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 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.
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
The OARA park has received or receives financial support from the following:
Commonwealth of PA - DCNR
Chester County Commissioners
Anonymous Donors - 3 contributions
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
March 19, 2020 - cancelled
April 16, 2020 - cancelled
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 ; 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!
Oxford Area Recreation Authority
Park Address: 900 W. Locust St. Oxford, PA 19363
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 254, Oxford, PA 19363
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