Dauphin County Parks
Parks & Recreation
Tavern House in Fort Hunter Park
100 Fort Hunter Road
Harrisburg PA 17110
Phone: (717) 599-5188
Explore Dauphin County!
is a county in Pennsylvania and is one of the three counties
comprising the Harrisburg�Carlisle Metropolitan Statistical
Area. As of 2004, the population was estimated at 253,282. The
county includes the city of Harrisburg, which has served as the
state capital since 1812.
Dauphin County was created on March 4, 1785,
from part of Lancaster County and was named after Louis-Joseph,
Dauphin of France the first son of Louis XVI. Louis-Joseph's title
of Dauphin signified that he was the heir apparent to the throne
of France. The county seat is Harrisburg.
Hours of Operation:
Mon. through Fri. from
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
We are host to a diversity of natural,
historic and cultural resources. The County's Parks and Recreation
Department provides people of all ages the opportunity to learn
about and enjoy our community. The Dauphin County Park system
includes seven areas, the Community Gardens, Fort Hunter Park,
Fort Hunter Conservancy, Henninger Bridge, Lykens Glen Park,
Wiconisco Creek Park, and Wildwood Lake Sanctuary.
Check out what they have to offer!
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