About Us

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. 

Our Mission

 

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 will hold monthly meetings on the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Meeting dates are: Jan 21; Feb 18; Mar 18; Apr 15; Sep 16; Oct 21; Nov 18; Dec 16, 2021 at the Lower Oxford Township Building, 220 Township Rd., Oxford, PA. May 20; July 15; Aug 19; 2021 at the 900 W. Locust St., Oxford, PA June 17, 2021 at Oxford Area Regional Park, 260 W. Oaks Road, Oxford, PA. In the event a meeting can not be held as scheduled, a meeting may be held via zoom internet conferencing. Meeting information will be available at the top of the home page on the website.

OARA Board

 

The OARA Board of Directors is made up of representatives from each of the member municipalities.  The Board Members for 2020 are as follows:

 

Art Astle, Lower Oxford Township

Chip Benke, East Nottingham Township

Terri Dugan, West 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

Joe Staracheski, East Nottingham Township

Dan Meixall, Oxford Borough

Sponsors

The OARA park has received or receives financial support from the following:

     Commonwealth of PA - DCNR

     Chester County Commissioners

     Anonymous Donors - 3 contributions

     Dockstader Foundation

     Walmart

​     PECO

 

Meeting Information

Meeting Minutes

January 21, 2021

February 18, 2021

March 10, 2021 (Special Mtg)

March 18, 2021

April 15, 2021

May 20, 2021

June 17, 2021

July 15, 2021

August 19, 2021

September 16, 2021

October 21, 2021

November 18, 2021

December 16, 2021

Prior Year Minutes

January 16, 2020

February 20, 2020

March 19, 2020 - cancelled

April 16, 2020 - cancelled

May 21, 2020

June 18, 2020

July 16, 2020

August 20, 2020

September 17, 2020

October 15, 2020

November 19, 2020

December 17, 2020 - 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 treasoara@gmail.com; be sure to include the topic of discussion.

Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Meeting held at the Lower Oxford Township Building, 220 Township Road are as follows: Jan 21; Feb 18; Mar 18; Apr 15; Sep 16; Oct 21; Nov 18; Dec 16, 2021.  Meetings held at 900 W. Locust Street will be as follows:  May 20; July 15; Aug 19. 2021.  The June 17, 2021 meeting will be held at Oxford Area Regional Park, 260 W. Oaks Road, Oxford, PA. In the event a meeting can not be held as scheduled, a meeting may be held via zoom internet conferencing. Meeting information will be available at the top of the home page on the website.

Volunteers are always needed!

 

Contact Us

Oxford Area Recreation Authority

Park Address:  900 W. Locust St. Oxford, PA 19363

Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 254, Oxford, PA  19363

For Reservations Please Email:  information.oara@gmail.com

Send a message:

Success! Message received.