An Unwanted Duck Dynasty

Officials: Purcell Park Visitors Enjoy Feeding Wildlife Too Much

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Posted: June 25, 2013

Ducks eat at Purcell Park in Harrisonburg on Monday. The ongoing problem of park visitors feeding ducks has sparked the Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation Department to adopt a new policy that could lead to the handing out of “no trespassing” notices if people refuse warnings. (Photos by Nikki Fox / DN-R)
City officials have posted signs along Blacks Run at Purcell Park in an attempt to discourage people from feeding wildlife.
HARRISONBURG — In one instance, city residents need to stop worrying about having too many mouths to feed.

The ongoing problem of Purcell Park visitors feeding ducks has sparked the...


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