274 South Creek Road
West Chester, PA 19382
The 37-acre Shaw’s Bridge Park is one of East Bradford’s most popular outdoor recreation areas. A parking lot that serves the park is located at 274 South Creek Road and includes restrooms for the public. Gravel trails meander through the park which is a great location for wildlife observation, picnics and fishing the Brandywine Creek. There are several small picnic areas with charcoal grills and trash cans for public use. The park is named after Shaw’s Bridge, the original creek crossing located at the northern end of the park.
Shaw’s Bridge Park is not a dog park but visitors should expect the presence of dogs, which are required to be either leashed or, if unleashed, under the direct control of their owners. The parking lot tends to fill to capacity often during the summer months and may be full upon arrival. If this is the case, please do not park in undesignated areas and return to the park at a different time. Please obey all posted park rules and clean up any trash or pet waste to keep the park in good condition for other visitors. Portable grills, camp fires, and alcoholic beverages are prohibited in the park.
From West Chester: Take West Miner Street / PA Route 842 west towards Pocopson. Route 842 merges with South Creek Road just after the Birmingham Road intersection. Continue straight on South Creek Road (Route 842 eventually will turn right). The main Park entrance will be on your right after you pass Withers Way (if you reach St. Finegan Drive, you’ve gone a little too far).
From Downingtown: Take Route 322 east towards West Chester. Turn right onto North Creek Road (North Creek Road is across from Frank Road, about 0.6 miles past Skelp Level Road). Continue about 0.8 miles to the West Strasburg Road / PA Route 162 intersection. Turn left onto Route 162 and go 0.2 miles before making your first right back onto North Creek Road. Continue about 2.9 miles – North Creek Road becomes South Creek Road after its intersection with Allerton Road. The main Park entrance will be on your right after you pass Withers Way (if you reach St. Finegan Drive, you’ve gone a little too far).