Harrison Park

75 2nd Ave East

In 1875 John Arthur Harrison and his wife, Emma, purchased a land parcel of 150 acres for $3,100. On July 7, 1912 the Harrisons sold 80 acres of parkland to the City for $5,000 (half its value) with the agreement it would always remain a park. It is also the location of the annual Emancipation Celebration Picnic, held continuously for more than 145 years.

Harrison Park Inn

Originally built around 1912, the Harrison Park Inn was destroyed by fire May 29, 1985. The new Inn opened Feb. 22, 1987.