Parking in the city can be difficult at times. First Church is blessed to have more parking available than any other downtown church, yet parking remains a challenge. Hopefully the following information will be helpful to you as you participate in church activities.
MONDAY – SATURDAY
Park in any of the designated spaces for First Church in our main parking lot behind the church off of Lemon Street.
Do not use spaces indicated for the doctor’s offices, real estate office or tenants of our apartment buildings.
Parking is for First Church activities only. If you are visiting downtown for any other reason, we recommend parking in a parking garage. Lancaster Parking Authority's website is very easy to navigate and to find information needed. ***
Parking behind the church is acceptable everywhere except the real estate office
spaces and tenant spaces. You may park in the doctors spaces only on Sunday.
You may park at the following businesses free of charge on Sunday:
Entrance is halfway down the block on the left, between James and Lemon St. Turn left into driveway at law firm sign and parking lot is in the rear (approx. 0.4 mi to church)
¨ The Village, 205 North Christian Street
From Walnut Street (church is on the right), take 1st left onto Christian Street.
Go about 1/2 block down and parking lot is on the right (approx. 0.1 mi to church)
¨ Jack Williams Tire & Auto, 300 North Queen Street
Going past the church on Walnut St, turn right on N. Queen and immediately turn left into the parking lot. (approx. 0.1 mi to church)
RECOMMENDED PARKING GARAGES:
424 North Queen Street.
The Red Rose Garage
Queen St & W Chestnut St)
Offers free Sunday parking from 7:30 AM- 1 PM.
Customers must take a ticket to get the free rate.
If you park on the street, be aware of all signs near the place which you park. On Sundays, the Parking Authority and the Police will ticket if you are parked in street spaces which indicate “no Sunday morning parking” or if you are parked in a handicap space without a placard.
***MEMBERS & NEIGHBORS
Parking in our lot is for First Church activities only.
If you are visiting downtown and are not visiting First Church, we recommend a parking garage. Go to this website for parking garage information : Lancaster Parking Authority
We do have security that monitors the parking lot. Security has protocols for vehicles in violation. First you will receive a paper notice, second you will receive a violation sticker on your driver's side window, third violation you will be towed.
Thank you for understanding that we are striving to keep the parking lot open for church activities and to keep it safe for our members and neighbors.
We are currently not renting any parking spaces.