The York County Department of Parks and Recreation has announced upcoming summer events for children and families. For information about other programs, visit www.yorkcountyparks.org.
– Bat program, from 2:30-4 p.m. Sunday, July 14, at Nixon County Park, 5922 Nixon Drive, Springfield Township. The program is suitable for people over the age 10 and will consist of an indoor slide presentation and talk with props to explain the unique nature of this often misunderstood group of flying mammals. Biology and ecological role played by bats in Pennsylvania will be discussed. Information: (717) 428-1961.
– Family Campout Night, 7 p.m. Friday, June 21-9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 22, at Nixon County Park. Enjoy campfire stories, before unrolling your sleeping bags for a snooze under the stars, or in a tent. A snack and breakfast are included. In the case of rain, activities will be moved inside the nature center. Cost is $8 per camper for non-members and $6 per camper for park members. Registration is required: (717) 428-1961 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
– Family Rambles, informal hikes, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, June 19, July 10 and 24 and Aug. 7 and 21 at Rocky Ridge County Park, Oak Timbers parking area. This program is meant to “leave no child inside,” as recent research finds that children who get outdoors are happier, healthier and become more engaged in education. Each child must be able to walk for 60 minutes, and must be accompanied by an adult. Free, no registration required. Information: (717) 428-1961.Read More