Tag: Parks and Recreation

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Vice Mayor Sal Romero ends term on city council and looks to the future

After four years on the city council, Vice Mayor Sal Romero stood up from behind the dais upon the adjournment of Tuesday’s meeting for the last time as a council member — at least for now.

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Council gives final approval — and a defense — of its spending plan

The Harrisonburg City Council on Tuesday put a bow on its plan for spending more than $20 million in federal funds, while Vice Mayor Sal Romero wrapped up the last meeting of his four-year tenure. 

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Council approves spending remaining ARPA money on parks and rec-heavy spending plan

The Harrisonburg City Council ultimately decided Tuesday to allot the remaining $11 million of federal American Rescue Plan Act funds on a spending plan that prioritized parks and recreation. 

City outlines ways for private donations to enhance parks, programs and public spaces

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.

Opening of new trail marks milestone in city’s recreation transformation

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. 

Area disc golf enthusiasts endure the ups and downs

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. 

Hburg’s new disc golf course is close to being done. Here’s why it won’t open soon.

On the south end of town just across the interstate from the city’s recycling center sits a disc golf course, unused and unfinished.

Council cuts funding for golf course

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.

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