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:

Natural Egg Dyeing: April 7 & April 20 @ Nixon Park CLICK HERE FOR FLYER

Meet the Live Reptiles of Nixon Park Drop-In on Sunday, April 21 from 12:30-3:30pm

Garlic Mustard Pull: April 27, 1-4pm @ Nixon Park CLICK HERE FOR FLYER

Native Plants Drop-In Program April 27 & 28 @ Nixon Park CLICK HERE FOR FLYER

Spring Wildflowers Walk April 28 @ Nixon Park at 2:30-4:00pm

Sunset Scramblers Bike Rides 2019 Schedule CLICK HERE FOR FLYER

Moonlight Bike Rides 2019 Schedule CLICK HERE FOR FLYER

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




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