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


October 19 @ Rocky Ridge - Hawkwatch Drop-In Program CLICK HERE FOR FLYER

October 20 - Nixon Park - Paper Making Classes - CLICK HERE FOR FLYER

October 27 - History and Mystery of Raab Park - 1:00 - 3:00pm @ Raab Park - no fee, no registration required. 

Kids Nature Play Drop-Ins @ Nixon Park - First 4 Fridays & Saturdays of November: 1&2, 8&9, 15&16, 22&23. No fee, no registration required.

November 10 - Nixon Park - Owl Prowl CLICK HERE FOR FLYER

November 30 - Nixon Park - Birds of Prey Presentations CLICK HERE FOR FLYER


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




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