July Parks and Recreation Month Events

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Parks and Rec Month AdWhether your recreation interests are in outdoor adventure and athletics, participating in art and dance programs, or strolling through our parks admiring nature, there is something Parks and Recreation offers you so that you may live a healthy lifestyle.

As part of National Recreation and Park Association initiatives, Harrisonburg City has recognized July 2018 as Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation Month. From our 50 Mile Fitness Challenge and Park Scavenger Hunts, to special discounts on memberships and daily admission fees, we have organized many activities for our community and visitors to enjoy during July 2018. We encourage you and your family to visit our parks and park facilities and begin a lifetime of discovery within Harrisonburg Parks.

For questions about Parks and Recreation Month activities, contact Brittany Clem at Brittany.Clem@HarrisonburgVA.gov or 540-433-2474.


July 2018 Event Schedule:

Social Media Photo Contest:
July 1 - July 30
Participate in our Social Media Photo Contest July 1 - July 30 by sending us your photo taken within a Harrisonburg Park! Post your photo to Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #hburgparks2018. The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd photos with the most "Likes" on Facebook or Instagram will win a prize! 
Facebook: Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation
Instagram: @HarrisonburgParks
Parks and Recreation Stocks the Pond!
July 1
The Purcell Park Pond will be stocked with various fish on July 1 for adults and kids to enjoy catch and release the whole month of July! Come with your fishing poles and have a great experience fishing within Harrisonburg's Purcell Park between 8:00am and 9:00pm in July! Fish are not to be taken for consumption for your safety.
Westover Pool 4th of July Food Drive:
July 1 - July 4
Bring any 2 non-perishable food items and get 1/2 price admission to Westover Pool! All food will benefit the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.
Soaring Kites Workshop:
July 5
Enjoy learning how to construct and decorate your own kite with assistance from Monika and Malea of The Making Space group and Emily of the Shenandoah Valley Art Mobile group. Workshop will take place at the Lucy F. Simms Center from 4:00pm - 6:00pm, Thursday, July 5. Supplies will be included. Pre-registration required. Call 540-433-2474 or 540-437-9213 to register.
Westover Pool Parks and Recreation Week:
July 9 - July 14
All individuals enrolled in a Parks and Recreation program or event will receive 1/2 price admission to Westover Pool July 9 - July 14 for Parks and Recreation week!
Knock Out Basketball Contest:
July 11
Enjoy playing basketball and playing the game Knock Out? This contest is for you! Contest will take place at the Lucy F. Simms Center at 6:00pm. For more information or to register, contact Cory Jeffries at 540-437-9213 or email Cory.Jeffries@HarrisonburgVA.gov.
Glow Range Night at Heritage Oaks Golf Course:
July 13
This event has been postponed until a later date. For more information call 540-442-6502.
Smithland Dog Park Vendor Show:
July 14
This event has been postponed until a later date. For more information call 540-433-9168. 
Dream Come True Kid's Fun Day:
July 15
Enjoy our Kid's Fun Day event at our famous A Dream Come True Playground from 12:00 noon- 2:00pm! Enjoy drawing with endless amounts of sidewalk chalk and playing on the playground while having the opportunity to touch a Harrisonburg Fire Truck, Police Vehicle, and more! There will be treats for all who attend!
Westover Pool First Responders Week:
July 16 - July 21
Honoring all First Responders the week of July 16 - July 21. All individuals employed as First Responders will receive 1/2 price admission to Westover Pool!
Family Fun Week at the Community Activities Center:
July 16 - July 21
Enjoy special discounts and various activities in the Cecil. F. Gilkerson Community Activities Center gymnasium.
Hillandale Park Volleyball Night:
July 19
Enjoy beach volleyball night on our outdoor sand volleyball courts at Hillandale Park! Family Play at 5:30pm and Adult Only Play at 7:00pm.
Heritage Oaks Family Clinic and Play:
July 21
Golf clinic covering full swing and putting/chipping (half hour for each) beginning at 2:00pm at Heritage Oaks Golf Course. We will then play 9 holes beginning at 3:00pm.
Westover Pool Christmas in July:
July 23 - 28
Come celebrate the holiday season half way through the year under the hot sun! Bring in a Christmas decoration or item and receive 1/2 price admission to Westover Pool. On July 25, we will play Christmas tunes and may have a special visit from you know who!


50 Mile Fitness Challenge Logo

Don't forget to check out how participating in some of the above events and activities may count toward your 50 "Miles" in our Summer 50 Mile Fitness Challenge!