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Riverfront Park, Harrisburg

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Riverfront Park is a public park in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania that spans beside the Susquehanna River.

The park runs parallel to the Susquehanna River between the shoreline and Front Street, from Vaughn Street at the north to Paxton Street at the south. It includes a concrete waterfront esplanade as well as greenspace on the riverbank first developed during the City Beautiful Movement in the early 20th Century. Riverfront Park offers picturesque views of the river, City Island, Wormleysburg and Blue Mountain in the distance. Riverfront Park is also part of the larger Capital Area Greenbelt and maintains bike lanes and paved paths. Along the park are many statues, memorials, a series of exercise pits, gardens, public art installations, and a Harrisburg Centennial time capsule. Special areas include the Sunken Gardens, gravesite of John Harris Sr., and Kunkel Memorial Plaza.
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  • Walk through Riverfront Park at sunset and enjoy the beautiful serenity that it offers. Cross to City Island via "Old Shaky" with beauty that stroll offers. 
    Walk through Riverfront Park at sunset and enjoy the beautiful serenity that it offers. Cross to City Island via "Old Shaky" with beauty that stroll offers.  more »
  • We walked for a very long time on the river, enjoying the water and the bridges and the geese and the groundhogs. 
    We walked for a very long time on the river, enjoying the water and the bridges and the geese and the groundhogs.  more »
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  • This is a lovely walk along Susquehanna River! We have walked it in Summer, Spring and Fall and each season comes with its own unique beauty!
  • This is a great walking/biking area. Dogs were welcome with clean up bags occasionally placed along the route. Very pretty view.

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