In 1983, the late Henry Logan and surviving trustees of the Logan Estate granted twenty-three acres of land, formerly know as “Hurricane Hall” to the Borough of Dillsburg and the Township of Carroll. The tract was a portion of the original 450-acre Logan farm and was to be used forever as a public park to be known as “Logan Park”.
“Hurricane Hall” was the nickname of a home on the Logan Estate that was built for and occupied by John N. Logan and the Reverend A. W. Hubbard. In the 1950’s, Logan relatives related that the home’s nickname was not the result of weather conditions but rather because of the manner in which the two bachelors kept house.
Logan Park currently offers two soccer fields, a softball field, a little league baseball field, a tot play lot with upgraded swings, a picnic pavilion and inside men’s and women’s restrooms. A local 1830’s barn was relocated to the park and is the location of the restrooms, concession area, utility room and rental area. A wheelchair accessible macadam .47 mile recreational path incircles the park providing an enjoyable view of the park and athletic fields. Upgraded parking areas have been added near a new bioswale area at the pavilion, the tot lot and a large parking area at the lower park. New metal benches have been added at the tot lot and additional benches exist at points around the walking path. Several years ago Bob Faulkner, (a former Carroll Township Supervisor) donated a young seedling of the famous ‘witness tree” of Gettysburg (the tree has been there since Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address) and is now a healthy honey locust tree growing in the park.
Reservations for the picnic pavilion can be made by calling Bil Cressler at 717-448-7626 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Calendar to check availability. Information needed to make a reservation is name, organization name (if applicable), phone number, mailing address, email address, date and time of rental. A $75.00 donation is required.
Logan Park is managed by the Logan Park Board, a group of volunteers from Dillsburg Borough and Carroll Township. Because the Logan Park Board works on a limited budget, financial support and services from individuals and organizations are welcome, greatly appreciated and will help the Board to continue with park maintenance and development.
Logan Park Board meetings are open to the public and held January through November, on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00PM. The meetings are held at Logan Park in the barn. During inclement weather, the location of the meeting could change.