Lancaster County Department of Parks & Recreation

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United Way of Lancaster County United Way of Lancaster County
General Information
Description of ProgramPrograms/services include:
- Reservation requests for camp sites and pavilions
- Rents garden plots
- Offers a variety of recreational, cultural and in-service training programs for teachers.
- Offers an annual Christmas tree recycling program
- Operates Shuts Environmental Library and Resource Center and the Lancaster County Environmental Center
- Also maintains a public swimming pool located in Central Park
- Maintains a disc-golf (Frisbee) course in Buchmiller Park
- Garden of Five Senses with Braille Trail

Park areas include:
- Buchmiller, Central, Chickies Rock, Speedwell Forge, and Money Rocks Parks
- The Conewago and Lancaster Junction Recreation Trails, The Conestoga Greenway
- The Theodore Parker Natural Area

Park Rangers are responsible for various visitor services, law enforcement duties and park security. They provide the public with highly visible staff to assist in the following areas:
- General park information
- Medical emergencies
- Special event security
- Park ordinance enforcement
- Park history
Geographic AreaLancaster
Hours of OperationPark Office: Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00pm; Rangers Station: Monday through Friday, 7:00am to 10:00pm
Contact Information
Contact's Phone717-299-8215
Physical Site Address 11050 Rockford Road
Physical Site City, State, ZipLancaster, PA 17602
Main Phone717-299-8215
Emergency/After Hours Phone717-295-3604 Park Ranger Station
Other Phone717-392-4621 Swimming Pool (summer)
Director Information
Director's NamePaul Weiss
Director's PositionAdministrator
Director's Phone717-299-8215
Affiliated Agency and Services
Affiliated Agency:
Lancaster County Department of Parks & Recreation
This Program: Lancaster County Department of Parks & Recreation
Affiliated Services: Lancaster County Department of Parks & Recreation