The Harrisburg Parks Department is in charge of all city parks including the community garden and dog park. 


City Parks

  • Ellis Larson Park - 507 E Maple Street
  • Hugh Robinson Park - 203 Prairie Street
  • Heartland Park - 503 Troy Avenue
  • Knights Crossing - 201 Almond Avenue 
  • Grand Gardens - 801 S Grand Avenue
  • Rover Range (Dog Park) - 805 Kent Street
  • Lions Park - 310 N Perry Lane
  • Central Park - 150 Columbia Street North


Park Map

Central Park Plans and Improvements



Community Activity Guide


The parks and recreation staff are committed to providing quality recreation and programming. Click the above link to view the 2023 activity guide. We welcome your feedback and input! 

Harrisburg Community Garden

Our community garden, Grand Gardens, brings a sense of small-town camaraderie to local gardeners. A large gardening area with 48 individual gardening plots is available to all Harrisburg residents for the price of $35.00 per plot. Garden plot applications are available at City Offices or may be downloaded here

Harrisburg Baseball

Baseball is big for all ages in Harrisburg. Information and applications can be found at

Tiger Softball Club ("TSC")

The Tiger Softball Club (TSC) is a non profit organization that specializes in providing competitive softball experiences for youth ages 5-16. TSC is dedicated to providing the youth of Harrisburg and surrounding communities enjoyable softball experiences with opportunities to compete and build skills.  Registration is available for the 8u teams 

The Harrisburg Park Board is an advisory board that meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the Liberty Elementary Board Room located at 200 E. Willow St. Below are the current Park Board members as well as their meeting minutes, ordinances, and plans:


Term Expiration Date

Alderman Maxwell (City Council Liaison)                


Scott Langerock


Lois McMahon (President)


Kristin Larson (Vice President)


Taylor Berg (Secretary)


Ryan Berg






Park Board Agendas

Park Board Meeting Minutes

Park Board Ordinances

Contact Information

Jason Thurston - Parks Supervisor

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Phone - (605) 743-5872

Chapter 6.06 - Municipal Park Ordinances