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.

Special Events this Winter and Spring:

February 19 - Bluebird Box Workshop and Painting

February 25 & 26, March 4 & 5 - Maple Sugaring Weekends

March 29 - Spring Homeschool Day: Harry Potter's Classes - Click here for Emergency Medical Form

April 23 - Earth Day Service Project: Garlic Mustard Pull


Get more information on these and many other programs by scrolling down and clicking on our calendar.


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