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.
Park's Dept. Office in Central Park
The Department seeks to preserve and manage significant tracts of land and water for recreation and for conservation of scenic, historical, geological and ecologically significant areas.
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 Department employs fifteen full-time and approximately forty part-time/seasonal employees, including those in environmental education and the swimming pool.
The Department has four divisions:
- Environmental Education
To learn more about the Lancaster County Department of Parks and Recreation's seasonal programs click on the Wanderings Events Calendars: Quarterly Program Lists located on the left navigation bar.
Lancaster County Department of Parks and Recreation
1050 Rockford Rd.
Lancaster, PA 17602
Phone:(717) 299-8215 or (717) 299-8220
Fax: (717) 295-5942