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City Island, Harrisburg

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City Island is a mile-long island in the Susquehanna River between Harrisburg and Wormleysburg, Pennsylvania in the United States. It is used mainly for leisure and sports activities. Its previous names have included Turkey Island, Maclay's Island, Forster's Island and Hargast Island.The island contains archaeological remains of the Susquehannocks and the Iroquois tribes, who at one time established settlements here. During the initial development of Harrisburg, the island was only able to be reached by boat, until 1817 when the Camelback Bridge, site of the present-day Market Street Bridge, was completed. In 1903, the Harrisburg Athletics professional baseball team arrived at the park, but the team later folded. By the 1980s, concerts were held in the old field that was left over, such as Metallica (July 12, 1989) and Grateful Dead (June 22, 1983 and June 23, 1984). However, major bands slowly stopped coming to Harrisburg when the amusement tax was created in 1982.The island is currently the site of FNB Field, the home of the Harrisburg Senators minor baseball team and the Skyline Sports Complex. The Sports Complex is the home of the Harrisburg City Islanders USL Professional Division soccer team and the Central Penn Piranha, a semi-professional football team which belongs to the North American Football League. It is open year-round to the public, and provides a multi-purpose sports field, sand volleyball courts, and a fitness center.
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  • Where else do you find a small island with a AA baseball field with mini golf? Had to stop and check out and even though we didn't watch the baseball game it seemed like a cool environment to watch. W...  more »
  • The ballpark is really nice but everything else was mostly closed and run down looking. Wasn't impressed overall but I did enjoy the stadium  more »
  • City Island really is a "must experience" place when in the Harrisburg area! SO MUCH to do on and see on this island and close by! You could easily make a day of it with all the things to do from catc...  more »