Dauphin County opens 411-acre park

Written by Ben Allen, General Assignment Reporter | Jun 20, 2017 10:57 AM

Photo by Dauphin County

A ribbon is cut at the opening of Detweiler Park in Dauphin County.

(Harrisburg) -- A midstate county has opened a new 411 acre park - the largest one in the county.

County gaming grants and a state grant - combined, worth more than $1.5 million - paid for the land for Dauphin County's new Detweiler Park in Middle Paxton Township.

The Detweiler family - which once operated the Harrisburg Telegraph, WHP, and Stackpole Books - donated some of the land.

Dauphin County is planning to hold public meetings this year to come up with a master plan for the park.

It already has a farmhouse, seven miles of walking trails, and a fish hatchery.

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