THE HALLOWEEN HOOTENANNY HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE WEATHER.
Possibility Place was the first playground of its kind in the Harrisburg area. It is a very unique playground because it is accessible to those individuals with physical disabilities. The inclusive environment allows children with disabilities play with their nondisabled peers.
Possiblity Place includes 5 foot wide ramps, high and low monkey bars and rings, and a poured rubber groundcover that wheelchairs and walkers can easily maneuver around.
Possibility Place was designed by Leathers and Associates from Ithaca, New York, and built by 1,500 volunteers. The playground opened to the public on Saturday, August 12, 2006.
The playground is located at the intersection of Nyes Road and Heatherfield Way in George Park in Lower Paxton Township.
DIRECTIONS TO POSSIBILITY PLACE:
Get off at the Paxtonia Exit. Follow the exit ramp around to the right. Go straight through the first stop light (you will see a Burger King and a Karns on the left). Proceed to the next stoplight and turn left. Go to the next stoplight and turn right onto Nyes Road. You'll pass a Doctor's office on the left and baseball fields on the right. The driveway to the park is shortly after the baseball fields on the right. Turn right onto the driveway.
From I-81 South:
Get off at the Linglestown/Paxtonia Exit. Turn left at the top of the exit ramp.Go straight through the first stop light (you will see a Burger King and a Karns on the left). Proceed to the next stoplight and turn left. Go to the next stoplight and turn right onto Nyes Road. You'll pass a Doctor's office on the left and baseball fields on the right. The driveway to the park is shortly after the baseball fields on the right. Turn right onto the driveway.
From Derry Street:
Turn Left onto Nyes Road. Follow Nyes Road for a few miles. You will pass several residential neighborhoods on both sides of the street. You will come upon Heatherfield Way on the right. There will be a driveway lined with trees on the left. Turn left onto that driveway (that is the entrance to the park). If you get to Paxtonia Elementary, you've gone too far.
The third annual Halloween Hootenanny will be held on Saturday, (Rain Date - October 24th) from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Trick-or-Treating on the playground will occur at 3:00 p.m. If you are interested in helping to plan this event, please contact a board member and/or come to the planning meeting on September 30, 2009, at Atlanta Bread Company (Paxton Towne Center) at 6:00 p.m.
Yes! Fenceposts, pavers, and other playground components are still for sale. Please see the contribute page for more information.
Please note the new parking signs at Possibility Place. You must park in the parking lot. Failure to do this may result in a parking ticket.
The pavilion has been built. For information about reserving it, please contact Lower Paxton Township Parks and Recreation at 717-657-5635.
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