Programs & Activities

Mission

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.

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. 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

    Office Location:
    101 South George Street
    York, PA 17401

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

  • 2022 Summer Park Program

    2022 Summer Park Program

    June 20 to July 28

    9:00 am to 4:00 pm

    AGES 6 TO 14

    Park Limit: 25 youth per park

    Contact Information:
    Diaz Woodard, Recreation Specialist
    Email:  dwoodard@yorkcity.org
    Cell Phone:  717-324-6567
    Main Office:  717-854-1587

    OUR 2022 SUMMER PARK PROGRAM SPONSORS!                              Thank you for your support! 

    To find out more about our sponsors, please click the logo.

     

     

     

    PROGRAM INFORMATION:

    CLICK FOR 2022 SUMMER PARK PROGRAM FLYER

    CLICK FOR PROGRAM OVERVIEW

    CLICK FOR PARENT REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS

    CLICK FOR REGISTRATION FORM

    ***Note:  The registration form is a printable ONLY one (1) page document.  The registration form MUST BE returned during the specified registration dates at City Hall.  Please bring a registration form with you for each child participating in the program.  Additional forms (medical, parental consent, waivers, etc.) will be given upon in-person registration and must be returned the first day of camp OR prior to camp if preferred.

    REGISTRATION BEGINS TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2022 (first-come, first-Served)

    • IN-PERSON Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 AM to 4 PM UNTIL PARKS ARE FULL
    • WHERE DO I REGISTER: York City Parks & Recreation Office, City Hall 2ND Floor, 101 South George Street, York.
    • A registration forms MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR to the first day of camp for each child participating in the program.

    PROGRAM TRANSPORTATION IS NOT PROVIDED.

    • Parents/Guardians are responsible for transportation to and from park site.
    • Parents/Guardians are responsible for local field trip transportation.
    • ALL campers are to be dropped off and picked-up for the following field trips: Graham Aquatic Center and the Roller-Skating Rink. Drop off and pick-up locations are as follows: Graham Aquatic Center (Tuesdays) – drop off site/pick-up site is the Farquhar Park Pavilion. Roller Skating drop off site/pick-up site is the Memorial Park Complex.

    PARK LOCATIONS: 

    Park locations fill quickly. Call 717-854-1587 for space availability.

    • Arles (E. King St. & Pattison St.)
    • Allen (Tremont & Wallace Sts.)
    • Bantz (Salem Ave., W. College Ave. extended)
    • James E. Gross (formerly Lincoln) (Parkway Blvd & Roosevelt Ave.)
    • Memorial Park Complex (940 Vander Ave)

    CAMP COST:

    Includes:  Six weeks of camp, breakfast and lunch, weekly swimming and roller-skating, weekly field trips (bus transportation no additional cost), camp t-shirt and arts & crafts activities, 

    • City Resident – $75.00
    • Non-City Resident – $100.00 

    **Payment Method: Check or Money Order ONLY (NO CASH OR CREDIT CARD ACCEPTED).
    Make check or money order payable to the City of York.

    If your child requires TSS services, an appointment is required prior to registration. Please contact Diaz Woodard, Recreation Specialist to schedule an appointment.  Contact Information:  717-324-6567, 717-854-1587 (office) OR e-mail dwoodard@yorkcity.org.

    ART IN THE PARK 2022 PROGRAM SCHEDULE!

  • Memorial Park Batting Cages

    Memorial Park Batting Cages:  OPENING DATE TBD

  • 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 Specialist
    Email:  dwoodard@yorkcity.org
    Phone:  717-324-6567
    Main Office:  717-854-1587

    VONI B. GRIMES GYMNASIUM NEW PROGRAMS:

    CLICK FOR GYM ACTIVITIES FLYER

    Adult Summer League Schedule 
    Click to view and download the schedule.

