Tuckahoe Creek Park Concept Plan
The Henrico County Division of Recreation and Parks owns 240-acres of land along Tuckahoe Creek. This land is comprised of several non-contiguous parcels that stretch across Three Chopt and Tuckahoe Magisterial Districts, from just south of Broad Street to just below Patterson Avenue. The land was acquired, largely through donation, between 1980 and 1991. We have long recognized the recreational potential of this wonderful resource, but have been unsuccessful in many attempts to acquire out-of-flood plain property that would allow us to create trailhead access points that could provide some basic amenities like parking, picnic tables, and perhaps restrooms. Henrico Citizens approved a project to develop a passive park here in the 1989 Bond Referendum as well as in the subsequent parks referendum in 2000. We had hoped to purchase out-of-flood plain land for possible multiple access points, but even with increased funding for this purpose, we found no willing sellers of land suitable for our needs. The funding for this park development was eventually used to acquire the Tuckahoe Park baseball complex, an opportunity that we could not allow to pass.
This website will be used to share all information about the project, status, and meetings.
The Division of Recreation and Parks has conducted three public meetings related to this project (May 22, June 12, and November 18, 2013). These meetings allowed for public review of in-house developed concept plans for the upcoming park development. In September 2013, the county hired the engineering firm Vanasse Hangen Brustlin (VHB) to complete a master plan and answer development/permitting questions related to this project. VHB presented their findings at the third public meeting on November 18.
On October 4, Recreation and Parks staff navigated the Tuckahoe Creek via canoes and kayaks and confirmed the creek areas between Ridgefield Parkway and Old Coach Lane are navigable.
November Public Meeting
A third public meeting was held on November 18, 2013 at 7 p.m. at Carver Elementary School. Invitations to the Old Coach and Ridgefield Parkway neighborhoods were mailed the week of November 1, 2013.
For more information, please contact Al Azzarone at (804) 501-5120.