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Spend quality recreation time having fun with your children! We hold family programs throughout the year where parents and kids play together.

Daddy-Daughter Dance held in February

Young ladies, ages 5 & up, and their dates are cordially invited to attend the Daddy Daughter Dance. This is for COUPLES ONLY (daddy/daughter, grandfather/granddaughter, uncle/niece, etc). Attire will be dressy.
Register online.

Giant Yard Sale held May & September

Spring Sale: Saturday, May 2 (Raindate: Saturday, May 16)

Earn cash selling your unwanted stuff or find inexpensive new treasures. 300+ vendors set up stands twice a year on a May and September Saturday at the Old Hamilton Watch parking lot off Rider and Columbia Avenue west of Clock Towers. Vendor space is $12.50 and public admission is free.

Registration Form and Map

Playground Ice Cream Social: June

Join us at one of our six playground sites for ice cream & fun!

Family Pool Party: held in July

$5/car donation

(will go towards the Youth Athletic Scholarship Fund)
Held at Conestoga Pines Pool. Enjoy a warm summer night at the pool (for FREE!)! Games for kids. Concession stand open. Children must be accompanied by at least one parent/guardian.

Mom/Son Fall Ball, Friday, October 17

Young gentlemen, ages 5-13, and their dates are cordially invited to attend the Mom/Son Fall Ball. This is for COUPLES ONLY (mom/son, grandmother/grandson, aunt/nephew, etc). Attire will be dressy.
Registration is now closed.

Fall Family Fun Fest, October 24

6-8 p.m.


Hayrides, campfire with Smores, crafts and more! What else is better on a Friday night? Bring the family and have a Fall-tastic time. Held at Conestoga Pines Barn.

Family Candy Cane Hunt, December 5

7 p.m.

Meet at the Lancaster YWCA

Ages 2-14. Make a collection bag for a candy cane hunt at Musser Park. Hot chocolate and prizes available at the YWCA after the hunt. Remember your flashlight and dress warm!

Family Cookie Decorating, December 6

10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Lancaster Rec Center


Decorate enough cookies to enjoy throughout the season. Let the mess be on us! Held at the Lancaster Rec Center, lower level.
Call our office to register! 717.392.2115

Safe Sitter Babysitter's Course: Scheduled throughout school year

Get the skills and confidence to babysit for family, friends and neighbors at this medically accurate, hands-on class that teaches how to care for children and handle emergencies. One-day class for boys and girls ages 11-15 is held periodically during the school year at the Lancaster Rec Center. Class includes babysitter's manual, completion card and certificate. $29 for one-day class. Register online now.

Summer Food: June-August

Non-profit organizations within and surrounding Lancaster City can receive balanced and nutritious meals for children 18 years and under at no cost. Breakfast, lunch and snack are delivered to your site Monday through Friday. To participate, staff must attend training. Contact Lucy Zimmerman at 392-2115, x136.

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