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 18, 2022)
– 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.rctheatres.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.
GHOST HUNT AT THE PARK!
On Friday, October 21 from 7p-9p come prepared with your best ghost hunting gear for our first ever Ghost Hunts at York Township Park! Bring a flashlight as you roam through the park hunting for multiple ghosts! Register at the Park Building no later than 8:30pm to get your ghost hunting materials! Find all ghosts and win a prize!
TRICK OR TREAT NIGHT!
York Township’s Trick or Treat Night will be held on Monday, October 31. Any individuals or families that wish to participate, should leave their porch or front yard light on during these hours.
TREE LIGHTING AND COOKIES & COCOA WITH SANTA!
Join Santa on Friday, December 2 at the York Township Municipal Building for the annual tree lighting ceremony. Remember to bring a camera to take a picture with Santa! Tree Lighting ceremony begins promptly at 7pm!
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. Call for more information on renting a pavilion.
Pavilion Information and Rental Fees–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.
The York Township Recreation Department Annual Report shows the different recreational highlights from 2020. 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)