Parks and Recreation

Recreational activities here at the City of Lancaster, Texas are a very important aspect of life. Staying active is a benefit for all ages and fitness levels. Eating a well balance meal and regular exercise will help in maintaining a healthy weight. For the elderly, regular moderate exercise is important, which improves flexibility, strength, balance and cardiovascular health.  Staying connected mentally and involved in the city wide events, building long lasting and leisure relationships is very essential.


Our mission is to advance quality of life for Lancaster citizens, employee and visitors through creative recreation program opportunities and quality leisure experiences while enhancing and preserving parks and open spaces for future generations. 


With our mission in mind, the department’s vision for the future is a thriving parks system that values our natural beauty, celebrates diversity, and engages residents and stakeholder through "shining star" opportunities to live, learn, and play!

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About Us

The Parks and Recreation Department strives to provide the citizens of Lancaster with well-maintained, safe, and affordable recreational opportunities.

Department Responsibilities

Parks and Recreation responsibilities include:

Services Facilities

The City of Lancaster features several neighborhood and community parks, a 64,000-square-foot recreation center, the Bear Creek Nature Park, and an 11,000-square-foot Senior Life Center.


The Lancaster Parks and Recreation Department offers a wide variety of recreational programs, classes, facilities, and special events that we are sure will meet your needs and interests. We also provide opportunities to get involved and share your talents as a volunteer or contracted instructor.