2020 Winter Golf Clinic

The Lackawanna County Commissioners 2020 Winter Golf Clinic will be held February 17 to March 12 at Goodwill Industries of NEPA Gym, 925 Prospect Ave, Scranton.

Commissioners rededicated the pond at Covington Park

The Lackawanna County Commissioners rededicated the pond at Covington Park once again to the DeSandis family, the original owner. The property had a cabin and pavilion, and Uncle Peter DeSandis hosted a variety of parties and events there. It was also used as a hunting and fishing destination. The County purchased the land in the late 1980s and transformed it into Covington Park.
L-r, Mark Dougher, the County’s Deputy Director of Parks & Recreation; Peggy DeSandis Burke, Lillian DeSandis, Peter DeSandis, Karen DeSandis, Shirley DeSandis, Carol DeSandis Tucker, and Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.

All County Lakes Will Open June 22

​Here is a great way to cool off and have fun for FREE.  

​The lakes at Lackawanna County’s parks will officially open on Saturday, June 22.  All of the locations are staffed with lifeguards.  The swimming areas are open Monday through Sunday from  11 AM – 7 PM.  

​The locations are as follows:  

Aylesworth Lake, Archbald
Merli-Sarnoski Lake, Carbondale
Covington Lake, Covington Township off of Route 307

Repairs are still being done on the pool at McDade Park.  It is tentatively slated to open on Saturday, June 29.  

The pool and lakes will remain open through mid-August.  

For additional information, contact the County’s Parks & Recreation Office at 570-963-6764.  

Lackawanna County Commissioners Bike Safety Fair Set For June 22 At McDade Park

The nice weather has ushered in bike season.  It is vitally important for: bicycles to be in tip-top shape; children to have the proper equipment; and drivers and youth to know the rules of biking and the road.

On Saturday, June 22, the Lackawanna County Commissioners Patrick M. O’Malley, Jerry Notarianni and Laureen A. Cummings are hosting the seventh annual bike safety fair and helmet giveaway at McDade Park, Scranton, from 11 AM to 2 PM.

Three hundred helmets will be given away free-of-charge to the youngsters who attend.   Bike safety talks will be done by local police officials.

PNC Bank is the presenting sponsor.  Other sponsors are: Cedar Bicycle and Schiff’s Restaurant Service.

The County is coordinating a helmet design competition once again.  Youngsters can go to the County’s website, print-off a blank helmet and then let their imaginations run wild.

The designs will be judged and one boy and girl will win a bike, provided by Strive.  A drawing for another bike will be conducted the day of the fair.

The coloring competition is open to all public school districts and private schools throughout Lackawanna County along with the general public.

All entries must be submitted by Monday, June 17. They should be mailed to the Lackawanna County Commissioners Office, 123 Wyoming Avenue, Sixth Floor, Scranton, PA 18503.

In order to receive a helmet at the fair, the youngsters will be required to attend a brief bike safety talk.  When the presentation is complete, the children will be able to pick-up a helmet.

There will be several fun activities, child finger printing by the District Attorney’s Office, face painting and giveaways.

Hot Dogs will be served, compliments of Schiff’s Restaurant Service.

For further information, contact The Commissioners Office, at 570-963-6750.