Outdoor Fun at West Hempfield Parks

FREE Family Nature Programs

Register for FREE Family Nature Programs

Sights, Sounds & Smells of Spring at Lake Grubb Nature Park

Join us for a morning nature walk where we are sure to see, hear and smell signs of Spring!

Wildflowers, lively amphibians and active animals and birds may be some of the things that fill our senses.

Registration is requested for this FREE program.

Date Day Time Price Code
May 14 Sa 10:00 - 11:00am FREE #263637

Summer Morning Nature Walk

Enjoy a stroll along the edge of the woods at Fairview Park. Visit with and learn about the many mammals, birds, and insects that live here.

Date Day Time Code Location
Jun 11 Sa 10:00 - 11:00am #285037 Fairview Park

Fireflies and the Night Sky

Fireflies produce their glow through the chemical reaction of luciferin, luciferase, adenosine triphosphate and oxygen in a process known as bioluminescence that emits barely any of the energy as heat. Learn more about this night time insect and take a glance at the night sky during this night hike.

Date Day Time Code Location
Jul 20 W 8:30 - 9:30pm #285041 Fairview Park

Edible Insects

Are you a fan of Survivor and Fear Factor? Have you ever wondered what bugs in your backyard are edible? You not want to miss this program to get a chance to try some fried crickets and mealworms and learn about what other edible insects you can survive on in the wild!

Date Day Time Code Location
Aug 17 W 6:30 - 7:30pm #285040 Lake Grubb Nature Park

Early Fall Nature Walk

It’s time to say farewell to summer and welcome crisp autumn air.

Seeds are starting to fall, animals are collecting food and there may even be a special treat for you along the way!

Date Day Time Code Information
Sept 24 Sa 10:00 - 11:00am #285043 Lake Grubb Nature Park

Owl Prowl & Pellets

Learn about the owls that live here in Lancaster County – call them and listen for their reply.

We will also be dissecting owl pellets!

Date Day Time Code Location
Oct 26 W 6:30 - 7:30pm #285048 Fairview Park

Yoga in the Park

Each Saturday class is open to everyone in the community and includes yoga poses along with breathing and relaxation exercises to cultivate a calm mind while increasing strength and flexibility.

New to yoga? This is a great opportunity to try it. Participants must bring their own mat, towel and water.


In the event of inclement weather, please check the cancellations/closings link on the Hempfield recCenter’s website.

Date Day Time Location
Jun 11 Sa 9:00 - 10:00am Silver Spring Park
Jun 25 Sa 9:00 - 10:00am Silver Spring Park
Jul 9 Sa 9:00 - 10:00am Silver Spring Park
Jul 23 Sa 9:00 - 10:00am Silver Spring Park
Aug 13 Sa 9:00 - 10:00am Silver Spring Park
Aug 27 Sa 9:00 - 10:00am Silver Spring Park

Pickleball at Fairview Park

Fairview Park in West Hempfield Township offers five pickleball courts and unlimited first-come, first-serve use!

You must purchase a pickleball membership for a small fee.

All levels are welcome.

Setup/takedown nets on your own – nets provided.

Bring your own balls and paddle.

Balls are available for purchase at the Hempfield recCenter front desk.


Summer Pickleball Pass (May 15th – August 31st)
Hempfield recCenter Member: $15
Non-member: $30

For more information or questions, please contact Cristine Maser at 717-898-3102 ext. 139 or via email at cmaser@hempfieldrec.com

18 Hole Disc Golf Course

West Hempfield Township, Lancaster County Disc Golf Club and Hempfield recCenter are pleased to offer Fairview DGC,  a fun and challenging course, requiring you to bring your A game to score well. With a mix of open placement shots and tightly carved wooded holes, you’ll need every type of shot in your bag. The elevation change across the back of the property provides unique and fun shots to throw, and the winding wooded tunnels will keep you coming back to hit that perfect line.

Fairview Park, 557 Norwood Road, Columbia PA 17512

Course Overview Map & UDisc Link

Cancellations & Closings

There are currently no cancellations or closings