Parks Contact Info

Mark Lubera
Parks Crew Chief

house 525 Pavement Road
 Lancaster, NY 14086

phone 716-684-3320
fax 716-685-3497
email Email



Online Registrations for Recreation Programs & Reservations 

Lancaster Recreation is on Facebook!

2017 Summer Brochure

Recreation Commission Members:

James Everett
Daniel Rinow
David Suttell
George Besch
Kevin Kelleher
Robert Farmer 

Welcome to the Town of Lancaster Parks & Recreation Department. We appreciate the time you have taken to learn more about our department and the programs that we offer. Our commitment to recreation drives us to offer a variety of programs and classes for toddlers, children, adults, children and adults with special needs as well as senior citizens. We hold several special events throughout the year including Santa at Westwood, Beat the Winter Blues, and the Arbor Day/Earth Day Celebration. Whether you are an active Heritage Trail and park user, enrolled in our classes and programs, or just out for a walk in the park, you will find Lancaster is a great place to be. Thank you for making Recreation & Parks part of your lifestyle. 

Online registration for Recreation Programs and Reservations for Parks Facilities can be completed via the following link: Online Recreation Registration

Office Hours:

Winter Hours for the Parks and Recreation Office are in effect from September 2016 through April 2017. Winter office hours are:

Monday through Friday – 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Summer Hours for the Parks and Recreation Office will begin in May of 2017.

pdf 2017 Summer Jobs Application (623 KB)  


Activity Links:

Heritage Trail:

The Heritage Trail is open year round for your outdoor activities with the exception of the trail being closed during fall hunting season for your safety.

The Heritage Trail is a scenic 4 mile long bike trail stretching from Walter Winter Drive to Town Line Road. The Heritage Trail is perfect for biking, walking and inline skating as well as cross country skiing during the winter months.

Parking and Trail Access

Trail-goers may access the Heritage Trail via Erie Street to Walter Winter Drive or by following Commerce Drive through the Village of Lancaster Industrial Park. The other entrance is off Town Line Road, between Walden Avenue and Westwood Road. Public parking lots are located at both entrances.

Picnic Reservations:

  • Picnic shelter reservations are accepted starting in early February and continues throughout the summer. Shelter reservations are available to town residents only. Reservations are taken by phone only at 684-3320. Fees range from $25-$100.
  • Shelters are located at Keysa, Westwood, Meadow Lea, and Walden Pond Parks and can accommodate 20-75 people.
  • Year-round reservations are also taken for the indoor building at Westwood Park which can accommodate approximately 150 people.
  • The fee is $100.


Nature Tip of the Month

Caution should also be taken when trimming the lawn with a weed-whacker. The inner bark of the tree may be damaged when hit with a weed-whacker and could eventually kill the tree.


2017 Picnic Reservation Information

The Town of Lancaster Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department will begin accepting picnic reservations for the 2017 picnic season on Monday, February 6 at 8:00am. Reservations are restricted to Town of Lancaster residents only and are by phone only for the Pavilion. You must have a credit card to book the Pavilion and the outdoor shelters. There is a limit of one reservation per person. Visit our online registration site link below to book all outdoor shelters. Create your account today before the picnic reservations begin to save you time and make registration faster!!! NO WALK IN RESERVATIONS!!!! The picnic shelters are located at Keysa Town Park, Meadow Lea Park, Walden Pond Park and Westwood Park. For more information, please call the Recreation office at 684-3320.

Click Here to Register Online!