Recreation


York Township Recreation LogoThe York Township Recreation Department is dedicated to developing programs and facilities that will encourage healthy leisure lifestyles, strong family bonds, community pride and personal fulfillment for York Township citizens and the surrounding community.

York Township offers activities for residents of all ages in many different areas – Special Events, Bus Trips, Athletics and Leagues, Health and Fitness, and more!  With so many opportunities to participate in and enjoy recreational and leisure activities, why not check out what’s going on in York Township and come be a part of the fun!

Important Department/Program News (as of September 18, 2017)

 

YORK TOWNSHIP’S ANNUAL FALL FUN FEST & TOUCH-A-TRUCK!

Join us for our Annual Fall Fun Fest and Touch a Truck on Saturday, October 14 from 9 am – 1 pm at the York Township Municipal Complex!  Onsite concession will be available!

FREE Activities Include:
9 am – 1 pm  Bounce House
9 am – 1 pm  Scarecrow Stuffing (bring your own clothes)
9 am – 1 pm  Decorate A Pumpkin (pumpkin and stickers provided–limited number available)
9 am – 1 pm  Touch-A-Truck
10 am – 11:45 am Petting Zoo
9 am – 1 pm York Area Regional Police Power Wheel Race Course
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Magician

SMALL FEE Activities Include:
10 am – 1:00 pm Face Painting–There will be a limited number of tickets available.  Price $3.00 per person. Tickets must be redeemed by 12:30 pm
10 am – 12:00 pm Pony Rides–There will be a limited number of tickets available.  Price $3.00 per person. Tickets must be redeemed by 11:30 am

TRICK OR TREAT NIGHT!

Trick or Treat Night will be on Tuesday, October 31 from 6 pm-8 pm!  If you’re interested in having trick-or-treaters stop by, turn on your porch light during these hours!  Remember to practice safety!

TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY & COOKIES AND COCOA WITH SANTA!

Join Santa on Friday, December 1 from 7 pm-9 pm at the York Township Municipal Complex for cookies, cocoa, music and more!  Don’t forget to bring a camera and have your picture taken with Santa!  Tree Lighting begins at 7 pm!

See all our latest program offerings on our website at York Township Recreation.

Entrance to Kid's Kingdom Playground
Entrance to Kid’s Kingdom Playground

York Township Park System

York Township maintains nine (9) municipal parks. The centerpiece of our recreational facilities is  York Township Park, located on Oak Street about a half a block from South Queen Street. This park is home to Kid’s Kingdom, our largest playground that was renovated in 2013 with safety tile surfacing for easy accessibility to the site.  York Township Park also has the Park Building (a community room available for rent–see below), a walking trail, 2 other playgrounds, 3 pavilions, and more!

The York Township Public Works Department provides maintenance for the parks and fields.  A Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) is on staff and performs regular inspections of all of the Township’s playgrounds.

Click on the links below for more information about the different parks.

Park Amenities

Park Locations and Directions

Park Rules

Playground Rules–Coming Soon!

 

Rental Information

The facilities listed below may be rented by the public.  To rent one of them, please contact the Recreation Office at 717-741-3861 x142.

Photo at York Township Park of Building
Park Building at York Township Park

York Township Park Building

This building has a room that is perfect for meetings, parties, and family reunions!  The room is large enough to accommodate about 70 people.  It also has a kitchen and ice machine available for use.  Alcoholic beverages are prohibited in the building, as well as the park.  Click the link below for more information on renting the Park Building.

Park Building Rental Information–Coming soon!

 

Pavilions

York Township Park has two (2) pavilions and one (1) gazebo that may be rented and most of the smaller parks have one (1) pavilion available for rent.  Click the link below for more information on renting a pavilion.

Pavilion Information and Rental Fees

 

Athletic Fields

Coming soon!

 

The Game Plan–York Township Recreation’s Activity Guide

The Game Plan is the Recreation Department’s activity guide and it is mailed to York Township residents three times a year as part of the York Township Newsletter.

 

Current Projects

Coming soon!

 

Annual Report

The York Township Recreation Department Annual Report shows the different recreational highlights from 2016.  To see the full report, click on the link below.

2016 Annual Report

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

York Township offers sponsorship opportunities to both organizations/businesses or residents of the community.  Click on the link below to see how you can become a sponsor.

2017 Sponsorship Opportunity

 

Volunteers

Coming soon!

 

Visit York Township Recreation Department’s Website (external site)

The Recreation Department maintains an external site as well.  Please visit this site for full details on programs and events.

York Township Recreation

 

Contact the Recreation Department

Contact Recreation Department (Online Form)