Outdoor Family Fun

You’ll find a variety of outdoor fun for families held at local parks. 

FREE Family Nature Programs

Register for FREE Family Nature Programs

Join your family, friends and neighbors in your local park for a nature-based program! Each program will be a different eco theme such as Creatures of the Night, Autumn Around the Lake, Owl Prowl, and much more. 

All ages.

Held at Lake Grubb in West Hempfield Township.

FREE! Registration requested.

Lake Grubb
Dates Day Location Time Code
Aug 20 Tu Lake Grubb 7:00–8:00 pm #133391
Sept. 17 Tu Lake Grubb 6:00–7:00 pm #152412
Oct. 15 Tu Lake Grubb 6:00–7:00 pm #152414

FREE Raptor Watch

Register for FREE Raptor Watch

Carol Groff will lead the watch at Ironville Community Park starting at 9:30 am.

The viewing area is level and comfortable. Bring chairs and a lunch.

The site has public restrooms and a pavilion.

Target species will include: Broad-winged Hawk, American Kestrel, Osprey, Bald Eagle and Sharp-shinned Hawk. The watch will continue until the flight ends. Feel free to come and go as you wish. Binoculars are needed and a spotting scope is helpful.

FREE event for all ages. Registration requested.

Ironville Community Park
Date Day Time Code
Sept. 21 Sa 9:00 am–12:00 pm #152434

FREE Program – The Trilobites of Lancaster and York Counties

Register for The Trilobites of Lancaster and York Counties

Led by West Hempfield resident Chris Haefner, President of the Lancaster County Fossil and Mineral Club, this program will focus on Lower Cambrian Kinzers shale, which hosts some of the oldest trilobites in the world.

Special local specimens will be shown.

Held at Lake Grubb, West Hempfield Township.

FREE event for all ages. Registration requested.

Lake Grubb
Date Day Time Code Price
Sept 24 Tu 6:00–7:00 pm #153142 FREE

Yoga in the Park

Improve your flexibility and balance while building strength and lowering your stress levels to start the weekend.

New to yoga? This is a great opportunity to try it.

Bring a mat/towel, water and a friend!  

Saturday Morning at Amos Herr Park
August 3:  9:00–10:00 am

Saturday Morning at Silver Spring Park
August 10:  9:00–10:00 am

Weather permitting—if in doubt, please check the website or facebook. FREE drop-in class. 

Music in the Park - East Petersburg

Aug 3 Two Towers Jamboree 5:00–9:00 pm

Sept 7 Gypsy Moon Blues 3:00–8:00 pm

East Petersburg Community Park
6051 Pine Street 

Cancellations & Closings

  • Oct 20 - Flag Football is canceled as of 1:00 pm
  • Oct 31 – No SwimAmerica™ 12:30 pm & 1:00 pm preschool classes or 5:30 / 6:30 pm school-age classes. Happy Halloween!
  • Oct 31 - Kids Korner will not be open in the evening due to trick-or-treat
  • Nov 27 - No 1:30 pm Shallow H2O due to Rec Kids swim