Parks and Recreation
Parks and Recreation

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!

McDade Park in Scranton and Taylor has recently been honored by the American Planning Association Pennsylvania Chapter as a "Great Public Space" and "Great Place in PA" for 2023. McDade Park is home to a Boundless Playground, that serves children of all abilities and needs. The playground is fully wheelchair accessible with ramps and specially designed swings and slides. Other facilities at McDade Park include a brand new splash pad and pool, fishing pond, a soccer field, softball field, tennis courts, pavilions and picnic tables, trails and a bocce court.
The Coal Mine Tour and the Anthracite Museum are also on the property.


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.

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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.

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Covington Park, the newest county park in the North Pocono area municipality of Covington Township, features the nine-acre DeSandis Pond where residents can swim, kayak and fish. Covington Park also has a pavilion complex with picnic tables and grills, and one of the four inclusive boundless playgrounds in the Lackawanna County Park System. Located off of the Scranton-Pocono Highway (Route 307) at 139 Sanko Road, Covington Park is home to two baseball diamonds (one Little League and one high school sized), numerous hiking and biking trails, a multi-purpose soccer field, a basketball court, a grass volleyball court and a scenic lake trail.

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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 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.

Park & Recreation Fee Schedule

Administrative Contacts
Francis Stevens
Deputy Director

Phone: 570-963-6764 x3134
E-mail: Contact Me
Karen Gerrity
Phone: 570-963-6764 x 3131
Fax: 570-963-6351
E-mail: Contact Me

Park Brochures & Clinic Flyers