York City Recreation and Parks wishes to remind residents and visitors to the City that the 24th Annual William Shaffer Trout Fishing Derby will be held at Kiwanis Lake on Saturday, April 1, 2023. The Derby is for children ages 15 and under. All children should be accompanied by an adult.
The Derby is a fun, free family event. It begins promptly at 8 a.m. and will end at 12 noon, rain or shine. Come early to find your spot around the lake, which will be stocked with trout.
William Shaffer was a private citizen from York County who wanted to teach City youth a recreational hobby that they could carry throughout their lifetime. His efforts evolved into the current annual Trout Fishing Derby.
This event is sponsored by York City Recreation and Parks Bureau, Etzweiler Funeral Homes, and the Izaak Walton League York Chapter. The 48th Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Kiwanis Lake follows from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.