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Open Streets Lancaster

Experience your city in a whole new way.

Open Streets Lancaster temporarily closes the streets linking Farnum Park to Musser Park (Water Street and Chestnut Street) to motorized vehicles on a spring Sunday afternoon so that you can use them for healthy and fun activities. Our Lancaster event joins more than 90 Open Streets initiatives in the United States and Canada.

People traffic replaces car traffic – and the streets become ‘paved parks’ where people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds can come out and improve their physical and mental health.

Open Streets Lancaster is different than a block party or street fair. It is part of a broad City effort to encourage physical activity, and help people meet, make social connections, and reimagine the City as a place to walk and bike for transportation.

Open Streets Lancaster creates blocks of safe, car-free streets so that you can walk, bike, shop, participate in spontaneous play activities, and get to know your neighbors.

We hope you’ll join us this year and enjoy your City from a different perspective. Come wander at Open Streets and have some fun! You can even bring your dog.

And, it’s free!

Bike, blade, walk – whatever – in the middle of the streets!

Earlier Event: January 28
Conversation about Livable Communities
Later Event: June 4
National Trails Day Celebration