Meet the West Goshen Parks & Recreation Department: Your Fun is Their Job!

West Goshen residents work hard and play hard. That’s why the West Goshen Parks & Recreation Department—led by Ken Lehr and Tom Steines— focuses on providing safe, welcoming parks and recreation opportunities for people of all ages to play, learn, and build community. Spring and Summer are particularly busy times for Parks & Recreation.  Special […]

From the Sewer Authority: A Reminder about Illegal Sump Pumps and Roof Drains

Reduce Your Risk! Illegal sump pump and roof drain connections to the sanitary sewer rob the system of valuable capacity and can lead to sanitary sewer backups. These backups not only cause damage that is difficult and expensive to repair, but also create health hazards. Click Here to view a larger PDF

Summer Evenings of Music at Community Park

For over twenty years, Sunday evenings in West Goshen have meant going to West Goshen Community Park, often with a picnic dinner and family, neighbors, and close friends, and enjoying an evening of concerts at the J. Leo Hagerty Amphitheater in West Goshen Community Park.  The tradition continues this year, as the West Goshen Summer […]

Roonie Says: March 2019

Dog license applications are available online at the Chester County website here or on the Pennsylvania Dog license site. All dogs three months or older must be licensed by Jan. 1 of each year. Violators can be cited with a maximum fine of $300 per violation, plus court costs. An annual license is $8.50 and […]

2019 Bus Trips with the Park and Recreation Department

The West Goshen Park and Recreation Department has announced its offerings of 2019 bus trips, with visits to some of the northeast’s top historic and cultural sites. On Sunday, April 7th, check out the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC, or visit the city’s museums and monuments, many of them free!  $45 per person includes […]

Road Rules: Motorcycle Safety Tips from Sergeant Brian Griesser

As the warm weather approaches, the West Goshen Police Department Traffic Safety Division would like to remind you to be aware of motorcycles on the roadway.  The following are some safety tips and facts to help keep our roadways safe for everyone: With thousands of deaths each year, motorcyclists are overrepresented in crashes and fatalities. […]

About the West Goshen Traffic Safety Division

The West Goshen Police Department has a dedicated unit that is designed to address the concerns of the residents regarding traffic issues throughout the township.  The Traffic Safety Division is comprised of a Sergeant and two uniformed police officers whose main focus is the reduction of vehicle collisions and distracted driving through traffic enforcement and […]

About the West Goshen Juvenile/Community Relations Division

The West Goshen Township Juvenile/Community Policing Division works in unison with the West Chester Area School District, the District Attorney’s Office, the Juvenile Probation Department, and most importantly the parents of children toward a common goal.  There are three officer’s assigned to the division. One of those officers is assigned to the West Chester East […]

The Do’s and Don’ts of Stream Maintenance

  West Goshen Township is committed to keeping its creeks and streams clean and safe. You can do your part by following these guidelines:   DO Plant native trees and shrubs along your stream. The roots of woody plants stabilize the banks and reduce erosion. In addition to  shading, cooling and improving water quality, the […]

West Goshen Installs an Enhanced Treatment System to Reduce Phosphorous

Phosphorous is a nutrient that increases plant growth and also helps the crops, but it is not conducive to the aquatic system because it causes preferential growth of plants over other wildlife which is known as eutrophication.  A significant consequence of eutrophication can be algal blooms (cyanobacteria) in streams, rivers and lakes, some of which […]