To prevent the spread of COVID-19, all Lancaster County Park programs have been cancelled through July 12.  Park grounds and trails remain accessible to the public for dispersed recreation.

For updated information on park facilities and helpful guidelines when visiting, 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:

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.