The Chester County Commissioners have partnered with municipalities to permanently preserve 6,489 acres of public parkland and funded the construction of 132 parks in 61 municipalities. Applications to the Municipal Grant Program must be submitted to the County’s Department of Open Space Preservation by February 28, 2019. Applications are available using the links below. Applicants that propose preservation of the most land with the least amount of County Funds will receive priority consideration. For more information about this program please contact Judy Thomas, Preservation Programs Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grant Manual and Forms
Municipal Acquisition and Development Programs - Round 31 Manual
- Application Forms
- Reimbursement Forms
- Additional Materials
- Data Chart
This chart provides information on the municipal park grants, including facility name, location, grant type, acres and amount of County funding. Please contact the municipality directly for detailed information on park location, recreational facilities, hours of operation and facility use.
- Parcel Map
This map shows parks and open spaces that are owned and managed by municipalities and have been purchased or built using funding from the Chester County Commissioners’ Municipal Grant Program.
- This brochure summarizes Township parks that are 20+ acres and all parks in the Boroughs and the City of Coatesville that have received County funding. Detailed information about these sites can be obtained by contacting the municipality where the park is located, contact information provided in the brochure. All of the sites include public access. Some sites have been developed for active recreation such as athletic fields and children’s play areas, while others are utilized for passive recreation such as walking trails and natural habitat preservation. Click on the Municipal Parks Guide link below for a printable version of this brochure.