The Oxford Area Foundation is actively transforming 577 acres of land off PA Route 272 N in West Nottingham Township, Chester County, PA, into a nature preserve.


Miles of trails will be accessible to the public for hiking. The Preserve will promote, educate and encourage environmental awareness in Southern Chester County and increase natural sustainability. 


Anticipated grand opening is set for mid/late summer 2021.

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One Step Closer! 
The Preserve is currently in the process of obtaining a PennDot Highway Occupancy Permit. Once granted, the next step will be to have the parking lot paved. These are all necessary actions prior to allowing volunteers on the property or opening to the public. Due to COVID, many projects have been delayed and have pushed back the initial anticipated opening date. We do apologize for this delay and are just as eager to share this beautiful preserve with the community!

If you would like to be contacted when volunteer opportunities arise,
click HERE for a downloadable form.

Funding assistance has been provided by:

DCNR Bureau of Recreation and Conservation

Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund

Conservancy Grant Program

Commissioners of Chester County, Pennsylvania

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