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Borough Parks
  1. Biddle Mission Park (5 acres) – 311 E. North St.
  2. Butcher Family Tot Lot (1 acre) – 46 Chestnut Ave.
  3. Carlisle Community Pool – 1236 Franklin St.
  4. Cave Hill Nature Center (20 acres) – 6 Cave Hill Dr.
  5. Forbes Path (21 acres) – 203 Meadow Boulevard., rear
  6. Goodyear Park (4 acres) – 205 S. Bedford St.
  7. Heberlig-Palmer Park (2 acres) – 131 Lincoln Ave.
  8. LeTort Park (12 acres) & Fort LeTort Playground  –  260 E. Pomfret St.
  9. Lindner Park (2 acres) – 629 W. Louther St. (between W. North St. & W. Louther St.)
  10. Memorial Park (2 acres) – 149 W.  Penn St.
  11. Mooreland Athletic Area (7 acres) – Mooreland Ave.
  12. Seven Gables Park (13 acres) – 3 Giant Ave.
  13. Shaffer Park (18 acres) – 1649 Spring Rd.
    Shaffer Cabin
  14. Spahr Tot Lot (1 acre) – 231 E. Mulberry Ave.
  15. Stuart Community Center – 415 Franklin St.
  16. Thornwald Park (32 acres) & Amphitheater – 350 Walnut Bottom Rd.
  17. Valley Meadows Park (18 acres) – 203 Meadow Boulevard
    Valley Meadows Park Improvements Plan Report
  • Parks Hours: Dawn to Dusk
  • Dogs are permitted (except Memorial Park) with a 6-foot leash and a pooper scooper. FINE = $300.
  • All Carlisle Borough properties are alcohol and tobacco free.  This includes parks, facility entrances and parking lots.


There are 12 parks in the Carlisle Borough that are adopted by all different organizations who help keep the parks clean.  If you are interested in Adopting a Park call (717) 243-3318 for more information.

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Use of Metal Detection Devices in Carlisle Borough Parks

Metal detecting is recognized as a legitimate recreation activity when it is conducted in ways that do not damage the natural and cultural resources in Carlisle Borough parks.

The use of metal detection devices are permitted in Carlisle Borough parks under the following conditions:

  1. The activity does not conflict with other visitors to the park, or disturb lawn or  turf areas, rare or fragile plant or animal habitats, or archeological or natural resource sensitive areas.
  2. All disturbed areas must be restored to their original state.
  3. Any artifacts which may have historical or archeological significance are the property of the Carlisle Borough and shall be surrendered immediately to Department of Parks and Recreation. If discovered to be of no archaeological value, items will be returned to the finder.
  4. No specific permit is required at this time.
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Facility/Pavilion/Park Rentals

Rental Information

  • Reservations for can be made by stopping in or by calling the office at (717) 243-3318 with a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover).
  • Reservations are required for all facility, park and pavilion usage.
  • Reservations should be made at least one week in advance.
  • Full payment must be made at the time of reservation.
  • You must include your set-up and clean-up time in the hours you reserve.
  • Renting the facilities to make a profit is NOT permitted.

Carlisle Community Pool

  • Pavilion Rental, Public and Private Pool Parties

Shaffer Park Cabin

  • Full Day Cabin rental

Stuart Community Center

  • Gym and Stage, Kitchen, Meeting/Multi-purpose Room Rentals



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