Parks
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Avon Sports Center - Located on South 14th Avenue in South Lebanon Township, this outdoor park, owned by ASE Ironwood, features baseball diamonds, basketball courts, paved walkways and a contemporary playground. For information call 717-228-1328.

Clarence Schock  Park at Governor Dick

Cleona Community Park    (2)
140 West Walnut Street
Cleona, Pennsylvania 17042
Office: (717) 274-7167
Fax: (717) 274-3975

Coleman's Park & The Lauther Water Complex

Fountain Park - Perhaps the most notable aspect of Schaefferstown is the water company. The water company in Schaefferstown has the oldest gravatational water conveyance system by underground pipes in America. The water system was constructed sometime between 1744 and 1750 by the founder of the town, Alexander Schaffer. The running water system which is located in what is now Fountain Park runs consistantly and is still used by many townspeople for potable houshold water. When the original water system was laid out, there were two wooden troughs on the Square. One trough was replaced in 1910 with a granite fountain by Matilda Zimmerman in memory of Mary Rex Zimmerman, her mother and great grand-daughter of Alex Schaeffer. The park is located on Market Street in Schaefferstown.

Gold Mine Road - Northern most corner of Lebanon County, where the county meets both Dauphin and Schuylkill Counties, is Gold Mine Road Trail Head, known as Saint Anthony’s Wilderness on State Game Lands 211. From Route 443, take Gold Mine Road north over Second Mountain to the bridge at Evening Branch Creek. Turn left just before the bridge and go about a mile to a car park. Gold Mine Road is accessible year round and is great for hiking and biking, as well as a great trail to enjoy during the winter months for cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling.  There are many historical points of interest on the trail, including the resort village of Cold Spring and the Rattling Run Sawmill.  An ideal hike for the nature enthusiast as the area is inhabited by 19 species of butterflies, 22 species of amphibians and reptiles (including rattlers and copperheads), 27 species of mammals (including bears, coyote and raccoons and porcupines) and 90 species of birds.

Lebanon Crankers, BMX Track, on the grounds of the Lebanon Valley Expo Center.  ABA BMX racing for all ages and skill levels: Novice, Intermediate, Expert, Girls & Cruise. For Track information call 717-272-8061, or visit www.lebanonbmx.org.

Lebanon Valley Rails to Trails - is a 14 mile corridor extending from the end of the existing Conewago Trail at the Lancaster County line northeast into Lebanon. The trail passes through the communities of Lawn, Colebrook, Mt. Gretna, Cornwall and South Lebanon and when completed will proceed to the City of Lebanon. With trail access at convenient locations along the way, the Rail Trail is a great resource for recreational activities: walking, running, bicycling, cross country skiing, horseback riding and nature studies.  For information contact John Wengert at (717) 867-2101, or email him at jbweng@comcast.net.

Levitz Park – Located in East Hanover Township, Lebanon County, this park contains an unnamed tributary to Swatara Creek flowing through the western edge of the park. The park contains athletic fields, volleyball courts, rinks, a pond, picnic areas, pavilions, a log cabin, restrooms, and trails. For information call 717-865-4938.

Lebanon YMCA Skatepark - Located in the 100 Block of North Eighth Street in the City of Lebanon, the skatepark is a safe and fun recreational facility for riders of all ages. Accommodates a wide range of users offering various rails, box jumps, wedges, pipes, and ramps to challenge riders of all skill levels. All participants must have a completed YMCA Liability Waiver with consent by parents. Helmets are mandatory during all sessions. Skatepark use is weather permitting. YMCA Members: Free City Residents: $2/day Non-Members & Non-City Residents in Lebanon County: $3/day Non-County Residents: $5/day Closed on Tues. and Thurs.

Lion's Lake Park – located between Water Street & Jay Street (off N Rte 72), features include walking trails, wildlife, fishing, boating, playground areas with bathroom facilities, sports fields, volleyball courts, picnic facilities and a large pavilion complete with kitchen facilities available for rent, and a seasonal ice cream parlor. No alcohol permitted on the premises.

Lions Park & Pool – 124 Lions Drive, Fredericksburg, PA 17026. For information call 717-865-2501

Memorial Lake State Park - located on 230 acres in East Hanover Township, (near Fort Indiantown Gap) you will find Memorial Lake State Park.  The park is centered around a 45-acre lake which is ideal for boating (electric motors only) and fishing. Canoes are available on site.  Other family fun activities include: hiking, cross country skiing, ice skating and picnicking. For information call 717-865-6470 or e-mail memorialsp@state.pa.us.

Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area - a mecca for wildlife and wildlife enthusiasts alike. Accessible from PA Route 897, this 6,254 acre facility, located in the southeastern part of the county at Kleinfeltersville, features a 400-acre man made lake and is home to pheasants and deer, blue-birds and cottontails and many other wild animals. The area is particularly noted for the thousands upon thousands of ducks, geese and swans that drop in during their spring and fall migrations.  Of special interest to visitors is the spring migration of the Canadian snow geese which visit the area by the tens of thousands during the first week of March. There are nine walking trails that vary in length and difficulty. Picnic areas are peppered throughout the area and a driving tour for cars and bikers through the wildlife area is available beginning the first of March.  Maps can be obtained at the Middlecreek Welcome Center.  For information call 717-733-1512.

Myerstown Community Park - Located between College (Route 501) and Railroad Streets in Myerstown,the park has a public swimming pool, children’s playground, picnic areas, tennis and basketball courts and a fish dam. There are pavilions  throughout the park for  family reunions, parties and summer picnics; reserve by calling 717-866-5038. The Community Pool is open to the public and is available for special occasions. Evening rentals of the pool can also be arranged.  The park is a great place for fishing as the Tulpehocken Creek meanders through the park; fishing is also permitted at the fish dam. Ice skating is a famous activity during winter months as the fish dam freezes into a winter wonderland.

Mount Gretna Lake

Northeast Park - Located on the northeast section of the city with entrances off of Third Avenue, Miller Street and Stover Street. With 156 acres, the park features a Nature Barn, Community Theatre, picnic and camping areas, pavilions, boat ramps, fishing, handicapped fishing area, two softball fields, nature trails and memorial arbor.

Quittie Creek Nature Park

South Hills Park

Stoever's Dam Park

Swatara State Park

Willow Springs Park

YMCA Skate Park - Located on the 200 block of 8th Street, this newly renovated park features a supervised area for skateboard and bike enthusiasts. The park has seasonal hours of operation.