Parks & Recreation

Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of York & their guests by providing and/or facilitating quality leisure activities while protecting & improving our environment.

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Auditorium Open Recreation Information

Information and on-line register for Youth Programs here

Information and on-line register for Adult Leagues here

Community Center Rates Brochure

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Lifeguard Classes

YPR will be offering 3 Lifeguard classes this winter/spring for anyone who is interested in becoming a Red Cross Certified Lifeguard!
You must be 15 years old by final day of class or otherwise communicated. Must be able to attend all 4 classes of the session you sign up for. Must be able to pass pre-course swimming requirements (swim 300m, tread water 2 minutes, dive for a brick).  Certification valid for 2 years!  Limit of 10 students per class, registration closes once class is full! $80 for York residents, $160 for Non-York residents. Sign up today by stopping in to the Community Center or calling 402-363-2630.

Download the Lifeguard Manual


Wed, Apr 26, 5:30-10pm
Sun, Apr 30, 12-7pm
Wed, May 3, 5:30-10pm
Sun, May 7, 12-5pm

Truck Garden

A community garden on wheels!  York Parks and Recreation is offering the opportunity for the community to have a community garden on wheels.  We’ll learn how to plant and care for a garden.  The goal is to sell the produce at the York Farmers Market.  It will be a complete cycle of learning:  Plan, plant, pick, market, sell.  This program is free to the public.  Anytime you see the truck around town, make sure you stop by, pull a weed, and see what veggies are growing! 

Tree City USA

The City of York has been awarded Tree City USA designation for 25 years. This designation by the Arbor Day Foundation says the citizens of York are dedicated to the planting and care of trees in their environment. This designation has been helpful to the Park Department in being awarded grants for special tree projects over the years. The Tree Board plays an active role in maintaining York's commitment to the enjoyment of our trees.

Be a Part of the York Parks and Recreation Team! - check out our Internship & Employment page.  YPR is always seeking motivated individuals to join our staff!

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