Friends of Marshall Square Park


Happenings Around the Park


Annual Park Spring Cleanup

Save The Date! SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2019 8AM to NOON Here’s why … Over the year, our park shows the wear and tear of the good people who use it, of those who just walk through it, and nature. As they walk by, some special people pick up trash and put it in the trash/recycle cans. Borough trucks empty those weekly. However, some users and walkers leave soda bottles/cans, cups, straws, food wrappers, sandwich bags, cigarette packs, tissues, coats, and even socks on the ground. Nature leaves tree branches, twigs, nuts, pine cones, and LEAVES. Our good people don’t do any of ...
Our 2016 Events Committee having fun at their 10th Annual Progressive Dinner

13th Annual Progressive Dinner

Our 2016 Events Committee having fun at their 10th Annual Progressive Dinner FRIENDS OF MARSHALL SQUARE PARK Invites YOU to the 13th Annual PROGRESSIVE DINNER • Saturday, February 2, 2019 • 6 to 10PM • Forget the ice and snow… Get out of the winter doldrums… Come party with your friends and neighbors! A great group of hosts in the neighborhood open their beautiful homes to bring us all together to celebrate our wonderful park with an evening of fun! You’ll move from apps at the first home… to the main course at a second home… to the last home ...
Media Coverage

The Daily Local News covers our tree sculptor, Marty Long!

Phoenixville chainsaw artist creates art in the park Bill Rettew [email protected] WEST CHESTER — Marshall Square Park is the new home to four owls, two squirrels, a fox, skunk, hummingbird, dragonfly, and new to the job, a wooden park caretaker. On Monday, artist Marty Long was putting the finishing touches on chainsaw art carved into the remains of an 18-foot tall, five-foot diameter, and over 125-year-old red oak. Long said the huge stump, near the intersection of East Biddle and North Franklin streets, is the perfect specimen for carving. “It’s consistent in color with a dark center,” Long said, “It’s ...
Annual Fall Block Party


Weather looks great for our Fall Block Party! Saturday, September 29, 2018, 5 to 8PM See our website for Party details. The caterer needs time to satisfy our crowd ????, so please reserve ASAP!

What Will it Be?

Swing by the North Franklin side of Marshall Square Park (near Biddle) to see an amazing transformation over the next few weeks. Noted tree carver, Marty Long, is transforming a large tree trunk into a fantastic sculpture. This project came our way after the borough hired a tree service to top and remove a large red oak that dangerously shed limbs near the street. Because of a dispute with the contractor, the work halted, leaving behind a 16-foot tree trunk. That’s when Friends of Marshall Square Park stepped in, seeing an opportunity to turn the loss of a tree into an enhancement ...
Annual Fall Block Party

From Last Year’s Fall Party at the Cornell’s

You probably know someone in this group having cocktails before dinner. Hope to see you at this year’s Fall Block Party!   Saturday    September 29, 2018  (Rain Date, Sunday September 30) 5 to 8PM  East Virginia Avenue between N. Matlack & N. Walnut Come join your friends & invite new neighbors for a fun evening, good food, great camaraderie and support for our beautiful park! Dinner by Mizuna Catering Beer donated by Victory Brewing Co. Wines selected by Eric Miller, Winemaker Members $60 • Nonmembers $65 MAKE YOUR RESERVATION NOW! or by September 23 so we can notify the ...