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 April 10, 2017)
SUMMER DISCOUNT TICKETS WILL SOON BE AVAILABLE!
Keep an eye out for a new list of summer discounted tickets! Contact the Recreation Department at 717 741-3861 ext 142 for more information!
ORIOLES DISCOUNT TICKETS!
YTRec will be selling discount tickets to a number of Baltimore Orioles games for the upcoming season! Tickets are $15 and can only be used for certain games and in certain sections! Upgrades are available at the stadium! Contact the Recreation Department at 717 741-3861 ext 142 for full details!
KIDS’ ONLY YARD SALE!
TOYS, TOYS AND MORE TOYS! It’s that time again to clean out your kids closets and toys! Whether you’re purchasing a spot or out to shop, join us for the York Township’s Kids’ Only Yard Sale on Saturday, April 22 from 8 am – 12 pm! Where something old, may be something new!
WORLD TAI CHI & QIGONG DAY!
Join us for a FREE day of healing on Saturday, April 29 at York Township Park starting at 10 am. Learn different techniques on how to calm the mind and body, reduce anxiety and gain mental clarity! No experience is required and no registration needed!
CAMP NIGHT OUT AND PANCAKE BREAKFAST WITH DAD!
Bring your tents and enjoy a night of games, stories, crafts, dinner and much more fun with your dad on Saturday, June 10 – Sunday, June 11! Registration is required so contact the Recreation Department at 717-741-3861 ext 142 to reserve your spot!
FREE FRIDAY NIGHT FLICKS!
York Township’s Free Friday Night Flicks start Friday, June 16th beginning at dusk! Don’t forget to grab some gourmet popcorn in the Park Building provided by Miss Karens Konfection before the movie! For a full listing of movies and dates, visit the York Township Recreation website at www.yorktownshiprec.com!
Freedom Fireworks will be held prior to the Friday Night Flick, The Secret Life of Pets on Friday, June 23! Weather not cooperating AGAIN?! No worries! The Freedom Fireworks will be rescheduled! Keep an eye out for the rescheduling date!
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 2016. 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.