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Fall 2021 Program Guide Cover
View the Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation Fall 2021 Activity GuidePDF[148KB]

Fall 2021 Activity Guide

The Fall 2021 Activity Guide is now available! Scroll through our fresh offering of programs taking place September through December 2021!

If you have set up an account, visit our program registration page to register or call 540-433-2474 today!

PDF [148KB] Fall 2021 Activity Guide


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.

PDF [148KB] Program Survey - Spanish (Enuesta de actividades en espanol) (Encuesta completada por correo electronico a O un correo a Attn: Brittany Clem, 305 S Dogwood Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22801)

(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.)


 Facility Guide Cover Photo

View the Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation Facilities GuidePDF[3.12MB]



Park Shelters and Restrooms

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 December 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

View our 2021 Summer Dance and fitness schedule [661KB]PDF. 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 at varous locations.  Dance program classes will temporarily take place in the Lucy Simms Center Auditorium. To register or for questions, please call 540-433-2474.


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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: 


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.


Mailing Address:
Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation
305 South Dogwood Drive
Harrisonburg, VA 22801