COVID-19 Parks Information

While our parks are open, please note that playground equipment and structures are not being sanitized. We strongly discourage the use of playground equipment, any contact sports and gatherings of people who do not reside together until further notice.

Due to the concern of community spread of COVID-19, the City of Lancaster will not be issuing Facility & Activity Permits for the use of parks and public spaces until further notice. Parks and public spaces like Penn Square are open for public use, but the City will not be issuing permits to reserve these spaces for events and gatherings.

Lancaster City Parks

The City of Lancaster is home to a variety of public parks and spaces, including:


Binn’s Park 100 N. Queen St.

Brandon Park 525 Fairview Ave.

Buchanan Park 901 Buchanan Ave.

Conestoga Creek Park 1255 S. Duke St.

Conestoga Pines 150 Arthur E. Morris Pkwy.

Crystal Park 525 First St.

Culliton Park 210 Conestoga St.

Holly Pointe Park 300 Holly Ln.

Long’s Park 1441 Harrisburg Ave.

Mayor Janice C. Stork Corridor Park 449 N. Mulberry St.

Musser Park 135 N. Lime St.

Penn Square Intersection of King St. & Queen St.

Reservoir Park 701 E. King St.

Rodney Park 200 Crystal St.

Sixth Ward Park 680 E. Ross St.

South End Park 10 Furnace St.


Park Rentals

A variety of parks and public spaces are available for the public to use for activities and events.


To reserve a park pavilion in Buchanan, South End, Sixth Ward or Reservoir Parks for a small event or private gathering, please download and complete the Park Pavilion Rental Permit Application found in the Documents & Resources tab below. To hold an event in Long’s Park, please download and complete the Long’s Park Pavilion Rental Permit Application below. Park Pavilion rentals and Long’s Park events are managed by the Bureau of Operations.


To reserve open space in a park for a large or public event, like a run, rally, concert or festival, in any park, please download and complete the Facility & Activity Permit found in the Documents & Resources tab below. Facility & Activity permits are managed by the City of Lancaster Office of Promotion.


Beau’s Dream Dog Park

Local resident Angela and her dog Beau won the 2012 Beneful Dream Dog Park contest that brought a $500,000 dog park makeover to Lancaster’s Buchanan Dog Park. This is 1 of 3 parks in the country built by Beneful’s Dream Team of DIY network star Jason Cameron, pet expert Arden Moore and Interior Design Star Nate Berkus. The new park was unveiled on August 6, 2013 as Beau’s Dream Dog Park. It features a small and large dog area, both with splash pads.


The park, located inside Buchanan Park, 901 Buchanan Ave., is free to enter and is open year-round from dawn until dusk. See below for dog park rules and regulations.



(717) 291-4711



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