Highlighted are the guidelines and procedures we have put into practice to help keep you safe.

  • The entire facility, including furniture, equipment, and amenities, has been treated with MicroShield 360™.  MicroShield 360™ is a unique coating system that not only kills but prevents algae, mold, bacteria, and viruses from living on treated surfaces. For more information about MicroShield 360™, click here. 
  • The facility layout and equipment has been modified to maintain social distancing.
  • Specific rooms within the Fitness Center have occupancy limits to allow for social distancing.
  • Cleaning schedules in all areas including equipment have increased including new fogging equipment.
  • Extra hand sanitizers and wipes have been placed throughout the facility.
  • Equipment is being cleaned after each use.
  • There are no-touch water fill stations.
  • Employees and members complete a self-health assessment daily.
  • Employees are wearing masks.

Member Information and Responsibilities: 
• Before visiting, self-assess. Please stay home if you are ill or have been close to a COVID+ person.
• Masks are required when entering, exiting, and in all common areas throughout our facilities. We will assume that failure to wear a mask is due to an existing condition. While in the aquatic center, outdoor pools, fitness center, gymnasium, and tennis courts, we highly recommend you wear a mask.
• Maintain a safe distance; respect the personal space of others.
• Please wash your hands before and after exercising.
• Please clean the equipment thoroughly after each use.
• Please bring your own water.  There will be no-touch water fill stations. Vending drinks are available.

Operations Changes:
For Pool hours, please click here.
For Aquatic GroupX classes, please click here. 
For Fitness Center GroupX classes, please click here.
• Cardio equipment has a 30-minute time limit while others are waiting.
• Group exercise classes are limited in size and frequency.  First come, first served.
• BODYPUMP™ and SPIN classes require tickets that can be picked up at the front desk no earlier than ½ hour prior to the start of the session.
• Tennis resumes normal operations.
• Modified Kids’ Corner hours and services. Click here for details.

Sept. 8th Update: 
Guests are welcome and we will honor daily passes and punch cards.
Nonmember $10 guest fees apply, regardless of age.

Programs and Specialty Classes:
Guests and nonmembers have access to the facility during the class or program to which they are enrolled.


“I wanted to let you know that the East Petersburg pool has been taking the COVID protocols seriously. As a person that is a high risk, the one exercise that I can do safely is swimming. I was very nervous to return to the pool. I was pleasantly surprised that not only is their adequate signage; they are wearing masks and cleaning even more than is recommended by the C.D.C. I am also aware that other public pools are not abiding by safety protocols and I’m appreciative of the care and concern that has been demonstrated. Mindy has been paramount to the success of these protocols and exhibits strong leadership skills in a very divisive environment.

Thank you and your team for providing a safe environment for exercising.”

Pamela Peters – July 2020


“I just wanted to come in & say how much fun I had at the TRI class last night. I was a little worried about doing the bikes in the water because I have bad knees but it worked out fine & I had a fun time. I was able to do all 3 things. The instructor was very good & let us go at our own pace. Thank you for adding this class.

Bran Shear – Sept 2020


Have a specific question? Please contact the department director listed below. 

General Inquiries: 




Programs and Sports Leagues: 



School-Age Childcare:

Summer Day Camp: 

Facility Rentals: 

Business Manager: 

Executive Director: 


What does it mean to be a member of Hempfield recCenter?

DISCOVER Our goal is to enhance the lives of our community through fitness, wellness, and enrichment programs. Our high-quality programs and inviting social atmosphere are designed to get you motivated, fit, and involved.

CONNECT Each and every one of our programs is offered to the local Hempfield community as well as Lancaster County residents and beyond. No matter your address, the recCenter can connect you to wellness services, activities, and like-minded individuals to enrich your life.

BELONG Membership means more than access to fitness equipment. It means being part of a community excited about wellness and getting to know you. At the recCenter, you don’t just go here, you belong here.

A Nonprofit, Community-Based Center

We are a nonprofit organization committed to providing positive, fun experiences and value through a variety of relevant wellness programs and events inclusive to all members of the community.

Our programs are offered to Hempfield School District residents and non-residents, Hempfield recCenter members and non-members.

Here’s just a small sample of what you’ll find at Hempfield recCenter:

Programs for Preschoolers to Seniors
Preschool, Junior and Adult Tennis
Group Fitness - Fitness & Aquatic
Sports Performance Training
Free Childcare
Before & After School Programs
Special Community Events
Day Camp & Summer Camp Programs
Organized Trips

Everyone Belongs

Hempfield recCenter is here to serve the community. We make every effort to provide financial assistance to eligible seniors, children and families in our area. Through generous donations, we can continue to open our doors to everyone. Help us help others! Learn more.


Cancellations & Closings

  • Sept 18 - Our indoor pool will close at 6:30 pm for a special event.
  • Sept 19 - Our indoor pool will close at 4:30 pm for our TRI for Fun event.
  • Sept 20 - Our indoor pool will OPEN at 10:00 am due to our TRI for Life event.