Parks and Recreation, City of Harrisburg

Parks and Recreation, City of Harrisburg The Parks & Recreation Department of Harrisburg provides quality recreation and enrichment programs to the children, residents and tourists of Harrisburg.

Walk With A Doc Reservoir Park
11/10/2021
Walk With A Doc Reservoir Park

Walk With A Doc Reservoir Park

Join us for a 1.25-mile walk at Reservoir Park! Date: Saturday, November 13, 2021 Time: 11:00 a.m. This Walk With A Doc program is designed to provide some general health information and a moderately-paced walk around Reservoir Park and the National Civil War Museum including a portion of the Greenb...

November 20th @ 10amThis year’s theme is “Merry & Bright.” The parade will feature giant parade balloons, marching band ...
11/02/2021
Holiday Parade - City of Harrisburg

November 20th @ 10am

This year’s theme is “Merry & Bright.” The parade will feature giant parade balloons, marching band and dance team performances, decorated floats, characters, Santa Claus and more. The parade takes place on Front and 2nd Streets from Market to North.

https://harrisburgpa.gov/special-events/parade/

The City of Harrisburg's Holiday parade is held annually on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Find information on the parade route, participation and more.

We are looking for volunteers to plant state trees in #Harrisburg! #Trees
10/26/2021

We are looking for volunteers to plant state trees in #Harrisburg! #Trees

We are looking for volunteers to plant state trees in #Harrisburg! #Trees

Reminder: City Council's Pre-Trick or Treat Night Bash is tomorrow at 5 pm!
10/26/2021

Reminder: City Council's Pre-Trick or Treat Night Bash is tomorrow at 5 pm!

South Side Fiesta, Hall Manor until 5.Who minds a little rain!!!  Not us!  Come out and vote for your favorite pool feat...
10/23/2021

South Side Fiesta, Hall Manor until 5.
Who minds a little rain!!! Not us! Come out and vote for your favorite pool features, get some great food, dj and bounce houses.

This Saturday, October 23rd, we will be set up at the Broad Street Market in the morning and Hall Manor in the afternoon...
10/19/2021

This Saturday, October 23rd, we will be set up at the Broad Street Market in the morning and Hall Manor in the afternoon. We'd love for you to come by and give us your feedback on the proposed pool renovations!!!

The survey can also be completed online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HarrisburgPools

10/14/2021

City of Harrisburg is proposing to use approximately $13 Million Dollars of American Rescue Plan Funds to renovate and rebuild the City’s two Aquatic Facilities. Mayor Eric Papenfuse will hold a press conference at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 14th, at the Hall Manor Pool to announce the proposed designs and solicit public feedback.

The City is seeking community input with a survey that can be completed online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HarrisburgPools. Hard copies of the survey are also available at MLK City Government Center (10 N 2nd St) and at the park’s office (100 Concert Drive.) In addition, the Parks & Rec Team will be at the South Side Fiesta on Saturday, October 23rd at Hall Manor where residents can also complete the survey in person.

How Kipona started!  Pretty neat if you ask me!
10/07/2021

How Kipona started! Pretty neat if you ask me!

Walnut Street Bridge During River Carnival, September 2, 1907 from "Scenes of America: Harrisburg." River Carnival would later become known as Kipona in 1916 when the Dock Street Dam and the river steps were completed.

Join us on Saturday, October 16th when HHA presents our next Landmark Tour: The Walnut Street Bridge, City Island, and the newly renovated 1922 City Island Bathhouse!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/landmark-tour-walnut-street-bridge-and-city-island-tickets-183677312787

It was a beautiful day for fishing at Italian Lake! Special thanks to Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission and Civic Cl...
10/02/2021

It was a beautiful day for fishing at Italian Lake! Special thanks to Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission and Civic Club of Harrisburg for helping organize this event! #harrisburg #fishing

Harrisburg Trick or Treat will be October 28th from 6pm-8pm.  You can also join in the night before for City Council's 5...
09/30/2021

Harrisburg Trick or Treat will be October 28th from 6pm-8pm. You can also join in the night before for City Council's 5th Annual Pre-Trick or Treat Event!!!!

Harrisburg Trick or Treat will be October 28th from 6pm-8pm. You can also join in the night before for City Council's 5th Annual Pre-Trick or Treat Event!!!!

09/28/2021

The Spotted Lantern Fly traps have been "flying" out the door!!! We should have more next week and will post when they are available.

The Central PA Animal Alliance is proud to host its16th Annual WoofStock!   RIVERFRONT PARK, HARRISBURGSUNDAY, SEPTEMBER...
09/23/2021

The Central PA Animal Alliance is proud to host its16th Annual WoofStock! RIVERFRONT PARK, HARRISBURG

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The Central PA Animal Alliance is proud to host its16th Annual WoofStock! RIVERFRONT PARK, HARRISBURG

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Happy first day of fall #Harrisburg! Our parks are some of the best places to see the leaves turn throughout the season!
09/22/2021

Happy first day of fall #Harrisburg! Our parks are some of the best places to see the leaves turn throughout the season!

Our own Ellen Roane giving very good information regarding those pesky Spotted Lantern Flies!!!
09/21/2021
Spotted, Smashed: Harrisburg City forester offers tips for dealing with spotted lanternflies - TheBurg

Our own Ellen Roane giving very good information regarding those pesky Spotted Lantern Flies!!!

There’s a relatively new winged resident in town. If you see him, squash him. The spotted lanternfly has made its way to Harrisburg, but according to city Forester Ellen Roane, the invasive insect is not a welcomed guest. You’ll recognize the fly by its gray, black, red and yellow body and wings...

