About Us

Parks Maintenance is responsible for the maintenance of land throughout the city. They maintain the grounds at all, major parks and athletic complexes, and oversee contractors at 26 additional parks.

Core services include but are not limited too:


  • Removal and trimming of street tree in the city right-of-way and throughout the parks
  • Storm damage cleanup

Parks & Community Centers

  • Mowing of turf and ball fields
  • Trash removal
  • Debris cleanup
  • Snow plowing
  • Tree removal and trimming


  • Turf installation
  • Installing and maintaining planting beds
  • Shrub and bush trimming

Sport Field Maintenance

  • Baseball/Softball field dragging/rebuilding
  • Aeration
  • Fertilizing
  • Mowing
  • Weed control
  • Over seeding

Trash Pick-up

  • Outside of Community Centers and in the Parks
  • The Towpath Trail through downtown
  • Downtown at the Train station, Cascade Plaza, and Civic Mall

Special Events

  • Banners on downtown walking bridges
  • Downtown Christmas decorations

Contact Us

1820 Paxton St.
Harrisburg, PA 17103
Phone: 311
Email: mreplogle@cityofhbg.com

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a permit to hold an event at a park?

Yes. Please fill out the 2015 Park Permit application online by clicking here.

Can I cut down a tree in the park?

No. If you see a tree that seems dangerous and ready to fall please report it by dialing 3-1-1.

The restroom at the park is in need of repair or cleaning. Who takes care of this?

The Parks Maintenance Staff maintains all restroom facilities located in our parks.  The restrooms are cleaned and checked daily.  If you see something broken, lighting that does not work, overflowing trash cans or any other issue that needs attention, please contact 3-1-1 and the issue will be documented and brought to our attention for remediation.