Call York County Parks and Recreation @ 717-840-7440 for more information.
Located in Springfield Township, Nixon Park includes one hundred fifty-seven acres of meadow, woodland and aquatic habitats. Established in 1968, the land was donated by the Bob Hoffman family and named after President Richard M. Nixon.
From York, follow S. George St. through Jacobus to Valley Rd. Turn right, follow road .8 mile to bottom of hill; turn right onto Nixon Dr.; go one block and turn left onto Nixon Dr. and follow to park.
Hiking Trails - There are over six miles of trails. Since Nixon Park is designed primarily for quiet observation of nature, you are asked to keep your activities to a minimum and observe our special rules. Bikes, horses and pets are not allowed on the trails. (Old Field Trail 1.25 mi., Bird Hollow Trail .5 mi., Cement All Purpose Trail .2 mi., Quiet Walk .6 mi., Geology Trail 1 mi., Upland Hardwood Trail .7 mi.)
EnvironmentalEducationCenter - A working honeybee hive, live snakes, touch room, bird observation window and a reference library are found in the Nature Center. Full-time Naturalists staff the Center and offer guided nature walks and programs to pre-scheduled groups. If you would like to schedule a program for your group, call 717-428-1961. Any group of 10 or more must pre-register. The center is ADA accessible. Dramatic artwork and over 180 specimens from 15 different countries around the world greet visitors when they enter the Nixon Park Nature Center. New exhibits offer three large dioramas portraying stirring views of the wet/dry seasons of the African veld, the packed ice, permafrost of the Arctic Circle and the serene beauty of the Northwest Territory. The habitats depicted are home to some of the last great populations of wildlife found on earth.
Jacobus Borough 126 N. Cherry Lane • Jacobus, Pennsylvania 17407-1000 Phone (717) 428-1752 • Fax (717) 428-0588 • Email: firstname.lastname@example.org