Parks & Recreation

Mission Statement
The Lancaster County Department of Parks and Recreation is committed to improving the well being of County residents by providing facilities and programs that encourage participation in outdoor activities and foster personal action for the conservation of natural resources.

With six regional parks and three recreational trails, the department manages a total of 2,055 acres. Regional parks range in level of development from Central Park’s more urban setting to the Theodore Parker Natural Area’s rural setting in the woodlands along Stewart Run in the southeastern part of the county. All county parks and services are also open to non-residents.



Weather permitting, paving will begin on the section
of the Northwest River Trail between the Route 30 underpass and Furnace Road starting on May 11.  
Accordingly, this section of the trail will be
closed to public access for
1.5 – 2 weeks during this time

Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

Contact the Park Office at 717-299-8215
with any questions.


Always Accepting Registrations For:

Birthday Packages 
Birthday Theme Descriptions