Hallam Borough

Recreation and Community Organizations



Houses of Worship

Faith United Methodist Church located at 128 East Market St.

St. James Lutheran Church located at 180 W. Market St.

Trinity United Church of Christ located at 200 East Market St.

Valley View Alliance Church located just outside the Borough at 200 Alliance Ave.


Organized Recreation Opportunities

Eastern York Area Recreation Commission Eastern York Recreation Authority
Hellam Horseshoes YMCA of York County
Hellam Express - 2013 York Co. champions York County Parks & Recreation

July 30 & August 6, 2021, York County Library brings the Book Club for 9 -12 year olds to Emig Park to read "Pie", by Sarah Weeks. Discussion will be led by Ashlynn, a Kreutz Creek Teen Volunteer. More info here!

Rent a pavilion at Emig Park

There are two (2) pavilions that are available for rent, the Oak Pavilion (lower parking level) and the Maple Pavilion (upper parking level). To check availability, see our calender on the home page first as a preliminary check, then please contact the Borough office during regular business hours to verify availability if you would like to rent either pavilion. You may click on this link to download a contract. Please note you do not have a valid reservation until confirmed by the staff. You may view or download park regulations here.

History of Clayton Eli Emig Park

The Clayton Ely Emig Memorial Park was established from 7 1/2 acres of land donated by his family. Clayton Emig was born in Hallam on Nov 4, 1862. He was the youngest of ten children. Mr. Emig practiced law in the courts of Washington DC. In 1929 he purchased the land with hopes of returning the Hallam, however with most of his time spent in Washington a home was never built. Mr. Emig passed away in 1940. He is buried in Arlington Cemetery. In 1972 Councilman Gleason Crumbling enlisted local neighbors to create a park commission. Gardner Harms, Marie Harms, Armond Cunningham Sr, Ervin Smith, and Morgan Williams were the founding members of the newly created park commission. Over the next year, thru countless volunteer hours of hard work and limited funds, trees were cut down and removed, brush was cleared and preparations were made to turn the land into a park. On September 30, 1973 the park was dedicated. A parade was held to mark the event. Over time playground equipment was erected including the long slide down the hillside. A pavilion was built and dedicated on July 4, 1976 to the memory of Charles Stiles , a later member of the commission. Over the years memorial trees were planted for some of the founding members of the park commission. In 1997 the commission was dissolved and today the Borough cares for the park. On July 28, 2000 KCV Lioness club donated playground equipment for an additional play area. In 2002, the Cornerstone Development Group donated approximately 13 acres, enlarging the park to its now 20 1/2 acres. In 2004 the park was expanded to include an additional pavilion, public restrooms, and additional recreation facilities. In 2006 a playhouse was built thanks to the Eagle Scout project of Doug Buckel. Today the park continues to grow as a vital part of the community expanding to include various events with the community and local organizations to allow for continuous enjoyment.


Community & Social Organizations

Hellam VFW, located just south of the Borough on S. Broad St.; please help and send content to webmaster@hallamborough .com

The Kreutz Creek Valley Lions Club meets at 6:30 pm on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at Hoss's Steak & Sea House, 3604 E. Market St., York, PA. Their website is

Unorganized Recreation

Play pickup basketball at the Beaver St. courts most any evening when the weather is survivable. Walk Forry Ave. and catch up on the latest with the neighbors. Attend a Hellam Express game and sit in the historic grandstand.