Located on North Walnut Street, just off State Street, Anson B. Nixon Park is a hidden gem nestled just north of charming downtown Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Comprised of 106 acres, the Park was carved out of the historic woodlands of the late 18th through early 20th century Chambers estate. This natural setting includes two ponds, meandering streams, woodlands including a beech grove with specimens dating back over 250 years, and three miles of walking trails.
Anson B. Nixon Park has many exciting events including the Trout Rodeo, the Kennett Run, disc golf tournaments, and a summer concert series. Other events open to the public include the Rock the Park Fundraiser and Sky Tours. The park is open from sunrise to sunset every day of the year.
The Anson B. Nixon Park is located on 106 acres extending from the Borough of Kennett Square into Kennett Township. The main entrance can be accessed from the northeast quadrant of the Borough on N. Walnut Street.
Directions: When entering the Borough on State Street, turn right at the bottom of Miller’s Hill (across from Palita’s Automotive and just before the YMCA) onto N. Walnut Street. Proceed approximately 1/4 mile and turn left into the park. A map of the park is located in the kiosk in the parking lot. There also access points also from Leslie Street (behind the KAU Field), North Broad Street, and State Street.