Support the Park

Anson B. Nixon Park is in your Backyard

For more than 30 years the Kennett Area Park Authority has honored a mission to preserve open space, strengthen environmental stewardship, and provide free access to the public for active and passive recreation in cooperation with other local organizations in our diverse community.

This year Phase 2 of the Stream Restoration was completed and more than 300 trees were planted in the Park. The basketball and tennis/pickleball courts were resurfaced, along with the accessible parking spaces. Extensive trail work and repairs were done that included removal of the old vehicle entrance and installation of the new pedestrian entrance from Walnut Road in the Borough of Kennett Square.

Anson B. Nixon Park is open to the public from sunrise to sunset, every day of the year. In the past year, more people than ever enjoyed time with family and friends in this safe outdoor venue.

In your backyard:
  • 106 Acres
  • Two Ponds with a Fishing Dock
  • 4400 Linear Feet of Red Clay Creek & Tributaries
  • Old-Growth Beech Grove
  • More than 2.5 Miles of Walking/Running Trails
  • 6 Picnic Pavilions
  • Award-Winning 18-Hole Disc Golf Course
  • Tennis and Pickleball Courts
  • Sand Volleyball Courts
  • Basketball
  • Recently Refurbished Athletic Fields
  • Two Dog Parks
  • Event Stage
  • Community Gardens
Anson B. Nixon Park is home to all these things and many organized community events such as the Annual Trout Rodeo, Rock the Park, 5k/Fun Run/Walks.

Your generous support makes this possible — now and for generations to come.

Are you aware Anson B. Nixon Park is owned and managed by the Kennett Area Park Authority Board of volunteers, appointed by the Borough of Kennett Square and Kennett Township. The Kennett Area Park Authority employs an administrator, a groundskeeper and a part-time mechanic.

The Park does not receive designated per capita taxed-based funding and operates on a no-frills budget.

Your support means more than you know – Thank you!