Parks Contact Info

Michelle Barbaro
Parks Crew Chief

house 525 Pavement Road
 Lancaster, NY 14086
        

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

   

Resources

Online Registrations for Recreation Programs & Reservations 

Lancaster Recreation is on Facebook!

Hours of Operation:

Hours of operation for the Parks, Recreation & Forestry Office are 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday.

Saturday hours available Mid April through August 18 from 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM.

 

pdf 2018 Summer Happenings (6.74 MB)

pdf (6.81 MB) Online Recreation Registration

 

2018-2019 Volleyball Photo ID Card Information

PROGRAM PHOTO ID CARDS

The Town of Lancaster has implemented a new photo ID card system for all Town Recreation programs.  Moving forward, everyone must purchase a new photo ID card with our new ID system if you are participating in a Town program.  All ID cards that were valid until 2019 or photo ID cards with no expiration date from the past ID system are no longer acceptable. 
All Town of Lancaster as well as all Lancaster School District residents must purchase a new photo ID card.  Lancaster School District photo ID’s are only good for our leagues and programs at the schools.  Non-resident ID cards are not valid for the Town of Lancaster Keysa Park pool.
Non-residents must also have a photo ID card.  There will be no fee for the non-resident photo ID cards because of the non-resident fee you pay to participate in the program.
Resident Recreation and Resident Senior Citizen Photo ID cards are required for pool use, leagues and all activities.  Cost for a Resident Recreation ID card is $10 per person and is valid for 2 years.  Resident Recreation ID cards can be purchased at the Recreation office.  
 
Senior Resident ID cards are $5 per person and are valid for life.  Senior NON-RESIDENT ID cards are $10 and are valid at the Senior Center for 5 years only.  Non-resident ID cards are not valid for the Town pool.  Senior ID cards are issued at the Senior Center located at 100 Oxford Avenue.  ID’s are issued daily until 15 mins prior to closing. 
Two items showing proof of residency must be provided to obtain a card (driver license, current utility or tax bill, Board of Elections card, etc.). Expired ID cards cannot be used as proof.  
 
Hours for ID cards:  Monday - Friday 7am-4:30pm
 
 

RECREATION COMMISSION

Recreation Commission Members:

James Everett
Daniel Rinow
David Suttell
George Besch
 

Recreation Commission Meeting Schedule

pdf 2018 Meeting Dates Rec Commission (63 KB)

Recreation Commission folder Minutes & folder Agendas

 Welcome to the Town of Lancaster Parks & Recreation Department.  Our commitment to recreation drives us to offer a variety of programs, classes, activities and field trips for toddlers, children, adults, special needs and senior citizens. We hold several special events throughout the year including Santa at Westwood, Beat the Winter Blues, and our Arbor Day/Earth Day Celebration.  Please see our Summer Happenings Brochure for more information at the website below.

 

 

TOWN OF LANCASTER NEW PHOTO ID CARD POLICY

The Town of Lancaster Recreation Department will begin issuing new Photo ID cards Tuesday, June 5, 2018.

ALL RESIDENTS MUST OBTAIN A NEW PHOTO ID CARD FOR ALL ACTIVITIES!!!

NEW!!!!! SENIOR CITIZEN PHOTO ID CARDS

  • All Senior Citizens (new this year) 55 and older must go to the Senior Center located at 100 Oxford Avenue to purchase their photo ID card. The cost of the Photo ID card will be $5.00 for residents and $10 for non-residents, cash or check only!  Town of Lancaster Senior resident’s photo ID cards are good for life. Non-resident photo ID cards are valid for five years. Call Mary Beth at the Senior Center for more information at 685.3498.

NEW RECREATION ID CARDS

  • NEW!!!!! Recreation PHOTO ID cards are $10 (cash or check only!) per person and are good for two years.
  • ALL OLD PHOTO ID CARDS WITH THE TOWN LOGO ARE INVALID.

  

OFFICE HOURS FOR PHOTO ID CARDS   Monday – Friday 7am-4:30pm

                                                          Saturday 7:30am – 11:00am

IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A RECREATION PHOTO ID CARD FOR THE POOL, A $5 FEE WILL BE IMPOSED!!

