To prevent the spread of COVID-19, all Lancaster County Park programs and facility rentals have been cancelled and all Park buildings are closed until further notice. Park grounds and trails remain accessible to the public for passive, dispersed recreation. Visitors should avoid crowded areas and practice social distancing (6 feet apart).  

For helpful guidelines, click here.



ALERT!Spotted Lanternfly

Now that the Spotted Lanternfly has been found in Lancaster County, it is important that we learn about this highly invasive insect and how to combat it. The following websites, including additional links, provides all of the information that both residents and businesses within the County need to effectively address this vital issue:

https://www.agriculture.pa.gov/Plants_Land_Water/PlantIndustry/Entomology/spotted_lanternfly/Pages/default.aspx

https://extension.psu.edu/spotted-lanternfly

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Mission Statement

The Lancaster County Department of Parks and Recreation is committed to improving the well being of County residents by providing facilities and programs that encourage participation in outdoor activities and foster personal action for the conservation of natural resources.

With six regional parks and three recreational trails, the department manages a total of 2,055 acres. Regional parks range in level of development from Central Park’s more urban setting to the Theodore Parker Natural Area’s rural setting in the woodlands along Stewart Run in the southeastern part of the county. All county parks and services are also open to non-residents.

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