City Island Harrisburg ,PA 17110
Make the best of the summer with a trip to City Island Park, where grassy spaces, playgrounds and sports fields are just the beginning of the fun. Take a ride on the carousel or aboard the Civil War-themed miniature train, ride a paddlewheel boat up the river, play a round of miniature golf or just relax on the beach. Located in the middle of the Susquehanna River, accessible by car via the bridge from downtown, the island is also home to the Harrisburg Senators' home baseball field, Commerce Bank Park
Riverfront Park is a public park that runs parallel to the Susquehanna River between shoreline and Front Street, from Vaughn Street South to Paxton Street. The park is popular among locals and visitors for its spectacular views of the river, City Island, Wormleysburg, and Blue Mountain. The park offers year-round outdoor activities including exercise stations, bike lanes, and trails for joggers and hikers, and features the Walnut Street Bridge—a popular pedestrian walkway that connects Harrisburg’s downtown and Riverfront Park with City Island. Riverfront Park also hosts many of Harrisburg’s yearly festivals and events such as Kipona, American MusicFest, Woodstock Festival, and Harrisburg’s Gay Pride Festival.
Third and Division streets, Harrisburg PA 17110
Just north of Division Street nestled between Third and Green streets lies the most beautiful park in the city of Harrisburg. With its easily recognizable Japanese bridge and a sculpture entitled Dance of the Eternal Spring located in the center of the southern portion of the lake, it attracts both city residents and visitors to the area with its serene atmosphere and lush foliage. And if you read the inscription on the historical marker erected there, you’ll learn that this jewel was part of an overall plan initiated by the Harrisburg League of Municipal Improvements in 1901 called the City Beautiful Movement. The plan encompassed a public improvement program, which became a national model that – despite the ravages of urban deterioration in the ensuing 112 years – is still evident throughout the city.