The City of Lancaster, PA is home to several public parks and playgrounds. Some of the more family-friendly green spaces are perfect places to relax and let the kids play and unwind. I've listed three of my favorite city parks below.
Buchanan Park, located close to Franklin & Marshall College and the North Museum of Natural Science and History includes a large grass area, basketball courts, playground and a pavilion. It's a well-kept park, easy to get to.
Buchanan Park is also the location of our furry friends' favorite: Beau’s Dream Dog Park - featuring a small and large dog area, both with splash pads, a doxi tunnel on the small dog side, and a tennis ball tree that launches tennis balls on the large dog side.
Address: 901 Buchanan Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603
Culliton Park is known for Conlin Field, a go-to location for many softball and baseball games throughout the warmer season. Culliton Park also includes a wading pool, basketball courts, and a playground. There are also seasonal events happening for kids throughout the summer months, STEM Saturdays being a popular one.
Friends of Culliton Park is a resident group that seeks to protect and support the local park. They organize community events, including the annual Trick-or-Treat event and Egg Hunt.
Address: 200-238 S Water St, Lancaster, PA 17603
Long’s Park is not in the heart of downtown Lancaster, but is still considered to be a city park. This public, 80-acre park is filled with outdoor amenities including picnic pavilions, a petting farm, children’s playgrounds, a three-acre lake, tennis courts, and a fitness trail.
Every year Long's Park hosts several activities including free summer music series and an arts & crafts festival. The park is located on the northwest corner of town at the intersection of Harrisburg Pike and Route 30.
It's a fun place to spend a couple of hours in the sun!
Address: 1441 Harrisburg Ave, Lancaster, PA 17601