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Parks and Recreation

The Borough of West Chester is home to numerous parks that fit the lifestyles of those active residents and visitors as well as those who want to relax and enjoy the scenery. Some of the borough’s parks include:

Marshall Square Park, 200 East Marshall Street

This park is the oldest in the Borough of West Chester, its area having been originally purchased in March of 1841. Originally, the land surrounding now-Marshall Square Park was used as a water basin, as the area is of the highest elevation of the borough. Marshall Square Park houses basketball courts and playground equipment and accommodates picnickers, hikers and bikers.

Everhart Park, 100 South Brandywine Street

This park has everything from basketball courts to a gazebo. Kids can play on the playground, teens can shoot hoops, picnickers can grill and bikers and hikers can follow the paved trails. Everhart Park is the second oldest park in West Chester; it was first used for political rallies and community gatherings in the 1840s-50s.

Market Street Park/Horace Pippin Park, 520 West Market Street

Originally called the Children’s Playground, Market Street Park was constructed in 1911 and is fully equipped for children, boasting a softball field, grass playing field, playground and basketball court. The park was considered progressive for its time; several races could play there without worrying about racial segregation.

Other area parks include Hoopes Park, Bayard Rustin Park, Green Field Park, Kathy McBratnie Park, Veterans Memorial Park, Fugett Park, Mosteller Park and John O. Green Memorial Park. West Chester also boasts several golf courses, accommodating golfers from beginner skill level to advanced pros. Check out the greens at West Chester Golf & Country Club, Radley Run Country Club, Penn Oaks Golf Club, Concord Country Club, Clayton Park Golf Course, Kennett Square Golf and Country Club, Bidermann Golf Club and many others.

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