Shelter Reservations

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Current Size: 80%

ShelterShelters are reserved for April 15-October 31 only.

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

Phone: 540-433-9168

Fax: 540-433-9169

Weekday Reservations Monday through Friday:

$10 City Residents

$15 Non-Residents 


Weekend Bookings Saturday and Sunday:

$25 City Residents

$40 Non-Residents


*Rates for A Dream Come True Playground Pavilion differ from our normal shelters. Please visit the A Dream Come True Playground page for more information. 


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).

Water and electricity are available at various shelters.

PDF [133KB] Additional Shelter Rules

PDF [164KB] Reglas en Espa?ol - Shelter Rules in Spanish


Park maps:

PDF [173KB] Hillandale Park Map

PDF [141KB] Purcell Park Map

PDF [143KB] Riven Rock Park Map

PDF [129KB] Westover Park Map