Lancaster County Department of Parks & Recreation

Lancaster County Department of Parks & Recreation


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Data Provided By
United Way of Lancaster County
General Information
Description of ServicePrograms/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
LocationLancaster
Geographical AreaLancaster
Intake ProcedureVisit or call park office for facility reservations, advance registration required for programs, walk-in for special events
 
Client Information
Languages SpokenGarden plot information available in Spanish
EligibilityOpen to the public
 
Fees or Charges
Types of FeesFees vary
 
Availability
Hours of Operation Park Office: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm; Rangers Station: Monday through Sunday, 7:00am to 10:00pm
Contact Information
 
Contact's Phone 717-299-8215
Contact's Email parks@co.lancaster.pa.us
Physical Site Address 1 1050 Rockford Road
Physical Site City, State, Zip Lancaster, PA 17602
Main Phone 717-299-8215
Emergency/After Hours Phone 717-295-3605 Park Ranger Station
Other Phone 717-392-4621 Swimming Pool (summer)
Fax 717-295-5942
Service Location Email parks@co.lancaster.pa.us
Web Address www.lancastercountyparks.org
 
 
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Lancaster County Department of Parks & Recreation
Affiliated Program: Lancaster County Department of Parks & Recreation
This Service: Lancaster County Department of Parks & Recreation
 
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Athletic Fields/Courts (PL-6400.7000-050)
Campgrounds (PL-6400.7000-150)
Christmas Tree Recycling (TE-8920.6600-150)
Community Gardening (BD-2600.1500)
Law Enforcement Agencies (FL)
Picnic Grounds (PL-6400.7000-640)
Playgrounds (PL-6400.7000-660)
Public Parks (PL-6400.6500)
Recreational Activities/Sports (PL-7000)
Skate Parks (PL-6400.7000-810)
Swimming Facilities (PL-6400.7000-840)