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Input Needed from You! Chester Valley Extension Project

We need your help! The Chester County Planning Commission is working on a study to determine the feasibility of extending the Chester Valley Trail into Downingtown. Over the next few months, the planning commission will be evaluating the conditions and working to align on the potential extension of this Circuit Trail.

Your feedback is needed!  Please visit the website to learn more and take the quick online survey (5 minutes):

The next Public Meeting to discuss the project is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, March 29th, 2016 (Time/Place TBD). 

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Circuit County Workshops Scheduled for October

During the month of October, the Circuit Coalition, PA Department of Conservation & Natural Resources (DCNR), and the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) will host workshops in Chester, Delaware, Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties.  The purpose of the workshops is to provide updates on Circuit Trail development in each County, discuss a range of current and on-going funding sources, and look at ways to further develop Circuit trails currently in the pipeline.  Each Circuit Trails Workshops will be held from 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm on the designated day in each of the five counties.

These workshops will follow separate information sessions on the Transportation Alternatives Program (to be held from 2-3:30pm), which DVRPC and Pennsylvania Dept of Transportation will host to explain the upcoming competitive funding cycle for the TAP.

Registration for both the Circuit Trails Workshops and the TAP Information Sessions can be completed with the links below.  You can register for either the information session or the workshop or both.  There is no charge for either event.

If you have any questions pertaining to the Circuit Trails Workshop, please contact Sarah Clark Stuart at  or 215-242-9253, x306.

Tuesday, October 20th – Philadelphia County

DVRPC Main Conference Room

190 N. Independence Mall West, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Thursday, October 22nd – Delaware County

Media Courthouse – DelCo Room

201 West Front Street, Media, PA 19063

Monday, October 26th – Bucks County

Bucks County Planning Commission – 4th Floor Conference Room

1260 Almshouse Road, Doylestown, PA 18901

Tuesday, October 27th – Chester County

Chester County Planning Commission – GSC Room 149

601 Westtown Road, West Chester, PA 19382

Wednesday, October 28th – Montgomery County

Montgomery County Planning Commission – Montgomery Room

One Montgomery Plaza Building Suite 202

425 Swede Street, Norristown, PA 19401 

Phoenixville Community Celebration On SRT Trail: April 25

Calling all Phoenixville-area community members!  This weekend, you are invited to head downtown to for a whole host of family fun events on and around the new two-mile trail segment of the Schuylkill River Trail. Activities include everything from a bike tour along the new trail, a bike check and a complementary bike helmet fitting station to live music, chalk and plein air art (painting outdoors!) and more. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. near the Walking Bridge at the Foundry and the Phoenixville Farmer’s Market. For more information, visit

Come Celebrate Another New Circuit Section at the Chester Valley Trail Phase II Grand Opening

Four months after completion, the Chester Valley Board of Commissioners and the Friends of the Chester Valley Trail will be celebrating the Grand Opening of Phase II of the Chester Valley Trail on MondayMay 5th at 5 PM at 1055 Westlakes Drive in BerwynThe opneing will include a trail preview, remarks by the Chester County Commissioners and other guests, and an official ribbon cutting.

The trail now extends from the Valley Forge/King of Prussia area all the way to Exton. Future phases of the trail will continue to extend the trail eastwards towards Norristown and westwards towards Downington, providing a vital multi-use artery through the heart of Chester County.

If interested in attending, RSVP by Thursday, May 1st to the Chester County Commissioners Office ([email protected]; 610-344-6100)

See the attached flyer for more details.

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Schuylkill River Trail Rises From The Ashes In Phoenixville

The Borough of Phoenixvile is currently constructing the one of the missing links to the Schuylkill River Trail. The current phase extends about one mile along the north side of French Creek from the Phoenix Iron Column Bridge adjacent to the Foundry up to High Street. The trail will be packed gravel and the project should be completed by the fall.

Most of the project is on the perimeter of the former site of the Phoenix Iron Works which closed in 1984.

An application for the next phase has been submitted for the Regional Trails Fund. If selected the money will be available to complete the trail in Phoenixville, connecting the completed Chester County section at the Cromby trailhead with the with the Route 29 Bridge over the Schuylkill River at Mont Clare.

DCNR Announces Grants for Circuit Trails

On November 20, 2012, Governor Corbett announced the DCNR Community Conservation Partnerships Program grants for 2012, which make an investment of $26.5 million in 198 projects to revitalize communities, create new recreational opportunities, and conserve  natural resources throughout Pennsylvania.   
The DCNR grant program combines several funding sources into one. Funding comes from:
  • Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund (Key 93)
  • Environmental Stewardship Fund (ESF)
  • Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) – federal monies
  • Pennsylvania Recreational Trails (PRT) – federal monies
  • Snowmobile/ATV Fund

The following trail segments in the Circuit received grants: