Parks and Recreation


Recreation Department

The Recreation Department maintains recreation facilities and provides year-round activities and programs that positively impact the health, safety, and welfare of the residents. With three (3) playground parks, one (1) nature park, a dog park, portions of Susquehanna Bikeway, and a seasonal community pool located in the Township there are plenty of reasons to get your family outside. All parks have pavilions that are available to rent during the spring, summer, and fall.

The Community Recreation Center is available to rent for sports and special events. The department also offers recreation programs year round within the parks, pool, and at the Community Recreation Center.

STEP Office of Aging
The Loyalsock Center for Healthy Aging is now located within the Loyalsock Community Recreation Center located at 1607 Four Mile Drive in Williamsport. For more information on the programs offered please call 570-601-9590.

Pavilion Information

Pavilions at each park can be reserved up to one year in advance. All facilities are equipped with full service restrooms, charcoal grills, and electric.

Contact the Recreation Department to check availability and reserve your pavilion.

James Short Park
Shelter #1 and #3
$35.00 Resident
$45.00 Non-Resident
Shelter #2
$50.00 Resident
$60.00 Non-Resident

Bruce E. Henry Park
$50.00 Resident
$60.00 Non-Resident

Heshbon Park
$35.00 Resident
$45.00 Non-Resident

          Riverfront Park
          $50.00 Resident
          $60.00 Non-Resident

Recreation Center and Community Room Information

The Loyalsock Community Recreation Center hosts a gym and Community Room. Both are available for rentals. The gym and/or community room can be rented for basketball, indoor soccer, volleyball, birthday parties, meetings, special events, and more. If you are interested or have questions please contact the Recreation Department. The prices are listed below.

Sports Use-Hourly Rates (1 hr minimum) -Gym only
Resident: $20.00 per hr or $10.00 per ½ hr
Non-Resident: $40.00 per hr or $20.00 per ½ hr
Net Set Up Fee: $5.00 flat fee

Parties/Events (1 hr minimum) – Gym or Community Room
Resident: $30.00 per hr or $15.00 per ½ hr
Non-Resident: $50.00 per hr or $25.00 per ½ hr
Kitchen Use: $20.00 flat fee

In addition to the regular payment a security deposit equal to the amount of your rental fee (up to $100) will be charged. This will be returned following your rental after we have verified that all of the rules were followed and the area was returned to the way it was prior to your rental.

Contact Information

Director of Recreation & Parks:
Shannon Lukowsky
1607 Four Mile Drive
Williamsport, PA 17701
[email protected]

Recreation Clerk:
Dora Klees
[email protected]

Parks Maintenance Supervisor:
Corey Swartz
[email protected]


Pool Information

The Loyalsock Community Pool has been a favorite recreational past time for residents since it was first built in 1966. Updates to the pool deck, gutter system, piping, installation of handicapped accessible ramp, and installation of a new pool liner were done in the early 2000’s. The double pool slide was installed in 201, a new pool liner was installed in 2018, and a new splash pool was installed and opened to the public in 2019.

Click here for more information about the Loyalsock Township Pool.