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Recreation and Park Planning
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Margie Earnest

Manheim Township Recreation & Park Planning
Stauffer Mansion, 1241 Lititz Pike
Lancaster, PA  17601-4396

Ph: (717) 290-7180
Fx: (717) 393-4221
Emergency 9-1-1

Monday - Friday
8AM-5PM, Wednesdays 8AM-8PM
Park Hours
Dawn to 10PM
The Manheim Township Department of Recreation and Park Planning designs and coordinates a variety of recreational and leisure programs and activities that take full advantage of the Township's diverse park and recreational facilities throughout the year.  The department is responsible for staffing and manning the public pools and all static recreational facilities and concession areas, as well as park planning activities and functions leading to park improvements.  The Department of Recreation and Park Planning works closely with the Public Works staff to ensure all of the recreational assets are well planned and kept in functioning and safe condition.

Vision Statement

Manheim Township’s first class parks and recreation system enriches the community through the conservation of natural resources, recreation opportunities that support active healthy lifestyles, and community connections that bring together people, places and our heritage.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to help our citizens engage in active healthy lifestyles, enrich lifelong learning and conserve our natural resources.  We do this by providing public service that is friendly, convenient, accountable and exceeds community expectations and by working in collaboration with public and private partners.


The goals are based upon the community values, vision, mission and four themes that emerged in the planning process.

Goal 1: Establish parks and recreation facilities as community destinations where residents can have fun, experience nature, socialize and exercise in harmony with nature and environmental conservation.

Goal 2: Connect our community through a system of greenways and trails.

Goal 3: Engage the citizens in recreation opportunities to enrich their lives.

Goal 4: Provide operational excellence and financial sustainability that will garner widespread public support for parks and recreation.

  • Identify recreational needs for the diverse community;
  • Coordinate all park planning activities with the Park and Recreation Board that will lead to effective use and park improvements on the Township's park lands;
  • Work with the Park and Recreation Board to develop programs and activities that take advantage of the wide diversity of recreational assets in Manheim Township;
  • Coordinate recreational program staff, service providers and seasonal staff resources;
  • Coordinate all rental and reservation activities for all park and recreation facilities (e.g. pavilions, pools, Overlook Community Center, Boettcher House museum);
  • Coordinate all concessions activities related to the park facilities;
  • Manage volunteers interested in supporting the parks;
  • Provide professional support to the Park and Recreation Board in developing policies, plans, procedures, rules and regulations for the park facilities.

Manheim Township • 1840 Municipal Drive • Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17601 • 717-569-6408
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