Programs & Activities


The mission of the York City Recreation & 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.


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.

Important Information

  • Contact Information

    York City Recreation & Parks Bureau
    717-854-1587 – Main Office
    717-849-2276 – Office

    Office Location:
    101 South George Street
    York, PA 17401

    Mailing Address:
    101 South George Street
    PO Box 509
    York, PA 17405-0509

  • 2018 Summer Park Program Information & Registration

    2018 Program Dates: 

    June 18th through July 26th
    • Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 4 pm
    • Note:  No Program July 4, 2017 – City of York Observed Holiday

    Registration Location

    • Registration Begins April 9th
    • OPEN Monday through Thursday – 8 am to 5 pm
    • City Hall, 1st Floor (101 South George Street, York)

    Park Sites

    • 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 – $50.00 for 1st child / $25.00 each additional child
    • Non-City – $75.00 for 1st child / $50.00 each additional child
    • Includes all expenses for the six (6) week program

    Limit per park per location – 40 youth
    Registrations will be accepted until FULL (40 youth per park per location)



  • Youth, Family, Adult Activities & Events
  • Voni B. Grimes Gym | Yorktown Community Center

    Voni B. Grimes Gym, 125 East College Avenue
    Yorktown Community Center, 1059 Kelly Drive (Fireside)
    For more information on programming and activities at our Community Centers, please contact:

    Contact Information

    Diaz Woodard
    Recreation Program Specialist
    Department of Public Works
    101 South George Street, PO Box 509
    York, PA 17405-0509
    P: 717.849.2276
    C: 717.324.6567
    F: 717.845.7457

    The community is invited to attend the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the newly renovated Voni B. Grimes Gym. Facility tours will be available Tuesday, October 30th, 4-6PM

    Lafayette Teaching Group (LTG Male Mentoring)

    • Instructor: Brother Shareef Ahmeed
    • Ages: K-8 Boys only
    • Cost: FREE
    • Location: Voni B. Grimes Gym (Enter through the Rear)
    • Time: 11AM-1PM, Saturdays


    York City Youth League

    • Instructor: Sean Walker
    • Ages: K-8 Co-Ed
    • Cost: FREE
    • Location: Voni B. Grimes Gym (Enter Front Entrance)
    • Time: 8AM-5PM, Saturdays


    KUMA Martial Arts

    • Instructor: Wallace Kelly
    • Ages: K-12th
    • Cost: FREE
    • Location(s): Yorktown Community Center, 1059 Kelly Drive (Fireside)/Voni B. Grimes Gym
    • Time/Day(s):
    • Monday and Wednesday 5-7PM, Yorktown Community Center
    • Tuesday and Thursday 5-7PM, Voni B. Grimes


    Open Gym

    • Instructor(s): York City Gym Staff
    • Ages: 17 years AND under
    • Cost: FREE (Registration required)
    • Location: Voni B. Grimes Gym
    • Time/Day(s): 4-6PM, Monday-Thursday


    Upcoming Events

    Voni B. Grimes Gym Ribbon Cutting

    • Tuesday, October 30, 2018
    • 4-6PM


    Fall Fest/ Penn Street Market

    • 380 West Market Street, York
    • Saturday, November 4, 2018
    • 9AM-2PM


    • Upcoming Winter Enrichments
    • Female Character Education 2019
    • No Sweat York Winter 2019
    • PEAF (tentative) Winter 2018

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