Parks & Recreation




Mission Statement:

"Dedicated to Making a Great Community"

We are committed to providing safe and inviting parks and facilities, meeting current and future community needs through meaningful and diverse recreational programs, cultural activities and services.

 About Us:

Harrisburg Parks & Recreation Department and youth sports programs have a long-standing tradition of strong community support and volunteerism. In the early 1990s, volunteers with the Harrisburg Youth Association (HYA) consolidated all local youth sport leagues under HYA with major sponsorships from Land O' Frost and Dick's Sporting Goods. Over time, league participation grew beyond the capabilities of an all-volunteer staff. Harrisburg Parks & Recreation Department was created to meet the growing community need for organized recreational and athletic programs. Today, the Department serves more than 3,500 adults and children from Harrisburg and neighboring communities enrolled in year-round sports leagues, recreational sports like tennis and running and special programs like summer camp, Zumba, karate and more. The Department also hosts over a dozen family events throughout the year, including community concerts, Movies in the Park and holiday events.

Several of the current members of Harrisburg Town Council were instrumental in the creation of HYA, including Mayor Steve Sciascia and Councilwoman Benita Conrad. Harrisburg Youth Association continues to operate as a 501 (c) (3) under town management as a fundraising organization to support and expand recreational opportunities in Harrisburg and has recently been renamed Harrisburg Community and Youth Association (HCYA).

View Parks & Recreation Master Plan

View the Harrisburg Parks & Recreation Director's update to Town Council (First Quarter 2017)

Project Updates  - Learn About Projects that are being worked on in Your Parks!

2018 Special Events

Harrisburg Parks & Recreation Office

P.O. Box 100
4100 Main St., Ste. 103,
Harrisburg, NC 28075 
Phone: 704-455-PARK (7275)
Fax: 704-455-1416

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Daniel Stines, Parks & Recreation Director



Shawn Marble, Recreation Programs Manager

Adam Abernathy, Park Superintendent


Mike Kirby, Recreation Coordinator

 Erin Kegley, Recreation Coordinator

Daniel Vestal, Administrative Support Specialist

Dale Freeman, Parks Supervisor

Park Staff:

Garrison Quay

Chad Thinnes

Clint Collins

Jeff Boyer