Special Events


The Recreation Department offers a variety of special events throughout the year. Affiliating your company with events held in a local park is a great opportunity!  See the links below for more information in partnering with Hampden Township Parks and Recreation in one of our sponsorship tiers!

Breakfast with the Bunny

This family event will be held in the Armitage Meeting Room at Armitage Golf Course. Each child will have an opportunity to get a picture with the Easter Bunny and will receive a surprise gift.

Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis and will begin on March 3rd at 8 a.m. The Recreation Department will attempt to accommodate requests to be seated with a large party

The cost is $12 per person. A no breakfast fee of $5 is available for children 2 years of age and younger.

Register online or call 761-4951.

Easter Egg Hunt

This event takes place on Saturday, April 8 beginning at 10 a.m. on soccer fields 5 and 6 in Hampden Park (behind tennis courts).  Participants should park in the pool parking lot.  The hunt is open to all Township children, 2 to 8 years of age.  The event is rain or shine and will start promptly at 10 a.m.

Community Yard Sale

There will be a community yard sale behind the Good Hope Fire Station on April 8, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.  If you're interested in obtaining a spot, please fill out the form and turn in to the Recreation Department. 

Fun Food Fest and Fireworks Display

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Fun Food Fest will be taking over the Hampden Park and Pool Complex on July 8th, 2017. There will be a DJ taking requests and playing games at Hampden Pool from 1-4 p.m. (Membership or paid daily admission required) A variety of food trucks will be ready to serve food at 4 p.m. The Greater Harrisburg Concert Band returns for another popular free park concert from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. The Luv Gods will be making their Hampden Township Parks and Rec debut and performing a three hour free park concert from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. The evening will be capped off with a professional firework display. The pool will be open until the conclusion of the fireworks. Come spend the day at the park and listen to some great music, go for an evening swim, try some great grub and enjoy an evening of fireworks!

Visit the Fun Food Fest page for updates on Entertainment, Food Trucks and Sponsors!

Creekview Family Fun Night

Creekview Family Fun Night will be on Friday August 4, 2017.  You and your family have enjoyed Creekview Family Fun Night for many years. Activities will begin at 6:00 p.m. and end around 9:00 p.m.  Activities will include carnival games, inflatables, face painting, temporary tatoos, trackless train rides, pony rides, photo booth entertainment, and more!

Vendors and community groups interested in participating in our Creekview Family Fun Night in 2017, please contact sminnich@hampdentownship.us.

Splash n' Dash Kid's Triathlon

August 12, 2017      8 a.m. Registration       9 a.m. Start of Race

This event will consist of swimming, biking and running at our Hampden Park and Pool Complex.  Participants will receive a bib, but the event will not be officially timed.  It is a great opportunity for kids to get out and have some fun, while staying active and  healthy!

Ages 5-8: Swim 25 meters, Bike 1 mile, run 1/2 mile

Ages 9-11: Swim 50 meters, Bike 2 miles, run 1 mile

Ages 12-14: Swim 100 meters, Bike 4 miles, run 1 1/2 miles

Fee is $25 prior to August 1, and $35 after August 1 (not guaranteed a T-Shirt)

2017 Splash n' Dash registration form

Hampden Park Movie Night, Featuring Moana

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Join us on Saturday, August 19 for a free park movie under the stars, featuring Disney's Moana.  Bring a snack, or stop by the concession stand for some popcorn or a late night pizza.