The Plum Run Preserve is a planned 50-acre passive park that will feature several segments of the Plum Run creek valley in the southern section of the Township. A paved, multi-use trail is under design to connect the West Chester University campus’ Robert B. Gordon Natural Area to the historic Strode’s Barn which will become the site of an outdoor heritage center that includes educational interpretation on the history of the Strode’s Mill Historic District and its relation to early American industry and the Battle of the Brandywine. When it opens to the public, the Plum Run Preserve will include parking access from Tigue and Lenape Roads. The Plum Run Trail is being planned to eventually link to the Brandywine Trail and greenway, creating safer pedestrian-friendly access along the Lenape Road corridor.
For more information on the planned improvements under design for the Plum Run Preserve, please refer to the Plum Run Corridor Master Plan. The Plum Run Corridor Master Plan is an initiative being undertaken to achieve specific goals and objectives outlined in the East Bradford Township Comprehensive Plan. Documents relevant to the active Plum Run Trail and Strode’s Barn Heritage Center design project are being posted below as they become available. A public review and comment period is anticipated to occur in 2021.