With nearly 147,000 acres of permanently-protected land, over 30% of the county is preserved as open space or agricultural land. This web page provides data on open space preservation, an overview of county open space policies, and links to conservancies and other open space partners.
Each year CCPC adds land preserved by local governments and land trusts to our Protected Open Space Tracking database.
This guide provides design and technical guidance on how to develop ordinances for developments that preserve natural resources and scenic views while creating high quality places for people to live.
This 2018 report highlights the economic benefits of Chester County's protected open space.
Chester County Parks + Preservation provides preservation, recreation, educational, and stewardship services to the residents and visitors of Chester County so they can connect with natural and cultural resources and thrive in a sustainable healthy community.
View Chester County's planning documents that guide open space preservation efforts.
Connect to regulatory and design tools and view an inventory of Chester County municipalities with open space plans and ordinances.
A strong network of partners and culture of collaboration have made Chester County a leader in open space preservation.