The Bluestone Trail is a 1-mile shared-use path that connects people between James Madison University; Port Republic Road and Hillside Avenue; Purcell Park and the surrounding neighborhood; and businesses along Stone Spring Road. The shared-use path is 10-feet wide, hard surfaced, and is used by many walkers, joggers, and bicyclists for transportation and recreation.
Visitors driving to visit the Bluestone Trail can park their vehicles at Purcell Park.
Bluestone Trail Project Overview PDF [2.66MB]
The completed phase 1 of the Bluestone Trail was funded by Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) from the National Park Service through Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Revenue Sharing funds, James Madison University, and city funds. Engineering for the project began in 2012 and project construction was completed in Fall 2014.
Future phases of this project, to extend it south to Ramblewood Park and north to Downtown Harrisonburg will be completed as funding becomes available.
Bluestone Trail Project History
Contact Thanh Dang at 540-434-5928 or Thanh.Dang@harrisonburgva.gov.
Questions may also be directed to the City's Bicycle and Pedestrian Subcommittee. Subcommittee meetings are open to the public.
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