About Ewell Plaza

Ewell Plaza

A transformative place for the community to learn, engage, and celebrate culture.

Rendering of Ewell Plaza
Barney Ewell with his medals on display

Barney Ewell’s Legacy

Ewell Plaza serves as a vibrant location where all can experience a welcoming public space and the enriching culture of Lancaster City, inspired by Olympian, local hero, and friend, Barney Ewell. Read More »

Ewell Plaza is the result of a community-driven design process that began in 2018. While acknowledging the history of the space, Ewell Plaza strengthens the values of the City and aims to be a public space for everyone while honoring Barney Ewell’s legacy.


Ewell Plaza uses creative design to lower the impact of the space on the environment while adapting to the threat of climate change. Read More »

Rendering of Ewell Plaza

Plaza Design

Lancaster City residents and stakeholders were key in conceptualizing the possibilities for the former Lancaster Square. Read More »

Lancaster Square superstructure being demolished in the 1970's

History of the Space

Significant attention has been paid to ensure that the failures of urban renewal do not repeat themselves. Read More »