Lancaster County Swimming Pool

Children playing at the pool    Spend the summer at the County Pool in Central Park!  This 15,255 square foot pool has a shallow beach-like wading area.  Kids and adults can splash in the pool under the pool's many water fountains and enjoy the twin tube slides.  The pool complex includes an expansive lawn for sunbathing, relaxing and playing games.  There is even a playground and a basketball court.

Due to a shortage of available lifeguards that is impacting the ability of many community pools to open this year, the County has made the necessary decision to not open the Lancaster County Central Park Pool in the summer of 2022. While the County recognizes this news will be disappointing to the many residents who’ve enjoyed all that the facility has to offer, safety is of paramount concern and there are not enough lifeguards to meet essential staffing standards. Everyone is encouraged to explore and discover all of the other activities and resources found within the County Parks system, including beautifully maintained nature trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding; environmental and outdoor education programs; pavilions that can be rented for private events and functions; and, some of the most stunning vistas and scenery to be found in Pennsylvania. For more information, please visit      

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Are food and drinks available?  Vending machines will be available.  Patrons can still bring food and drinks into the Pool.  As always, glass containers and alcohol are prohibited. 
  2. What other activities are available?  Playgrounds and basketball courts are available for Pool patrons. 
For additional information about the Pool, 
please contact the Parks Office at (717) 299-8215.