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:


Reptile and Amphibian Art Exhibit Opens - Saturday, June 17 at Nixon County Park

REPTILE WEEK! July 1-9 (Closed Monday and Tuesday) CLICK HERE FOR FLYER

Gold Panning Seminar - Saturday, July 29, at Spring Valley County Park

Meet the Caterpillars - Sunday, August 13, 2-4pm at Nixon County Park CLICK FOR FLYER

Used Book Sale BOOK DONATION - August 26- Sept 21 at Nixon County Park

Used Book Sale - September 22, 23, 24 at Nixon County Park CLICK 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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