City of York

Parks & Recreation

Contact Information:
Diaz Woodard, Recreation Program Specialist I
Email: dwoodard@yorkcity.org
101 South George St. | York, PA 17401
Phone: 717-854-1587 | Fax: 717-845-7457
Monday - Friday, 8:00AM-5:00PM

  • Summer Camp

    2019 Summer Camp

    • Program Dates: June 17th-July 25th (Monday-Thursday)

    • Park Hours: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

    • Park Locations: Bantz, James E. Gross, Memorial, Allen & Yorktown

    • Register beginning Monday, April 1 through June 14

    Registrations will be accepted until JUNE 14TH OR UNTIL FULL (40 youth per park per location)
    • Registration packets are available at City Hall, Office of Parks & Recreation
    • Registration will be accepted Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
    • Registration Location:  101 South George Street, York, PA 17401, Office of Parks & Recreation, 2nd Floor
    • Limit per park per location – 40 youth (First Come – First Served)

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

    • City Resident Fee: $50.00 (first child), $25.00 (each additional child)
    • Non-City Resident Fee: $75.00 (first child), $50.00 (each additional child)
    • Registration fee includes lunch, field trips, transportation, t-shirt, supplies, all expenses for the 6-week program
    • Limit per park per location – 40 youth (First Come – First Served)

    SUMMER CAMP FLYER

    SUMMER CAMP LIST OF ACTIVITIES

  • Annual William Shaffer “Kids Hooked on Fishing” Trout Derby

    William Shaffer “Kids Hooked on Fishing” Trout Derby

    Event Date:  March 30, 2019
    Event Time:  8:00 am
    Location:  Kiwanis Lake (Pennsylvania Ave. & Parkway Blvd.)

    Registration will begin as early as 7 am.

    This event will be held rain or shine.

    City of York Parks & Recreation Bureau wishes to remind residents that the 21st Annual William Shaffer Trout Fishing Derby will be held at Kiwanis Lake on Saturday, March 30, 2019, 8:00 am to 12 pm.  The derby is for children ages 15 and under.  All children must be accompanied by an adult. This is a FREE event.

  • Annual Easter Egg Hunt

    Annual Easter Egg Hunt

    ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT 

    WHO: Children Ages 0 to 13

    WHAT: Annual Easter Egg Hunt 

    WHEN: Saturday, April 13, 2019

    TIME:  1:00 to 4:00 pm

    WHERE: Kiwanis Lake (North Newberry Street & Madison Avenue)

    CLICK HERE FOR FLYER

    The Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Kiwanis Lake from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.   Children ages 0 through 13 can gather candy filled eggs, with the hopes of finding a prize egg. There will be free food, bounce house, face painting, petting zoo and a bike raffle.

    Bring your basket or a container to collect the eggs.

    Rain Date:  TBA

    OUR SPONSORS:

    ES3

    City View Community Church

  • Art in the Park

    Art in the Park

    Beginning June 24

    Time:  6:30 to 7:30 pm

    This free art program is held every summer at various York City parks in conjunction with Creative York. Open to ages 3-12. Activities are held Monday-Friday from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. No sign up necessary. Just show up & create!

    We are currently seeking out volunteers to join us in running this program. See below for more information!

    2019 Art in the Parks Schedule

    June 24-28
    Allen Park
    Tremont & Hay Street

    July 8-12
    Campus Park
    North Duke & East College Avenue

    July 15-19
    James E. Gross Park (formerly Lincoln Park)
    Roosevelt Avenue, Fahs & Lincoln Street

    July 22-26
    Penn Park
    100 W College Avenue

    July 29-August 2
    Farquar Park
    570 North Newberry Street

  • Kiwanis Lake Summer Movie Series

    2019 Summer Movie Series at Kiwanis Lake

    WEDNESDAY MOVIE SERIES 

    FREE ACTIVITY!

    Dates:  6/19, 6/26, 7/3, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24, 7/31, 8/7

    Movie Time:  8:30 pm dusk

    Another great lineup of family films are scheduled for the 2019 summer movie series held at Kiwanis Lake, North Newberry Street and Parkway Blvd. on Wednesday evenings beginning June 19, 2019 through August 7, 2019.  Movies will start at dusk (8:30 pm).

    The summer movie series is FREE to the public and the movies that have been selected are appropriate for families to enjoy. ES3 has partnered with the City to offer FREE light refreshments prior to the start of the movie. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket, your favorite snacks, and sit back, relax and enjoy the movie.  Restrooms will be open for public use in Farquhar Park. Movies will not be shown during inclement weather. The rain date will be Thursdays, same time.  For more information please call 854-1587.

    OUR MOVIE SCHEDULE HAS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!

    The movies that have been selected, are appropriate for families.

    • RALPH BREAKS INTERNET | JUNE 19TH  

    • SPIDER-MAN:  INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE | JUNE 26TH

    • SGT. STUBBY | JULY 3RD

    • AQUAMAN | JULY 10TH

    • INCREDIBLES 2 | JULY 17TH

    • AVENGERS INFINITY WAR | JULY 24TH

    • DUMBO | JULY 31ST

    • JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM | AUGUST 7TH 

    CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD MOVIE SERIES FLYER

    A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR!

     

     

     

  • 1st Annual Youth Carnival

    1st Annual Youth Carnival

    COMING IN 2020!

  • 2nd Annual York City United (YCU) Back to School Resource Fair

    2nd Annual YCU Back to School Resource Fair

    Saturday, August 17, 2019

    12:00 to 4:00 pm

    Penn Park

    CLICK HERE FOR FLYER!

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