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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 Fall:
Nature at Night (for groups of 20-25) - Click for Flyer
Park Excursions (9/17 and 10/22) - Click for Flyer
Sept 18-20 - Used Book and Media Sale - Click for Flyer
Moonlight Boat Rides - Click for Flyer
October 3 - Get Outdoors Scouts - See park calendar at bottom of page for details.
October 3 - Service Project: Tree Planting - See park calendar at bottom of page for details.
October 11 - Bus Trip: History and Geology of the Gettsburg Battlefield - Click for Flyer
October 17 - Dinosaur and Fossil Day - See park calendar at bottom of page for details.
November 8 - Native American Stories - See park caldendar at bottom of page for details.
November 28 - Birds of Prey, 11am and 1pm - See park calendar at bottom of page for details.
December 6 - Natural Ornament Workshop - See park calendar at bottom of page for details.
All this and more! Please scroll through the events calendar on the bottom of the page by clicking on a date.
Rock and Mineral Weekend at Nixon Park Family Camp-Out Night at Nixon Park