activities and facilities at the park

Activities and Facilities at Anson B. Nixon Park

Community Garden

community gardens in kennett

In 2017 the Community Garden was relocated to a new area with much easier access to the gardens. Look for the new garden plots at the back end of the lower parking lot.  The mission of the Kennett Community Garden is to create a garden that will involve people of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and generations. Easily accessible to the community, gardeners produce nutritious organic food, develop friendships and relationships, create opportunities for recreation and exercise, and generate community pride.  Thank you to the Community Garden for donating over 900 pounds of produce to the Kennett Food Cupboard in 2017!  

The 3' x 10' raised beds, including handicapped accessible, are available on a first come, first served basis. Participating gardeners must supply planting materials including seeds, plants, organic fertilizer and herbicides, and tools. The gardeners share communal responsibilities.

For further information, please leave a message at 610-444-1416 or email

Performances and Seasonal Programs

Please join us at the Park with fun activities for everyone....families, seniors, teens, etc.   Join us for the Red Clay Valley Clean Up Day in the Park in March, The Trout Rodeo in May, our free 8 week summer concert series starting in June, sky tours, and more!

Please see our Event Calendar for the latest schedule.

Picnic Pavilions

Five picnic pavilions with wooden picnic tables accommodating 50-75 people are available and may be reserved for private functions. An ideal location for a reunion or gathering, many of the pavilions have charcoal barbecue grills as well as water and electricity. Please see our Reservations page to reserve a pavilion for your next event or email ansonbnixonpark@gmail for more information.


The playground is complete with equipment to climb, swing, and spin.

playground kennett square

playground anson b nixon
anson b nixon kennett square fishing ponds


The Park has two ponds, both stocked annually during the Trout Rodeo held the first Saturday in May. A fishing dock with wheel chair access is located at the edge of the pond. A Pennsylvania Fishing License is required for ages 16 and over. 


The Park has approximately three miles of walking trails with sections adopted by local partners. A map of the trails can be found in the kiosks located in the parking lot.

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