December 20th, 2017
There is a new playground development to share – Buy a Brick Program! The Friends of East Goshen (501c3) have developed a Buy a Brick program that has officially opened to the public. Members of the community can purchase $100 bricks (tax-deductible) that will be placed in the pathway inside the new playground space, just across the bridge. This is a wonderful opportunity to recognize loved ones, friends, etc. in East Goshen Park! Net proceeds from the Brick donation program will fund future park improvement projects. The open brick period is December 10th to March 31st after which a ceremony will be held after the bricks are installed. To learn more and to purchase a brick visit here.
December 12th, 2017
Click here for Playground Renovation Update
In March 2016, the Board of Supervisors approved the Park Commission led Park Master Plan. The plan called for a complete renovation of the much loved, but outdated, playground space. The public was heavily involved in the design process, highlighted by 623 East Goshen Elementary, Goshen Friends and St. Simon & Jude students helping to select themes and play structures. The kids selected a “Backyard” playground with natural play elements, a zip line and the Imagination Playground. Additional design features include plenty of shade, covered centralized seating areas for parent/guardians and equipment grouped for appropriate age play. It utilizes a poured in place surface that provides the most accessible, safe play surface available—no more kicking out the mulch under the swings! Site constraints did not allow for the inclusion of a water feature as shown in the concept plan.
Anticipated Project Timeline:
September 5th: Current playground closed
Last two weeks September: demolition and site preparation by the Township Department of Public Works
First two weeks of October: playground installation and inspections
Spring 2018 —Grand Opening coinciding with the annual Pumpkin FEST!
The construction schedule is dependent on many factors that may affect the progress of various project aspects. Updates regarding when the current playground will be closed and when the new playground will open will be posted on the Township website and distributed through social media.
Project Funding Support
East Goshen Township would like to thank the following organizations for their generous financial support:
PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources—$250,000
PA Department of Community and Economic Development—$225,000
East Goshen Township would also like to thank the following for their efforts in bringing this project to life:
State Senator Tom Killion
State Representative Carolyn Comitta
Township Board of Supervisors & Park Commission
Township Department of Public Works
Thomas Comitta Associates
Recreation Resource and BCI Burke Playgrounds
Dylan Golden—Eagle Scout and Labyrinth Installer
You! The wonderful East Goshen Township & West Chester community!