York County Parks and Recreation Summer Events

Stop the Spread!

The York County Department of Parks and Recreation will host an educational program called “Stop the Spread!” at Nixon Park on Sunday, June 9 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Join Penn State Extension Natural Resources Educator, Jodi Sulpizio for an update of gypsy moth status in York County.  Program will also focus on the emerging threat of the spotted lanternfly.  Attend to learn more about these invasive pests and how you can help control the impact to your community.

No fee, no registration is required.

For information on this and other programs, go to yorkcountyparks.org.

 


Family Campout Night at Nixon County Park

The York County Department of Parks and Recreation will host a Family Campout Night at Nixon County Park on Friday, June 21, 7:00 p.m. to Saturday, June 22, 9:30 a.m.

Bring the whole family, tent, and sleeping bags, to snooze under the stars on the Nature Center lawn in celebration of the first day of summer!  There will be family fun activities available.  Afterwards, participants will share their favorite campfire stories.  Bring marshmallows and/or hotdogs for a nighttime snack, we will provide a gourmet s’mores bar.  Participants will enjoy a light breakfast followed by a sunrise hike with Naturalist Rachel Albright.  In the event of severe weather, sleeping will occur inside the Nature Center.

$10/person, children 2 and under free, Pre-registration is required by calling 717-428-1961.

For information on this and other programs, go to yorkcountyparks.org.

 


June Porch Talks at the Hanover Junction Train Station

The York County Department of Parks and Recreation will a Porch Talk at the Hanover Junction Train Station on Wednesday, June 12 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Former volunteer and historical reenactor, Mikele Stillman returns to discuss the significance of Alice Roosevelt’s visit to the area in the talk entitled: ”Alice Roosevelt is Coming To Town”.

There second Porch Talk on Wednesday, June 26 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Hanover Junction Train Station.  Park volunteer, Reverend Curt Weber will discuss civil war officer Joshua Chamberlain’s roles in the Civil War in his talk entitled: “What’s So Great About Joshua Chamberlain?”

The museum will also be open from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. each night. Bring a blanket or chair to sit on. No fee. No registration required. Suitable for ages 14 to adult.

For information on this and other programs, go to yorkcountyparks.org.

 


Summer Woods Wander Programs at Rocky Ridge County Park

The York County Department of Parks and Recreation will host a Woods Wander Program at Rocky Ridge County Park on three different Wednesdays this summer: June 12, July 10, and August 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The three Woods Wander Programs will let you wander through the woods with a naturalist to investigate anything you see, hear, or find! You may attend one session or all three. This walk is for any age and may go on different trails each week. Wanderers should meet at the bulletin board in the Oak Timbers Parking Area.

No fee. Please preregister at 717-428-1961.

For information on this and other programs, go to yorkcountyparks.org.