Exton Park Development

The first steps of the improvements outlined in the Exton Park Master Plan are now on display at the corner of Swedesford and Ship Roads with the creation of the Swedesford Recreation Area. The Exton Park Master Plan was created in 2017 after much research and community input. The focus of that plan is maintain the natural elements of Exton Park, while adding recreational features that the public has requested.

The new playground is at the corner of Swedesford & Ship Rds.

Swedesford Rec slides and zipline

Introducing Swedesford Recreation Area!

The Swedesford Recreation Area is now partially open to the public. Visitors can enjoy two new play structures (one for ages 2-5 and one for ages 5-12), a zip line and six new swings. There is a large parking lot for visitors.

The Township will officially open the Area in the fall with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The dog park is expected to open at that time, as well.

More Improvements are Coming!

The next round of improvements include the following:

  • Picnic pavilion
  • 9-hole disc golf course
  • New park entrance and signage
  • Accessible pathways connecting the parking lot with all proposed facilities
  • Restroom building and utilities

Exton Park Master Plan Diagram

Exton Park Swedesford Rec Area Diagram


Exton Park is a 727-acre site owned jointly by the Township and Chester County.  

In the spring of 2015, the Township opened three multi-use fields which are open to the public and available to reserve for private use. The Township also maintains the trailhead at Pennypacker House, on Swedesford Road. 

Exton Park houses a trailhead for the Chester Valley Trail at 132 Church Farm Lane, Exton. This trailhead offers restroom facilities and is maintained by Chester County.