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Purcell Park Master Plan

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Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation is reimagining and redesigning the whole of Purcell Park! The department has hired consultant firm, LSG Landscape Architecture, to provide assistance with developing a Master Plan for Purcell Park. 

Purcell Park Master Plan Survey

The community participated in a Purcell Park Master Plan public survey. Building upon recent efforts to collect input through stakeholder meetings, focus group sessions, workshops with Harrisonburg youth, and a public forum, a statistically valid survey and open link survey was released in efforts to better understand how residents currently use Purcell Park as well as determine future needs of the facility. All responses were anonymous. The survey is now closed. 

Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission Meeting - Survey Results Presentation

Project consultants presented all Purcell Park Master Plan Survey results at the Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission meeting held December 9, 2019. You may review all results from the statistically valid survey and open link survey by viewing the pdf link below. These results reflect the interests of the Harrisonburg community relating to the enhancement of Purcell Park as a whole. Survey results will be helpful in the master plan construction process.

*Please email parksandrecreation@harrisonburgva.gov for questions relating to the master plan process and survey results.

PDF[13MB] Purcell Park Master Plan Survey Results

PDF[15.6MB] Purcell Park Master Plan - 2020 - Purcell Park is a 57 acre parcel within the City of Harrisonburg, Virginia. It contains a robust trail system, recreational fields, three picnic pavilions, and a well-known playground. It is bisected by Blacks Run, as well as other tributary streams, and holds a freshwater pond stocked for fishing.  The Purcell Park Master Plan was undertaken by the City of Harrisonburg’s Parks and Recreation Department in response to playground safety concerns and recurring flooding issues from waterways through the park. A thorough assessment of the underlying site conditions and community desires, and the feasibility of various options studied, was needed to develop a plan that would serve the City in the near future and provide a blueprint for future development.  This document describes the master plan process and resulting recommendation

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