Open Space is very important to Chadds Ford Township. The Chadds Ford Township Open Space Committee (OSC) consists of volunteer members who are appointed every two years by the Board of Supervisors to oversee the Township’s open space preservation efforts and provide recommendations to the Board. Chadds Ford constituents place the highest priority on land preservation and conservation to preserve the rural character. Chadds Ford Township is situated near the heart of the Brandywine Valley, which is a region that places great importance on open space and natural resource protection, history, culture, and outdoor recreation. This region sets a national standard for rich and diverse natural resources, historic and cultural resources, recreation, and open space preservation.
Most of Chadds Ford Township falls within the southern reaches of the Brandywine Creek watershed. This means that a drop of water that falls in Chadds Ford will drain west into the Brandywine Creek, which drains into the Christina River, which drains into the Delaware River, and eventually drains into the Delaware Bay. The Brandywine Creek is a popular recreational destination for residents and visitors, though recreational access is limited to a few access points.