Adam Brady- Supervisor of Parks and Open Space
The Workout Stations throughout Nichol Park will be removed due to the unsafe conditions of the equipment at the stations.
PARK IS OPEN DAWN TO DUSK- VIOLATION OF THIS RULE WILL NOT BE TOLERATED
if you see something, say something and contact the Avondale State Police
1505 New London Road
Made up of 33 acres - Nichol Park features an asphalt walking trail and stone dust running trail, 60' ball field, large multi-purpose field, a playground put together by community volunteers and a lovely picnic pavilion.
Our picnic pavilion cannot be rented, the use is based on first come/first serve.
The multi-purpose field must be reserved for organized sports team use - email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details
NICHOL PARK SOCCER/FOOTBALL AND SOFTBALL FIELDS ARE FULLY RESERVED FOR FALL 2023 AND SPRING 2024
Nichol Park has a carry in - carry out trash policy. This includes ALL trash. Trash receptacles are no longer provided at the facility. Benefits to this policy: Eliminates potential for littering, Eliminates bees that tend to gather around trash bins, Saves time and money on waste collection.
Please help us keep our park clean and beautiful!
Overflow gravel parking lot behind the the West Grove Firehouse on the North end of Nichol Park.
TOWNSHIP LAWN TO MEADOWS PROGRAM
The Township is converting 3 different areas within the Township from lawn to meadows. This project is a fully funded project through PA DCNR.
Nichol Park 11.7 acres
Country Walk open space area 1.75 acres
Windsor development open space/Land Trust area 2.6 acres
The installation of a wildflower meadow at Nichol Park promises a plethora of benefits that extend beyond mere aesthetics, transforming the park into a vibrant and ecologically diverse haven. Firstly, the wildflower meadow would greatly enhance the park's visual appeal, painting the landscape with a kaleidoscope of colors and textures that evolve with the seasons. This natural tapestry would not only captivate visitors but also provide a unique backdrop for various outdoor activities, from picnics to photography sessions. Moreover, the meadow would serve as an educational tool, offering a living classroom for individuals of all ages to learn about native plant species, pollinators, and sustainable land management practices.
In addition to its visual allure, the wildflower meadow would play a crucial role in supporting local biodiversity and ecosystem health. Native wildflowers are integral to the survival of numerous pollinator species, such as bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, fostering a harmonious relationship between flora and fauna. This biodiverse habitat could help mitigate the decline of pollinators, which are essential for the reproduction of many plant species and the productivity of surrounding agricultural areas. Furthermore, the wildflower meadow's deep-rooted plants would stabilize the soil, preventing erosion and enhancing water retention. This, in turn, could improve the overall resilience of the park to extreme weather events, promoting sustainable land management practices and contributing to the long-term ecological well-being of Nichol Park and its surrounding environment.
Timeline is as follows:
- June complete weed control application to eliminate brush and invasive weeds
- September complete application to eliminate all growing vegetation
- October complete second application to eliminate any residual growing vegetation
- November wow all areas to eliminate any standing vegetation
- November seed all areas with a drill seeder
- March mow meadows annually before growing season begins
- June inspect all planted areas for invasives and eliminate if needed.
- November inspect all areas for bare/thin spots and overseed as needed
Also please note once the meadows are installed, they will take approximately 3 years to reach their full potential.
We will be adding turf walking trails to meander through the meadows along with benches placed at certain vantage points
1350 Flint Hill Road
This Greenway is intended primarily to be a one-mile wildlife and biodiversity corridor which connects to the Fairhill Natural Resource Area in Maryland. Part of the Greenway effort involved the reforestation of an existing field area which included the planting of native grasses. In 2010, 437 native specimen trees and 42 shrubs were planted.
These efforts will allow Township residents to enjoy the natural resources of the area through the careful evaluation and integration of recreational facilities, including walking and horseback-riding trails, an interpretive garden and educational signage.
There is a parking area located on Flint Hill Road and there is a hard surface trail leading from the parking lot south towards the forest.
Once entering the woods, the handicapped accessible loop trail will split to the left and feature an overlook of the creek, benches and two picnic tables. Once entering the woods the trail will connect to other existing trails through the area.
Funded in part through the DCNR Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund Grant Program, Mason-Dixon Greenway South is the first phase of an envisioned three-mile Mason-Dixon Greenway which will eventually connect to the White Clay Creek Preserve area in the northeastern portion of the Township.
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