Parks & Facilities

**Latest Update: Stuart Community Center, Rentals, Current Programs (07/17/20)**


Click here for the latest COVID-19 Update: 6/12/2020

**Beginning Friday, June 12, 2020 as Cumberland County moves into the "green phase" all park playgrounds and splash pads at LeTort, Biddle and Memorial Parks will be open to the public. Physical distancing and the use of hand sanitizer must be practiced.**


Click here for the COVID-19 Update: 5/22/2020 
**Due to the growing impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Carlisle Borough is taking precautionary measures with respect to playgrounds and equipment within its public parks. The Center for Disease Control indicates that the virus can live on specific surfaces for several hours (for example: plastics and stainless steel 72 hours). Thus in order to help reduce possible transmission of the virus, the Borough will be posting signs requesting non-use of the playground equipment.**


Carlisle Borough's Parks and Recreation Department owns and/or maintains 16 park areas, playgrounds, pavilions, and facilities totaling more than 175 acres of park land for the Carlisle Community. Check out our Parks & Facility Directory to find information on all we have to offer.

2020 Parks & Facilities Amenities

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

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 the 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.

Facility/Pavilion/Park Rentals

Rental Information

  • Reservations 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 facilities, 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.

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2.pool-pavilion-pic-300x225Carlisle 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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Carlisle Community Walkable, Welcoming,
Vibrant, Bikeable, Active, Fun
CARLISLE PARKS & RECREATION 415 Franklin Street
Carlisle. PA 17013
+ 717 243 3318 MON - FRI 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM