Help Bring Harrisburg’s First Dog Park to Midtown!

Friends of Midtown is partnering with the Vartan Group and the City of Harrisburg to bring a temporary dog park to Midtown. On any given day in our community, you’ll see many neighbors walking their furry friends, and soon we will have our own public space for pets and owners to enjoy! Our efforts have even been recognized by TheBurg in not one, but two pieces.

However, to make that happen, we need to generate awareness in the area and raise $20,000.

The #GivingTuesday partnership between Facebook and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to match the first $2 million in donations was quickly met, so further donations on November 28 will be fee-free, but not matched. Without knowing which donations were matched, we estimate  to have raised about $2000. 

It’s not quite an even match, but donations through the end of 2017 will be boosted 1% and fee-free when given through the PayPal Giving Fund.

Prefer a check or money order? Make payable to Friends of Midtown and mail to

P.O. Box 5291
Harrisburg, PA 17110-0291

You can make track our progress at our YouCaring fundraising site.

If you are interested in volunteering at these events or otherwise for this project, please contact the Dog Park Subcommittee Co-Chairs Andy & Annie Huges at