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
$37 $53
51 - 100
$69 $106
101 - 250
$138 $207
251 - 500
$276 $408
501 - 1,000
$541 $795
1,001 - 1,500
$663 $945
1,501 - 2,000
$795 $1,298
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 $53 per man-hour additional charge when maintenance and/or ranger services are deemed necessary.

Commercial Photography


Commercial photography costs $375 for a minimum of four (4) hours, plus $75 for each additional hour.