welcome to Anson B. Nixon Park

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.

Saturday, September 27, 2014, 10:00AM – 2:00PM, is La Comunidad Hispana’s fourth annual ¡Vive tu vida!Get Up! Get Moving!® event.

PARKING NOTICE: Due to the high volume of participants, parking within the park will be closed to the public.  To access the event, free parking in the Genesis Public Parking Garage and the surrounding city streets is just a five minute walk to the park using the trail entrance at the intersection of North Broad Street and East Linden Street.  Parking is also available on the side streets next to the park’s main entrance (100 Waterworks Drive).  A shuttle to the park from Eagle Energy Systems parking lot (500 North Walnut Road) will run every 15 minutes from 8:30AM – 2:30PM.

Upcoming Events

Kennett 55+ Games
Thursday, June 6, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

FREE Summer Concert Series
Wednesday Nights, June 25 - August 13, 7 – 9 p.m.

KAPRB Kids Cross Country Race
Thursday July 17, 7 p.m.

Vive tu Vida/Get Up, Get Moving!
Saturday, Septermber 27, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Sky Tour at Tino Leto Playing Fields
Saturday, October 18, at dusk

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