PARKING: Street cleaning has been cancelled. Parking enforcement will not occur in designated street cleaning areas. All other parking rules remain in effect.

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Harrisburg is a town with a rich history that spans more than 200 years. As the capital of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, we attract thousands of people to our city to live, work and play. Our city is in the midst a great economic recovery.  There is a palpable optimism on our streets as new businesses open, new residents move in and Harrisburg regains its stature as one of the premiere capitals of our nation.

Our city is on the move. Our future will be even greater than our past!

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    The City of Harrisburg endeavors to be a community balancing the preservation of our historic buildings, strong neighborhoods, and environmental assets with an accommodation for social, cultural, and economic growth and development that improves the quality of life for residents, businesses, commuters, and visitors by adopting a new Comprehensive Plan.


    The City Hall Beautiful Fund overseen by the Foundation For Enhancing Communities is a fully tax deductible fund aimed at enhancing the interior and exterior of the MLK Gov’t Center.

    Businesses or individuals interested in donating to the fund can make a tax deductible donation by  sending a check to: The Foundation for Enhancing Communities, 200 North Third Street, P. O. Box 678, Harrisburg, PA 17108-0678.

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    The City of Harrisburg is currently conducting two initiatives to maintain and beautify our parks and playgrounds. The Adopt-A-Park and Parks Survery initiatives are an attempt to reform and maintain the aesthetics and usability of our various parks and playgrounds with the intent of introducing beautification and monumental grandeur in our city.

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    Street Name: WALNUT STREET       Street Closure Map From: N COURT STREET To: N 2ND STREET Date/Time from: 1/6/2016 – 6:00 PM (18:00) Date/Time to: 1/31/2016 – 5:00 AM (05:00) Type of Closure: PARTIAL CLOSURE – RIGHT TURN AND CENTER LANES WILL BE CLOSED Closure Info: DANELLA LINE SERVICES (610-937-4402) WILL BE DIGGING IN THE CENTERRead more →


    Mayor Eric Papenfuse invites citizens to participate in the development of Harrisburg’s Original Year 2016 Annual Action Plan for funding housing and community development entitlement programs. The funding programs include:  Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program – $1,996,366 (estimated) HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program – $481,295 (estimated)  Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program – $160,887 (estimated) TheRead more →

  • Get On Board for Farm Show Week!

    Get On Board for Farm Show Week!

    It’s time again for the Pennsylvania Farm Show! A complete schedule of events is available at the PA Farm Show website. PSECU, PennAg Industries and Capital Area Transit (CAT) will again provide free transportation to and from the Farm Show Complex over lunch time. New for this year – No bus pass is required!  JustRead more →

  • Regional Youth Forum on Violence – 6:30 p.m. Thursday at John Harris High

    Regional Youth Forum on Violence – 6:30 p.m. Thursday at John Harris High

    CITY OF HARRISBURG HOSTS FIRST IN SERIES OF REGIONAL YOUTH TOWN HALLS ON VIOLENCE  Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse and Chief Thomas Carter are collaborating with Superintendent Dr. Sybil Knight Burney and the Harrisburg School District to host the first in a series of regional Youth Town Halls on Violence at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7,Read more →


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