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The Lancaster County Swimming Pool is now hiring lifeguards for the 2023 summer season.  Working as a lifeguard at the Pool is a challenging and fulfilling job.  Pay starts at $15.00 per hour ($16.00 on weekends).  We also offer lifeguard certification course reimbursement, up to $200 in incentives to early hires, and referral payments to Pool employees who recruit other lifeguards.  Click on the red "Now Hiring Lifeguards" button on the right for more information and instructions on how to apply.

Questions? Please contact Tammy Agesen, Program Manager, at 717-299-8219 or


2023 Summer Camps 

Open for Registration March 13!

Our Summer Camp Listing is ready and brimming with fun and educational day camps for youth ages 4-14! To register, please click the gold Online Online Camp Registration button on the right sidebar   If you have any questions or would prefer to register over the phone, please call 717-295-2055.


Spotted Lanternfly

Now that the Spotted Lanternfly has been found in Lancaster County, it is important that we learn about this highly invasive insect and how to combat it.  While our arboriculture staff is working diligently to contain spotted lanternfly within the County Parks, the following websites, including additional links, provide all of the information that both residents and businesses within the County need to effectively address this vital issue:

Agriculture PA GOV - Spotted Lanternfly         

PSU Extension - Spotted Lanternfly


Mission Statement

The Lancaster County Department of Parks and Recreation is committed to improving the well being of County residents by providing facilities and programs that encourage participation in outdoor activities and foster personal action for the conservation of natural resources. 

 With six region parks and three recreational trails, the department manages a total of 2,055 acres. Regional parks range in level of development from Central Park's more urban setting to the Theodore Parker Natural Area's rural setting in the woodlands along Stewart Run in the southeastern part of the county.  All county parks and services are also open to non-residents.