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 Fall:

August 26 – September 22 – Book Sale Donations Accepted

September 22 - Park Excursion

September 23-25 - Used Book and Media Sale - Begins 12-4 on Friday Sept 23 - Nixon Park - Click for more info.

October 6 - Fossil Collecting Trip

October 15 - Pumpkin Walk

October 22 - Natural Play Area Volunteer Building Day

November 1 - Fall Homeschool Day Click here for health form.

December 28 - Kids Christmas Bird Count

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


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