View the Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation Facilities Guide [3.12MB]
Take our Program Survey!
Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation programming would like to hear from you! Please fill out this brief survey to let us know what recreation programs, classes and activities interest you. Our goal is to align our program offerings with the interests of the Harrisonburg community so we may live a healthy, active lifestyle in the City of Harrisonburg! Take the survey.
(Please note, programs mentioned in the survey results may not be immediately possible due to resources, available locations, instructor availability, etc. however, your survey responses will help better inform our program decisions and help us better serve the Harrisonburg community.)
Park Shelters and Restrooms Update - April 23, 2021
Shelters are available on a first come, first serve basis and all current COVID-19 guidelines must be followed. Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation will not be accepting shelter reservations through August 31, 2021. We will re-evaluate the reservation of shelters at that time. Thank you for your understanding.
Various restrooms are available and open in city parks at this time including:
- Purcell Park (restroom near Kids Castle playground)
- Hillandale Park (restroom near volleyball court)
- Ralph Sampson Park (restroom near the shelter)
- Morrison Park (restroom near the parking area)
- Westover Park (restroom at Shelter #1)
- Portable Restrooms will be placed at Riven Rock Park and Smithland Dog Park.
Program Update - April 16, 2021
Parks and Recreation 2021 Summer Program Registration is now open! City Resident registration begins April 19 and non-resident registration begins May 3. Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation will be offering select Dance program classes and 50 & Wiser fitness program classes this summer.
View our 2021 Summer Dance and fitness schedule [661KB]. Summer program participants are to wear masks upon entry/exit of class, socially distance and do a health screening upon each class entry. Fitness classes will take place outside at Westover Park Shelter #1 at select times and Dance program classes will temporarily take place in the Lucy Simms Center Auditorium. To register or for questions, please call 540-433-2474.
- Program Proposal Information
- Shelter Reservations
- Cecil F. Gilkerson Activities Center
- Lucy F. Simms Education Center
- Parks and Recreation Commission
- Heritage Oaks Golf Course
- Inclement Weather Policies
Inclement Weather Cancellations:
For Inclement Weather Cancellations for Parks and Recreation programs, events and classes, please view our Inclement Weather Policy. Program, event and class cancellations may also be viewed on:
- Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation Facebook
- Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation Twitter
- WHSV Weather Closings
The mission of the Harrisonburg Department of Parks and Recreation is to enhance the quality of life and meet the needs of the community by providing comprehensive leisure service opportunities and to develop and maintain a safe system of open spaces and public facilities for the use and enjoyment by the public.
Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation
305 South Dogwood Drive
Harrisonburg, VA 22801