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

Saltdogs will be in town FRIDAY, May 11th 6:30pm, free admission!

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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.  The goal is to sell the produce from the garden 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! 


Join Parks and Recreation and Kilgore Library’s StoryWalk®!  Families and individuals can now read and exercise at the same times!  Look for eight different children’s books to be displayed along the Beaver Creek Trail.  Each page will be displayed throughout the trail with fun activities to incorporate into your walk.  StoryWalk® will begin at the entrance of Beaver Creek Trail on Blackburn Ave. Whoever said exercising can’t be fun and educational hasn’t been on our StoryWalk®!

The books selected for 2018 include:

March: Late for School by Steve Martin

April: A Perfect Day by Lane Smith

May: Who Hops? by Katie Davis

June: Under Ground by Denise Fleming

July: Henry’s Map by David Elliot

August:  Pete the Cat Rocking in My School Shoes by James Dean

September:  My Friend Maggie by Hannah Harrison

October: Even Monsters Need Haircuts by Matthew McElligott

November: When the Wind Blows by Linda Booth Sweeney

December: Counting to Christmas by Nancy Tafuri

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!