- PA Department of Environmental Protection, Growing Greener Watershed Protection Grant
- National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
- Kennett Township and the Borough of Kennett Square
The new dog park is located in the southwest quadrant of the park, in relatively close proximity to residential neighborhoods that visit the park in Kennett Square Borough. Existing paths will connect the new dog park to these neighborhoods. The dog park is accessible from the interior of the park via existing trails.
The new dog park has been designed and constructed using best management practices. Part of the dog park will be in an areas that has existing trees, which will be retained so as to offer shaded areas in hot months for pets and their owners. The dog park area is gently sloping toward one of Anson B. Nixon Park’s streams. A bioswale will be constructed at the low end of the dog park, between the dog park and the stream. The bioswale will allow surface run-off to infiltration to infiltrate through the soil and be cleansed of any contaminants. The Kennett Area Park Authority is proud of its sustainability and eco-friendly design. We hope you and your furry friends enjoy the dog park at Anson B. Nixon Park!
Mr. Anson B. Nixon was a longtime Kennett Square resident and a Township Supervisor for many years. In additional to Township Supervisor he was also the Chairman of the Regional Landfill Authority (precursor to Southeastern Chester County Refuse Authority or SECCRA) as well as the Chairman of Hercules, Inc., a chemical company located in Wilmington, De. and since dissolved. The landfill which has been closed since 1978 is now home to the Tino Lito Soccer fields. Mr. Nixon’s dream became a reality when on June 12, 1993 Anson B. Nixon Park was open for use for simple, passive recreation.
HOW THIS LOGO CAME TO BE …Back in 2017 we surveyed the park community as to what maks the Anson B. Nixon Park so special and the top elements that came up most was Trails/Fitness, Ponds, Trees, and Pavilions/Stage. Notice how each of the four elements are incorporated into the logo:
- TREES – Forest, preservation, habitat for wildlife, nature
- BLUE – Represents the Ponds and fishing
- BROWN SWOOSH – Represents the trails for exercising and to enjoy the tranquil natural environment
- PAVILION/STAGE – This is the core of the park, a place to come together for community entertainment and and engagement