Township Events





When:  9am to Noon, Saturday, April 13, 2019
Where:  Sugar’s Bridge Nature Area, 1183 Harmony Hill Road, Downingtown, PA 19335
Meet at the parking lot by the covered bridge.
Who:  Anyone – all ages
Cost:  Free – refreshments provided
What to know:  the Stewardship Day will be held rain or shine.   We will be installing a foot path, cleaning up the old trout nursery and pruning back bushes to help keep your park beautiful.
What to bring/wear:  Please bring gloves and wear sturdy shoes/boots.

Contact:  Rich Phifer, Director of Property & Recreation, (610) 436-5108 ext. 108,



When:  Saturday April 20th, 2019 – 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where:  Shaw’s Bridge Park in East Bradford Township and Brandywine Meadows Preserve Trail in West Bradford Township.
Who:  Anyone
Cost:  Free, pre-registration required:
What to bring:  Bring water and a snack.  Wear clothing appropriate for the weather and boots.

What to know:  Join the Brandywine Conservancy, East Bradford Township and West Bradford Township as we team up for a neighborhood collaboration!  Inspired by the beauty of the Brandywine Greenway, our cleanup will encompass the banks of the Brandywine along Shaw’s Bridge Park and Brandywine Meadows Preserve Trail.  More info at:

Contact:   Kaitlin Leroy, 610-388-8341 or



When:  12:30 pm, Sunday, April 28, 2019
Where:  Jane I. Reed Park, 840 Frank Road, West Chester, PA 19380. Park in the elementary school parking lot.
Who:  Open to anyone, the walk will be 1 1/2 to 2 hours over easy to moderate difficulty on dirt trails.
Cost:  $10 per person or $20 for family or group up to 4 people. Register by Wednesday, April 24, 2019.  Click here for form.
What to bring/wear:  Bring water and a snack.  Wear clothing appropriate for the weather.

What to know:  Walk with us as we explore Jane I. Reed Park, located next to East Bradford Elementary School, and the Peter W. Orr Nature Trail that meanders through the woods. As we walk with Dr. Will Ryan, he will discuss and point out the plants and bugs that are invading our ecosystem and wreaking havoc on our woods and nature areas along with our backyards.

Will Ryan is a Philadelphia-based restoration ecologist and field botanist with nearly 20 years of experience in the management of ecologically significant natural areas in the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions. He completed PhD in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Delaware and currently holds a position as a scientist at a research institution in Philadelphia.

Contact:  Rich Phifer, Director of Property & Recreation, (610) 436-5108 x 108,




When: 7:00 pm, Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Where: McCardle Meeting Room, East Bradford Township Building, 666 Copeland School Road, West Chester, PA 19380
Who: Anyone – all ages
Cost: Free – pre-registration is required.

What to know: Join township resident Eileen Hazard, Audience Development Coordinator at Mt. Cuba Center, and learn how taking small steps in your yard can positively impact our environment.

Mt. Cuba Center’s stunning naturalist gardens provide food and shelter for our birds, butterflies and other pollinators; benefit our local water resources; and provide healthy spaces for our guests to enjoy. We will share eco-friendly gardening actions, practical examples, and plenty of native plant suggestions so you can do the same at home.  You’ll be inspired to enhance your yard and community garden with native plants, and will be equipped with practical advice to get started eco-gardening this spring!

Mt. Cuba Center is a native plant botanical garden and conservation organization located just a few miles away in Hockessin, Delaware. This former farmland was transformed by the Copeland family into lush gardens featuring both formal and naturalistic areas, as well as over 1000 acres of preserved open space. Visit the Gardens from April–November, Wednesday–Sunday 10 am–4 pm, and until 8 pm on Fridays in the summer. Classes and special programming run year-round. Visit to learn more.

To register, please email Rich Phifer at and provide your name and number of attendees. Please specify Gardening Workshop in the subject line.

This workshop is collaboratively offered by East Bradford Township and Mt. Cuba Center.

Contact:  Rich Phifer, Director of Property & Recreation,  610-436-5108 ext. 108,



When:  6:30 pm, Friday, May 10th
Where:  East Bradford Park, 835 Kenmara Drive, West Chester, PA 19380
Who:  Anyone – All ages
Cost:  Free

What to Know:  The West Chester Area School District Jazz Band will be holding a free concert at East Bradford Park.  Come out and enjoy an evening of lively music, bring your lawn chair or blanket and snacks or dinner to enjoy this evening.



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