Special Use of Parks

Persons wishing to conduct a special event at any of the Lancaster County parks must complete and submit a Special Event Application; the Department of Parks and Recreation reserves the right to require the completion of this application depending on the details of a given reservation.

Special Use Fees
Below are the fees for park use for special events (per day).

Number of Participants
Public / Service Groups
Private Groups
50 or less
$35 $50
51 - 100
$65 $100
101 - 250
$130 $195
251 - 500
$260 $385
501 - 1,000
$510 $750
1,001 - 1,500
$625 $900
1,501 - 2,000
$750 $1,225
2,001 & up
Variable by event
Variable by event

Eligible Park Areas
Areas eligible for special events include:
  • Buchmiller Park - Buchmiller Meadow, Buchmiller Disc Golf Course
  • Central Park - Environmental Center Field, Garden of 5 Senses Amphitheater, Reigart's Landing, Rockford Road Lawn, Williamson Meadow
  • Chickies Rock Park - Furnace Road Day Use Area
Hourly Labor Fees
Depending on the size and nature of park special use requests, the department reserves the right to assess a $50 per man-hour additional charge when maintenance and/or ranger services are deemed necessary.

Commercial Photography
Commercial photography costs $350 for a minimum of four (4) hours, plus $75 for each additional hour.