also required when fishing for trout. 


Fishing Opportunities
Chambers Lake
Brandywine Creek & Kids Pond
McPherson Lake
French Creek
One Acre Pond


Registration is required for most programs and accepted up to three days in advance.
​Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.


​Warwick County Park
March 10 - Horse-Shoe Trail & Long Distance Hiking
March 11 - Birding on the Schuylkill River Trail
March 11 - Maple Sugaring
​March 31 - First Peep of Spring


​Springton Manor Farm
March 27 - May 31 - Guided Farm Tours

Wolf's Hollow County Park
March 24 - Maple Sugaring

All Parks
March 31 - Opening Day of Trout Season

Reserve Your Pavilion Today!

Planning a graduation party, family reunion or baby shower? Hibernia, Nottingham and Warwick County Parks offer pavilion rentals year-round. 

Pavilions reservations must be made online at least three days prior to the preferred date and are accepted up to 12 months in advance. Check rates and availability and confirm your reservation today!


See Something
​Say Something

Activity picks up as warmer temperatures approach, resulting in increased park and trail visitors.

Our park and trail users play a vital role in helping to identify safety risks, unusual activity and criminal acts.

If you see something that doesn't seem quite right, please report it. Together we can work to help maintain a safe and clean park and trail system.


Chester County Color 5k

Thanks to everyone who supported the Chester County Color 5k last November! We raised $38,000 to help fight opioid and heroin addiction in Chester County.

Please click on the video to relive the memories of the 2017 event.

We hope to see everyone back for our 3rd Color 5k in November 2018!

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