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 Summer:

June 10 - July 10 - Reptile and Amphibian Art Exhibit at Nixon County Park

July 2 – 10 – Reptile Week at Nixon County Park.  Click for more info.

July 30 - Learn to Gold Pan at Spring Valley County Park.  More info.

August 13 – 14 – Butterfly Weekend at Nixon County Park

August 26 – September 22 – Book Sale Donations Accepted



All this and more! Please scroll through the events calendar on the bottom of the page by clicking on a date. 

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