Washington Township - 1779
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11798 Buchanan Trail E., Waynesboro, PA 17268

Phone: (717) 762-3128

Fax: (717) 788-0372

Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm


Red Run Park

Welcome to

12143 Buchanan Trail East, Waynesboro, PA 17268

Click here for Red Run Park’s Pavilion Rental Form

Rental Applications are also available on the Web Site Main Menu under “Forms”.
Each pavilion is pictured at the bottom of this page.

Red Run Park Site Map
Locations of pavilions, restrooms, train, playgrounds, parking areas, 9-11 Tribute, etc.

2024 Red Run Park Events:

RED RUN PARK: June 2nd – Appalachian Golden Classics 34th Annual Benefit Car & Truck Show

RED RUN PARK: June 8th – No Pavilions Available –  Appalachian Trail Outdoor Festival

RED RUN PARK: July 14th – Rouzerville Lion’s Club Car & Truck Show

RED RUN PARK: August 18th – No Pavilions Available – 19th Annual Rouzerfest Car & Truck Show

RED RUN PARK: Sept.12th through Sept. 23rd – No Pavilions Available – BRF Carnival

RED RUN PARK: October 31st – No Pavilions Available – Halloween Event

RED RUN PARK: December 7th  – No Pavilions Available – Santa’s Express  

Click Here for PRINTABLE – 2024 Red Run Park – Schedule of Bands


Red Run Express

The Red Run Express is closed for repairs.


Miniature Train Rides are provided when volunteers are available:
 Sundays only in May and September; each Saturday and Sunday  in June, July and August  from 1-4 PM. (Also summer holidays).

Rides are FREE—donations are accepted.
Train is operated by volunteers, and times and dates of 
operation are dependent on availability of volunteers.

Click Here for a Volunteer Form!


For Directions to the Park, click here

Red Run Park provides live entertainment in our bandstand on weekends during the summer months. There is no fee. Just bring your lawn chair and enjoy the local and not-so-local talent of the musicians performing, usually from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. each weekend.




Red Run Park, the oldest park owned by Washington Township, is a 22 acre park that was presented to the Borough of Waynesboro in 1938 and subsequently in 1969 was conveyed to the Washington Township Supervisors as the property of Washington Township. The park consists of a man-made lake, picnic area, playground equipment, public restrooms, concession stand, and miniature train. The lake closed for swimming in the 1970’s, and has been used for fishing and ice skating since that time and is a very popular spot year round.

A revitalization effort was affected at Red Run Park during the 1980’s. Monthly entertainment was initiated at the park, more equipment was provided, and a footbridge was added across the creek to invite further expansion into a new area of the park. A 1975 survey of Township residents provided the Township with a guide for future development of the park and long range planning is being utilized to develop Red Run Park in the best interest of the residents of Washington Township.

Continued development of Red Run Park resulted in three major community events occurring at the park annually, construction of more picnic pavilions, special needs fishing pier and ramp to the pier, installation of a miniature train, tunnel and station. This train was previously operated at Cold Springs Park from the late 1920’s to 1970’s, and was installed at Red Run Park as part of the effort to save a unique portion of local history. The train and buildings were purchased and constructed by public contributions and are operated free of charge by volunteers. The 11 usable acres in this 22 acre park are essentially completely utilized at this time and the park management and upkeep of this park is by the Township.

                           PAVILION 1                                         PAVILION 2


                         PAVILION 3                                                PAVILION 4


                                                                PAVILION 5

Red Run Improvements Coming This Summer!

Proposed Red Run Park Site Development Drawing

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) has awarded Washington Township funds for improvement to park services. The development drawing below shows the new ideas we will see coming to the park in the summer of 2024, which includes the construction of two new playgrounds! Work is tentatively scheduled to begin the last week of June 2024 through Labor Day weekend. As a result of the construction, Pavilion #4 will not be useable during this time.

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