About the Park
Hundreds of thousands of families are now enjoying the award-winning fun and natural beauty in Long’s Park, thanks to the benevolence of Judge Henry Grimly Long and his daughter Catherine Long. Bequeathed to the City of Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1900, this 80-acre city park sits on the northwest corner of town at the intersection of Harrisburg Pike and Route 30. Each year the park is home to a whole host of activities including the free summer-long music series, a nationally acclaimed fine art festival and the world’s largest chicken barbecue. Long’s Park also boasts other outdoor amenities including picnic pavilions, a petting farm, children’s playgrounds, and a three-acre, spring fed lake, tennis courts and a fitness trail.