Dauphin County Parks 100 Fort Hunter Road Harrisburg PA 17110 717-599-5188
Dauphin County Parks and Recreation 112 Market Street Harrisburg PA 17101 717-692-8150
Carlisle Parks and Recreation 415 Franklin Street Carlisle PA 17013 17.1 miles from Harrisburg 717-243-3318
York County Parks 400 Mundis Race Road York PA 17406 20.1 miles from Harrisburg 717-840-7440
Lebanon County Parks 400 South 8th Street Lebanon PA 17042 24.6 miles from Harrisburg 717-274-2801
Manheim Parks and Recreation 504 East Adele Avenue Manheim PA 17545 27.1 miles from Harrisburg 717-664-7506
Manheim Township Parks and Recreation 1241 Lititz Pike Lancaster PA 17601 34.1 miles from Harrisburg 717-290-7180
Lancaster County Parks 1050 Rockford Road Lancaster PA 17602 35.6 miles from Harrisburg 717-299-8215
Franklin County Parks 37 South Main Street Chambersburg PA 17201 47.3 miles from Harrisburg 866-646-8060
Berks County Parks 1102 Red Bridge Road Reading PA 19605 48.1 miles from Harrisburg 610-374-8839
A parks department is responsible for maintaining and managing local, state or regional parks. Public parks and recreational lands all need oversight to ensure that the properties are maintained and kept safe for citizens to use. A parks department is responsible for all activities and operations at park properties.
There are parks departments at the local, state, and federal levels. This department also oversees certain sporting events in addition to its maintenance responsibilities. In some jurisdictions, the department is responsible for operating programs such as fitness and exercise classes, sports leagues, nature walks, bicycle trails, environmental programs, and research programs. A parks department may also be responsible for some youth training and education programs.