Shank Park

Hummelstown, PA
Length: Varies
Type: Point-to-point

About This Trail

[Total: 10    Average: 4.1/5]

Shank Park provides a great meeting point for walking along the Jonathan Eshenour Memorial Trail.

Shank Park is the largest of the Township’s eight parks with a total of 90 acres. Centrally located, the park is the host of many recreational events. Shank Park provides numerous fields for team sports including two baseball fields, two softball fields, two soccer fields, a popular disk golf course. Shank Park is the perfect location for a family picnic with a playground, swings, a sandbox, pavilions, and barbecue grills. Handicap accessible restrooms are available. An interpretive nature trail is a treat for outdoor enthusiasts. The Friends of Parks and Recreation offer instructional nature walks mid-May through late September.

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Trail Features

Stroller friendly Yes
ADA accessible Yes
Water fountains Yes
Bathrooms No
Cell reception Excellent
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store No
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Creek / River, Picnic Area, Playground, and Shaded Hike

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $0.00

The parking lot pictured here is the first one, near the entry–best access for the nature trail. However there are larger parking lots further in nearer to the large playground and fields.

Trail Contributor

[Total: 10    Average: 4.1/5]

I’m Ruth, and my little hiker is Ellie. We joined Hike it Baby in November 2017, when she was just two months old. I was a new mom, with a new baby, in a new place looking for a community to connect to and a way to get moving gently. In the Fall of 2018 we opened a new branch, Hike it Baby Lebanon-Hershey, Pa. The new branch is a little closer to home, and hope to increase participation in our local community. I’ve always love the outdoors and an occasional hike and Hike it Baby has connected me to the outdoors in a new region of the country. I am proud to get outdoors more frequently and hope to raise a daughter that loves to be outside.


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