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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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  • We , (My wife and 4 year old ) enjoyed our one night stay at Crown Plaza Harrisburg all the more because of our few hours at City Island. We went on a very hot day in August - so hot , the local TV st...  more »
  • Family of 5 in our way to Hershey we slept on Hilton Harrisburg which was great and we looked for outdoor activity and found the city island on trip advisor. The Island in the middle of the river is b...  more »
  • Home to the Senators professional baseball players, City Island is far more than a ball park. Enjoy miniature golf along the riverside, ride the carousel or the train which circles the island. People ...  more »