Government Center Complex

Government Center Complex
9501 Lucy Corr Circle
Chesterfield, VA 23832
The Government Center Trail System is a mixed-use network of trails with a combination of both hard and soft walking surfaces. The system is comprised of two main loop trails (1.4 and 1.2 miles) and several connector trails. The trail provides a great opportunity for employees, residents and visitors in the area to get out and enjoy the outdoors while building regular exercise into their daily routines.
The trail is an extension of the county’s trails system and part of the “greenways” effort to preserve open space. In addition to preservation, the goal of the greenways effort also is to connect residents with parks, rivers, natural areas, cultural attractions and historic sites. Some greenways serve recreational purposes, while others serve as protected corridors along rivers, streams and wildlife habitats.

Group Archery Instruction – Scouts, Team Building,

Group Archery Instruction – Scouts, Team Building,

Birthday Parties and more!

Do you have a group that is interested in having their own archery class?
Our USA Archery certified instructors can set up a program to meet your
needs, whether it be a get-together of your office co-workers, a scouting
or church group activity, private schools, homeschoolers or a child’s
archery-themed birthday party. Suitable for groups of four or more
Contact Rockwood Nature Center at (804) 674-1629 for
pricing and additional information.

Harry G. Daniel Park at Iron Bridge

Daniel Park at Iron Bridge 
6600 Whitepine Road
North Chesterfield, VA 23237

This 187-acre park is conveniently located in central Chesterfield across from the county airport off of Route 288. Numerous diamond and rectangular fields, game courts, shelters, and trails make this park a popular destination for a wide range of recreational activities. The park is also located next to The First Tee golf course.

Individual Archery Coaching

Individual Archery CoachingFor archers seeking to improve their shooting form, compete at a higher
level, shoot in their first tournament, or overcome a specific issue, there
is no better way to achieve your goals than working one-on-one with
a coach. Our USA Archery Level 3 National Training System coach will
work with individual archers or up to two friend-or-family archers to help
them become better, more consistent shooters. Sessions run one hour
and are by appointment only, subject to instructor availability.
Contact Rockwood Nature Center at (804) 674-1629 for additional information.

John J. Radcliffe Conservation Area and Appomattox Canoe Launch

John J. Radcliffe Conservation Area and Appomattox Canoe Launch
21501 Chesdin Rd.
South Chesterfield, VA 23803

Located just below the Brasfield Dam and Appomattox River Water Authority, the Appomattox River Canoe Launch provides a parking area and boat slide for small non-powered craft. This location also serves as the trail head for the John J. Radcliffe Conservation Area, which consists of 94 acres of woodlands and swampland along the Appomattox River. Wildlife is in abundance in this diverse environment, and 2.75 miles of trail and over 500 feet of elevated boardwalk through the property provide visitors with a unique recreational experience.


Outdoor News and Information:

Richmond Outside 

Blue Ridge Outdoors 

Outside Magazine

Backpacker Magazine 

Canoe and Kayak

Climbing Magazine 

Rock and Ice 

Dirt Rag

National Geographic

The Cleanest Line


Area Advocacy Groups:

James River Outdoor Coalition

James River Advisory Council

James River Association

Friends of the Lower Appomattox River

Sierra Club – Falls of the James Group 

The Nature Conservancy


Area Clubs and Organizations:

Coastal Canoeists 


Richmond Area Bicycling Association

Richmond Audubon Society

Old Dominion Trail Club

Potomac Appalacian Trail Club  

Eastern Virginia Mountain Bike Association  

Charlottesville Area Mountain Bike Club 

Area Outfitters:

Black Dog Paddle – Paddleboard Instruction, Ecotours and Summer Camps

Riverside Outfitters – WhiteWater Raft Trips; WhiteWater Paddleboard Instruction and Rental; Kayak, Innertube
and MountainBike Rentals; Recreational Tree Climbing and Summer Camps.

Kayak Richmond – Paddleboard and Kayak Instruction and Rentals

East Coast Board Sports – Paddleboard Instruction and Rentals

Peak Experiences – Climbing Gym and Summer Camps

Virginia Outside  – Mountain Bike Instruction, Fishing Instruction and Summer Camps

Discover the James – Bald Eagle Tours, EcoTours and Fishing Guide

RVA PaddlesportsWhiteWater Raft Trips; WhiteWater Kayak Instruction and Rental; International Trips


Climbing, Adventure Parks & Challenge Courses:

Peak Experiences

Manchester Wall

Challenge Discovery

Metro Richmond Zoo

Adventure Park at Sandy River Retreat 

Go Ape!


R. Garland Dodd Park at Point of Rocks

Dodd Park at Point of Rocks
201 Enon Church Road
Chester, VA 23836

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 through a freshwater tidal marsh. This area also has historical significance, as the land was the southern end of the Union position during the Bermuda Hundred Campaign. Remnants of Union earthworks can be seen along the park road and trails.

Robious Landing Park

Robious Landing Park
3800 James River Road
Midlothian, VA 23113

Robious Landing Park provides easy access to the James River for kayaking, canoeing, rowing and fishing. The 102-acre site also houses 3.4 miles of trails, playgrounds, picnic shelters, and sand volleyball. James River High School is located adjacent to the park and provides additional facility access.

Rockwood Park

Rockwood Park
3401 Courthouse Road
North Chesterfield, VA 23236

The county’s oldest, this 161-acre site features a complex of ball fields and game courts, a nature center, an archery range, Ruff House Dog Park, garden plots and an extensive system of hard and soft surface nature trails. Other features include picnic shelters, play equipment, concessions and restrooms. These facilities, along with convenient location at Courthouse and Hull Street Roads, make Rockwood Park a popular choice for numerous recreational uses.

Trail Volunteer Opportunities

Trail Volunteer Opportunities

Do you love the outdoors? Take an opportunity to give back to the community and give others the chance to discover all of the wonders out there in the wild! The Chesterfield County Department of Parks and Recreation is on the lookout for volunteers to help with trail building and trail maintenance. We have opportunities for group service projects as well as jobs more suited to individuals, Eagle Scout candidates, or small groups. Some of the projects our volunteers have enjoyed in the past include trimming vegetation and litter clean up along county trails, the construction of new sections of trail in unimproved forestland, erosion control, plant installation, and amenities construction. This is a great opportunity to interact with like-minded people and do something to support outdoor adventure in the region! For more information contact Robert Smet with Chesterfield County parks and Recreation at (804) 745-8360 or

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