welcome to Anson B. Nixon Park


Construction will resume March 2017 and will be completed within a few weeks thereafter!  In the meantime continue to use soccer field parking and enjoy the Park  Read below some of the highlights that are coming your way....    

Highlights include: 

  • Clearing and placing stone along the new driveway from North Walnut to the existing Waterworks Drive

  • Installed new cross drains

  • Cleared and placed stone along a new trail path between the new driveway and the disc golf course

  • Cleared and began preparation for a new 18 stall parking lot (2 handicapped and 16 regular)

  • Closed the existing entrance.  Please use the soccer field parking lot in the interim.  Your patience and understanding are greatly appreciated.

  • Our contractor is maintaining emergency vehicle accessibility during construction via the old entrance and along the new driveway.

  • Weather will be the determining factor for project completion and we are as anxious as you to complete this project!


Located on North Walnut Street, just off State Street, Anson B. Nixon Park is a hidden gem nestled just north of charming downtown Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Comprised of 106 acres, the Park was carved out of the historic woodlands of the late 18th through early 20th century Chambers estate. This natural setting includes two ponds, meandering streams, woodlands including a beech grove with specimens dating back over 250 years, and three miles of walking trails.

Anson B. Nixon Park has many exciting events including the Trout Rodeo, the Kennett Run, disc golf tournaments, and a summer concert series. Other events open to the public include dance performances, plays, and nature programs. The park is open from dawn until dusk daily.

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