New Entrance and Dog Park Grand Opening!

Ribbon Cutting, Cut! - 5/28/2019Please join the Kennett Area Park Authority and local dignitaries on Tuesday, May 28th from 2-3pm,  as we formally celebrate the new entrance road and dog park with a ribbon cutting ceremony.  We want to publicly thank and acknowledge the financial support of the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR),  Chester County Open Space Preservation and Kennett Township, as well as the Borough of Kennett Square.  Refreshments will follow at pavilion #6 located at the Tino Leto fields.

When:  Tuesday, May 28th from 2-3pm

What: Ribbon Cutting to Celebrate the New Entrance Road and Dog Park at Anson B. Nixon Park

Where:  Main entrance of Anson B. Nixon Park – 405 North Walnut St., Kennett Square

Please park at the Tino Leto athletic fields and take the short walk down to the front entrance of the Park.  
After the ceremony everyone is welcome to join us at the pavilion at Tino Leto Fields for refreshments.   Open to the public.  
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All Dogs Welcomed, Anson B. Nixon Park adds Dog Friendly Facilities

Anson B. Nixon - Dog Park, large breed gateThe new dog park at Anson B. Nixon Park  opened in the Fall of 2018. The dog park is nearly 2 acres and boasts separate sections for small and large dogs. There is a staging section before entering either of the spaces. The park provides a human and pet water fountain drinking system, multiple benches for sitting, and dogipot clean up stations.  All dogs much be leashed walking to and from the dog park area and may be taken off leash once in the staging area and prepared to enter their respected section.
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!