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York County Parks kick off 'drop-in' programs for busy families

John A. Pavoncello
York Dispatch

Richard M. Nixon County Park hosted Sharks and Shells, the first of several new "drop-in" programs for the York County Parks, on Sunday, May 20.

Visitors to the park's Nature Center could learn about and touch shark teeth, sea turtle shells and a vertebra from the planet's second-largest mammal, the fin whale. 

The new drop-in programs are designed for busy families, allowing visitors to stop by any time during the program, and are suitable for ages 5 and up. 

Upcoming drop-in programs include a visit to Nixon Park's new wetlands area from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 10; Wading Birds at William Kain Park from 1 to 3 p.m. July 22 (suitable for ages 8 and up); and a caterpillar program at Nixon Park from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 12.

For more information on upcoming events at York County Parks as they continue to celebrate their 50th year, visit www.yorkcountypa.gov/parks-recreation.