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Marshall Square Park

Marshall Square Park and Civil War Monument

Inspired by Washington Square Park in Philadelphia, Marshall Square Park was first developed as an arboretum for botanical research to provide "suitable walks and introducing various ornamental trees and shrubbery." In 1848 it became a public park, predating NYC's Central Park by nine years. It is named after Humphrey Marshall, a local farmer who was one of America's first true botanists.

Inspired by Washington Square Park in Philadelphia, Marshall Square Park was first developed as an arboretum for botanical research to provide "suitable walks and introducing various ornamental trees and shrubbery." In 1848 it became a public park, predating NYC's Central Park by nine years. It is named after Humphrey Marshall, a local farmer who was one of America's first true botanists.

The park is supported by Friends of Marshall Square Park with oversight by West Chester Parks & Recreation.

EVENTS

The Friends of West Chester Parks & Recreation present the Marshall Square Park Summer Concert Series starting at 6:30pm. Free for the entire family. Bring blankets or chairs and enjoy a community picnic. Check annual calendar for dates.

 
LOCATION
Marshall Square Park
200 East Marshall St
West Chester, PA 19380

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