Tag: Parks and Recreation
Harrisonburg now has an official policy to accept private donations that can help spruce up or expand public areas, parks and other projects and programs.
After a seven-year journey, city leaders and bicycle enthusiasts on Wednesday took a moment to celebrate the official opening of Friendly City Trail — a lynchpin of efforts to make the city more pedestrian and bike friendly while also linking school campuses.
Dan Castle made his way up the first hole of the Westover Park disc golf course, the steepest climb of the 21. On his second throw, the disc caught a bad bounce off the ground and began rolling backward down the hill, seemingly traveling further by ground than it did through the air.
On the south end of town just across the interstate from the city’s recycling center sits a disc golf course, unused and unfinished.
The Heritage Oaks Golf Course would take a 36.5% cut in city funding, following the Harrisonburg City Council’s latest version of the 2021 budget, which got its first reading at Tuesday’s meeting.
Residents find outdoor refuge in city parks, but Westover pool and other rec facilities’ reopening remain uncertain
While the Parks and Recreation Department has kept open access to trails and fields on its properties, its programming has shifted online and other oft-used facilities, such as the Westover skatepark and all the parks’ playground equipment, remained locked or roped off. The Parks and Recreation department is also unsure as to how and when certain facilities will open up, including the Westover Pool. Parks and Rec employees plan on discussing that in meetings this week.
The Harrisonburg City Council wrestled with the fate of the publicly owned Heritage Oaks Golf Course — but made no decisions — during Tuesday’s meeting as Parks and Recreation staff offered an overview of the course’s finances and operations.