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RT @YorkCounty_PA: Butterflies are expected to invade Nixon Park this weekend - and you're invited. @YorkCountyParks

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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.

Special Events this Summer:

Mural Painting Workshop May 30 (see calendar of events for details)

Dame's Rocket Removal (Service Project) May 31 (see calendar of events for details)

Reptile Week June 27-July 5: Click here for Flyer about event and volunteering!

Reptile Week Volunteer Orientation(s) June 8, June 16, or June 20 (see above flyer - Page 2)

Gold Panning Seminar at Spring Valley Park July 25: click here for flyer

Butterfly Weekend August 1-2 (see calendar of events for details)

Sunset Bike Rides on the Heritage Rail Trail:  Click here for Flyer

Moonlight Bike Rides on the Heritage Rail Trail:  Click here for Flyer

Moonlight Boat Rides on Lake Redman:  Click Here for Flyer

For all other special programs and Sunday hikes, please scroll through the events calendar on the bottom of the page by clicking on a date. 

Rock and Mineral WeekendFamily Campout Night at Nixon   
   Rock and Mineral Weekend at Nixon Park          Family Camp-Out Night at Nixon Park