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 Nights, Fox Story Times, Reptile Week, and Porch Talks at the train stations to citizen science programs such as the Backyard Bird 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

All previously scheduled summer Park Events have been cancelled at this time due to COVID-19 Social Distancing Recommendations.  


July Events:

Naturalist Led Small Group Adventures (Click for Flyer)


August Events:

Naturalist Led Small Group Adventures (Click for Flyer)

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




Maple Sugaring at Nixon County Park

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Scout Tree Planting at Nixon County Park