Pat Trelawny of Harrisonburg grinds a box in the Westover Skate Park on Wednesday. A recent study ranked Harrisonburg 35th out of 39 Virginia cities in per capita spending, which includes money spent on services and amenities, such as parks. That speaks to the area population’s expectations as well as elected officials’ spending habits, said Bill Wood, a James Madison University economics professor. (Photos by Jason Lenhart / DN-R)
Andrew Monticello, a student at James Madison University, tosses a disc toward the Frisbee golf netting at Westover Park on Wednesday. Without counting inflation, Harrisonburg’s per capita spending has increased 64 percent since 2002, according to figures supplied to the state.