The East Brandywine Parks and Recreation board was created in 1990.
“The Brown family, who owned a farm on Dilworth Road, approached the Township and asked if the community would like to buy some of the land,” recalls Jimm Worrell, a founding member of the Board. “The Township agreed to buy 10 acres.” The agreement said that it could later buy more. This was the beginning of today’s Community Park, which extended to today’s 60-plus acres in two further steps.
At the time, the Township already owned two parks: Spatola Park on Raleigh Drive, and Hopewell Field on Township Road. With the addition of a third park, the Township decided it needed a separate body to oversee all three, and so the Park & Recreation Board came into being with an initial eight members.