Hopewell Area Recreation Complex

Hopewell Area Recreation Complex (HARC) Location and Hours:

4295 Plank Road, Stewartstown, PA 17363

Open from dawn until dusk

The York County Solid Waste Authority and Hopewell Township have an agreement in place that has enabled beneficial reuse of the closed York County Sanitary Landfill.  In 2006, approximately 200 acres of the landfill site was constructed into a public recreation complex.  HARC features multi-use fields, walking trails, a wildlife habitat area, tot and youth playgrounds, a picnic pavilion, information kiosks and two bird/wildlife viewing platforms. More than 122 species of birds have been documented at the site.  The Authority provided the funds to build the facility and Hopewell Township is the facility operator.  The complex is available for use by all York County residents.  To reserve facilities and fields, please call Hopewell Township at: 717-993-2027.

The Following Rules are Enforced by the Pennsylvania State Police and Hopewell Township Officials and the facility is patrolled by private security services after hours:

  • HOURS: DAWN TO DUSK
  • NO SMOKING IN ANY AREA OF THE COMPLEX
  • NO LITTERING
  • NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
  • NO FIREARMS
  • NO ATV’S PERMITTED ON SITE
  • NO HORSES, MOTORIZED VEHICLES OR BICYCLES ON TRAILS OR FIELDS
  • ALL PETS MUST BE LEASHED AND OWNERS MUST CLEAN UP AFTER PETS
  • STAY ON MARKED TRAILS AND WALKING PATHS
  • DESTRUCTION OR DEFACING OF PROPERTY WILL RESULT IN PROSECUTION

 

  • Directions to the Hopewell Area Recreation Complex

    4295 Plank Road
    Stewartstown, Pennsylvania 17363

    Take I-83 south to Exit 4.  Turn west onto Route 851 and proceed approximately 3/10th's of a mile to the first road on your right, Mount Airy Road.  Make a right onto Mount Airy Road and proceed approximately 1 3/4 miles to the stop sign.  Turn right onto Plank Road and proceed approximately 2 1/2 miles to the York County Sanitary Landfill.  Continue approximately 1/4 mile past the Landfill gate entrance and make a left onto Althouse School Road.  A parking area and information kiosks and access to the bird/wildlife platforms and walking trails will be on your right.  To access the playing fields, picnic pavilion and playgrounds, continue a short distance and make a left into the gravel parking lot.