The 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 October 20, 2020)
– R/C Theater Movie Tickets are available!
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*Orange Ticket (restricted)- This ticket is not valid during the first two weeks of a film’s release or when film/studio restrictions apply. (See www.rctheattres.com for restrictions).
**Grey Ticket (unrestricted)-This ticket can be used on opening weekends. Tickets can be upgraded to IMAX, 3D etc. at theatre for an additional cost.
Trick or Treat Night will be held on Saturday, October 31 from 6pm – 8pm. During this time, the York Area Regional Police Department will have an increased presence throughout the Township. Any individuals or families that wish to participate, should leave their porch or front yard lights on during these hours. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, individuals or families should assess all risks associated in participating in this activity and should make their own decision as whether or not to participate. Individuals and families that decide to participate in this activity are encouraged to follow guidelines provided by the CDC and PA Department of Health including, but not limited to, social distancing and wearing a mask when social distancing is not possible. For up-to-date guidelines on Trick or Treat Night, please visit www.health.pa.gov or www.cdc.gov. York Township neither encourages nor discourages participation and therefore, bears no responsibility for individuals or families deciding to participate in Trick or Treat Night.
DRIVE THRU TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY AND COOKIE WITH SANTA
Join us Friday, December 4 from 7pm-9pm for York Township’s DRIVE THRU Tree Lighting Ceremony. Enter off Oak Road, down past the Public Works Administration Offices, to travel through the sparkle and shine of lights during your visit. Listen to some of your favorite holiday songs! Receive an “on the go snack” and a take home craft! DON’T FORGET TO BRING A WRITTEN LETTER TO SANTA TO PUT IN HIS SPECIAL MAILBOX!
See all our latest program offerings on our website at York Township Recreation.
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.
Playground Rules–Coming Soon!
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.
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!
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.
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.
The York Township Recreation Department Annual Report shows the different recreational highlights from 2018. To see the full report, click on the link below.
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.
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.
Contact the Recreation Department
Contact Recreation Department (Online Form)