Shelter Reservations

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Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation will begin accepting park shelter reservations in person or online on April 4, 2022. If you have any questions, please call 540-433-2474 or email Michelle.Bush@harrisonburgva.gov.

Park shelter reservations must be submitted at least fourteen (14) days prior to the reservation date. Requests submitted with less than a fourteen (14) day notice may be denied. 

Cancellations and refund requests must be submitted in writing fourteen (14) days prior to the reserved date. Requests will be reviewed by the Facility Supervisor. Reservations canceled with less than a fourteen (14) day notice will forfeit all fees paid. 

Park shelter reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis, and may be submitted online or in person at:

PDF[174KB] Facility Use Permit Application 

pdf.png[262KB] Facility Use Policies

Problems reserving your park shelter online? Take a look at the Online Park Shelter Reservation Guide below. 

PDF[159KB] Online Park Shelter Reservation Guide 

Phone: 540-433-2474


*Shelter Reservation Rates are Subject to Change.

In-season shelter reservation are between April 11-October 31. Off-season shelters are available between November 1-April 10.

In-Season Park Shelter Reservation Rate (All Park Shelters): $35

Off-Season Park Shelter Reservation Rate: Free 

PDF [159KB] Facility Use Permit Application

PDF [262KB] Facility Use Policies

PDF[159KB] Online Park Shelter Reservation Guide 


Below is a summary of the most common rules and policies of park shelter rentals. If you have any questions, please call the Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation Department at 540-433-2474. 

  • Reservation signs are posted on the park shelters. Please make sure you have a copy of your receipt on the day of reservation. 
  • Grills are provided as well as trash receptacles. Wood/charcoal is not provided. All fires must be out before leaving park property. 
  • Bounce houses or other inflatable structures may NOT be used on park property. 
  • Loudspeakers, public address systems, sound amplification systems, or loud musical instruments may NOT be used. Please be respectful of park neighbors and residential areas. 
  • Park restrooms are available for use between April 11-October 31.    
  • Water and electricity are available, but not guaranteed at various shelters. There are no park shelter lights. 
  • NO alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs are allowed on park property. 
  • It is the responsibility of the rental party to leave the park shelter clean and in an orderly condition. City property should not be moved. 

It is the renter's responsibility to be aware of and adhere to all applicable City ordinances. The City of Harrisonburg Code of Ordinances is available online in its entirety. 


Park Shelter Maps:

PDF[3MB]  Dream Come True Park Shelter Map

PDF[4MB]  Hillandale Park Shelter Map

PDF[2MB]  Morrison Park Shelter Map

PDF[4MB]  Purcell Park Shelter Map

PDF[1MB]  Riven Rock Park Shelter Map 

PDF[3MB]  Sampson Park Shelter Map 

PDF[3MB]  Westover Park Shelter Map