Life in the Village of Lancaster is based on the idea of community. This idea was at the center of the rehabilitation of Central Avenue and continues with the rebirth of the Central Business District.. Within this community there is a top notch school district, private school options, a variety of choices for churches, and four unique parks. There is an entire event series and activities for all ages.

Recreation & Entertainment

Lancaster Town Recreation Department

The Town of Lancaster Recreation Department offers various programs for residents of the Town and Village of Lancaster.

Lancaster Senior Center

The Lancaster Senior Center is located at 100 Oxford Avenue. The center offers many programs for folks 55 and older. The cost for a resident of Lancaster is $5.00 for a life membership and $10 every five years for non-residents. Programs offered include but are not limited to: card and board games, shuffleboard, pickleball, exercise classes, informational classes, day trips, dinners, dances, movies, arts and crafts, healthy and delicious lunch program and much more. Please go to the Lancaster Senior Center website for more information.

Lancaster Town Band

The Lancaster Town Band performs a weekly concert on Tuesday evenings at 7:30 pm during the summer at the Richard E. Pascucci Bandshell, 200 Oxford Avenue. Bring a chair or a blanket to enjoy this free concert series! For the schedule of performances, please go to the Lancaster Town Band website.

Lancaster Garden Walk

A self guided tour of local gardens in the Village and Town of Lancaster. This is a free, family friendly event. The dates for 2021 are July 16/18. Some gardens will be open in the evening on Friday from 8:45 – 11:00 pm. Hours for Saturday and Sunday are 10:00 am – 4:30 pm. Please go to our Events page for more information, to print an entry form or to see a list of locations to obtain a map of the participating gardens.

Lancaster Opera House

The mission of the Lancaster Opera House is “to provide a venue for shared community involvement and to produce and present quality entertainment opportunities for artists and patrons.” Please go to the Lancaster Opera House website for this years schedule of performances or call 683-1776 to reach the box office.


Lancaster Central School District

The Lancaster Central School District takes great pride in not only the quality of educational, athletic and extra-curricular programming, but also the strong sense of community involvement with the schools. Boasting five elementary schools, 2 middle schools, and a high school that offers many state-of-the art and awarding winning programs, the school district is committed to creating the best possible learning environment for the students.

Private Schools

Lancaster is also home to private schooling options. Contact the schools directly for more information.


St. Mary’s Elementary School (K-8)

St. Mary’s Street

Lancaster, NY 14086

Phone: (716) 683-2112

St. Mary’s Elementary School (9-12)

142 Laverack Avenue

Lancaster, NY 14086

Phone: (716)683-4824


Lancaster Women’s Civic Club

The Lancaster Women’s Civic Club was established in 1913 for the good of the community. The Civic Club awards scholarships and youth creative writing prizes. They co-sponsor the Lancaster Library Book and Bake Sale with the Friends of the Library group. The Civic Club also raises money to donate to local organizations. Over the years, the membership to the Civic Club has peaked at over 200, but due to women being a part of the work force, membership has diminished. Any woman from Lancaster or the surrounding areas is welcome to be a part of this long standing and historic organization. Meetings are the 2nd Wednesday of the month from February – May and September – December, with the Honor’s Luncheon being held in June. All meetings are held at 12:00 noon sharp. For information please contact Sharon Taylor at (716) 684-0868

Boy Scout Troop 468

Founded in 1974. Troop 468 is chartered by Lancaster Presbyterian Church. The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Law and Oath.

Lancaster Elks Lodge #1478

The Elks Lodge is located at 33 Legion Parkway in the Village of Lancaster, NY

Loyal Order of Moose: Depew-Lancaster Lodge #1605

Founded in 1918, the Depew-Lancaster Loyal Order of Moose is located at 5437 Broadway in the Village of Lancaster, NY

Lt. Col. Matt Urban VFW Post 7275

The local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post is located at 3741 Walden Avenue, Lancaster, NY. The VFW sponsors the Memorial Day parade and ceremony each year in our Veteran’s Park on Lake Avenue.

​AMVETS Post, Lancaster Post 7275

AMVETS stands for American Veterans and is a national veterans service organization that is separate from the VFW and American Legion. ​They are active in the community and do work with the VA Hospital.


There are many places of worship in the Lancaster community. Contact the churches directly for more information.

