The Lancaster Recreation Commission (LRC) is jointly sponsored and supported by Lancaster Township, the City of Lancaster, and the School District of Lancaster. It is governed by a Board of Commissioners composed of representatives from each of the three entities. This commission provides activities, classes, and events for people of all ages. A sampling of offerings are: before and after school child care, day trips for families and overseas trips, children’s and adult swimming and team sports, senior citizens centers, exercise and dance classes.
Lancaster Recreation Commission
525 Fairview Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17603
PARKS IN LANCASTER TOWNSHIP
Hamilton Park Playground, Maple Avenue at South School Lane
Hamilton Park is a small well-maintained neighborhood park. With swings, sliding board, see-saws, picnic tables, etc., it is a perfect spot for a quiet family picnic.
Lancaster Community Park, 1221 Millersville Pike
Lancaster Community Park was created through the cooperative efforts of Lancaster Township, the City of Lancaster, and the Lancaster School District. Groups who wish to schedule events must call the Lancaster Recreation Commission (392-2115). All events are coordinated through the LRC. There are soccer and baseball fields, areas for jogging or walking, a playground area, and a concession stand with restrooms.
Maple Grove Park/Maple Grove Community Building, 1420 Columbia Avenue
Maple Grove is a passive park with open space for picnics, jogging, and playing your favorite sport along the Little Conestoga Creek. Also located there is the Maple Grove Community Building which is available for rent. It has a fully equipped modern kitchen, rest rooms, and space to accommodate 150 people at a meeting, reception, or party. Call 291-1213 for availability and details.
Windolph Landing Park, Wilderness Road
Located in the Windolph Landing Development, the Windolph Landing Park is situated along the Conestoga River. In May 2002 a large new playground was installed for children ages 2 – 11 years. There are swings, slides, crawl tubes, and climbing apparatus. The park also includes benches, a pavilion, and hiking trail.