New Online Park Pavilion Rental System Launched

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The York County Commissioners and Parks Department today jointly announced the launch of a new online park pavilion rental system.

The new system allows users to seamlessly make pavilion rentals online. Users can pay immediately using a credit card or pay later using check or cash.

The county’s 29 pavilions are rented hundreds of times each year by members of the community for all types of functions including weddings, picnics, reunions, baby showers and more.

The pavilions are highly sought-after due to the low rental cost, their natural settings and amenities such as horseshoe pits, volleyball courts, playgrounds and more.

“This new feature continues our commitment to developing the strongest possible online presence,” said York County Commissioner Chris Reilly. “Allowing people to rent online is not only a convenience for the community, but it helps improve internal efficiency through reduced phone calls and paperwork.”

The new parks pavilion system is available by clicking here.

System users can select a pavilion based upon the desired rental date, by a specific pavilion name or by which park the renter desires to find a pavilion.

Users can see photos of each pavilion and determine occupancy capacity, distance from restrooms, number of picnic tables, the availability of electrical service and more.

“Our low-cost park pavilions are a great place to hold events with family, friends or co-workers,” said Tammy Klunk, executive director of the Parks Department. “We encourage the community to check out this new system and book a pavilion today.”

The new system was developed in conjunction with Carlisle-based Web design firm WebPageFX at a cost of $4,459. The project was approved by the Board of Commissioners in October. It is expected to pay for itself through the elimination of existing software licensing fees.

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