Two Gorgeous Lancaster City PA Parks - Musser Park and Buchanan Park

Reblogger Lauren Krady Lancaster
Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty

Original content by Jeff R. Geoghan

If you live in Lancaster City you may already know this, but there are several very nice parks to visit there.  Two of my favorites are Musser Park and Buchanan Park. 

 

 

Musser Park originally opened in 1949, a bequest to the City of Lancaster by Henry Musser, maker of umbrella handles.   It's a 3.1 acre green space within a beautifully historic city district.  The park had been unimproved for many years before a the Musser Park Civic Association embarked on a well-deserved upgrade.  Renovations included new grading and seed of the well-known "bowl" in the center of the park, a new water fountain, concrete game tables with checkers, etc. etched in, new signage at the park entrance points, a new rubber surface for the popular playground, and nice new brick and concrete walkways throughout.  New, attractive light poles have been strategically placed about the park as well.  Musser Park is located along East Chestnut Street between Lime and Shippen Streets.

 

 

If you haven't been by Buchanan Park, you should check it out.  This 22 acre gem is located right next door to Franklin & Marshall College at the corner of Race Ave & Buchanan Ave in Lancaster City's "West End".  There is lots of grass to play, run, walk, read or picnic on and it's almost never crowded.  There is a nice botanical garden area with roses and benches to relax. It's also home to numerous monuments and a locally-famous "sledding hill" in the center of the park - it's overrun in the winter with city families looking to have some downhill fun!  Also, there is a replica building of the original Lancaster County courthouse which sat in the center of the city square (where the Civil War Monument is today) in the early years of Lancaster's growth.

Take some time to stop by these wonderful parks - pull that car over!  Watch spring spring and enjoy trees in the city...

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