Community Events

YPR Summer 2018 Community/Family Events

YPR is dedicated to providing opportunities to the community to get out and enjoy the outdoors with your family or friends at little or no cost. Below you will find a list of options for family fun that require no registration!

Bark at the Park

A scheduled time for your dog’s playdate!  Nothing could be better than your favorite pet-friends playing at the Dog Park! 

When:  May 19, June 23 and July 21

Where:  Dog Park

Time:  10am-noon

Fee:  FREE

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Film on the Field

YPR will be hosting an outside showing of Angels in the Outfield at Levitt Stadium! This is a free event, we provide popcorn and the movie, all you need to bring is yourself, a blanket, and some friends and family. Come out and help us kick off summer!

When:  Friday, May 25

Time:  9:00pm (sunset)

Who:  Everyone

Where:  Levitt Stadium

Fee:  FREE!

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Create Your Own Park Adventure

Starting in June and ending in August there will be opportunities for your family and friends to visit city parks and use new equipment such as: kites, volleyballs, frisbees, pedometers, bird watching books, and footballs which are all provided by the York Parks and Recreation Department.  All days are subject to change depending on the weather.  York Parks and Recreation staff members will be on hand to teach games and supervise the family fun!  Meet at the park anytime from 1:00-3:00pm

June 3rd at East Hill Park

July 8th at Harrison Park

August 5th at Mincks Park

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Soaring High

Take advantage of the windy Nebraska weather by flying a kite!  Mincks Park is a perfect place to let the kites soar into the wind.  York Parks and Recreation will have kites on hand to paint the sky with color.

When:  June 6 and July 11

Time:  6:00-8:00pm

Who:  Everyone!

Where:  Mincks Park

Fee:  FREE!

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Midnight Swim

Come to the Family Aquatic Center for a midnight swim!  Swim under the stars, play water games in the dark, and enjoy the perfect summer night.

When:  June 15, July 13

Time:  10:00pm-Midnight

Who:  Everyone!

Where:  Family Aquatic Center

Fee:  FAC Admission

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FAC Family Fun Night

This night will be full of activities, relays, contests, and games.  Make sure you bring your entire family!

Date:  June 28th 

Time:  6:30 – 8:00pm

Fee:  Half price daily fee or season pass

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Beach Party

The York Parks and Recreation Department can’t take you on a trip to the beach, but we will bring the beach to you! We will be playing water limbo, having a water balloon fight, running through sprinklers and more! Bring your own towels, fun to be had by all!

When:  July 6

Time:  1:00 - 4:00pm

Who:  Everyone!

Where:  York Family Aquatic Center

Fee:  FAC Admission

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Kooky Carnival

Come out to the Family Aquatic Center to enjoy carnival food, lots of fun carnival games and competitions!  Score points to get tickets, then cash your tickets in for prizes!  Don’t miss out on this awesome family event!

When:  July 19

Time:  6:00 - 8:00pm

Who:  Everyone!

Where:  York Family Aquatic Center

Fee:  FAC Admission

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Dive in Movie

Parks and Recreation will be showing the movie Finding Dory on a projector screen at the Family Aquatics Center. Sit pool-side as you watch a classic movie and enjoy popcorn on us

When:  Thursday, July 26

Time:  9:00pm

Who:  Everyone!

Where:  Family Aquatic Center

Fee:  FREE

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Family Fishing Night

Enjoy the wonderful outdoors at Recharge Lake while spending time with your family!  The York Parks and Recreation will be teaming up with the Nebraska Game and Parks to host a family fishing night!  There will be fishing instruction and all supplies are provided to catch fish.

When:  August 1

Time:  6:00-8:00pm

Who:  Everyone!

Where:  Recharge Lake

Fee:  FREE

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Soggie Doggie Day

Let your dog have a chance to enjoy the FAC like you did all summer!  This day will be reserved just for your four-legged friends.  Your dog will get to enjoy swimming in the pool before is drained for the summer.

Open to all dogs that can swim and are compatible with other dogs.  Dogs must be leashed when not in the water.  All dogs must have current vaccinations.  Warning:  FAC has slotted gutter grates that may be hazardous to dog’s feet when exiting pool.  Dogs should exit from the zero-depth area.  People are not allowed to swim; they can be in the water only to attend to their dog.

Sunday August 26th    

Time: 4:30 – 6:00 pm

Fee:  $4.00 per dog

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Bike at Nite

Enjoy the well-lit trails of York at night this year as a part of Yorkfest! This event will start at the Blackburn entrance and go all the way through to Harrison Park. Stop along the way at stations put on by different organizations from around the community.  Come and go at any time, we will be there until dark. This is a great way to get the family out and see the community in a different light!

When:  September 8

Time:  7:00-9:00pm

Who:  Everyone

Where:  Beaver Creek Trails

Fee:  FREE!

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