DeNenno Property to be Preserved as Open Space
Concord Township is proud to announce the preservation of the 3-acre DeNenno property located at 641 Featherbed Road.
Reaffirming that keeping open space is a priority, Township Council recently passed Resolution No.44-2019 agreeing to purchase and preserve the vacant land for Township open space.
Click Here for related press release and exhibit.
Open Space Preservation Completed
On Tuesday, October 1, 2019, Concord Township completed the preservation of the 17-acre Hall property and historic farm buildings. This purchase expands township owned open space to over 300 acres.
For more information about the trail plans for the property, see below.
Concord Preserves 17 Acres of Open Space
Concord Township is proud to announce the preservation of the 17 acre Hall property located at the corner of Bethel Road & Featherbed Lane.
The Township will be purchasing 14.5 acres and installing approximately 1.5 miles of meadow trails for public enjoyment.
The Hall Family will retain a 2.5 acre homestead consisting of historic house, barn and cottage - all of which will be preserved in perpetuity.
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Click Here to see concept plan.
Township Park Enhancements
Work has begun on enhancements at the Township Park located on Smithbridge Road.
The project includes additions and alterations of three sand volleyball courts, a parking lot and fenced-in grassy areas for small dogs and large dogs.
Click Here for Dog Park Rendering.
Click Here for Volleyball Court Rendering.
Outdoor Pickleball Courts: Construction to Begin Soon
The construction of six outdoor pickleball courts is anticipated to begin this Fall.
The new pickleball courts will be located at the 43 Thornton Road Municipal Complex.
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Open Space Maintenance at Temple & Smithbridge Roads
Concord Township Public Works, with the assistance from an approved contractor, continues doing some necessary maintenance at the open space property located at the northwest corner of Temple & Smithbridge Roads (a.k.a. “The Collman Tract”). This project includes the removal of weeds and overgrowth, while keeping and exposing the existing post and rail fence.
Greenways and Open Space Network Plan
This study identifies opportunities and a methodology for developing a township-wide network of public trails and greenways corridors. The plan proposes a system for residents to connect to local and regional parks, regional greenways, adjacent municipalities, existing trails, as well as community facilities and natural and cultural resources. It is important to note that this is a concept plan, and no determination has been made if the township will proceed with a trail in any specific location.
This Township Trail Update was presented by the township engineer to Concord Township Council at their March 5, 2019 public meeting. The presentation included a review of trails planning: the multi-year process includes obtaining grants, trails planning, and then actual execution.
Please note: All plans are conceptual in nature.
Concord Township & Chester Heights Borough
Octoraro Greenway Feasibility Study
A primary recommendation of the Concord Township Greenways and Open Space Network Plan (see below) was to investigate the feasibility of a trail along the former Octoraro Railroad. Concord Township and Chester Heights Borough have collaborated to prepare this feasibility study for the Octoraro Greenway.
Greenways and Open Space Network Plan
This updated plan was edited slightly in response to feedback received from the public. In short, diagrams were revised to add connections west of Route 202 and north of Route 1 and the narrative was revised (page 42) to reflect the same.
This updated plan was adopted at the Board of Supervisors
public meeting on February 2, 2016.
This first draft was presented to the Board of Supervisors on November 10, 2015.