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ATTENTION! A section of the Heritage Rail Trail County Park will be closed starting March 21, 2016. The closure will begin at the Colonial Courthouse in York, south to Grantley Rd. It will be closed until further notice. For more info click here.
York County Department of Parks & Recreation
Parks Director: TAMMY KLUNK
Welcome to the York County Department of Parks & Recreation. The department’s mission is to enhance the quality of community life and act as a steward for the environment. In this capacity, the department acquires, conserves and manages park lands and offers a variety of recreational and educational opportunities
The department is broken down into four general divisions. The Environmental Education & Outreach Division is perhaps the most readily visible to those who take advantage of the wonderful services and programming offered by the department.
The work of two divisions - the Natural Resource Management & Buildings and Grounds Divisions – focus on overall management of the park system. The Natural Resources Division strives to maintain and improve the ecological environment of the parks. Among its duties, it monitors animal and plant habitats, and works to control invasive species and help with reforestation.
The Buildings and Grounds Division ensures that park facilities are well-maintained and ready for your next visit to the Parks. They are responsible for the maintenance of 30 pavilions, 37 parking lots, 21 sports fields/playgrounds and more than 400 picnic tables scattered throughout 4,300 acres of parkland.
Last, but not least, is the Public Safety Division made up of park rangers. They are responsible for ensuring the safety of all visitors to the parks by enforcing Park regulations. The Rangers are assisted by Park Ambassadors, a group of volunteers that serves as an extra set of eyes and ears for the Rangers.
We welcome you to explore this site to learn more about the services and opportunities available through the York County Parks.
(Located in John Rudy County Park)
400 Mundis Race Rd. York, PA 17406-9721
Phone: 717-840-7440 | Fax: 717-840-7403
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8:30am-4:30 pm, Closed Holidays.
Nixon Park Nature Center
5922 Nixon Drive York, PA 17403
Hours: Tues.- Sat. 8:30am-4:30pm,
Sun. 12-4:30pm, Closed Mondays and Holidays.