Eagle Scout Projects
Over the years, numerous boy scouts have completed beautification and structural improvement projects for the enjoyment of residents and visitors while earning their Eagle Scout rank.
Veterans Park Bandstand & Gazebo
Eagle Scout candidate Blake Robinson, a Life Scout with Troop 198 and life-long Harrisburg resident, is constructing a gazebo/bandstand behind Town Hall in Veterans Park. The structure will be virtually maintenance-free with stairs and a ramp for ADA accessibility.
Blake is working with the Town Center developer and local contractors, but is in need of additional financial donations to cover costs of materials. Donate through GoFundMe or email Blake directly at email@example.com.
Harrisburg Park Fitness Station
Eagle Scout candidate Brandon Romeo has just finished constructing a fitness station in Harrisburg Park. The park has two mulit-sport fields surrounded by a track. The park and track are used by countless individuals on a daily basis, and is especially welcoming to fitness seekers. In addition to individuals, the park is home to many exercise groups, such as F3 and FIA, groups that would use and benefit from a fitness station. The fitness station will include a “cube” of pull-up bars, two sit-up benches, two push-up bars, and a balance beam. A plastic playground border will surround the area and the ground will be layered with mulch.
Scout projects on record with the Parks & Recreation Dept. are recognized below.
- Samuel Ross, from Troop 38, contructed four Little Free Libraries located at: Harrisburg Town Hall, Harrisburg Farmer's Market, Pharr Mill Road Park, and Stallings Road Park (completed July 2016).
- Andrew Jaynes planted 51 Yoshino cherry trees at Stallings Road Park.
- Zachary Carey built an air-conditioned, four-person ticket booth at Harrisburg Park.
- Luke Tucker addressed drainage issues and planted shade trees at the Pharr Mill Road Park playground.
- Kyle Tucker identified and marked off four routes of varying distances to create the Town Center Fitness Trails, all using existing sidewalks.
- Zach Marlow made the Harrisburg Park playground gazebo handicap-accessible by installing a sidewalk. He also installed a picnic area with handicap accessible picnic benches beside the concession stand.
- Joey Bissonnette planted 15-20 trees in the Farmers Market parking lot.
- Dustin Grooms built the first "Welcome to Harrisburg" sign on Hwy. 49 South at the Cabarrus County line.