We still have traps available!!!!!
09/15/2021

We still have traps available!!!!!

Reminder: Our Parks, Recreation and Facilities Department has been giving out free traps to capture the spotted lanternfly. Residents needing one can pick it up at 123 Walnut Street, Suite 317 between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm Monday - Friday. While supplies last

How to create your own trap: t.ly/b1UL
Spotted Latternfly FAQs: t.ly/MHfb

The JunkFood Meet – a combination car show & food truck festival. For our Fall Edition will take place at The Harrisburg...
09/13/2021
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The JunkFood Meet – a combination car show & food truck festival. For our Fall Edition will take place at The Harrisburg City Island!!! (location change from Riverfront)

LowLifestyle x JunkStyles Street Culture Brand presents: The JunkFood Meet – a combination car show & food truck festival located in Pennsylvania . For our Fall Edition will take place at The Harrisburg River Front . The JunkFood Meet, no matter where the venue, has become a fan favorite within th...

Looks like the perfect weekend for spending some time outside!  Have you checked out Water Golf yet on City Island?  If ...
09/10/2021
Water Golf on City Island

Looks like the perfect weekend for spending some time outside! Have you checked out Water Golf yet on City Island? If not, you should!!!

"Par"-fect Family Entertainment

Fort Hunter Mansion and Park - Join us for the Dauphin County Jazz & Wine Festival at beautiful Fort Hunter Park as we w...
09/09/2021
Dauphin County Music & Wine Festival | Fort Hunter Mansion & Park

Fort Hunter Mansion and Park - Join us for the Dauphin County Jazz & Wine Festival at beautiful Fort Hunter Park as we welcome national, regional and local recording artists.

Built on a bluff overlooking the Susquehanna River, Fort Hunter Mansion and Park has served as a war fort, a hub for frontier commerce, and an exclusive private estate. Now preserved and open to the public, Fort Hunter Mansion and Park invites you to explore Pennsylvania's rich history.

08/30/2021
08/27/2021

Unfortunately movie night is cancelled, 8/27/21 due to inclement weather.

Be sure to come out this Friday for our last movie night! We will be showing Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse.t.ly/JcQk
08/24/2021

Be sure to come out this Friday for our last movie night! We will be showing Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse.

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Movie night has been extended! This Friday we are showing The Lion King(2019), next Friday Into the Spiderverse!

Check out our newly installed rain garden at 4th and Dauphin Playground! Please help us keep them clean so our community...
08/20/2021

Check out our newly installed rain garden at 4th and Dauphin Playground! Please help us keep them clean so our community can reap the benefits. Here's some information on how rain gardens can benefit our community. https://www.epa.gov/soakuptherain/soak-rain-rain-gardens

Check out our newly installed rain garden at 4th and Dauphin Playground! Please help us keep them clean so our community can reap the benefits. Here's some information on how rain gardens can benefit our community. https://www.epa.gov/soakuptherain/soak-rain-rain-gardens

We are so happy that we were able to update the 4th and Dauphin Park with new play equipment, basketball court, seating ...
08/19/2021

We are so happy that we were able to update the 4th and Dauphin Park with new play equipment, basketball court, seating areas, a porous parking lot, rain gardens, trees and trash & recycling bins!

Come out and enjoy the newly renovated park!
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When visiting our city parks, be sure to carry out your trash and properly dispose of it. Let's keep them clean and beau...
08/18/2021

When visiting our city parks, be sure to carry out your trash and properly dispose of it. Let's keep them clean and beautiful!

#LeaveNoTrash

When visiting our city parks, be sure to carry out your trash and properly dispose of it. Let's keep them clean and beautiful!

#LeaveNoTrash

Movie night has been extended! This Friday we are showing The Lion King(2019), next Friday Into the Spiderverse!
08/17/2021

Movie night has been extended! This Friday we are showing The Lion King(2019), next Friday Into the Spiderverse!

Movie night has been extended! This Friday we are showing The Lion King(2019), next Friday Into the Spiderverse!

08/13/2021

Due to the weather, today's movie night has been cancelled.

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08/10/2021

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Reminder: Our Parks, Recreation and Facilities Department has been giving out free traps to capture the spotted lanternfly. Residents needing one can pick it up at 123 Walnut Street, Suite 317 between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm Monday - Friday. While supplies last

How to create your own trap: t.ly/b1UL
Spotted Latternfly FAQs: t.ly/MHfb

Please Note: This Friday's movie has been changed to The Game Plan. We hope to see you there!
08/10/2021

Please Note: This Friday's movie has been changed to The Game Plan. We hope to see you there!

Please Note: This Friday's movie has been changed to The Game Plan. We hope to see you there!

Please join us at the Bandshell in Reservoir Park on June 25th at 8pm for a free Movie Night! Movie to be announced!
06/03/2021

Please join us at the Bandshell in Reservoir Park on June 25th at 8pm for a free Movie Night! Movie to be announced!

Please join us at the Bandshell in Reservoir Park on June 25th at 8pm for a free Movie Night! Movie to be announced!

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100 Concert Drive
Harrisburg, PA
17103

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There is a LOT of poison hemlock along riverfront and the greenbelt. Is there a plan to remove this?
On June 11, I requested a permit to remove a dead tree in front of my house. On July 1, I was told someone would look at my tree that day. I've yet to receive the permit or any further information about cost, whether granting the permit automatically grants no parking for the removal, or whether I needed to provide any other information. On Sunday, my new neighbor complained to my wife that a high wind could knock the tree over and cause damage to their house or car. I doubt that's the case, but that's not a good way to be introduced. I have a company lined up to remove the tree. I just need a permit.