Middle Paxton Township Parks & Recreation Survey

*This notice first appeared in the Fall/Winter 2021 Newsletter

Many municipalities offer workshop-style classes at their parks and recreation facilities for resident use. Examples of such include yoga, exercise, knitting, and seniors-focused programming.

The Township is interested in gauging residents’ interest and support in this, as well as looking for interested volunteers to lead these programs.

Please consider completing a short online survey that will help the Township determine if this idea is worth pursuing.

The survey can be found here.

The survey will be closed and no longer accept responses on or around 12/1/2021.

Fishing Creek Community Center Rentals Available.

Effective June 28, 2021, the Fishing Creek Community Center will once again be available for rental.  Please contact the Township office to reserve you date.  Rental forms are available on our website or by stopping by the Township office.  We are excited to now offer an air conditioned facility for your use.

2021 Pavilion Rentals Now Available

Pavilion rentals are now available at Hagy Park and Fishing Creek Community Center.  Please contact the Township office to reserve your date.  Rental applications are available on the website or by stopping by the Township office.  Please watch the website for any updates on the rental of the Fishing Creek Community Center.

Dauphin County Bureau of Registration and Elections has MOVED

PLEASE NOTE:  As of March 29, 2021 the Bureau of Registration and Elections is located at their new headquarters: 1251 South 28th Street, Harrisburg, PA  17111.  Their phone number remains (717) 780-6360 and mail will continue to be received at their PO Box 1295.  Mail can also be sent to their physical location address.

Clearing Your Driveway and Plow Back – Helpful Hint

The Township road crew is working to keep our roadways open and in safe condition.  In addition, everyone is working to clear their driveway.  If you place the snow you are clearing from your driveway on the right side when facing the street, it will greatly minimize the amount of snow that is placed on the end of your driveway when the crews do the plow back.  No one is trying to cause additional work for anyone.

Municipal Park Facilities – Suspension of Rentals for 2020

At the July 6th meeting of the Board of Supervisors, action was taken to suspend Fishing Creek Community Center and Hagy Park facility building use and pavilion rentals until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic mitigation requirements currently in place.

Dauphin Area Senior Transit – Change Effective August 1, 2020

Effective August 1, 2020 the Dauphin Area Senior Transit (D.A.S.T.) van will NOT run on Mondays.  The van will run Tuesday thru Friday from 8:00 AM until 3:30 PM.  Registration is done by contacting Rue Megonnell @ 717-921-2727 and rides are scheduled by contacting the Township office @ 717-921-8128 at least 24 hours in advance.

Recycling Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs and Batteries

We are all encouraged to recycle as much as possible.  If you have compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL) or batteries, check with the following businesses to see what their current policies are and if there are any fees associated with the service:

  • Batteries + Bulbs
  • Dauphin County Recycling Center
  • Home Depot
  • Lowes

Comcast Extends COVID-19 Response Policies

The following was received from Comcast:


Continues Commitment to No Disconnects or Late Fees, Keeping Business and Outdoor Xfinity WiFi Hotspots Open Nationally for Free, Giving Customers Unlimited Data, and 60 Days of Free Access for Low-Income Families through Internet Essentials


– April 27, 2020 – As shelter in place continues to be the norm and schools remain closed across the country, Comcast announced today it will extend its commitments for Xfinity customers through June 30 to help ensure students can finish out the school year from home and remain connected to the internet during the COVID-19 crisis. Originally announced on March 13, Comcast made the following commitments that will now be extended into the summer:

• No Disconnects and Waiving Late Fees: We will not disconnect a customer’s Xfinity Internet, Xfinity Mobile, or Xfinity Voice service, and we will waive late fees if they contact us and let us know that they can’t pay their bills during this period. Our care teams are available to offer flexible payment options or help find other solutions.

• Xfinity WiFi Free for Everyone: Xfinity WiFi hotspots in business and outdoor locations across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. For a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, visit www.xfinity.com/wifi.

• Pausing Our Data Plan: With so many people working and educating from home, we want our customers to access the internet without thinking about data plans. While the vast majority of our customers do not come close to using 1TB of data in a month, we are pausing our data plans to give all customers unlimited data for no additional charge.

• Internet Essentials: Internet Essentials is the nation’s largest and most comprehensive broadband adoption program. We are extending our offer of 60 days of complimentary service for new customers through June 30. Internet Essentials is normally available to all qualified low-income households for $9.95/month. For more information, visit www.internetessentials.com.

“These extended measures will continue to keep Americans safe and ensure that households are equipped for students to learn and stay informed at home as the nation copes with this unprecedented disruption to our daily lives,” said Dave Watson, Comcast Cable Chief Executive Officer. “Our services have never been more important, and we’re doing everything we can to keep people connected to the internet.”

For more information and updates from Comcast related to Coronavirus, visit: http://www.comcastcorporation.com/COVID-19/

Press Release – Coronavirus – Covid-19

Please review the attached press release which addresses the current limited operations of Middle Paxton Township.  Township parks include Hagy Park, Fishing Creek Community Center and Ibberson Park.  Please direct all questions or concerns to the Township office @ (717) 921-8128 or (717) 943-5131.


COVID-19 Letter