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 July 16, 2019)

DISCOUNT TICKETS!

– Summer Discount Tickets are here!  Contact 717-741-3861 x142 for details!

– Franks Theater Movie Tickets are available

                        Window Price                         Selling Price                                Total Savings
Gold*                    $9.50                                        $7.50                                        $2.00
Platinum**            $9.50                                        $8.50                                        $1.00
*Gold Ticket—This ticket is good for one ticket; however, it is not valid during the first two weeks of a film’s release or when film/studio restrictions apply (see www.franktheatres.com for restrictions).
**Platinum Ticket—This ticket is good for one ticket and can be used on opening weekends.

Tickets do not include upgrades for IMAX, 3D, etc.

FREE FRIDAY NIGHT FLICKS!

Join us Friday Nights for an outdoor movie at York Township Park!  Movies begin at dusk, so come early and get settled in!  Concession will be available!

July 19 – Bumblebee (PG-13)

July 26 – Hotel Transylvania 3 (PG)

August 2 – Incredibles 2 (PG)

Freedom Fireworks will be held prior to the movie on June 28! In the event of inclement weather please call the York Township Hotline at 717-741-3861 x350 or check the York Township Recreation Facebook page.

THE BIG YARD SALE!

Join us on Saturday, August 3 from 8am-1pm for the annual BIG YARD SALE held at the Dallastown High School Parking Lot.  Vendor spaces are sold on a first come, first serve basis and are available at www.yorktownshiprec.com or in the York Township Recreation Office!  On-site concession are available!  This event is rain or shine!

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.

Annual Report

The York Township Recreation Department Annual Report shows the different recreational highlights from 2018.  To see the full report, click on the link below.

2018 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.

2019 Sponsorship Opportunity

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)