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 February 25, 2019)
– Winter Discount Tickets have arrived! Contact the Recreation Department at 717 741-3861 x142 for more information!
– Summer Discount Tickets will soon arrive! Keep an eye out for the list of summer discount tickets!
– 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.
KIDS’ ONLY YARD SALE!
Clean out your kids closets and under their beds and join us on Saturday, April 6 from 8am – 12pm for the Kids’ Only Yard Sale! All items must be child related, wholesale items not permitted! Spots are $10 per parking spot!
Join us, rain or shine, on Saturday, April 13 for the York Township Annual Egg Hunts! Tickets on sale beginning March 1! All tickets must be purchased in advance at the York Township Recreation Office! No tickets sold day of event!
– Canine Egg Hunt – begins at 10:30am at the York Township Park’s Pavilion #1. Owners will bring their dogs to sniff out EGGS-TRA special treats! Tickets for the canine hunt are $1.
– Children’s Egg Hunt – begins at 1pm at York Township Park’s McWilliams Field. Children ages 10 and under are invited to bring their baskets and have a hopping good time! Tickets for the children’s egg hunt are $3.
– Adult Egg Hunt – begins at 5pm at York Township Park. Adults can have fun too! This event is for the kid in anyone! Must be 21 or older! Tickets for the adult egg hunt are $3.
– Teen Egg Hunt – begins at 8:30pm at York Township Park. This event is for youth in grades 7-12! Search for prizes in the dark, so remember to bring your flashlights! Each hunter will receive a slice of pizza and a can of soda prior to the hunt! Tickets for the teen egg hunt are $3.
York Township Residents ONLY! It’s that time to bring your unwanted documents for secure, curbside shredding at the York Township Municipal Building on Saturday, May 18 from 11am-1pm! Donation of 2 canned goods per box, limit of 2-3 boxes per person. Three-ring binders, hard-covered books, newspapers, magazines, plastic objects, metal objects, and electronic media WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED! For larger quantities please contact Linda Marshall at 717-741-3861 x126.
CAMP NIGHT OUT AND PANCAKE BREAKFAST WITH DAD!
Join us Saturday, June 8 – Sunday, June 9 to celebrate a night of camping with Dad at York Township Park! Bring your tents, sleeping gear and best camp stories, and enjoy a night of games, crafts, hot dog dinner and an outdoor movie! Registration is required! Register at www.yorktownshiprec.com
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!
June 14 – Small Foot (PG)
June 21 – Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (PG-13)
*June 28 – The Grinch (PG)
July 12 – Disney’s Christopher Robin (PG)
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.
Will be held on Friday, June 28 prior to the Friday Night Flick at York Township Park! Concessions will be available!
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 2017. 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)