Programs & Activities


To meet the recreation needs of York City residents by providing direction, planning and coordination of services to enhance their quality of life through year-round leisure programs and facilities that will develop and enhance the individual’s physical, emotional, mental and social well-being.


York City Recreation and Parks reserves the right to: Cancel a program for any reasonable cause. To deny registration or entry into a program when it deems necessary to assure public safety. To suspend a child from a program, with no refund, after notifying a parent of disciplinary problems. To adjust any of the program details printed in this publication or any other City publication regarding fees, locations, instructors, times, days and starting dates. Park Rules – No person or vehicle shall remain in any park between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. unless by permit or authorized by the Director. No person shall drive through or park a motor vehicle partially or totally on lawn areas of any park unless otherwise permitted. No alcoholic beverages are permitted in any park. No littering. All trash must be disposed of in the proper containers. (Codified Ordinance Article 741.02) Feeding of water foul is prohibited.

City of York Activities Links

Adult & Youth Sports 2017 Youth Programs Easter Egg Hunt Annual William Shaffer "Kids Hooked On Fishing " Trout Derby Summer Concert Series Kiwanis Lake Summer Movie Series Lacrosse Clinic 2017

Important Information


    The ” Angels of the Park Program” is designed to get community organizations and local businesses involved in helping to renovate our City Parks during these economically challenging times.

    Local businesses and community organizations can get involved by adopting a park and helping to renovate it through volunteering hours and/or raise funds to purchase supplies and maintenance materials.

    If you are interested in helping to make our parks a better place for children and families of York City, please call the Recreation & Parks Bureau at 717-854-1587. Who knows, you may end up helping to make a difference in our community.


    Program Dates: 

    June 19th through July 27th

    Monday through Thursday, 10 am to 4 pm

    Note:  No Program July 4, 2017 – City of York Observed Holiday

    Registration Dates:

    June 12th through 15th

    4:30 to 6:30 pm

    Registration Location:

    City Hall, 1st Floor (101 South George Street, York)

    Park Sites:

    • Albemarle Park
    • Allen Park
    • Bantz Park
    • James E. (Jim) Gross Park (formerly Lincoln Park)
    • Memorial Park Complex
    • Yorktown Park

    Please Note:  No evening program at Penn this year.

    Registration Fee (Cost for six (6) week program):

    City Residents – $25.00 for 1st child / $20.00 each additional child

    Non-City – $55.00 for 1st child / $50.00 each additional child

    Additional fees will apply for field trips.

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