City Island in Harrisburg offers a full day of classic fun for locals and visitors alike including baseball games, riverboat rides, and panoramic views of Harrisburg. This island is a little piece of Americana pie that’s reminiscent of days past and the memories you cherished as a kid – something you’ll want to share with your kids today!
Between the post-game fireworks and free fan giveaways, the unique location of this ballpark provides beautiful city views and refreshing river breezes. In the spring and summer, thousands of fans young and old root, root, root for the Harrisburg Senators, AA affiliate of the Washington Nationals, from their island baseball diamond. Watch the players take the field while you nosh on classic ballpark concessions like popcorn, hot dogs, cotton candy, and Cracker Jacks, and new favorites like Arooga’s hot wings. On the seventh inning stretch, take the little leaguers down to the Kids Zone which boasts a large collection of inflatables and games!
The red and white Pride of the Susquehanna Riverboat can always catch your eye as it cruises along Harrisburg’s riverfront. It's one of six remaining authentic paddlewheel vessels in the country and a true treat for its passengers. Launching from City Island, the Pride welcomes you aboard for daily 45-minute sightseeing tours with 360-degree photo ops of the Susquehanna, Harrisburg, its bridges, and the Island! At night you'll find the Pride shining bright, hosting dinner cruises, taking sunset sails, and throwing happy hour parties before moonlight floats down the river. On Saturday mornings, the Pride becomes a floating classroom with the Susquehanna River School, a 75-minute cruise that teaches kids and adults about the ecology and history of the Susquehanna River! No matter how you experience the Pride, there’s nothing like putting your elbows on the railing and watching the water churn as you float around and soak up a great day.
Fun is on par at Water Golf, a beautifully landscaped 18-hole miniature golf course perfect for friendly competition and panoramic views of the sunset over the Susquehanna River. The championship-style green is filled with unique and challenging holes, water hazards, sloping greens, and waterfalls that young and old and novice and experienced golfers can enjoy. The 60-foot walking bridge that connects two scenic bluffs is a perfect spot for a photo op. When you’re finished, have the losing team buy everyone a hand-dipped Turkey Hill Ice Cream cone!
If you're looking for a cool spot to catch a Susquehanna River sunset, view the Capital City skyline, listen to live music, test your curling skills, and sip craft beer or spirits, Harrisburg Beach Club on City Island is calling your name. Hungry? The Harrisburg Beach Club Food Truck serves up menu items like Island Wings & Fries and Bourbon Smash Burgers.
Located next to Water Golf, the outdoor waterfront venue can stay open most of the year thanks to pop-up igloos, a heated tent, and fire pits. The venue is family and pet-friendly. (Please keep your pup on a leash at all times.)
All aboard! While City Island is small enough to walk around, hand-in-hand, you can kick back and see it all from the City Island Railroad. This a miniature version of a Civil War-era steam train takes visitors on a scenic tour around the island. Between the train station and the ballpark, you'll find a beautiful antique Carousel whose painted ponies and quintessential music will transport you back to your childhood.
Parking is free in the North Lot (the lot closest to the Stadium, between Market St. and the Walnut St. Bridge) on weekends and after 11 AM daily, Monday-Friday for City Island patrons. *For holidays, select special events, and when the Harrisburg Senators are playing, the cost is $5 per car.