City of York

Parks & Recreation Bureau

101 South George St. | York, PA 17401
Phone: 717-849-2245
Monday - Friday, 8:00AM-5:00PM

Parks Office: 900 Vander Ave. | York, PA 17403
Phone: 717-854-1587
Monday - Friday, 7:00AM-3:30PM

Mission Statement

The mission of the York City Recreation and Parks Bureau is 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.

  • Policies

    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. No smoking. All trash must be disposed of in the proper containers. (Codified Ordinance Article 741.02) Feeding of water foul is prohibited.

  • Staff

    Parks & Sanitation

    • Tom Landis – Superintendent of Parks & Sanitation
    • Erin Livingston – Administrative Assistant
    • Trace Wilson – Forestry City Forester
    • Bruce Buchanan – Equipment Operator II Sanitation
    • George Jennings – Park Utility Technician
    • Art Walls – Park Utility Technician
    • Andrew Mullins – Park Utility Technician
    • Mark Stell – Parks Equipment Operator II
    • Paul Hibner – Parks Equipment Operator II
    • Ray Smith – Parks Equipment Operator II
    • Anthony Cussac – Parks Equipment Operator II
    • Tom Generett – Laborer
    • Lori Luckenbaugh – Downtown Maintenance Worker


    • India Banks, Operations Manager
    • Kelli Hill, Secretary

Parks & Recreation Documents & Links

Park Reservation/Special Event Permit Application Yorktown Center Facility Rental Application View Our City Parks Youth Programs & Family Activities

Farquhar Park Master Site Plan

The City of York is in the process of developing Master Plans for Farquhar Park, Kiwanis Lake, Noonan Park, and Bantz Park.  The Master Plans will provide a blueprint for future improvements to the existing and potential new park facilities.  You’re invited to join us for OPEN HOUSE.  Click the button below for complete details.

Open House Invitation

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