May 22nd York County enters the yellow phase, and York County Parks and Rec will begin opening amenities, allowed under the yellow phase of the state reopening plan.

The Dog Park at Canine Meadows ( John Rudy ) will be open Friday, but the fountains will not be and dog owners are advised to bring water for their dogs.

Restrooms will be open in the following locations:

  • John Rudy Park - Pines Picnic Area
  • Rocky Ridge Park – Hidden Laurel and Oak Timbers
  • William H. Kain Park – Lake Redman and Lake Williams activity areas
  • Heritage Rail Trail – New Freedom Train Station

York County today also release several other announcements regarding Parks in the county.

Pavilions will be available for rental, but only for groups of 25 or less people. To reserve a pavilion, call the Parks office at 717-840-7440, extension 2. Online reservations are disabled until June 1. Park Rangers will disperse groups of more than 25 people. Picnic tables are available throughout the parks.

Nixon Park Nature Center will re-open with limited hours. Sections of the building like the hands-on touch room will stay closed. Programs are on hold indefinitely. Call 717-428-1961 for hours of operation.

Lake Redman boat rentals are closed indefinitely. All playgrounds and soccer and softball fields remain closed. The nature play areas at Rocky Ridge and Nixon parks also remain closed.

The Parks Administrative Building remains closed to the public. Parks staff is available to the public by calling