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 March 29, 2021)


– R/C Theater Movie Tickets are available!

  Gate Price Selling Price Savings
Orange* $10 $7.50 $2.50
Grey** $10 $8.50 $1.50

*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 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.


Join us Saturday, April 10 from 8am-12pm at the York Township Municipal Building for our Annual Kids Only Yard Sale! All items sold must be kids-related items! Register online to reserve a spot!

For your safety as well as others we require you to wear a mask and social distance for all events. THERE IS NO RAIN DATE FOR THIS EVENT.


Bring your unwanted documents for a secure, curbside shredding on Saturday, May 15 from 10am-12pm at the York Township Municipal Building! This shredding is open to York Township Residents ONLY! Donation of 2 unexpired canned goods per box, limit of 2-3 boxes per person! NO CASH DONATIONS! All canned goods will be donated to a local food bank! For larger quantities, please contact 717-741-3861 ext 126. Enter from Oak Road and drive around the back of the building pass the Public Works Administration Office.

Three-ring binders
Hardcover books
Plastic objects
Metal objects
Electronic Media

For your safety as well as others we require you to wear a mask for all events. THERE IS NO RAIN DATE FOR THIS EVENT.


Join us Saturday, June 12 – Sunday, June 13 at York Township Park for a Father’s Day celebration! Bring your camping gear and enjoy an evening under the stars with games, crafts, outdoor movie, hot dog dinner and MORE! Don’t forget about the pancake breakfast in the morning! Registration is required!

For your safety as well as others we require you to wear a mask if social distancing is not possible. THERE IS NO RAIN DATE FOR THIS EVENT.

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


Kid's Kingdom
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!


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 2020.  To see the full report, click on the link below.

2020 Annual Report – coming soon!

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.

2020 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)