Bureau of Recreation & Parks

Department of Public Works


The Bureau is responsible for meeting the recreation needs of York City residents by providing direction, planning and coordination of services to enhance their quality of life through year-round leisure programs and facilities that will develop and enhance the individual’s physical, emotional, mental and social well-being.

2020 Accomplishments

  1. Catching up with mowing, trimming and ground maintenance efforts for all Parks.
  2. Due to the Pandemic, Memorial Park Complex was able to attract different customers to to host games and tournaments.
  3. Recreational Leagues at Memorial Park Complex were able to be salvaged with events starting the beginning of July. Softball, baseball and volleyball Leagues were able to play a modified season and followed all guidelines set forth by the CDC.
  4. Coordinate community efforts in a safe manner with outside organizations to plant flowers and hanging baskets in the downtown area, complete the cleanup of the Broad Street Gardens along the Greenway, to begin all phases of the Kiwanis Lake Improvement Project and to begin the stream bank renovations to Poorhouse Run in Memorial Park.

2021 Goals & Objectives

  1. Book weekends for softball and baseball tournaments in Memorial Park Complex from March 27, 2021, through November 14, 2021.
  2. At Memorial Park Complex, book private rentals on open softball fields not being used during weekdays by the Summer League.
  3. Introduce youth baseball games on these open fields to create extra revenue.
  4. Community Playground Build at Bantz Park in conjunction with Bring On Play.
  5. Re-establish Angels of the Park Program and volunteer opportunities throughout the Park System.
  6. Lease the Rotary Kronich Hall Building on Lehman St. to York Alliance Church for a community worship center.

2021 Revenue & Expense Changes


  1. 10% increase in Revenue for Softball Tournaments and weekday and/or weekend softball field rentals at Memorial Park Complex.
  2. 5% increase in Summer Volleyball League registrations with Covid19 restrictions being lifted.
  3. 10% increase in revenue through donations and in-kind services as it relates to the Angels of the Park Program and volunteer efforts from the Community.


  1. Parks Maintenance Budget was decreased by 6.7%

Recreation & Parks - 425: Revenue by Type

Recreation & Parks - 425: Expenses by Type

Recreation & Parks - 425: Revenues & Expenses