Bacton Hill Park, formerly known as the Swanenburg property, has been owned by East Whiteland Township for 20 years. Over that time, very few improvements have been made to the space. Although three plans have been prepared none were implemented. Recently East Whiteland Township applied for a phase 1 construction grant through the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, if awarded the township could receive $250,000. The Board of Supervisors committed just over $400,000 for the construction of phase 1 as well.
The development of Bacton Hill Park will occur in at least two phases. the first phase will include an all-abilities playground, a pavilion, a loop trail system, a trail connection to the Chester Valley Trail, native tree plantings, benches, driveway access, a parking lot and storm water management. East Whiteland Township intends to design and create a space that will appeal to all members of the community while maintaining a responsible budget.