Category Archives: parks

City closes some parks because of fallen tree limbs

York will temporarily close a number of parks because of fallen trees and limbs, according to a news release. They include: Bantz Park, Farquhar Park, Foundry Park, Hudson Park, Kiwanis Lake, Lincoln Park, Memorial Park – Between Edgar Street and … Continue reading

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Codorus Homes, York’s first public housing units, to close by Oct. 1

A loan air conditioner sits in a window overlooking South Penn Street. Neighboring panes in the units of Codorus Homes, York’s first public housing units, are hidden from view by plywood — boarded up because there is no one left … Continue reading

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City streets become playgrounds for a night

“It’s not every Wednesday that a city shuts down its streets for kids to come out and play.”   — Kristen Zatina on Play Streets Highmark Blue Shield, Eat Play Breath York and the city are offering one final chance for … Continue reading

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Find culture on the cheap in the City this month

Art and music, on the cheap, abound in July. For the 30th year, YorkArts will offer its free Art in the Park Program, geared toward kids, from 6:30 to 7:30 weeknights through August 2. Here’s a list of locales for … Continue reading

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Summer Playground Program and Summer Lunch Program to begin in June

Occupying kids during the summer months can be difficult, and doing so without breaking the bank, at the very least, requires creativity. In June, the city will again rev up a couple of programs to help parents meet these challenges. … Continue reading

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Summer park and playground day camps details released

Looking for fun activities to keep the kids busy during long summer days? York’s Recreation and Parks Department has announced registration details for its Summer Parks and Playground Day Camps. The program is available for children ages 6 through 13 … Continue reading

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York City gets serious about play

It’s not the first time that scuffed shoes, grass-stained pants and jungle-gym callouses have earned York national recognition. For the sixth year in a row, the city netted honors for being serious about play. KaBOOM!, a national nonprofit that promotes … Continue reading

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A punny thing, on the way to a York story

The bird puns started not long after I tweeted that first picture. It was a sun-warmed Tuesday afternoon in York, the first such this season. And since I had to do a story about an upcoming event at Farquhar Park, … Continue reading

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A 7-year-old cleans up York city

Mateo Maldonado has been busy cleaning up the city. And the results are quite impressive.

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Hunting for eggs, and fishing for fun in York

March in a York park looks as if it will be flecked with fun and free events. A pair of city press releases tell of two upcoming outdoor events, set to fall just in time for spring.

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