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

  • 2020 Summer Park Program Information & Registration

    2020 Summer Park Program Information:

    • Program Dates: TBA
    • Park Hours: 9 am to 4 pm
    • Park Locations: Bantz, James E. Gross, Memorial, Allen & Yorktown
    • Register beginning Monday, April 1 UNTIL ALL SLOTS ARE FILLED.

    Registrations will be accepted until JUNE 12TH 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)


  • 2020 Schedule of Activities & Events

    Spring AND Summer Activities Schedule (click for flyer)

    Annual Easter Egg Hunt (click for flyer)
    Date:  April 4 – 1:00 to 4:00 pm
    Rain Date:  April 5 – 1:00 to 4:00 pm
    NEW LOCATION:  Penn Park

    Summer Movie Series

  • 2020 Adult & Youth Sports

    Summer Softball League GENERAL INFORMATION

    Summer Softball League REGISTRATION FORMS

    Summer Softball League By-Laws

    Skyhoundz Championship
    When:  June 6, 2020
    Time:  11:00 am
    Where:  Memorial Park

    No Registration Fee – FREE Event

    The Hyperflite Skyhoundz Series is the largest disc dog competition series in the world and represents canine entertainment at its finest.

  • 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


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