YOU MUST HAVE THE FOLLOWING FORMS OF ID

License in your name and one of the following

  • Current bill in your name
  • Board of Election Card
  • Car registration
  • Tax bill

IF YOU HAVE A LICENSE IN AN OLD ADDRESS WE NEED THAT LICENSE AS WELL AS TWO OTHER FORMS OF CURRENT ID WITH YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS

FOR THE CHILDREN - PARENTS 2 forms of ID as well as one of the following:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Report Card (with parents name)
  • Insurance Card (with your name as well as the child’s name)

IF YOU HAVE A SMART PHONE AND CAN ACCESS ID,

THAT WOULD BE ACCEPTABLE AS WELL

 

  

pdf 2018 Summer Happenings (6.74 MB)

pdf (6.81 MB) Online Recreation Registration

 

2018 Picnic Reservations

pdf Pavilion and Shelter Online Reservation Rental Instructions (16 KB)

pdf Westwood Pavilion Rental Agreement (88 KB)

 

2018 Picnic Reservation Information

The Town of Lancaster Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department will begin accepting picnic reservations for the 2018 picnic season on Monday, February 5 at 8:00am.  Reservations are restricted to Town of Lancaster residents only and are ONLINE only.  Reservations for the Pavilion run from April 1, 2018-March 31, 2019.  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 shelters and the Pavilion.  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!

 

 

Parks Summer 2018 Playground Information

Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM                                                                                                                                     *School site playgrounds 8 AM – 3 PM

Monday, June 25 - Friday, August 17, 2018                                                                                                                          Playgrounds are open to Lancaster residents of all ages                                                                                                      (children under age 7 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.)                                                                                  Most playgrounds are staffed by two recreation leaders.                                                                                                      Arts & crafts are offered daily from 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM at a charge of 50¢ per craft.

PLAYGROUND SITES:

*Como Park Elementary School - 1985 Como Park Blvd.                                                                                                   Keysa Town Park - Brady & Vandenberg                                                                                                                             Meadow Lea Park - Broezel Ave. & Ronald Dr.                                                                                                                   Twin District Fire Co. - 4999 William St.

Trips and activities offered at playgrounds:

  • 2017 Field Trips were – Sky Zone, Quaker Splash, Regal $1.00 Movie Day, Lasertron, Buffalo Museum of Science, Eternal Flame, Niagara Climbing Center, Buffalo City Hall and Canalside, Darien Lake, End of Summer Party. (Permission slips and nominal fee for field trips are required.)  2018 Field Trips informatio coming soon!
  • Tournaments & Activities– Tie Dye Day, Bring-A-Pet, Spirit Week, Bring-A-Buddy, Bumper Balls, 4 Square,  Scavenger Hunt, Chalk Wars, volleyball, soccer, Hot Shots basketball, Water Day, Dodgeball, Survivor, Kickball, Capture the Cones, Minute to Win-It, chess/checkers, horseshoes, obstacle course, punt, pass and kick, frisbee golf, hole-in-one, home run derby.

MORE INFORMATION WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE PLAYGROUND SITES EACH DAY!!!   STOP BY AND JOIN IN THE FUN!

Swimming Pool Information:

pdf Pool Rules Handout 201 (13 KB) 8

Pools will be open June 23 - August 18, 2018

In case of inclement weather, air temperatures below 65 degrees, or scheduled activities, the pool will close at the discretion of the pool supervisor.

Our pools are handicap accessible Pools are open to all Town and Village of Lancaster residents. Patrons MUST have a valid Parks & Recreation Photo ID card to use pool facilities and to participate in aquatic activities. Non resident guests will be charged a $5.00 cash  (per person) facility fee per visit. Patrons must be at least 10 years old to swim without adult supervision.

NOTE: Absolutely no street clothes or shoes permitted in the pool area! You MUST have a bathing suit on to enter the pool area, even if you do not plan on swimming. All further pool rules are posted at each pool and enforced for patrons safety. All pools are closed July 4th

Swimming Pools 

Keysa Town Pool - located on the corner of Brady & Vandenberg                                                                                        Phone: 716.288.7211

Open swim hours:

Monday - Friday - 12:00PM -8 PM  

Saturday & Sunday 12:00 PM - 8 PM 

POOL CLOSED 4th of July

Keysa Wading Pool - located on the corner of Brady & Vandenberg

Open swim hours: Monday - Friday 9 AM - 8:00PM

Saturday & Sunday 12PM  - 8:00PM 

POOL CLOSED 4th of July

Meadow Lea Wading Pool - located near the corner of Broezel & Ronald

Open swim hours: Monday - Friday 9:00AM - 8:00PM

Saturday & Sunday 12:00 PM - 8:00PM

POOL CLOSED 4th of July

SPLASH PAD - located on Richmond Ave near Como Elementary School.

Hours: 9 AM – Sunset

7 days a week

 

 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.

 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.