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You are invited to be a part of the design process by telling us how you use Reservoir Park, and what you would like to see happen to make Reservoir Park better.

Your thoughts about the park, and other recreational opportunities are vital to the planning process. The park master plan will consider major goals such as:

  • Increase overall use of the park.
  • Strive to create both short-term and long-term successes in the park.
  • Attract a wider and more diverse cross section of park users than currently frequents the park.
  • Build new and lasting park user group constituencies.
  • Create reasons to return to Reservoir Park again and again.
  • Reestablish Reservoir Park as a source of pride for the community and City.
  • Respect the maintenance capacity of the City while making maintenance of the new Reservoir Park landscape a priority.
  • Revitalize the park into a facility that is functional, environmentally appropriate and beautiful.


The City of Harrisburg is creating a new master plan for Reservoir Park, one of the City’s most scenic and prominent park sites. The eleven month process will examine ways to reinvigorate the park through site improvements and the creation of public / private partnerships.

Schedule of Events

Study Committee #6
Wednesday, Jun 28, 2017 6-7:30 PM
EOC room, 2nd Floor, City Hall
Final Plan Review

Public Meeting #4
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 6-8:00 PM
Final Plan Presentation

News & Updates


We would like to acknowledge and express our thanks to the following people for their contributions in producing this Master Plan.

Project Lead

The city has retained the firm of H. Edward Black & Associates, Landscape Architects and Engineers of Harrisburg to lead the study team.

Study Team

Simone Collins Landscape Architecture of Norristown, PA

Urban Partners – Market Analysis’s from Philadelphia

Patrick Stasio, a Certified Parks and Recreation Practitioner.

Project Steering Committee

Brenda Barrett

Lorraine E. Calien

DeAndra Chatman

Carl Dickson

Keyla J. Evans

Destini Hodges

Evelyn Hunt

Geoff Knight

Claude Phipps

Scott Shepler

Pastor Ricardo Volcy