The York County Department of Parks and Recreation offers a wide variety of programming throughout the year highlighting the area’s cultural, historical and natural history.  Programs range from Family Camp-Out Night, Fox Story Times, Reptile Week, Rock and Mineral Weekend, Porch Talks at the train stations to citizen science programs such as the Butterfly Count.

The most popular program offered each year is the annual Christmas Magic: Festival of Lights. Tens of thousands of York County residents come to the event for its magical displays of lights.  Christmas Magic is just one of many educational and recreational opportunities available to people of all ages and interests.

Current Special Events:

Kids Nature Play Drop-in Programs: Feb 13-14, 2019, 9am-3pm @ Nixon Park

Great Backyard Bird Count Drop-in Programs: February 15-17 @ Nixon Park CLICK HERE FOR FLYER

MAPLE SUGARING DAYS: February 23 & March 2 @ Nixon Park

Spring Homeschool Days: March 26 & March 27 (registration required) @ Nixon Park

Garlic Mustard Pull: April 27, 1-4pm @ Nixon Park CLICK HERE FOR FLYER

Sunset Scramblers Bike Rides 2019 Schedule CLICK HERE FOR FLYER

Moonlight Bike Rides 2019 Schedule CLICK HERE FOR FLYER

For more information on these special events, please visit the events calendar




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