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.


The Northwest Lancaster County River Trail south of the Chiques Creek Pedestrian Bridge will be closed intermittently for construction starting on August 19.  

UPDATE AS OF 10/14/2015!
The Northwest Lancaster County River Trail through Chickies Rock County Park
remains under construction
with limited accessibility -
Stay tuned for further updates.

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


Always Accepting Registrations For:

Birthday Packages 
Birthday Theme Descriptions