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Special Programs

The ARC Canteen

All area teens and adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities are invited to attend this bi-monthly social and recreational program. Each meeting will include a theme such as dances, picnics, games, crafts, and snack time. Please bring snacks that reflect the special dietary needs of the participants.

For additional information on the ARC Canteen program contact Ashley Tobe at 540-433-2474 or Ashley.Tobe@harrisonburgva.gov.


Wheelchair Activities

Wheelchair BasketballThe Shenandoah Valley High Rollers are a wheelchair basketball team competing in the Capital Conference of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association.  The team offers an opportunity for individuals in our area with spinal cord injuries or other permanent lower limb disabilities to have a competitive, recreational outlet.  The team consists of individuals from the Harrisonburg/Rockingham/Augusta area.  This program is run through a joint effort between the Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation and the Mid-Atlantic Wheelchair Athletic Association, both of which are tax-exempt, non-profit organizations.  For additional information on this program, contact Erik Dart at 540-433-9168 or Erik.Dart@harrisonburgva.gov

For more information about the Wheelchair Basketball Team visit www.mawaa.org.



Community Garden

GardenAre you interested in gardening, but do not have the space?

Do you want to be in the company of other fellow gardeners?

The Harrisonburg's Community Garden is set aside for members of the City to enjoy the benefits of organically growing quality plants in a designated area that they may not have space for in their neighborhood. The plants may include fruit, vegetables, flowers, herbs, spices, etc. Plot owners will work together in growing a successful garden, tending to the community compost, and sharing beneficial knowledge with fellow gardeners. Through these efforts in gardening we are striving to stimulate social interaction, encourage self-reliance, beautify neighborhoods, produce nutritious foods, conserve resources, and create opportunities for recreation, exercise therapy, and education.

There are 24 (20ft. x 20ft.) garden plots available for a fee of $30.00 per year. There will also be public access to water and other available resources.

PDF[47KB] Community Garden Regulations

Contact Scott Erickson 540-433-2474 or Scott.Erickson@harrisonburgva.gov for more information.


Tree Stewards Harrisonburg

The 50 & Wiser programs is collaborating with the Parks Division to start a Tree Stewards Harrisonburg program in the community. Read more.