Children playing at the pool

Due to COVID-19, the opening of the Lancaster County Swimming Pool for 2020 is expected to be postponed at least through June.  We are continuing to monitor developments and additional information will be made available on our website as soon as possible.

Spend the summer at the County Pool in Central Park. This 15,255 square feet pool ranges in depth from a shallow beach-like wading area to a 6-feet deep end. Kids and adults can splash into the pool by slipping down a tubular water slide or get drenched under the pool's many funky water fountains. The pool complex includes an expansive lawn for sunbathing, relaxing, and playing games. There is even a basketball court, playground, and food vending machines in the complex. Please be aware of all pool rules before visiting.

Pool Front Desk phone number is: 717-392-4621.

In case of inclement weather, patrons are welcome
to contact the Park Office at 717-299-8215
to confirm that the
Lancaster County Central Park Swimming Pool is open.

Summer Hours

Monday - Saturday
Noon - 7 p.m.*
Sunday 1 - 7 p.m.

*In August, the pool will close at 6 p.m. Monday - Friday

Child in a fountain
Fees & Membership

See pool fee schedule, calendar, and membership information here.
Click here for Season Membership Application.
Click here for Pool Rules. 

Swim Lessons

Infants age 9 to 24 months, toddlers age 24 to 36 months, and children age 3 years and older can learn to swim at the county pool. Small group swimming lessons are scheduled biweekly throughout the summer. Click here for Group Swim Lesson Registration Form & Frequently Asked Questions.

Private swim lessons are also available; click here for an application.

At the first lesson, all participants in swim lessons are required to submit a Waiver & Release of Liability Form to their instructors.

Group Season Membership Passes

Group Season Membership Passes are transferable passes and are sold in sets of six (6). These are ideal for daycare and other groups that plan to visit the pool on a daily basis. Group leaders must read Group Pool Rules before completing a Group Pass Application. Click here for Group Fees and membership information.

One-Time-Visit Group Discount

Please call the Park Office at 717-299-8215 to obtain a Discount Daily Pool Application. A discount is available for groups of 20 or more people planning a one-time visit Monday - Friday.  Please read the instructions below before completing the form:
  • Groups must have 20 or more people on the day of admission or pay for at least 20 people. To qualify for the discount, you must enter the pool complex as a group.
  • All adults and children must pay admission - counselors and chaperones will not be admitted free of charge.
  • Forms must be received at least two weeks prior to the date of your pool visit. Forms can be faxed to 717-295-5942, emailed to parks@co.lancaster.pa.us, or mailed to:
    Lancaster County Parks
    1050 Rockford Road
    Lancaster, PA, 17602
  • You are required to pay as a group in one lump sum at the Parks Main Office in the form of cash, check, or credit card.