Riverfront Park

Riverfront Park, Harrisburg: Address, Riverfront Park Reviews: 4.5/5

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TFopinion
Pennsylvania602 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
While visiting the Whittaker Center on a recent Saturday, we walked the several blocks to Riverfront Park to check it out. We were pleasantly surprised by the coolness of the walking paths, footbridge to City Island and the overall convenience of the park to the city. Seemed friendly, safe for walkers, joggers and bikers alike. Watch your step by the path right by the water as there are no railings.
Written August 21, 2021
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Justin W
York, PA4,426 contributions
Jul 2020 • Solo
I try to walk here whenever I get to City Island. Both the Market Street bridge and Walnut Street bridge connect Riverfront Park to City Island. It offers great views of both the river and City Island. The Capital Complex is also just a short walk from Riverfront.
Written July 28, 2020
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DLP
New Jersey1,738 contributions
Apr 2021
It is a nice long walk along the river which is very peaceful and tranquil. Some statues and murals along the way and even a nice garden with a gazebo. There is a path right next to the river or one at street level. Either one is pleasant
Written April 27, 2021
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Thomas C
4 contributions
May 2018
Improved maintenance, plantings and river views make this a pleasant stroll that you can take at your own pace. Let's not pretend there's anything spectacular, awe-inspiring or even breath-taking about the vistas, but most of the views of the West Shore are serene. The grazing geese have left behind fecal tokens of their esteem, but it's easy to avoid if you don't drift off into daydreams, sleep-walking or distracting cell phone conversations. You must share the walkway with bicyclists, so don't weave, bob or stray too much. (The geese won't like that either and may punish you!)
Written May 29, 2018
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quantum99
Harrisburg76 contributions
Sep 2014 • Solo
A nice spot of greenery with beautiful trees offering a lovely view of a pretty river, all in the city. Beautiful buildings line the street along the park and river with great views. Is very nice year-round.
Is a very narrow park, several miles long but just 10 yards wide in the northern section. Has a good paved walking trail.
Plenty of park-goers in daylight hours, but pretty empty at night.
Be careful at nighttime as crime in the city is bad, including in the park : muggings and assaults, including a stabbing murder in november of '14.
Written November 4, 2014
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Irene S
Cherry Hill, NJ107 contributions
Oct 2020
My daughter and I walked a mile or two along the river and it was really a nice walk. We didn't go to the island, but they have mini golf and other fun things to do on the island.
Written October 29, 2020
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The Sushi Guy 🍣
Long Island, NY13,266 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
This is a great park on the Susquehanna River in Harrisburg. Nice scenic place to take a walk. Neighborhood is seedy after dark.
Written April 14, 2018
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s3cr3t
Harrisburg, PA34 contributions
Mar 2017 • Family
Depending on my mood or state of stress I'll come here and let the children burn some energy while I'll sit and take it all in. Water is very calming and therapeutic for me and the children like it as well so its a win win situation for us.
Written April 1, 2017
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norgeva
St. Petersburg, Russia1,051 contributions
Aug 2016 • Solo
This is a really good park. It's great for walking or jogging. The view of the river here at sunset is superb!
Written August 22, 2016
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sacammack
Harrisburg, PA183 contributions
Apr 2016
This is one of my favorite places in Harrisburg for just about everything. Perfect for biking, walking, running, having a picnic, watching strange activities like tight rope walking, or just enjoying a great view!
Written April 4, 2016
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