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 15, 2023)
– 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.
FALL FUN FEST AND TOUCH-A-TRUCK
Join us on Saturday, October 14 from 9am-12:30pm at the York Township Municipal Building to enjoy the day with scarecrow stuffing (bring clothes to stuff), pumpkin decorating, pony rides, face painting, various inflatables, and MORE! Make sure to check out our new KID GAME ZONE!
Although most activities are free, some may require a small cash fee.
Dandelion Times food truck available.
Enter a pumpkin in our “No Carve Pumpkin Decorating Contest” for your chance to win a prize! All pumpkins must be dropped off at the Municipal Building no later than noon on Thursday, October 12.
Voting for your favorite pumpkin will take place during Fall Fun Fest!
GHOST HUNT AT YORK TOWNSHIP PARK!
On Friday, October 20 join us and hunt for ghosts at the park! Come prepared with your best Ghost Hunting gear! Remember to bring a flashlight! Multiple ghosts will be floating around York Township Park. Find all ghosts to win a prize!
Time slots will be reserved every 30 minutes between 7pm-9pm. Please register at www.yorktownshiprec.com to reserve your time slot!
Walk-ups are welcomed, but time slots will be assigned as needed. Reserved time slots are strongly encouraged and will receive priority. Walk-ups are welcomed but will have to wait for the next available time slot.
A mini short film featuring Casper the Friendly Ghost will be playing on our big screen outdoors for you to enjoy while you wait. Bring a blanket or chair and dress appropriately to catch this short film!
TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY AND COOKIES & COCOA WITH SANTA!
On Friday, December 1 from 6:30pm-9pm, join Santa at the York Township Municipal Building for the annual tree lighting ceremony followed by cookies, cocoa, and more!
Beginning at 6:30pm, join the York Area Home School Elementary and High School Choir by the tree as they sing prior to Santa’s arrival.
The tree lighting ceremony begins promptly at 7:00 pm.
Don’t forget to bring a camera for a picture with Santa!!
Carriage rides have returned to the cookies and cocoa event!
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 2022. 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)