March 22, 2018 

HARRISBURG – Four parks in the City of Harrisburg are now closed through September 2018 due to construction work that will lead to significant improvements of the parks in a collaborative effort between the City of Harrisburg’s Parks & Recreation Department and Capital Region Water.

The parks that are closed include:

  1. Cloverly Heights Playground, 1204 Rolleston St.
  2. Penn Sayford, 1321 Penn St.
  3. Norwood & Holly Playground, 210 Norwood St.
  4. Royal Terrace, 1200 King St.

Residents are advised to avoid these parks until further notice from the City of Harrisburg. Parents/Guardians are requested to alert children that the parks are closed and ensure they do not enter the area.  The City will strictly enforce trespassing ordinances during the closures to protect public safety.

Streets near parks also may be closed during the work periods, and the City will alert the public at least 24 hours in advance.

Please contact 311 or [email protected] with questions.

The City of Harrisburg, Parks & Recreation and Capital Region Water are working together to improve the City of Harrisburg Parks & Playgrounds. The project is funded by Capital Region Water, Department of Conservation and Natural Resource, The Department of Community and Economic Development and Impact Harrisburg to address issues discovered in a 2015 audit of the city’s playgrounds.

ADA accessibility issues will be addressed at each of the parks. The basketball courts at Royal Terrace and Cloverly Heights also will be improved to make them more environmentally friendly.

For more information, contact Joyce M. Davis, Director of Communications, City of Harrisburg at

[email protected], or call 717 255 3015.



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Capital Region Water and The City of Harrisburg recently posted the Select Playground/Park Renovation Project on PennBid ( The project involves the complete renovation of 4 parks/playgrounds in the city of Harrisburg. The parks and playgrounds are located at the following sites: Royal Terrace, Penn & Sayford, Cloverly Heights, and Norwood & Holly.
Bidders may submit bids on one, two, three or all four parks!
We will be holding a pre-bid meeting at 10am on Wednesday, November 29th at Capital Region Water’s conference room located at: 100 Pine Dr., Harrisburg, PA. Although the pre-bid meeting is not mandatory, it is strongly encouraged that interested bidders are present.
Please submit any questions that you may have through PennBid.
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Parks and Recreation Seeks Public Input On City Pools

The Bureau of Parks and Recreation is seeking public input in regards to the recently completed swimming pool feasibility study. Input can be made simply by leaving a response in the comments section of this post or shared by emailing [email protected]

Here is a list of general questions:
  1. What would you like to see at Jackson Lick and Penn National Pool?
  2. How important are the pools to you and your family?
  3. What will make our pools attractive to you?


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