Ralph Sampson Park

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Ralph Sampson Park431 East Washington Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22802


Located on East Washington Street, Ralph Sampson Park covers 31 acres. The park has two picnic shelters, restroom facilities, three basketball courts, playground equipment, a sports field, and a Futsal Complex. A natural surface walking trail (0.3 miles) runs through the park as well. This park surrounds the Lucy F. Simms Continuing Education Center.  



ARPA-Funded Creation of a Splashpad - In December 2022, Harrisonburg City Council approved utilizing $2.2 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds for the creation of a splashpad at Ralph Sampson Park. A splashpad is a water feature that utilizes streams of water from different angles and at different times to create a unique, interactive play space outdoors. This project will be constructed within the space currently used by a baseball/softball field at the park and, in addition to the water feature, will include shade structures, benches and more to accommodate visitors.

Design Reveal: Designs for the Spraygrounds at Ralph Sampson Park will be unveiled to the public at a meeting Thursday, June 20, from 4:30pm to 6:30pm at the Lucy F. Simms Continuing Education Center, 620 Simms Ave. Community members are invited to come see the designs, check out close-up images of spray features, talk with project designers and celebrate the upcoming project with others excited for the new amenity.


FutsalThe Ralph Sampson Futsal Complex was constructed in 2021 and is located at the upper portion of the park.  The dual-court complex is available for recreational open-play activities (weather permitting).  Lights are on until 10:00pm nightly. Leagues or tournaments are prohibited without a Department issued permit.  Visit our Futsal page for additional details, and future projects. 










PDF[7.5MB] 2008 Ralph Sampson Master Plan

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