Picnic shelters may be reserved beginning January 3, 2019 for City of Harrisonburg residents. Non-city residents may make reservations beginning January 4, 2019.
*Following January 4, 2019, shelter reservations may be submitted up to 12 months prior to the requested date.
Please note: All shelter reservations are final. Changing of dates, parks and shelters cannot be made. Refunds will not be given for cancellations.
Facility Use Permit Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis, and may be submitted in-person only at:
- Cecil F. Gilkerson Community Activities Center 305 South Dogwood Drive
- Westover Swimming Pool 305 South Dogwood Drive
- Lucy F. Simms Continuing Education Center 620 Simms Avenue
A Facility Use Permit Application[171KB] must be submitted in-person for your reservation to be complete.
*A Certificate of Liability Insurance and Endorsement may be required depending on certain circumstance specified in the Facility Use Policies .
*Shelter Reservation Rates are Subject to Change.
In-season shelter reservation are between April 15-October 31. Off-season shelters are available between November 1-April 14 (Limited Park Shelters).
In-Season Shelter Reservation Rate (All Park Shelters): $35
Off-Season Shelter Reservation Rate (Limited Park Shelters): $25
[171KB] Facility Use Permit Application
[557KB] 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.
[398KB] Hillandale Park Map
[141KB] Purcell Park Map
[42KB] Riven Rock Park Map
[217KB] Westover Park Map
[185KB] Ralph Sampson Park Map