Local, Regional, & National Parks in Harrisonburg & Rockingham County
Happy Dogs Unleashed -- Located on Smithland Road, this dog park features two large fenced areas (one for large, and one for small dogs), waste clean-up stations, benches, picnic tables, a double-gate entry/exit, and plenty of trees for shade.
Hillandale Park -- Located on Hillandale Avenue, this 75 acre park has 12 picnic shelters, new playground, a 13 mile walking trail, a regulation sand volleyball court, two asphalt basketball courts, horseshoe pitching areas, a reproduction log cabin, and restrooms.
Westover Park -- This 48 acre park is the central hub for the Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation Department. This park is home to the Westover Swimming Pool Complex, the Cecil F. Gilkerson Community Center, Westover Skate Park, and a new Disc Golf Course. Also included are four picnic shelters, a playground area and the Senior Citizens Center.
Purcell Park -- This 67 acre park is located on Monument Avenue and South Main Street. The park has three softball/baseball fields with concession stand, Kids Castle playground, three picnic shelters, four tennis courts, a walking trail, and restrooms.
Morrison Park -- This newly renovated six acre park is located on the corner of 2nd Street and Willow Street. Features include a basketball court, large playground area, two tennis courts and restrooms.
Ralph Sampson Park -- This 32 acre park is located on East Washington Street. This park has one picnic shelter, tennis courts, a basketball court, newly renovated playground equipment, horseshoe pits, and restroom facilities.
Kiwanis Park -- Located on Franklin Street and Myers Avenue, the Kiwanis Park sits on 3.8 acres with playground equipment and a basketball court.
A Dream Come True Playground -- A new playground designed for children with and without special needs to be able to play together! Located on Neff Avenue.
Smithland Road Soccer Complex -- Located off Old Furnace Road and Smithland Road, the soccer complex sits on 130 acres and has 3 full size soccer fields, restroom and pavilion.
Singers Glen Community Recreation Center -- Baseball/softball field, playground equipment, barbecue pit, gym, kitchen.
Grand Caverns Regional Park -- Located near Grottoes, this park is known as America’s oldest show cave. Open to the public 7 days a week, year round. Set up a guided tour! Other activities at the park include picnicking, hiking/biking, and (seasonal) mini golf.
Shenandoah National Park/Blue Ridge Parkway -- Just a short drive and you will be gazing across the horizon from the peaks of Shenandoah National Park. Take Skyline Drive along the crest of the mountains through the woods and past spectacular vistas. Enjoy virtually unlimited hiking and camping along the Appalachian Trail.
Natural Chimneys -- Visit this park to see some geological wonders right here in the Shenandoah Valley! Open year round. Camping and other recreational activities (like swimming!) are open from April through October. Located off Route 42 South in Mount Solon.