Named for a settlement of mechanics who repaired and made wagons in the early 1800s, Mechanicsburg's continued growth was also attributed to the Cumberland Valley Railroad. Completing its line in 1837, Mechanicsburg was designated as a water station where workers could restock the locomotive's wood and pump water.
Mechanicsburg is home to many great neighborhoods; Walden, a Charter Homes neighborhood and many others. Here is a link to other neighborhoods.
Mechanicsburg, PA offers a variety of outdoor recreational activities and is home to 3 established parks within the Borough.
Memorial Park-With 46 acres of green space including the location of the Borough Pool, Memorial Park is the largest park area in the Borough
Koser Park-The 10-acre Koser Park is located along Shepherdstown Road. Koser Park offers 2 play areas, baseball fields, basketball courts, a natural playground with a walking trail, and a pavilion available for rent.
Finkenbinder Park-At 2 acres of land, Finkenbinder Park is the smallest established park in the Borough. Finkenbinder Park offers a baseball field, a play area, and picnic tables.