Black Rock Sanctuary is dedicated to wildlife habitat and public use. It consists of 119 acres of wetlands, woodlands and meadows. One of many desilting basins found along the Schuylkill River in Berks, Montgomery, Chester and Philadelphia Counties, Black Rock Sanctuary offers a wonderful opportunity to relax and discover the history, geology, wildlife, plant life and habitats of the basin. The sky over Black Rock is a flyway, or air highway, for birds that migrate up and down the East Coast. Observe your surroundings to appreciate the wetlands, which attract waterfowl and provide for other plants and animals. Black Rock rests between Phoenixville and the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission boat ramp. The mission of the Chester County Parks & Recreation Department is to enhance the quality of life through educational programs, recreational opportunities, and partnerships.