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:

Visit our Events Calendar to see a complete listing of Events!

2018 Lake Williams Tagged Fishing Tournament!  Click here for more info!

Summer Camp Registration: Park Members begins 1/8/2018, Non-members begins 2/1/2018 CLICK FOR REGISTRATION PACKET CLICK FOR BROCHURE

Sunset Scrambler Bike Rides - Tuesdays April 10 through August 28 on Heritage Rail Trail CLICK FOR FLYER

Moonlight Bike Rides - Saturdays April 28 through September 8 on Heritage Rail Trail CLICK FOR FLYER

StoryWalk® Activities - All Summer - Starting June 2 CLICK HERE FOR FLYER

History Bike Rides - Tuesday, June 19 CLICK HERE FOR FLYER

Woods Wander Program  June 19, July 3, July 17, August 7  CLICK HERE FOR FLYER

Family Nature Patrol - Thursdays June 21, 28, July 5  CLICK HERE FOR FLYER

Family Campout Night June 22-23 CLICK HERE FOR FLYER

Build a Rain Barrel Sunday, June 24 - CLICK HERE FOR FLYER

Porch Talks at Train Station Museums June 27 and July 11, 25 - CLICK HERE FOR FLYER

Fireflies Program on Thursday, June 28 - CLICK HERE FOR FLYER

REPTILE WEEK Saturday, June 30 - Sunday, July 8 at Nixon Park CLICK HERE FOR FLYER

Stream Study Programs - July 13, July 20, & July 27 CLICK HERE FOR FLYER

Drop-In Programs - July 22, and August 12 CLICK HERE 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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