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 September 18, 2017)
YORK TOWNSHIP’S ANNUAL FALL FUN FEST & TOUCH-A-TRUCK!
Join us for our Annual Fall Fun Fest and Touch a Truck on Saturday, October 14 from 9 am – 1 pm at the York Township Municipal Complex! Onsite concession will be available!
FREE Activities Include:
9 am – 1 pm Bounce House
9 am – 1 pm Scarecrow Stuffing (bring your own clothes)
9 am – 1 pm Decorate A Pumpkin (pumpkin and stickers provided–limited number available)
9 am – 1 pm Touch-A-Truck
10 am – 11:45 am Petting Zoo
9 am – 1 pm York Area Regional Police Power Wheel Race Course
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Magician
SMALL FEE Activities Include:
10 am – 1:00 pm Face Painting–There will be a limited number of tickets available. Price $3.00 per person. Tickets must be redeemed by 12:30 pm
10 am – 12:00 pm Pony Rides–There will be a limited number of tickets available. Price $3.00 per person. Tickets must be redeemed by 11:30 am
TRICK OR TREAT NIGHT!
Trick or Treat Night will be on Tuesday, October 31 from 6 pm-8 pm! If you’re interested in having trick-or-treaters stop by, turn on your porch light during these hours! Remember to practice safety!
TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY & COOKIES AND COCOA WITH SANTA!
Join Santa on Friday, December 1 from 7 pm-9 pm at the York Township Municipal Complex for cookies, cocoa, music and more! Don’t forget to bring a camera and have your picture taken with Santa! Tree Lighting begins at 7 pm!
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.
Contact the Recreation Department
Contact Recreation Department (Online Form)