Who We Are
The Oxford Area Recreation Authority (OARA) is a Pennsylvania municipal authority incorporated in 2003 to provide shared recreation facilities for a population of approximately 24,000 residents of East Nottingham Township, West Nottingham Township, Elk Township, Lower Oxford Township and the Borough of Oxford. We serve approximately 65 square miles.
The OARA is dedicated to providing quality visitor experience in the Oxford Area Regional Park by providing an attractive, safe, and clean environment with quality facilities and effective public service. The OARA will work in partnership with other community organizations, government entities and individuals to plan, direct, manage and evaluate the operation of the park in an accountable manner befitting resourceful public service.
Meeting Date and Time
The OARA Board meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm at Lower Oxford Township Municipal Building, 220 Township Road, Oxford, PA 19363. The public is always welcome and encouraged to attend.
The OARA Board of Directors is made up of representatives from each of the member municipalities. The Board Members for 2019 are as follows:
Art Astle, Lower Oxford Township
Chip Benke, East Nottingham Township
Scott Fetterolf, Elk Township
Steve Hoffman, Lower Oxford Township
Candace Miller, West Nottingham Township
Marcella Peyre-Ferry, Elk Township
John Reynolds, Jr., Oxford Borough
Bob VanZyl, East Nottingham Township
VACANT, Oxford Borough
VACANT, West Nottingham Township
The OARA park has received or receives financial support from the following:
Commonwealth of PA - DCNR
Chester County Commissioners
Anonymous Donors - 3 contributions
December 19, 2019
Prior Year Minutes
August 16, 2018 (cancelled)
September 20, 2018 (cancelled)
November 15, 2018 (cancelled)
Attending a Meeting
The public is always welcome to attend the monthly meetings of the OARA. If you have business you would like to discuss with the Board, we ask that you contact us to be added to the agenda. You can contact your municipal representative or send an email to ; be sure to include the topic of discussion.
All meetings will be held at the Lower Oxford Township Municipal Building, 220 Township Road, Oxford, PA. beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Volunteers are always needed!
Oxford Area Recreation Authority
Park Address: 900 W. Locust St. Oxford, PA 19363
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 254, Oxford, PA 19363