    “Build Them Up with Basketball”
    Basketball & Life Skills Program
    DATES TBA
    Limit 30 participants.
    Pre-Registration Suggested

    Adult Summer League
    DATES TBA
    No Registration!
    No Fee!

    Summer School Help Community Computer Lab
    DATES TBA
    No Registration!
    No Fee!

    YORKTOWN CENTER NEW PROGRAMS:

    Felicia’s Tae Kwon Do Karate Studio, LLC
    Tuesdays & Thursdays
    Beginning at 4:30 pm
    CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.

    Zumba Dance Fitness w/LaToya Ferrell
    FREE Classes Ages 11 & Up
    Walk-In, No Registration
    DATES TBA Resuming Spring 2022

     

  • 2022 Summer Activities
    Contact Information:
    Diaz Woodard, Recreation Specialist
    Email:  dwoodard@yorkcity.org
    Phone:  717-324-6567
    Main Office:  717-854-1587

     

    2022 Easter Egg Hunt
    April 2 – 1:00 to 4:00 PM
    Kiwanis Lake
    CLICK FLYER FOR DETAILS!

    2022 Tennis for Kids Program
    FREE Program for Ages 7 to 16
    Tuesday through Thursday
    June 14 – July 14 (weather permitting)
    9:00 to 11:00 AM
    Multiple Locations

    CLICK HERE FOR FLYER & REGISTRATION INFORMATION

    CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE TENNIS FOR KIDS WEBSITE & TO REGISTER

    CLICK HERE FOR SPONSOR INFORMATION

    2022 Juneteenth Celebration
    Sunday, June 19
    Time TBA
    Voni B. Grimes Gym & Campus Park

    2022 Summer Concert Series
    Wednesdays, beginning July 6 through July 27
    Time:  7:00 to 8:30 PM
    Weather Permitting
    Line-Up TBA
    Codorus Boat Basin Foundry Plaza

    2022 Summer Movie Series
    Thursdays, beginning July 7 through July 28
    Time:  Dusk (between 8:00 & 9:00 PM)
    Weather Permitting
    Showings TBA
    Kiwanis Lake

    2022 Back to School Resource Fair
    DATE TBA
    Time: 12:00 to 3:00 PM
    Voni B. Grimes Gym

    2022 Trunk or Treat
    October 27
    Time:  5:30 to 8:00 PM
    City Hall Parking Lot

  • 2nd Annual Trunk or Treat

    2nd ANNUAL TRUNK OR TREAT

    CONTACT:  DIAZ WOODARD
    dwoodard@yorkcity.org
    Parks & Recreation Bureau Office:  717-854-1587

    The 2nd Annual Trunk or Treat event happening on Thursday, October 27, 2022, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at City Hall Parking Lot  (101 South George Street) is FREE for the entire York City Community, AGES 13 & UNDER.
    The Trunk or Treat event will provide a safe and welcoming environment for “trick or treating” for York City families.
    Children participating in trunk or treat should be accompanied by an adult.
    There will be food and prizes. The York City Police and Fire/Rescue Departments will be there to interact with the community.
    Sponsors and donations are welcome!
    FLYER (View or Download to Print)
    If you would like to register a vehicle to participate, please click the link below.
    REGISTER A VEHICLE NOW!
    VEHICLE PARTICIPATION GUIDELINES
    APPLICATION DEADLINE: 10/20/22
    VEHICLE(S) MUST ARRIVE AND BE SET UP BY: 5:15 PM
    • NO Registration Fee
    • ALL VEHICLES MUST BE DECORATED IN THE HALLOWEEN THEME.
    • Costumes are optional, and not required to participate.
    • No obscene or offensive decorations. 
    • No blood or gore.
    • No profanity.
    • Candy must be provided to hand out to the event participants.
    • Candy must be sealed/wrapped (no homemade treats).
    • You may hand out items other than candy (pencils, school supplies, etc.).
    • Prizes awarded for MOST CREATIVE TRUNK DECORATION!

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