The Township has a Park Board which oversees the development and maintenance of the Township Parks. They also make recommendations to the Supervisors regarding operational policies (Ordinance 293-Park Ordinance) for the parks. The Board is made up of five members who are appointed by the Board of Supervisors to five-year overlapping terms.
Currently, the Township owns the Community Park on Hobson Road, which was purchased and developed as our first park. In addition, the Township also purchased land adjacent to the ball fields behind Lafayette Fire Company which is being developed as Lafayette-Tower Park.
Finally, the Township owns approximately 43 acres of land behind the Wal-Mart store on Lincoln Highway East, which was donated by Robert and Agnes Flory and is currently being developed as Flory Park.
There are three pavilions at Community Park and one pavilion at Flory Park which can be rented (see park pavilion rental application).
Reservations are accepted by Township residents only from January 2 to January 15. After January 15, reservations will be accepted by non-residents. During the first week of January, reservations will only be accepted in person at the Township office. Reservations are only accepted for the current calendar year. Phone reservations can be made after the first week by calling the Township office at 717-393-1567. Payment is due at the time of reservation. All reservations are non-refundable.
Township residents may now donate trees for Township Parks and remember a loved one at the same time. October Glory Maple trees will be planted in Flory Park and Lafayette – Tower Park on a first come first serve 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 donors loved one. All Memorial trees 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 and 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.
Mini Disc Golf
The 18 hole public Mini Disc Golf Course in Community Park located at Hobson Road is open and ready for play. Minis 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.