Downtown In the News

Project Approved to Create New Downtown Park

At Tuesday’s city council meeting, project plans were approved to turn the grassy area adjacent to the Downtown Harrisonburg Farmers’ Market into a public park (I’ve also alternatively heard it called “FunFest Park,” “the area behind the Municipal Building,” “the green space,” “Renaissance Park,” and “the-grassy-area-across-from-the-Daily-News-Record”).  Read more in today’s Daily News-Record and mayor Kai Degner’s blog.

The plans to install restrooms and a permanent covered stage for the public’s use and enjoyment have been in the works for many years, even before the Turner Pavillion for the Farmers’ Market was conceptualized. Many thanks to our councilmembers for approving the project. We are excited to begin finding donors to raise the $200,000 needed to make the plans a reality.

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