Recreation

Family Movie Night – Encanto at Flory Park

East Lampeter Township is hosting a Family Movie Night on Wednesday, June 26, 2024 with Encanto being shown at Flory Park starting at dark (about 8:45 PM)! This movie is a free community event and food trucks will be joining us with food items available for purchase. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and pillows for a comfy seat and a night of fun! Park address is 416 Dohner Drive, Lancaster, PA, 17602, please use the Greenland Drive Entrance. For more information, please contact Lisa Cleveland at lcleveland@eltwp.org or 717-393-1567 Ext. 3026. 

Yoga at Community Park Summer 2024

East Lampeter Township Recreation presents Yoga at Community Park on Tuesdays from 6-7 PM from July 9, 2024 through August 13, 2024. All levels are welcome and this is a free community event. Please bring a yoga mat or towel and meet at the Lions Pavilion at East Lampeter Township Community Park, 2330 Hobson Rd Lancaster, PA 17602. Participants must register, please Click Here to Register. For more information, please contact Lisa Cleveland at lcleveland@eltwp.org or 717-393-1567 Ext. 3026. 

Goat Yoga at Lafayette Tower Park

East Lampeter Township is hosting Goat Yoga on Wednesday, August 7, 2024 at 6:00 PM at Lafayette Tower Park, 1905 Woodland Ave, Lancaster, PA. Experience gentle beginner’s yoga with pygmy goats. Registration and payment is required to participate. Please bring a yoga mat or towel. Participants must be 14 years of age or older. Cost is $15 for East Lampeter Township Residents and $25 for Non-East Lampeter Township Residents. Click here to register. For more information, please contact Lisa Cleveland at lcleveland@eltwp.org or 717-393-1567 Ext. 3026. 

Parks

Park Pavilion Rentals 

Pavilion Rental Rates 2024: 

  • Residents – $85 
  • Non-Residents – $130 

There are three pavilions at Community Park (Park Map) and one pavilion at Flory Park which can be rented (see park pavilion rental application). Check or money order are preferred. Be sure to provide an email address on the application as all receipts and permits are emailed to the applicant. Payment is due at the time of reservation. All reservations are non-refundable. 

East Lampeter Township pavilion reservations at the beginning of each calendar year will use the envelope system.  Residents of East Lampeter Township can pick up a numbered envelope on the first business day after the New Year beginning at 8:00am.  Non-Resident pavilion rental applications will be accepted after the second week of January each calendar year. Please fill out the application and return it to the Township front desk.  Applications will be processed on the day following receipt in the number order of those received.  Thus, if envelope number 1 is not received until January 6, it will not be processed until January 7 and any higher numbered envelopes that had been received will have already been processed and given priority.   

Please note: Facilities are not cleaned and disinfected regularly. Restrooms at our parks are generally opened at the beginning of April and closed at the beginning of November each year.  

Park Rules and Regulations 

Park Rules and Regulations are per Ordinance 293.  

East Lampeter Township Parks 

Community Park  

Location: 2330 Hobson Rd Lancaster PA 17602  on Hobson Road between Old Philadelphia Pike and Lincoln Highway East and between Witmer Road and Elmwood Road. 

Size: 26 acres 

Park Hours: Open Sunrise to Sunset 

Park Features: Park perimeter walking trail that is just over 1 mile long with exercise stations along the trail. The park contains a mini disc golf course, baseball field, sand volleyball court, playground with the tallest slide around and a wooden train to play in, gazebo and 3 pavilions. 

Lions Pavilion – holds up to 150 people 

Rotary Pavilion – Holds up to 50 people 

High Pavilion – Holds up to 150 people 

Future Plans: Replacement of some of the exercise stations, rebuilding of the train where kids love to play. 

Lafayette-Tower Park 

Location: 1905 Woodland Ave, Lancaster, PA 17602 South of Lincoln Hwy (Route 462) Behind Lafayette Fire Company 

Size: 10 acres 

Park Hours: Open Sunrise to Sunset 

Park Features: 0.3-mile walking path, baseball field, playground 

Future Plans: Pavilion being designed in 2024 with construction planned for 2025 

  

Flory Park 

Location: 416 Dohner Dr, Lancaster, PA 17602 Along Mill Creek between Greenland Rd. and Dohner Rd.  

Size: 43 acres 

Park Hours: Open Sunrise to Sunset 

Park Features: 2 baseball fields, playground with new equipment in 2023, 1 pavilion, paved and unpaved walking trails 

Clark Pavilion – holds up to 95 people 

Gibbons Park at Nolt’s Mill  

In 2015, East Lampeter Township acquired a 15-acre property located along Mill Creek between Old Philadelphia Pike and the Amtrak railroad bridge. Based upon the history of the area in this part of the Township as well as the development and operation of the historic mill property adjacent to this property, the Township Park Board recommended, and the Board of Supervisors approved the park name in early 2016. The design of a passive recreation park for fishing and walking is planned and, once developed, will be the easternmost and northernmost Township-owned recreation facility. A potential canoe and kayak launch has been designed and the Township is seeking funding for construction.   In 2020, East Lampeter Township acquired the adjacent mill property. 

Lancaster Heritage Pathway (LHP) 

The LHP is proposed as a commuter and recreational route for bicyclists and pedestrians by the Lancaster County Active Transportation Plan.  When completed in its entirety, the pathway will traverse over 12 miles from east to west through the center of Lancaster County.  The constructed section within East Lampeter is situated on the public lands owned by PennDOT and will connect with the bicycle trail and lane system currently being developed in the City of Lancaster at the Route 30 and Walnut Street interchange.  1.1 miles of the Pathway and a trail head with parking facilities has been constructed behind the Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences in East Lampeter Township. Funding for a 1.5-mile extension of the pathway eastward and another trailhead at Giest Road, which is the East Lampeter Township boundary with Upper Leacock Township, continues to be pursued by the East Lampeter Township Board of Supervisors.  East Lampeter Township is also studying the possibility of a connection along Oak Grove Road to Pitney Road to provide a loop within the pathway system. 

Tree and Bench Donations 

Township residents that wish to donate trees or benches for Township parks in remembrance of a loved. October Glory Maple trees will be planted in Flory Park and Lafayette-Tower Park on a first come, first served basis. For a donation of $400.00, an October Glory Maple tree will be planted, and a plaque will be installed under the tree to remember a donor’s loved one. All memorial trees, benches, and plaques are installed and maintained by Township staff. Trees and plaques will be located along walking paths in the parks. Specific tree and plaque locations will be selected by the Township. Approximately 50 of these kinds of trees were planted in Community Park on Hobson Road with great success. Community Park is now fully planted along Memorial Lane so this program is being extended to the other Township parks. Please fill out the donation form and forward it to: 

East Lampeter Township 

2250 Old Philadelphia Pike 

Lancaster, PA 17602 

If you have any questions, please contact the Township office at (717) 393-1567 or e-mail the Public Works Director

Conestoga Valley Park Plan

Please click here for information regarding the Conestoga Valley Park Plan.

Mini Disc Golf

The 18 hole public Mini Disc Golf Course in Community Park located at Hobson Road is open and ready for play. Mini Discs may be purchased at the front desk of the Township Building Administration Office between the hours of 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday thru Friday. The cost for the discs is $2.50 each. Only mini discs may be used to play this course. Frisbees are not permitted. Proceeds go toward park maintenance.

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