Parks · Public Involvement

Check out some features in Boiling Springs!

Those of you who have been following this blog might remember that on July 15, 2016, I published some information about our Community Engagement Plan for Boiling Springs and gave you the link to the Facebook page.  I’d like to now share with you a maps showing some of the special features in Boiling Springs. … Continue reading Check out some features in Boiling Springs!

City Beautiful Movement · Greenbelt · Parks · Public Involvement

The Harrisburg City Beautiful Movement and the Capital Area Greenbelt

The City Beautiful Movement arrived in Harrisburg in 1900. During the nineteenth century, sewage and trash were dumped directly into the Susquehanna River. Water was then pumped out of the Susquehanna into people’s homes. Typhoid was wide-spread throughout the City. Through the City Beautiful Movement, Harrisburg issued bonds to create a riverfront park. Today the… Continue reading The Harrisburg City Beautiful Movement and the Capital Area Greenbelt

Historic Preservation · Parks

Community Engagement Plan for Preserving the Boiling Springs Historic District

The Boiling Springs Historical Society wishes to develop and implement a plan to prioritize preservation projects in the Boiling Springs Historic District (BSHD).  The BSHD includes the man-made Children’s Lake, the dam retaining the lake, the nineteenth century trail system (which is now part of the Appalachian Trail), the nineteenth century village that grew up… Continue reading Community Engagement Plan for Preserving the Boiling Springs Historic District

Parks · Sustainable Communities

The Importance of Parks in Sustainable Communities

We’re interested in knowing how you think your community does or could benefit from parks.  The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources discusses the benefits of parks to sustainable communities.  They note that community parks are correlated with better health, less crime, greater social connections, and even increased test scores for school children.  In addition,… Continue reading The Importance of Parks in Sustainable Communities