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:

Cabin Fever Hikes - Saturday, February 3 at Rocky Ridge County Park  CLICK FOR FLYER

Bluebird Box Workshop and Painting - Sunday, February 18  CLICK FOR FLYER

Maple Sugar Festival - Saturday, February 24 and Saturday, March 3 at Nixon County Park   CLICK FOR FLYER

Backyard Sugaring 101 Program - Saturday, February 24 at Nixon County Park CLICK FOR FLYER

YCAS Bus Trip - Thursday, March 1  CLICK FOR FLYER

Froggy Fridays - Friday, March 9 & Friday, March 16 at Nixon County Park  CLICK FOR FLYER

Natural Egg Dyeing - Saturday, March 24 at Nixon County Park  CLICK FOR FLYER

Garlic Mustard Pull - Saturday, April 22 at Nixon County Park  CLICK FOR FLYER

For more information on these special events, please click the date of the event on the calendar at the bottom of the page. 


Get more information on these and many other programs by scrolling down and clicking on our calendar.


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