Lancaster County Parks Department

Find Lancaster County Pennsylvania parks and recreation department, including city and state park authorities, and systems. Parks departments provide information on local recreation facilities, city parks, state parks, activities, recreational land use, and sporting.


Lancaster County Parks 1050 Rockford Road Lancaster PA 17602 717-299-8215


Manheim Parks and Recreation 504 East Adele Avenue Manheim PA 17545 717-664-7506

Manheim Township Parks and Recreation 1241 Lititz Pike Lancaster PA 17601 717-290-7180

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What is a Parks Department?

A parks department is responsible for maintaining and managing local, state or regional parks. Public parks and recreational lands all need oversight to ensure that the properties are maintained and kept safe for citizens to use. A parks department is responsible for all activities and operations at park properties.

There are parks departments at the local, state, and federal levels. This department also oversees certain sporting events in addition to its maintenance responsibilities. In some jurisdictions, the department is responsible for operating programs such as fitness and exercise classes, sports leagues, nature walks, bicycle trails, environmental programs, and research programs. A parks department may also be responsible for some youth training and education programs.