Eister Youth and Community Center

Initially constructed in 1960, the Sunbury Youth and Community Center was renamed the James R. Eister Youth and Community Center in 2017 in honor of the long-serving Councilman and Director of Parks and Public Property. The Center includes community pool, indoor ice skating rink, and outdoor tennis courts.

Sunbury Community Pool

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249 Memorial Dr
Sunbury, PA 17801

t: 570-286-1441
f: 570-286-3090 

e: sunburyparksandrec@ptd.net


The Sunbury Community Pool has lots of exciting features and programs to beat the heat of summer!  Swimming lessons and lifeguard training are offered every year.  The pool features water slides, climbing walls, and a great kiddie area. Watch for announcements of business sponsorships and other special events throughout the summer. 

For the Water Safety/Swimming Lessons registration form or the Lifeguard Training registration from click here

For more information on pool rules, admission prices/season passes, and programs click here.

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Ice Skating Rink

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The ice skating rink has become a very popular winter recreation spot for all of Central Pennsylvania. USA Hockey collegiate-level lighting, locker rooms, plus additional changing rooms support youth, adult, and college hockey programs.  Don't know how to skate?  No problem!  Figure skating lessons are available. Skate rental and adaptive equipment are also available.  The reception area features a beautiful stone fireplace with a roaring fire. Come in to warm up, have a bite to eat, or enjoy some hot chocolate from the concession stand.  

When the ice comes off, the rink is used for roller derby, roller hockey, and special events.

For more information on rink rules, admission prices/season passes, private use, ice time availability, call the friendly rink staff at (570) 286-1441.



At this time there will be no open public skate. 

To prevent spread of colds, flu, and coronavirus, the Sunbury Parks and Recreation Department established a policy for visitors to the James R. Eister Youth and Community Center ice rink.  Visitors include anyone who is not a city employee including but not limited to: skaters, instructors, coaches, referees, and hockey players.  Precautionary measures are based CDC Considerations for Youth Sports; PA guidance for all sports and guidance for restaurant/food service businesses; the US Ice Rink Association; and USA Hockey. We also monitor local conditions including hospital reports, school district cases and virtual learning decisions, scholastic sports organizations' decisions and guidance.


To see our full policy click here.