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Memorial Park Complex

Rockdale & Vander Avenues
York PA 17403
Phone: (717) 854-1587
Contact: Tom Landis - tlandis@yorkcity.org
              Dave Brown - dbrown@yorkcity.org

Memorial Park was originally acquired in 1943 by the Spring Garden Memorial Park Association. The 124 acre park was located in both Spring Garden Township and the City of York. In 1953 Memorial Park was transferred to the City of York. Significant in the parks history was the influence and philanthropy of Bob Hoffman. Bob Hoffman was known as the Father of World Weight Lifting and was the founder of York Barbell Corporation. Hoffman provided funding over many years for the development and operation of Hoffman Memorial Stadium, as part of Memorial Park, which was comprised of seven softball fields including the Bob Hoffman Stadium dedicated on August 30, 1979. Hoffman aspired to promote the City of York as the “Softball Capital of the World” and to this day York’s Memorial Park is widely recognized as a softball tournament destination. For a time, Bob Hoffman stadium was the home of the York White Rose minor league baseball team. Brooks Robinson, of Baltimore Orioles fame, made his professional baseball debut in the stadium in 1955.

Today Memorial Park totals 74 acres (9 softball fields) and is located entirely within the City of York.

The park currently offers a diverse array of active recreation facilities dominated by softball facilities (summer and fall softball league), sand volleyball courts, batting cages, York City Ice Arena, Memorial Park Roller Rink and Reid Menzer Skate Park.

The Complex (fields/cages) is available to rent for your next sporting event.

On site parking is available.