Lancaster County Department of Parks & Recreation
Lancaster County Department of Parks & Recreation

Programs/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

1050 Rockford Road
Lancaster, PA 17602
Eligibility: Open to the public
Hours: Park Office: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm; Rangers Station: Monday through Sunday, 7:00am to 10:00pm
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • (717) 392-4621 Swimming Pool
  • (717) 299-8215 Main
  • (717) 295-3605 Emergency/After Hours
  • (717) 295-5942 Fax
Email Address:
Intake Procedure: Visit or call park office for facility reservations, advance registration required for programs, walk-in for special events
Fee Amounts: Fees vary
Geographical Area: Lancaster
Languages Spoken: Garden plot information available in Spanish
Service Contact: 717-299-8215,
  • Athletic Fields/Courts
  • Campgrounds
  • Christmas Tree Recycling
  • Community Gardening
  • Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Picnic Grounds
  • Playgrounds
  • Public Parks
  • Recreational Activities/Sports
  • Skate Parks
  • Swimming Facilities
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Lancaster County Department of Parks & Recreation
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