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Department of Parks, Recreation and Facilities

About Us

The City of Harrisburg is rich in parks, playgrounds and other green space.  The Trust for Public Lands indicates that 96% of the residents of Harrisburg live within a ten-minute walk of a park.  Harrisburg’s large and diverse parks and recreation system, surrounded by the Capital Area Greenbelt, provides something for everyone.  The Greenbelt is a 20-mile trail loop through and around Harrisburg.  It passes along the Susquehanna River through Riverfront Park, through wooded, residential and urban areas and scenic parks, including Reservoir Park and Wildwood Park.

The goal of the City of Harrisburg Department of Parks, Recreation and Facilities is to ensure that the city’s 25 parks and playgrounds and two swimming pools remain attractive and inviting for public use. The Department is also responsible for maintenance and upkeep for the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. City Government Center, the Public Safety Building and various other buildings and facilities in the city.


Coming Soon – Chutes and Ladders Playground

Park with bridge


123 Walnut Street, Suite 317

Harrisburg, PA 17101



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Parks and Recreation is offering free movie nights at the Reservoir Park, Bandshell.  This is a family-oriented event. We are asking everyone to make sure to keep the park clean. If you have trash, make sure the trash gets into a trash container


Location: Reservoir Park, Band Shell

Movie Starts: 8:00pm


June 30 – Encanto
July 7 – Remember The Titans
July 14 – Clifford
July 21 – Spider Man Into The Spiderverse
July 28 – Space Jam: A New Legacy
August 4 – Annie
August 11 – Minions
August 18 – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Please Bring Your Own:

  • Blankets/Chair
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Paper Towels
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Bug Spray

    Other Things to Remember:

    • Portable Toilets are available onsite
    • No Smoking
    • No Alcohol
    • Cell Phones should be on vibrate during the movie


    Markets St & Walnut St entrances and exit will be open for the entire event. Vehicles entering at the State entrance will all turn right at Reservoir Drive. Parking is avaiable in the Band Shell Parking lot, rear by the Civil War and other designated location by staff.

    Paxtang & Concert Drive will be closed at 7:00pm. Vehicles entering from Market St after 7pm will have to park at the Civil War Museum rear or enter at one of the above listed entrances.