Parks and Recreation

Bill Davis, Deputy Director

McDade Park | Aylesworth Park | Merli-Sarnoski Park

Bring your family for an action-packed day of fun at one of Lackawanna County’s four county parks. We offer everything from free swimming and playing on fully handicapped accessible playground equipment through our Boundless Playground program to fishing, hiking and more!

Parks & Recreation Brochure  | Parks Rules & Regulations  |  2014 Clinics & Events



McDade Park:


McDade Park in Scranton is home to the recently completed Boundless Playground, a large inclusive play structure that serves children of all abilities and needs. Boundless Playgrounds are also located at the Abington Area Community Parks in South Abington Township and at McHale Park in Dunmore. The playgrounds are fully wheelchair accessible with ramps and specially designed swings and slides. Other facilities at McDade Park include a pool, fishing pond, playing field, pavilions and picnic tables, trails and a bocce court. The Coal Mine Tour and the Anthracite Museum are also on the property.

McDade Park Brochure


Merli-Sarnoski Park:


Merli-Sarnoski Park in Fell Township features a lake for swimming and fishing, as well as numerous trails for hiking, and pavilions and picnic tables for picnicking.

Merli-Sarnoski Park Brochure


Aylesworth Park:


Aylesworth Park in Archbald also offers lake swimming and hiking trails. A new $500,000 park office, maintenance and pavilion facility was recently completed as part of $800,000 in upgrades to the park. The upgrades will also include a new multipurpose field, softball field, volleyball court and bocce court.


Covington Park:


Covington, the newest county park in Covington Township, currently has one baseball field but will be significantly expanded next year with a $1.3 million investment. Improvements will include additional fields, playgrounds, trails, a basketball court, increased parking and a park office.


Programs:


The Lackawanna County Parks and Recreation Department offers a wide range of low-cost sports clinics for children and adults throughout the year. In addition, the department offers various events including children’s fishing derbies, golf tournaments, bocce tournaments and cross country races. Check the Home page and the Sports section of www.lackawannacounty.org for current offerings or call the Parks and Recreation Department at 570-963-6764.


Pavilion Rentals:


To reserve a pavilion, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 570-963-6764.


Parks and Recreation Schedule


Facility / Field
Time
Number Of People
Resident
Non-Resident
Pavilion
Weekday
76 -150
$55.00
$85.00
Pavilion
Weekend
76 -150
$70.00
$100.00
Pavilion
Weekday
75 or less
$20.00
$35.00
Pavilion
Weekend
75 or less
$35.00
$50.00
Pavilion (Non-profits)
Weekday/Weekend
76 – 150
$35.00
$50.00
Pavilion (Non-profits)
Weekday/Weekend
75 or less
$20.00
$35.00
Picnic grove (McDade)
per day
1 – 200
$35.00
$50.00
League play fees
Soccer Field
3 hours
$30.00
$50.00
Per Day
$90.00
$110.00
Softball Field
3 hours
$20.00
$40.00
Per Day
$60.00
$80.00
Baseball Field
3 hours
$20.00
$40.00
Per Day
$60.00
$80.00
Tennis Courts- Four Courts
3 hours
$20.00
$40.00
Per Day
$60.00
$80.00
Basketball Courts – Two Courts
3 hours
$20.00
$40.00
Per Day
$60.00
$80.00
Swimming
No Fee

 


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Administrative Contacts


Bill Davis, Deputy Director Phone: 570-963-6764 Fax: 570-963-6351 E-mail: davisw@lackawannacounty.org