Park & Recreation FAQ's
- How do I obtain park permit?
Permits are required for groups of 20 persons or more, or if you would like to reserve exclusive use of the pavilion at Hoffman Park.
Applications should be submitted no less than fourteen (14) days, prior to the requested event date.
Review the free/busy calendar at https://tinyurl.com/2p989vt4 to see if the date you’d like is available in our calendar.
Fill out the park request form at https://www.lansdowneborough.com/155/Permits and someone will get back to you within 2-3 business days to confirm your date and give instructions on paying for the permit.
If you are unable to access the online permit request form, please call the Parks and Recreation office at 610-284-1493 or email LansdowneParks@gmail.com.
If you have been approved for a park permit, please call 610-623-7300 x210 to make a payment.
- What is the fee to rent the park?
The fee for 2022 is $125 for a 4 hour rental, for 75 people or less. Rentals periods do not extend beyond 4 hours and groups are limited to 75 people, maximum.
- Why are park rentals only four (4) hours? Can I buy extra time?
Park rentals are limited to 4 hours to reduce the impact that individual events have on the park, those who live adjacent to the park and the community as a whole. We’ve found that the longer events go on, the more likely it is that we will receive complaints about noise, trash and quality of life issues. For this reason, we are unable to extend the park permits longer than a 4 hour rental.
- Why are park rentals limited to 75 people? Can I pay for extra people?
Park rentals are limited to 75 people to reduce the impact that individual events have on the park and community as a whole. We’ve found that groups larger than 75 people have a negative impact on the park infrastructure and we are unable to safely accommodate parking for groups larger than 75 people.
- Why can’t we stay in the park after dark?
While we do have some path lighting, the park is quite dark once the sun has gone down for the day. We don’t want people to have to find their way out of the park after dark, therefore the park closes at 9pm or sundown, whichever is earlier.
- How long do we have to setup/breakdown our event?
Our expectation is that you have ½ hour for setup, up to four (4) hours for your event, and ½ hour for breakdown. Please be sure to exit the park and remove vehicles from parking areas before sundown.