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Policies and Regulations

Program Policies


We do not send or call with confirmations for our programs. Consider yourself or your children enrolled in the program of your choice when you complete your registration and payment. Your online registration receipt will show your program details.

We will notify you if the class has been filled, canceled, or changed. The York Parks and Recreation Department reserves the right to cancel or consolidate any program that does not meet minimum registration numbers.

If you need to withdraw from a program, you must notify us no less than one week prior to the first day of the program. You will receive a full refund if we are notified at least one week in advance of the program start date.

We do not issue refunds after the start of a program

If the Parks and Recreation Department cancels the program, you will receive a full refund.

We would like all program participants to be advised that the York School Department has priority over all school facilities. This, on occasion, may cause recreation programs to be canceled. We will make every effort to avoid this, however, should it occur, we will do our best to notify program participants in advance. All canceled programs will be rescheduled if possible. 

Non-residents are subject to an adjustment of fees. All persons participating in Parks and Recreation Department sponsored programs and activities do so at their own risk and without recourse to the Town of York, its agents, oĸcers, or employees.

Behavior & Conduct Policy

All participants in York Parks and Recreation Department programs are expected to behave in a proper and respectful manner. We will not tolerate any hiƫng, name calling, foul language, destruction of property or any other behavior deemed inappropriate by the staff. In accordance with the severity and frequency of behavior, the Parks and Recreation Department reserves the right to dismiss participants from the program. No refund will be given.


The York Parks and Recreation Department sets high standards for good sportsmanship! We encourage fans, coaches and players to enthusiastically support their team, recognize the outstanding performance of opponents, and always exhibit good sportsmanship in their words and actions.


If you have a disability or injury and need additional accommodation to participate in any of our programs, please contact our office. It is recommended that request for accommodation be made prior to two weeks before a program start date to ensure that we can do our best to provide reasonable accommodation.


We randomly choose pictures of adults and children who participate in our programs to be printed in our publications or posted on social media. Please notify us if you do not wish to have your picture published or posted.


Parks and Recreation Department program participants are not exempt from Town of York parking regulations. When participating in our programs please pay close attention to permit and/or other meter requirements.

Town Ordinances

To learn about all the town ordinances

Park Regulations

Parks, Beaches and Athletic Fields

The Parks and Recreation Department is responsible for the operations and maintenance of public buildings and grounds, parks, cemeteries, beaches, recreation facilities and school and municipal athletic fields. York has an expansive parks system that extends from the summit park and conservation lands at Mount Agamenticus to the iconic Nubble Lighthouse. A bustling tourist community during the summer months, our beaches are visited by thousands of visitors each year, and we work hard to maintain a safe and pristine natural environment.

Park Regulations

See Beaches Ordinance for policies related to York Beaches.