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



Online Registrations for Recreation Programs & Reservations 

Lancaster Recreation is on Facebook!

Hours of Operation:

Hours of operation for the Parks, Recreation & Forestry Office are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday.

Saturday hours available Mid April through August 31st from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM.


Recreation Commission Members:

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

Recreation Commission Meeting Schedule

pdf 2018 Meeting Dates Rec Commission (63 KB)

Recreation Commission Minutes & Agendas

pdf 1-17-2018 Recreation Commission Minutes (268 KB)

pdf 2-14-2018 Recreation Commission Minutes (88 KB)

pdf 3-14-2018 Recreation Commission Minutes (220 KB)

pdf 4-18-2018 Recreation Commission Agenda (135 KB)

pdf 4-18-2018 Recreation Commission Minutes (269 KB)

 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.

pdf 2017 Summer Happenings Brochure NEW (6.81 MB)

pdf (6.81 MB)  Online Recreation Registration

2018 Picnic Reservations

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

pdf Westwood Park Pavilion Rental Agreement (766 KB) pdf
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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!

Lancaster Recreation & Senior Photo ID Cards:

Recreation or Senior Photo ID cards are required for pool use and many activities (see program listings).

There is no cost for the card, which may be obtained at the Recreation office 

525 Pavement Road Lancaster NY 14086   phone: 716.684.3320.

ID’s are issued daily until 30 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. Children need a birth certificate or report card and their parents ID. If you have their names on your insurance card, that would work as well.

Cards are valid for two years.

Senior Citizen cards are valid for life.

Parks Summer 2018 Playground Information

Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

*School site playgrounds 8 AM – 3 PM

Monday, June 26 - Friday, August 18, 2017

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.


*Como Park Elementary School - 1985 Como Park Blvd.

(*Hillview Elementary School - Closed Summer 2017*)

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 – 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.)
  • 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.


Swimming Pool Information:

pdf Pool Rules Handout 2017 (13 KB)

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 $1.00 (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 - 1:15 PM - 8 PM  (*Pool may close temporally for short lifeguard breaks.)

Saturday & Sunday 12:00 PM - 8 PM (*Closed 5PM – 6PM for lifeguard break)

POOL CLOSED 4th of July

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

Open swim hours: Monday - Friday 9 AM - 7:45 PM

Saturday & Sunday 9 AM - 7:45 PM (*Closed 5PM - 6PM for lifeguard break)

POOL CLOSED 4th of July

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

Open swim hours: Monday - Friday 10 AM - 7:45 PM

Saturday & Sunday 12:00 PM - 7:45 PM (*Closed 5PM - 6PM for lifeguard break)

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.