Open Space

With nearly 144,000 acres of permanently-protected land, nearly 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.

Open Space Mapping and Data

Each year CCPC adds land preserved by local governments and land trusts to our Protected Open Space Tracking database.

Return on Environment

This 2018 report highlights the economic benefits of Chester County's protected open space.

Open Space Preservation

Chester County's Department of Open Space Preservation is the county's one-stop-shop for open space resources.

Open Space Tools for Municipalities

Connect to regulatory and design tools and view an inventory of Chester County municipalities with open space plans and ordinances.

County Open Space Planning Policies

View Chester County's planning documents that guide open space preservation efforts.

Open Space Partners

A strong network of partners and culture of collaboration have made Chester County a leader in open space preservation.