Commissioners OK $3.2 million in Open Space Preservation and Park Improvement Grants

The 162-acre Martin Six Associates property in Elk Township is one of the recipients of a 2022 preservation grant through the Chester County Preservation Partnership Program. The Chester County Commissioners today approved the awarding of $3.2 million in open space preservation and park improvement grants. The grants are made available through Chester County’s Preservation Partnership Program, which...

Chester County Parks & Preservation announces Holiday and Winter Program schedule

Chester County Parks + Preservation’s Park Ranger Jay Erb demonstrates one stage of the maple sugaring process at Warwick County Park. Chester County Parks + Preservation announces schedules and opens registration for its holiday-themed and winter programs. Whether you are looking for outdoor fun for kids around the holidays or events to enjoy all season long to beat the winter blues, we have something...

What To Do: Tired of being stuck inside? Go trout fishing

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times With “stay at home” orders from state and local governments affecting a large portion of the population, people around the area have been housebound for several weeks. Many of us are feeling a need “to get out.” And, there are many who are feeling a need “to get out – to get trout.” April is traditionally the month that Pennsylvania’s...

City, National Lands Trust and Brandywine Health Foundation to assess parks, trails

COATESVILLE — The City of Coatesville, Natural Lands Trust, and the Brandywine Health Foundation announced today that they are collaborating with several community groups to assess opportunities for enhancing Coatesville’s parks, recreation opportunities, and other green amenities. The groups will engage the community’s residents as well as civic and political leaders in a series of workshops...

July 4, Good Neighbor Day an explosive combination

Borough packs parks for races, games, music, fireworks By Kyle Carrozza, Staff Writer, The Times DOWNINGTOWN – Four races on land, two on water, a 5k walk, food, fireworks, music, and a wife-carrying competition combined for a packed day and a packed Kerr Park during Good Neighbor Day on the Fourth of July. The day, which benefitted ambulance and rescue squads located within the Downingtown Area...