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West Chester ArtsKeehner Park’s amphitheatre features many free outdoor concerts and theatrical productions, including the Fifth Third West Chester Concert Series, a summer Shakespeare performance and concerts by The West Chester Symphony.

Lakota East and West High Schools offer family entertainment with school plays, musicals and concerts as well. Rave Motion Picture is West Chester’s landmark movie theatre. Many area restaurants also host live music for their diners’ enjoyment. Visual art can be found at Victoria’s Studio and Gallery and Sweet Art of Mine, both galleries that feature local artists and craftspeople.


West Chester RecreationThere's plenty of opportunity for outdoor recreation in West Chester. One of the most impressive parks in the area is Voice of America Park, which features a 1.4 mile multipurpose path surrounding a 35-acre lake, as well as The National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting. Beckett Park is for baseball – this 150-acre park is home to a restored timber-frame barn, walking trails, lakes and most notably the West Chester Baseball Complex, which has four tournament-quality fields, a concession stand, dugouts, press box and restrooms.

Keehner Park, with 123 acres, offers extensive woodland trails along Mill Creek as well as playgrounds, athletic fields, a mountain bike trail, picnic shelters and the Keehner Park Amphitheatre, which hosts a free concert series during the summer.

Upper Mill Creek Conservation Corridor Port Union Historic Canal Trail is a wetland park with a three mile trail beginning at State Route 747 and continuing into Fairfield. This 10-foot wide paved trail can accommodate bicycles, roller blades, walkers and joggers and is an excellent location for hiking, bird-watching and nature exploration.

For those interested in indoor fitness classes, Pendleton Pilates offers matwork and reformer classes, Adrenaline Sports & Fitness specializes in customized athletic training and bootcamp workouts, Jazzercise does aerobics and Fitworks and Urban Active provide a wide range of exercise equipment and training. For affordable family fun, the YMCA is a standard favorite; for those who appreciate the country club lifestyle, Beckett Ridge Country Club offers a championship golf course, a fitness center and other social perks. If dance is your preferred form of exercise, Danse Royale Ballroom teaches a variety of dance styles to keep you in shape both physically and socially. Skatetown USA specializes in the old American favorite pastime of skate rental and rollerskating.

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