Calvary Chapel of the Niagara Frontier

5575 Broadway

Lancaster, NY 14086

Phone: (716)684-9065


St. John’s Lutheran Church

55 Pleasant Avenue

Lancaster, NY 14086

Phone: (716) 683-8972


Faith United Methodist Church

5505 Broadway

Lancaster, NY 14086



St. Mary’s of the Assumption RC Church

1 St. Mary’s Hill

Lancaster, NY 14086

Phone: (716)683-6445


Lancaster Presbyterian Church

5461 Broadway

Lancaster, NY 14086

Phone: (716)684_2278


Trinity Episcopal Church

***Lancaster Food Pantry location***

5448 Broadway

Lancaster, NY 14086

Phone: (716) 683-1111


Our Lady of Pompeii RC Church

158 Laverack Avenue

Lancaster, NY 14086

Phone: (716)683-6522


The Vine Wesleyan Church

Meetings on Sundays at Court Street School

425 Penora St

Lancaster, NY 14086

Phone: (716)683-0570


St. Basil’s Ukranian Catholic Church

3657 Walden Avenue

Lancaster, NY 14086

Phone: (716)683-6018

Website: Facebook Page

First Bible Baptist Church

555 Central Avenue

Lancaster, NY 14086

Phone: (716)684-5525



The Village of Lancaster is home to 4 unique parks. It is also close to several other spectacular parks within the Town of Lancaster. All of these parks are for the residents of the Town and Village of Lancaster. With the exception of Como Lake Park, which is managed by the Erie County Parks Department, all of the parks in the village are maintained by the Town of Lancaster Recreation Department.

Como Lake Park

The splendor of Como Lake Park cannot be missed. An historic lighthouse sits beside a placid man made lake. One of seven spectacular parks operated by the Erie County Parks Department, Como Park is acre after acre of tranquility. With tennis courts, softball diamonds, basketball courts, a soccer field, ice skating in winter, two enclosed shelters and many open air picnic areas, Como Park is the perfect place for your get together.

Como Park also contains a vehicle charging station at the Lancaster Place shelter, located near the park entrance on Como Park Boulevard.

For information or shelter reservations call (716) 858-8355 or go to the Erie County website to make an online reservation.

Fireman’s Park

​A two minute stroll from the center of the Village, Fireman’s Park overlooks Cayuga Creek as it meanders through the Village. There is a small picnic shelter available, without reservations, and several seating areas. A recent Eagle Scout project by Sam Auria has added more seating and a checkerboard game to the sidewalk. A monument to all of the men and women that volunteer their lifesaving skills is the centerpiece of this unique park.

Keysa Park

Home to the Lancaster Town Pool, Keysa Park, also has a baseball diamond and a large covered picnic shelter. The Town Pool offers a variety of swimming programs for all ages during the summer months. There are also basketball courts, tennis courts and indoor lavatory facilities. A skate park has been added in memory of Bryce Buchholz and basketball courts in memory of James Metz, two lancaster teenagers who’s lives were sadly cut short.

For information on shelter usage contact the Lancaster Parks and Recreation Department at (716) 684-3320

Veteran’s Park/Monument

Located adjacent to Como Park on Lake and Pardee Avenues, Veteran’s Park/Monument is a beautifully set area that serves as a powerful memorial to all of the men and women of Lancaster who gave their lives while serving their country. Set with flagpoles and cannons, this jewel in Lancaster is also host to a Memorial Day Observation Ceremony sponsored by the Lt. Col.​Matt Urban VFW Post 7275.

Picnic tables are placed in the park so that people can sit and reflect and enjoy the peaceful park, its well kept gardens and beautiful trees including a lovely Ginkgo tree.

Lancaster Parks and Recreation Department

In addition to maintaining all of the parks through the Town of Lancaster, The Lancaster Parks and Recreation Department also runs the following programs:

  • Boys and Girls Basketball Camps and Leagues
  • Cheerleading, Football, Golf and Volleyball Camps
  • Swimming, Tennis and Track & Field
  • Softball Tournaments
  • Weight Training
  • Playground Summer Recreation Programs
  • Town Band Concerts

Other Year-round Activities For more information about these programs or other questions, contact the Town of Lancaster Recreation Department at (716) 684-3320 or visit the Lancaster website.