Garbers Church Road to Westover Park Shared Use Path

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Name the Path!  

Take part in naming the new shared-use path.  Vote for your favorite!


Link to Voting in English

Button link to Spanish Voting page

Link to voting en Espanol

Button link to Arabic voting survey

Link to voting in Arabic



The Shared-use Path Project

The Shared-use Path project will connect three schools (Harrisonburg High School, Bluestone Elementary School, and Thomas Harrison Middle School), two parks (Hillandale and Westover Parks), and several residential neighborhoods on the west side of Harrisonburg.  This shared-use path is more than 2 miles from one end to the other and will consist of sidewalk and shared-use path improvements that will provide connectivity and recreational options to people walking, jogging, and bicycling.

The sidewalk portion of the project was constructed along the east side of Garbers Church Road, connecting the Bluestone Elementary School entrance to Park Lawn Drive. A diagram of the existing and planned shared-use paths is shown below.

More information on the path connection to Westover Park [2MB]PDF.

  Garbers Churh Road Shared Use Path

Garbers Church Road shared-use path map PDF icon[2.15MB]

November 9, 2017 Public Meeting Materials - initial proposed alignments.  Updated alignment in the map above.

Poster 1: Garbers Church Shared Use Path 

Poster 2: Garbers Church Shared Use Path PDF[1.0MB]

Poster 3: Garbers Church Shared Use Path PDF[1.5MB]

Poster 4: Garbers Church Shared Use Path PDF[0.8MB]

Poster 5: Garbers Church Shared Use Path PDF[3.5MB]

Poster 6: Garbers Church Shared Use Path PDF[2.1MB]



  • November 2016 – VHB under contract for engineering services
  • January 2017 - Citizen Information Meeting to share concepts and receive public input
  • Late 2017 – Design Public Hearing to show proposed route and receive feedback
  • January 23, 2018 – Presentation to City Council; Public Hearing
  • 2019-2020 – Right of way
  • Fall/Winter 2020 - Path Name Suggestion Survey
  • Spring 2021 – Construction
  • Fall 2021 - Path Naming Survey - Vote for Finalists
  • Winter 2021 - Anticipated completion


Questions? Contact Thomas Hartman, PE at or 540-434-5928.