In 1968, the Board of Commissioners for York County established the York County Parks Department to provide the community with a wide variety of activities and to acquire, develop, maintain and preserve lands for future generations to enjoy. Today, we currently maintain over 4, 300 acres of parkland in 11 county parks for your enjoyment throughout the county. Whether your interests include relaxation, sports, environmental education, history, wilderness or recreation, there is something for everyone within York County Parks.
Park hours are dawn to dusk, with the exception of special events and fishing at William Kain Park.
John Rudy County Park Administrative Building is located at 400 Mundis Race Road, York, PA, 17406. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm, closed daily from 12:30-1 pm for lunch. The office is closed on holidays. Contact the parks office at 717-840-7440 or by emailing the parks department.
Nixon Park Nature Center
Nixon Park Nature Center is located at 5922 Nixon Drive, York, PA 17403, Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm and Sunday, 12 to 4:30 pm. The nature center is closed on Mondays and holidays. Contact the Nixon Park Nature Center by calling 717-428-1961 or by emailing the nature center..
Park Rangers can be reached by calling 717-840-7440, option 3 or by calling 911 and asking for a Park Ranger.
York County Advisory Board of Parks and Recreation Board Members
- Joshua Bean, Chairperson
- Brian Addison, Vice Chair
- Matt Dubbs, Secretary
- Kimberly Hogeman
- Jeffery Hortman
- Lyndi Ilies
- David Morgan
- Bernice Quesenberry
- Zach Zimmerman
- Clair Weigle III
Liaison to the Parks Board: Commissioner Ron Smith
York County Parks Foundation Charitable Trust Board of Trustees
- Timothy Senft, President
- George "Skip" Lehmann, Vice President
- Linda Davidson, Secretary
- Steven Ricklefs, Treasurer
- Rick Cooper
- Bobby Kinsley
- Tammy Klunk
- Milton Menchey
- Michael Russo
- Richard Ellenberger
York County Parks Emeritus Board
George "Skip" Lehmann - Honorary Chairman
View annuals reports dated back to 2017 in our Archive Center.