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Youth Services

The Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation's After-School, SOAR, and Westover Preschool Program.

Dance Programs

The Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation Dance Program provides students with the utmost quality in dance education within a positive and nurturing learning environment.

Press Releases

The City posts press releases and public information online! Find press releases from the past few years in the Press Releases Archive.

Special Events

Parks and Recreation holds a variety of special events throughout the year.

Pop Ups in the Park - Bark in the Park

Join us at the Smithland Road Dog park as local businesses, vets, and rescue organizations will be in attendance with purchasable goods, services, and information to provide your furry friend with a fun and healthy life.

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)

The City has been awarded $23.8 million from the American Rescue Plan Act to be used to support our community and address needs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Spring Holiday

City offices will be closed Friday, April 7, 2023 in observance of Spring Holiday. Refuse for Friday, April 7 will be collected on Friday, April 7 as scheduled.

City Holidays

The city holiday trash collection schedule is available online. Save or print the web page for reference of holiday trash collection changes in Harrisonburg for 2023.

Pop Ups in the Park - Hillandale

Bring your bike to Hillandale Park for a fun afternoon of obstacle courses, riding, and tune-ups!

HPD Policies

All employees are responsible for adhering to policy and keeping themselves current on the content of each policy. Each policy should provide some detailed guidelines as to expected behavior and action. However, the policy manual cannot address all situations that members of the department will encounter. Therefore, common sense exercise of discretion is required in those situations. The policy manual will be regularly reviewed, updated, and amended to reflect changes in law, best practices, and upon recommendations from staff and our policy partner, Lexipol.

Sign Regulations

Allowable signage is calculated differently depending on the zoning district where the sign is to be displayed.

City Tow Company List

Applications to be on the City's Tow List will be taken starting February 13, 2023.

Friendly City Trail

The Friendly City Trail Shared-Use Path consists of sidewalk and shared-use path (SUP) improvements along Garbers Church Road, and between Garbers Church Road and Westover Park.

Bids & Proposals

Find Invitations to Bid (ITBs) and Requests for Proposals (RFPs), vendor information, and award notifications for contracts.