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Richmond Region Parks

No matter what you want to do, there's a Richmond Virginia park for you. There are neighborhood playgrounds with swimming pools, courts and ball fields. Sprawling state parks feature hiking, biking and horseback trails, fishing piers, lakes and overnight campgrounds. Find a lighted basketball or tennis court in Chesterfield County. Rope swing, Tarzan-style, into Hadad's Lake or grill on the shore. From picnics to pickup hoops to pitching horseshoes, the Region boasts more than 100 Richmond parks, most open from dawn to dusk.

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Chester Linear Park

Chester Linear Park is a strip of land situated in the Chester Village area off of Route 10. This land was formerly a railroad right-of-way which has been adapted for trail use. more »

Fernbrook Park

  • 9270 Chatham Grove Lane, North Chesterfield, VA 23236
  • Phone: (804) 748-1623
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This 3.5-acre park is located in the Fernbrook neighborhood off of Hull Street Road, not far from Rockwood Park. Park amenities include a playground and a Picnic Shelter which is open to the public and not subject to private reservations. more »

Harrowgate Park

  • 4000 Cougar Trail, Chester, VA 23831
  • Phone: (804) 748-1623
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This 35-acre park is located next to Carver Middle School off of Harrowgate Road. The park offers several facilities to accommodate a variety of uses, and includes tennis courts and fields for football, youth league baseball and softball. There are active open…more »

Huguenot Park

  • 10901 Robious Road, North Chesterfield, VA 23235
  • Phone: (804) 748-1623
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Huguenot Park is a 53-acre park that is generally flat and heavily wooded with pine and hardwood, providing excellent cover for songbirds and other small animals. Park includes an azalea garden, fitness trail, picnic shelters, play equipment, restrooms, tennis…more »

Matoaca Park

  • 19900 Halloway Avenue, Matoaca, VA 23803
  • Phone: (804) 748-1623
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This 69-acre park located across from Matoaca Middle School East consists of tennis courts, baseball, softball and football fields and a basketball court. Additional facilities include play equipment and restrooms. About two-thirds of the park is pine and…more »

R. Garland Dodd Park at Point of Rocks

  • 201 Enon Church Rd, Chester, VA 23836
  • Phone: (804) 748-1623
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This 176-acre park features several athletic facilities and a diverse natural area. Athletic and picnic areas are concentrated in the upper areas of the park, and access to the lower areas is provided by a system of trails including a floating boardwalk…more »

14th Street Takeout

The 14th Street Takeout is on the north bank of the river just east of the 14th Street (Mayo) Bridge. It sits on the river side of the floodwall. It is the first takeout as the James turns tidal and the place that many whitewater kayakers and rafters get out…more »

Ancarrow's Landing

Ancarrow’s Landing is a functional boat landing in the tidal waters of the James, popular with fisherman and motor boaters. The acreage is largely dedicated to parking. The small series of trails in the park are mostly made my fishermen looking for the right…more »

Ancarrow’s Landing/Manchester Slave Dock

  • Brander St., Richmond, VA 23224
  • Phone: (804) 646-8911
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The easternmost section of the James River Park, it’s a popular fishing spot with a concrete boat ramp and a parking lot that accommodates over 100 cars and trailers. It’s also the beginning of the Richmond Slave Trail. This section is located at the end of…more »

Appomattox River Conservation Area

  • 21501 Chesdin Road, Petersburg, VA 23803
  • Phone: (804) 748-1624
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Located directly below the Brasfield Dam, the area adjoins the Appomattox River Canoe Launch. The 80-acre site sits along a mile-long run along the river. The property occupies a wide floodplain and includes wetlands, a bottomland forest, some small streams…more »

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