Final Public Meeting About Development of Detweiler Park is Jan. 27

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The public discussion continues this week over the future of Detweiler Park in Middle Paxton Township.

Wednesday evening’s virtual meeting will be the last of four public hearings about what is upcoming for the park.

The 411 acres of fields, streams and woodlands became a public park in 2016 when the Detweiler family turned over the land to Dauphin County.

A $75,000 grant from the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources – plus $75,000 from Dauphin County Local Share Funds – will be used for planning development of the park.

The county funds are from the county's share of gaming revenue generated from Hollywood Casino at Penn National in East Hanover Township.

“We want residents to be proud of the parks and green spaces where they spend leisure time with friends and family,” Commissioner Chair Jeff Haste, who oversees county parks and recreation, said Monday. “And we want residents to have a say in what those areas look like. “

Wednesday’s meeting is 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and can be attended at

You can also participate via phone, by calling 442-447-5128 and using the ID 550 114 233#

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