Fort Hunter Park contains two picnic pavilions, which are ideal for family picnics or barbecues with plenty of parking and public restrooms. They can be reserved or used on a first come, first served basis. One is located on the west side of Front Street, close to the Susquehanna River, the other is on the east side of Front Street, near the Centennial Barn.
The pavilions are rented only between 8 a.m. and dusk. Payment of fees constitutes application for reservation, phone reservations are not accepted. A mandatory security deposit of $100 must be paid to insure that pavilions are returned in good condition. Deposits will be returned as long as no damages are incurred to Park facilities. Alcohol and amplified music are not permitted in the Park. Cooking may only be done in the grills and fireplaces provided at the pavilion sites.
Dauphin County Parks and Recreation, in partnership with Facilitron, offers an online facility rental system designed to:
- Make the reservation process easier including online payment
- Access photos and facility descriptions
- See facility availability in real-time
- Provide a positive user experience for all
Although the process of requesting/approval/management of facility use is now digital, what’s implemented on Facilitron, remains the same as dictated by Dauphin County Parks & Recreation’s policies on facility use. Fort Hunter administrative staff makes final decisions on all facility use requests.
The only way to check a date or to request use of a facility is by creating a Facilitron account and submitting a request online. Please click HERE for an introduction to placing a request. If you need any assistance setting up an account and/or in submitting a facility use request, you can contact Facilitron directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling them at: 800-272-2962 ext 1.
Payment options include major credit cards, checks, ACH/eCheck, and Paypal. Cash payments are not accepted.