01/01 Individual and Group Canoe or Kayak Tours

Individual and Group Canoe/Kayak Tours

Enlist the naturalist for a nature tour to discover and explore the Dutch Gap Conservation Area. All trips include canoe and/or sit-on-top kayaks, paddles, personal flotation device, basic paddling instructions and guided tour. Tours can accommodate an individual, couples or groups up to 14 participants. For more information and to schedule a tour, call Mark Battista at 318-8735.

02/18 Bicycle Maintenance

Bicycle Maintenance
This class is designed to introduce the basics of bicycle maintenance and repair. The class will offer hands-on instruction in troubleshooting, brake and gear adjustments, tire changing and roadside repairs. It will also cover proper bike fit, safety, and riding tips. There is no fee, but class size is limited so registration is required.
Carytown Bicycles in Westchester Commons, Midlothian
5:30p.m. – 6:45p.m.      Free
Thursday, Jan. 18     Course 32880
Thursday, Feb 22      Course 33313                                                                                                          Thursday, April 19     Course 33314
Details: Greg Velzy at 748-1124 or velzyg@chesterfield.gov.

 

03/29 Biking: Family Ride Series – Dutch Gap – Rising Moon Ride

Biking: Family Ride Series – Dutch Gap – Rising Moon Ride                                                              With an emphasis on family fun and riding safety, join us for an evening ride around the 4-mile Dutch Gap Conservation Area loop. We will finish on the bluff overlooking the James River as the full moon rises. The route is relatively flat and suitable for all levels of riders. Minimum age is 10, but children should be comfortable riding on dirt roads for at least 4 miles. Participants must provide helmet and bikes with tires suitable for fire roads.
Dutch Gap Conservation Area, 251 Henricus Park. Rd
6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m.      $5
Thurs., March 29       Course 33316
Details: Greg Velzy at 748-1124 or velzyg@chesterfield.gov

 

04/12 Biking: Family Ride Series – Government Center – Evening Ride and History

Biking: Family Ride Series – Government Center – Evening Ride and History                                    With an emphasis on family fun and riding safety, join us for an evening ride around the Chesterfield County Government Center. Enjoy a leisurely ride in the Gov’t Complex area after the traffic is gone. There is also the option of riding the gravel path that wind through the woods around the complex. Additionally, our Historical Site Specialist will give a brief tour and discussion of the original Courthouse and County Jail. All participants will need to provide their own bike and helmet, and comfortable riding on smooth gravel.
Parks Administration Building, 6801 Mimms Loop
6:30p.m. – 8:00p.m.      $5
Thurs., April 12     Course 33315
Details: Greg Velzy at 748-1124 or velzyg@chesterfield.gov.

04/21 Public Day on the Challenge Course

Public Day on the Challenge Course                                                                                   Welcome spring by spending the day in the trees! Our Public Day is designed for individuals and families who want to have fun completing high ropes elements while building personal confidence. The high elements challenge participants physically and emotionally by safely motivating them out of their comfort zones at different heights. Participants will be 20 to 40 feet off the ground and helmets, harnesses, and ropes are utilized. Traverse the bridges, walk the beam, ride the Giant Swing and jump for the trapeze at the Pamper Pole, totaling 11 to 12 high elements for the day. All participants are belayed by our trained staff who are committed to a safe and meaningful experience. Participants must be at least 12 years old and minors 14 years old and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. All participants must wear closed-toed shoes.
Stratton Park
Saturday, April 21    $30
Session I – 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.        Course 33151                                                                                                         Session II – 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.     Course 33152
Details: Greg Velzy at 748-1124 or velzyg@chesterfield.gov

04/28 Kayaking 201- Beginner Whitewater

Kayaking 201 – Beginner Whitewater
Join the regions’ most experienced staff and learn how to paddle whitewater the correct way with Chesterfield County’s professional instructors! Spend Day 1 on flat water learning technique, safety, and control in true whitewater kayaks. Day 2 is a whitewater river trip to introduce river reading and running, and refine skills. Swimming ability required. Minimum age is 13. All equipment provided. Max weight 235 lbs. due to kayak limitations.
Dutch Gap Conservation Area, 251 Henricus Park Rd.
James River Park System, Pony Pasture
Saturday and Sunday,    9 a.m.-4 p.m.    $140
April 28-29          Course 33332
May 12-13           Course 33333
Details: Greg Velzy at 748-1124 or velzyg@chesterfield.gov

 

05/05 Whitewater Kayaking: Intermediate Skills Trip

Whitewater Kayaking: Intermediate Skills Trip
Chesterfield County’s professional whitewater instructors will teach higher level techniques and practice drills during this downriver trip/clinic. This is geared towards the strong intermediate level paddler. Completion of a previous whitewater kayak class is required. Minimum age 13.
James River Park System, Reedy Creek
Saturday, May 5, 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.       $60 ($70 w/rental)            Course 33326
Details: Greg Velzy at 748-1124 or velzyg@chesterfield.gov

 

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Mountain Film Festival World Tour
Experience adventure on the big screen! Explore the world’s last great wild places. The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will exhilarate and inspire as you journey to exotic locations, paddle the wildest waters, and climb the highest peaks. Different films each night.

