About Us

Our Mission

Mission Statement: We, the Coleman Memorial Park Board of Trustees, are committed to the maintenance and preservation of our community's historic woodland park. We will promote the enrichment of people's lives by providing a place of natural beauty, a place of peaceful inspiration, and a place for varied family oriented recreational activities in an otherwise urban environment.

Vision Statement: To be an ever-evolving board of trustees that is dedicated to ensuring the continuing presence of Coleman Memorial Park. The board of trustees will become an entity that will continually seek ways to maintain the historic buildings and areas, the athletic grounds and buildings, the recreational aspects and entire park. The board of trustees will become an entity that will continually seek ways to better the park for future uses, public safety, and for the park to become.

Recent Improvements

We are pleased to announce that Coleman Memorial Park was chosen as one of three projects taking place in Lebanon County. These projects are state funded and their purpose is to revitalize communities, create new recreational opportunities and conserve natural resources. This project consist of; renovation of the Route 72 park entrance, the creation of a pedestrian walkway and improvements to the Veterans’ Memorial Amphitheater.

Also included was a grant from PennVEST to be used for storm water improvements. Some of these projects have been completed and a few are still in progress. New playground equipment is now ready for use. A new baseball batting cage was recently installed by the Lebanon Baseball Association with product donations from Pennsy Supply and Coleman Memorial Park.

INSTALATION OF NEW AMPITHEATER DOORS

Master Site Plan

The Coleman Memorial Park Master Site Plan was adopted in May, 2011. The planning efforts were based upon the collaboration and cooperation of the park board, the City of Lebanon, Lebanon County, Christ Presbyterian Church, the Friends of Coleman Memorial Park and the community at large. 

This Master Plan lays out a vision for a reinvigorated Coleman Memorial Park; a vision that could be implemented over the next twenty or more years. The Master Site Plan is a roadmap as to how the community would like to see the park developed and preserved for the future generations to come. 

The Master Site Plan document is available for download in Adobe Acrobat portable document format (pdf) which can be viewed online. Viewing the plan online requires free Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Meet the Board of Trustees and Staff

The Coleman family, in their Deed of Gift of Coleman Memorial Park to the City of Lebanon, in 1935, required that management of the Park be vested in a Board of Trustees. The Board has grown from its original limit of 5 Trustees to 9 Trustees currently. Trustees, who are appointed by the Court of Common Pleas of Lebanon County, serve lifetime appointments. From time to time, vacancies may occur in the Board of Trustees. If you are interested in possibly serving, please complete the Application linked below and send it to: Chair, Board of Trustees, Coleman Memorial Park, 1400 Maple Street, Lebanon, PA 17046

After several years of absence, Craig Henninger is welcomed back to the Park as the Park Superintendent. Craig is known for his dedication to the Park. He is assisted by several part-time Caretakers.

Pam Tricamo-President (Friends of Coleman Memorial Park), Craig Henninger-Park Supervisor, Victoria Sahonic-Director, (Friends of Coleman Memorial Park)

Coleman Memorial Park Trustees: Bret Fisher (left) and Gordon Kirkessner (right); City of Lebanon Director of Public Works Robin Getz (center).

Coleman Memorial Park Board of Trustee Officers: Irv Siegel-Secretary, Bob Sentz-Treasurer, Dave Schnoke-Chairman, Pat Royer-Vice Chair

George Rodriguez

Board member

We want a ground to which people may easily go after their day's work is done, and where they may stroll for an hour, seeing, hearing, and feeling nothing of the bustle and jar of the streets … We want the greatest possible contrast with the restraining and confining conditions of the town, which compel us to walk circumspectly, watchfully, jealously, which compel us to look closely upon others without sympathy. ... a simple broad, open space of greensward ... depth of wood and enough about it ... to completely shut out the city from our landscapes. -Fredrick Law Olmstead

1400 West Maple Street
Lebanon, PA 17046

Park Hours:

Open Daily from 07:00 AM until Dusk. 

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