Shelters are reserved for April 15-October 31 only (except Riven Rock Park which is open May 15-October 31).
Picnic shelters may be reserved beginning the first working day of January for City of Harrisonburg residents. Non-city residents may make reservations beginning the second working day in January.
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 at the Administrative Office between 8:00am – 5:00pm Monday - Friday.
Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation (Administrative Office)
305 S. Dogwood Drive
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
*Shelter Reservation Rates are Subject to Change.
Weekday Reservations Monday through Friday:
$10 City Residents
Weekend Bookings Saturday and Sunday:
$25 City Residents
*Rates increase to $50 per shelter on JMU Graduation Day.
Picnic Packs, which include play equipment, are available at a fee of $5 per day/weekend. The packs include: volleyball net, volleyball, softball, softball bat, horseshoes, badminton net, racquets and birdies, basketball, playground ball, wiffle ball and bat, jump rope and frisbee.
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 (except Riven Rock Park which is open May 15-October 31). Restrooms at Ralph Sampson Park and Morrison Park are only open when there is a shelter reservation.
Water and electricity are available at various shelters.
[398KB] Hillandale Park Map
[141KB] Purcell Park Map
[42KB] Riven Rock Park Map
[217KB] Westover Park Map
[185KB] Ralph Sampson Park Map