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211 E 7th St
York, NE 68467
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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.

December 2020

Press Release

This letter is to serve as a notice of the upcoming Community Center renovation project that is scheduled to begin in 2021.  The renovation project will include asbestos removal throughout the building, new HVAC system, fire sprinklers, second basketball court exit and new filtration, circulation and plumbing for the swimming pool.

Due to these improvements, the museum is currently closed to the public and will be until further notice in preparation of asbestos removal which is scheduled to begin February 1st.  The Community Center will be closed February 26th until “tentatively” August 1st.  All members must remove personal belongings from the building including lockers prior to February 26th in order for us to get ready for the renovations.  Any items left after February 26th will be disposed of.   

Starting immediately, the Community Center will only be offering daily admissions, coupon books or 1-month memberships until February 25th. Our annual Membership Sale will be modified to Monthly Youth/Senior, Adult and Family memberships only at a price of $19.20, $24.00 and $48.00 respectively.  The sale is for the month of January and any membership purchased will include the month of February for FREE!  A great BOGO opportunity!  Along with that, all current memberships will be credited days that we are closed and we will be offering a membership sale as soon as the renovation project is completed. 

We know health and fitness is a very important aspect of each of your lifestyles and encourage you to continue achieving your goals while we are closed.  There are three other gyms in town for you to visit during our closure, but please return to us once we are ready to open:  Fitness Worx, Wellness Center and RPE Strength and Fitness.

We are considering this, “short-term pain for long-term gains” as we know this is not ideal for our membership or community.  But, the upgrades and improvements for the Community Center are overdue and once finished will leave us a better, safer building for everyone.  We will be emailing progress updates to our newsletter list along with posting updates on our social media sites and website.  If you would like to be included on our email list, please email Michaela at 

York Parks and Recreation and the York Community Center appreciates your patience and understanding during this renovation progress.  We wish each of you a safe and healthy holiday season and Happy New Year!

The City of York is under a mask mandate, therefore,  the Community Center will implement the following guidelines.

Masks must be worn in all common areas:

  • Entrance Lobby
  • Anna Palmer Museum
  • Locker Rooms
  • Basement Restrooms
  • Basement Lobby
  • Director’s Office
  • Recreation Coordinator’s Office

                   Appointments are required to meet with the Director or Recreation Coordinator

     Social Distancing is strongly recommended, masks not required:

  • Weight Room
  • Basketball Court
  • Swimming Pool
  • Racquetball Court
  • Wallyball Court

Rules are subject to change via Director’s discretion and/or updated DHMs.  Help us limit the spread of Covid-19:  Use 6-foot social distancing, wear a facemask and wash your hands often and wipe down used equipment.  If you are sick, stay home.

Information regarding the Peyton Parker Lane All-Inclusive Playground here 

Information and on-line register for Youth Programs here

Information and on-line register for Adult Leagues here

Click here for:  York Ballpark Complex Information 

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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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