Parks & Recreation

In Lancaster County, a new invasive species 

is the Spotted Lanternfly.

Below are links to new Info Sessions released by the Penn State Extension Service about this insect and best management practices:

Below is a new recording about the quarantine order, which is of interest to people living within the quarantined area:

There is a new fact sheet about Spotted Lanternfly management: placing sticky bands on trees. This sheet is also mostly of interest to people living within the quarantined area:


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.