In Anson B. Nixon Park, you can go for a jog, take a leisurely walk, enjoy bird watching, or fish in the ponds. Play a round of disc golf, tennis, pickle ball, basketball, or volleyball. Let the dogs run in one of two dog parks, and let the kids run on one of three playgrounds. Enjoy a free concert on the lawn, rent a pavilion for special events or a weekend barbecue – and so much more! Your generous contribution will allow us to continue the important work of restoring open green space and maintaining amenities and facilities in the park – for the benefit of all.
With deep gratitude ~ Friends of Anson B. Nixon Park and The Kennett Area Park Authority


Anson B. Nixon Park is owned and operated by the Kennett Area Park Authority (KAPA), a local board formed to solely focus on the management of Anson B. Nixon Park. As an independent municipal authority, it is not affiliated with the Pennsylvania State Park system and does not receive any per capita tax based funding from the state, therefore relying on local support to fund all operations. The Park is located on 106 acres extending from the Borough of Kennett Square into Kennett Township. The Park is open sunrise to sunset daily and free to the general public. The Park offers a safe outdoor venue with facilities and seasonal programs to build community among the area’s diverse ethnic, social, age, and economic groups.
 
SPRING 2022 UPDATES
A team from Stephen’s Excavating will be in the park this week to remove the monkey bars and play-set near Pavilion 5 and the basketball court. Unfortunately, this older playground equipment is damaged, and parts are no longer available. It is not safe for play, and can not be repaired.  Please use caution and keep away from this active work area.  Thank you.
General Information
  • KAPA is accepting reservations for the park pavilions. For reservation inquiries, please complete the Reservation Request Form 2022 or contact Sheila Tekavec at AnsonBNixonPark@gmail.com.
  • The restrooms are now open, and there is a portable toilet located at the “Tino” Leto Fields.
  • There is no food or drink allowed on the stage.
  • Alcohol is not permitted in the park.
  • When using the dog park, please keep your pets leashed while entering and exiting. Please clean up after your pet. Dog waste bags have been provided for your convenience.