Shelter Reservations

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Current Size: 80%

ShelterShelters are reserved for April 15-October 31 only.

Picnic shelters may be reserved beginning January 3, 2018 for City of Harrisonburg residents. Non-city residents may make reservations beginning January 4, 2018.

Please note: All shelter reservations are final.  Changing of dates, parks and shelters cannot be made.  Refunds will not be given for cancellations. 

Shelters can be reserved in advance by telephone with credit card or in person by check, cash or credit card. 

Facility Use Permit Application[185KB] PDF must be submitted for your reservation to be complete.

Send applications to:

Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation
305 S. Dogwood Drive
Harrisonburg, VA 22801

Phone: 540-433-2474

Fax: 540-433-9169


*Shelter Reservation Rates are Subject to Change.

Shelter Reservation Rate Monday through Sunday (All Park Shelters): $35

PDF [185KB] Facility Use Permit Application

PDF [513KB] Facility Use Policies


Reservation signs are posted on the shelters.

Each shelter has six to ten picnic tables.

Grills are provided as well as trash receptacles.

Park restrooms are available for use between April 15-October 31.    

Water and electricity are available at various shelters, but there are no shelter lights.  


Park maps:

PDF [398KB] Hillandale Park Map

PDF [141KB] Purcell Park Map

PDF [42KB] Riven Rock Park Map

PDF [217KB] Westover Park Map

PDF [185KB] Ralph Sampson Park Map