Exton Park Development

Swedesford Recreation Area is Under Construction Now!

Phase 1 of Exton Park's development focuses on improvements near the intersection of Ship and Swedesford Roads, which will be walkable from nearby neighborhoods, such as Swedesford Chase and Meadowbrook Manor, and business complexes, such as Valley Creek Corporate Center and Exton Commons. 

Exton Park Master Site Development Plan

Exton Park Swedesford Rec Area Diagram

First Step - New Playsets

The parts for the new playground area have arrived. This area will include:

  • Nature-themed playset for ages 2-5 
  • Nature-themed playset for ages 5-12
  • Swing set
  • Zipline

The playsets are being installed in late December, 2021 and should be completed by the end of January, 2022.

Playground equipment arrives in Exton Park

EP playground equip

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

EP playground boxes

Other proposed improvements include the following:

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

We are hoping to open the new park features for all to enjoy by May 1, 2022.


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.