Our community requires efficient public facilities and effective public services for both overall quality of life and for the protection of public health, safety, and welfare. The Lower Paxton Township Parks and Recreation Department works hard to provide sufficient leisure opportunities and services to meet the needs of our citizens.


Lower Paxton Township possesses 16 public park facilities and approximately 382 acres of park land. Park facilities range from lightly developed forest and mountain land to established athletic fields, playgrounds, and ball courts. 

Community Parks

Large regional parks (over 10 acres) include:

  • Brightbill
  • George
  • Kohl
  • Koons
  • Lingle
  • Wolfersberger

Neighborhood Parks

Neighborhood park properties (smaller than 10 acres) include: 

  • Centennial Acres
  • Forest Hills
  • Hocker
  • Hodges Heights
  • Hurley
  • Kings Crossing
  • Lamplight
  • Meadowbrook
  • Ranger
  • Stray Winds 

Outdoor Recreational Facilities

The inventory of outdoor recreational facilities includes:

  • Ancillary facilities, such as parking lots, restrooms, and storage areas
  • Baseball, softball, soccer and football fields
  • Basketball, tennis, volleyball, bocce and racquetball courts
  • Nature trails
  • Picnic pavilions
  • Playground equipment

Parks & Rec & Public Works

The Parks and Recreation Department is responsible for the use of park land by the general public. It is estimated that over one-half million visits are made to the Township's system of parks every year.

The network of public parks serving Lower Paxton Township is maintained by the Public Works Department and funding for these activities is included within its budget. This network has proven to be effective in meeting the recreational needs of our community.