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Harrisburg to open Jackson Lick pool this weekend, announces summer youth programs

Jackson Lick pool. File photo.

Harrisburg is ready to make a splash this weekend.

The city announced that its Jackson Lick pool is set to open for the summer on Saturday, June 11.

The pool will be open weekly from Tuesday through Sunday, from 12 to 6 p.m.

On July 20, the city plans to hold a community day for residents with free admission to the pool.

Hall Manor pool will be closed for the summer. However, Mayor Wanda Williams recently announced her proposed plan to replace the aging pool with a water park and splash pad, funded with federal American Rescue Plan money. Harrisburg City Council will need to vote on the proposal.

Also this summer, Harrisburg has several other youth events lined up.

“The city’s Parks and Recreation Department strives to engage and educate as many of the city’s youth as possible while providing a safe environment to build both relationship and life skills,” said Parks and Recreation Director Dave Baker.

From June 13 to Aug. 5, children ages 6 to 17 can participate in free day programs at local parks. The program, which runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., will include activities such as sports, arts and crafts and field trips. Activities will take place at Reservoir Park, 4th & Emerald Playground, Cloverly Playground, 7th & Radnor Park, Sunshine Park and Wilson Park. There will also be an evening program from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. at the ball field at the 7th & Radnor park on Monday through Thursday.

The city will also host a free tennis camp for children and teens, 7 to 17 years old, from June 13 to Aug. 12. The lessons will take place on Monday through Friday at Sunshine Park and the John Harris tennis courts.

To register for summer programs in Harrisburg, call 717-232-3017 or click here. For more information, visit the city’s website.


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