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We Create Community Through Recreation

Operating since 1909 as a community partnership of the City of Lancaster, School District of Lancaster and Lancaster Township, the Lancaster Recreation Commission provides over 400 neighborhood-based recreation and learning opportunities for all ages - with an emphasis on affordable programs for children - at schools, parks, playgrounds, and other indoor and outdoor facilities.

Programs include youth and adult instructional sports programs and leagues, senior centers, fitness and wellness classes, summer playgrounds and day camps, club activities, cultural arts programs, before and after school care, preschool activities and seasonal family events.

Our most important functions are the intangible ones - family interaction, the friends we make, memories of playing on the playground, being part of a team or learning to swim. Our recreation services bring people together and make our community stronger.

Our mission is to provide quality and affordable recreation and learning opportunities to Lancaster residents.

"At any age, when we cease to play, we cease to live in the highest sense of the word."
-Grant Brandon, Director of Recreation, 1922-1954

Our Strategic Plan 2016-2018

2015 Annual Report

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