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.

Sample of Current Special Events: for more detail, check Events Calendar

December 15 - Nixon Park - Winter Wildlife Walk 2:00pm

December 26 - Kids Christmas Bird Count at Nixon Park CLICK HERE FOR FLYER

December 27 - Marshmallow Hike - 9:30-11:30am CLICK HERE FOR FLYER

December 28 - Marshmallow Hike - 1:30-3:30pm CLICK HERE FOR FLYER

For more information on these special events, please visit the events calendar




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