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5 Lancaster Parks to Visit This Spring

As the weather begins to warm up, get outside and enjoy one of many parks right here in Lancaster—just a short walk or drive from Steeple View Lofts!

Long’s Park This 80-acre city park sits along Harrisburg Pike and Route 30 in downtown Lancaster! Named after Judge Henry Grimly Long, this park hosts a number of activities and events during the warm months of the year. Enjoy Long’s Park free summer-long concert series, chicken barbecue, or acclaimed fine art and craft festival. This park is also a great choice for relaxing walks or picnics among green grass and spring fed lake.

Musser Park Populating the corner of East Chestnut and North Lime Streets, Musser Park is a favorite among downtown Lancaster residents. Its ample amount of trees and green grass make this park an escape from the dense city during the hot summer months. A playground, picnic tables, and walking path make this destination perfect for families.

Lancaster County Central Park As one of Lancaster County’s nine county parks, Lancaster County Central Park is the largest, covering 544 acres. Located on the southern edge of downtown Lancaster, this park is easy to get to for city residents. Besides its vast greenery, this park features a swimming pool, environmental center, walking trails, camping amenities, gardens, and pavilions.

Stauffer Park Manheim Township’s signature park sits along Route 501, just north of downtown Lancaster. Best known for its abundance of recreational facilities, Stauffer Park offers a formal garden, walking/biking paths, and a variety of sporting facilities including tennis courts, basketball courts, a volleyball court, and a soccer field.

Beau’s Dream Dog Park at Buchanan Park In 2012, local resident Angela and her dog Beau won the Beneful Dream Dog Park contest. This park features a small and large dog play area, both with splash pads—a doxi tunnel on the small side, and tennis ball tree that launches tennis balls on the large dog side. This $500,000 dog park makeover created Lancaster’s favorite place to bring their furry friends.

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