DETAILS:   
James River High School, 3700 James River Road
7-9:30 p.m. each night

Tickets on sale January 4th.
Thursday, March 3        $ 6 per person         Course 30640
Friday, March 4             $ 6 per person         Course 30641
Saturday, March 5         $ 6 per person         Course 30643
3 Nights                       $15 per person        Course 30647

For more information email losenn@chesterfield.gov
For tickets call 804-748-1623

Online Ticket Sales: www.chesterfield.gov/parks and click REGISTER NOW
(There will be a convenience fee charged based on the total transaction that will not exceed $3)

Our Chesterfield shows will be chosen from this menu:


55 Hours in Mexico – Clip from Banff Mountain Film Festival on Vimeo.

Blue Hue – Clip from Banff Mountain Film Festival on Vimeo.

Builder – Tour Edit – Clip from Banff Mountain Film Festival on Vimeo.

Climbing Ice: The Iceland Trifecta – Clip from Banff Mountain Film Festival on Vimeo.

Curiosity – Clip from Banff Mountain Film Festival on Vimeo.

Darklight – Tour Edit – Clip from Banff Mountain Film Festival on Vimeo.

Denali – Clip from Banff Mountain Film Festival on Vimeo.

Eclipse – Clip from Banff Mountain Film Festival on Vimeo.

Kroger's Canteen – Clip from Banff Mountain Film Festival on Vimeo.

Living Rivers – Surf – Clip from Banff Mountain Film Festival on Vimeo.

Nature RX – Clip from Banff Mountain Film Festival on Vimeo.

Operation Moffat – Clip from Banff Mountain Film Festival on Vimeo.

Paddle for the North – Tour Edit – Clip from Banff Mountain Film Festival on Vimeo.

Paradise Waits – Tour Edit – Clip from Banff Mountain Film Festival on Vimeo.

Pretty Faces – Tour Edit – Clip from Banff Mountain Film Festival on Vimeo.

Project Mina – Tour Edit – Clip from Banff Mountain Film Festival on Vimeo.

Redemption: The James Pearson Story – Tour Edit – Clip from Banff Mountain Film Festival on Vimeo.

Reel Rock 10: A Line Across The Sky – Clip from Banff Mountain Film Festival on Vimeo.

Salween Spring – Clip from Banff Mountain Film Festival on Vimeo.

Sounds of Paragliding – Clip from Banff Mountain Film Festival on Vimeo.

The Important Places – Clip from Banff Mountain Film Festival on Vimeo.

The Last Dragons – Clip from Banff Mountain Film Festival on Vimeo.

The Rocky Mountains Traverse – Tour Edit – Clip from Banff Mountain Film Festival on Vimeo.

The Search For Freedom – Tour Edit – Clip from Banff Mountain Film Festival on Vimeo.

The Warmth of Winter – Clip from Banff Mountain Film Festival on Vimeo.

Unbranded – Tour Edit – Clip from Banff Mountain Film Festival on Vimeo.

unReal – Tour Edit – Clip from Banff Mountain Film Festival on Vimeo.

Voyagers Without Trace – Tour Edit – Clip from Banff Mountain Film Festival on Vimeo.

Women's Speed Ascent – Clip from Banff Mountain Film Festival on Vimeo.

Challenge Course

CIMG4270The Challenge Course is an outdoor facility designed to promote initiative and confidence, as well as strengthen group dynamics, communication and willingness to work together. The Challenge Course has various low (near ground) and high (20-50 feet high) elements that engage the individual and the team.

Bring your group, organization, company, class, co-workers or Scout troop to the Chesterfield Challenge Course. Contact Jan Olson with Chesterfield Outdoor Programs to sign up or for more information, 751-4133 or

Contact Jan Olson with Chesterfield Outdoor Programs to sign up or for more information, 751-4133 or email her at OlsonJ@chesterfield.gov

 

James River Levels

James River level at Richmond Westham Forecast

USGS Current James River Level:

Flow Rate – cubic feet per second at Cartersville:

Water Temperature at Cartersville: