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Director of Parks & Recreation
James Worsley, Ph.D., CPRE

Phone Numbers
Parks and Recreation
804-748-1623

Parks Maintenance
804-748-1624

Fax
804-751-4131

Closing Hotline
804-748-1001
 

Department Email
parksrec@chesterfield.gov


Hours
Registration and Payments
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Office Hours
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
 

Mailing Address
Parks & Recreation
PO Box 40
Chesterfield, VA 23832-0040

Street Address
6801 Mimms Loop
Chesterfield, VA 23832
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Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia

Castlewood 

Historic Trinity Church (head office and research museum)
10111 Iron Bridge Road, Chesterfield, VA 23832
804-796-7121
 

The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia collects, preserves, interprets, and promotes Chesterfield County’s unique past. The society operates the County Museum, the Historic 1849 Jail, Magnolia Grange House Museum, and the public research library.

Eppington Plantation

Eppington 

14602 Eppes Falls Road
Chesterfield, VA 23832
Small tour groups by reservation only: 804-751-4946
 

Built around 1770 by Thomas Jefferson’s brother-in-law, Francis Eppes VI, Eppington is on the Virginia Landmarks Register and National Register of Historic Places. The plantation was visited frequently by Jefferson and its architectural style and features are studied today. The annual Eppington Heritage Day is held the first Saturday in October.

Falling Creek Ironworks Park

Falling Creek Bridge 

6407 Jeff Davis Highway
North Chesterfield, VA 23234
Tours by reservation only: 804-751-4946
 

Falling Creek Ironworks Park is the site of the first ironworks in English North America. The annual Falling Creek Ironworks Day is held the third Saturday in March.

Henricus Historical Park

Henricus 

251 Henricus Park Road
Chester, VA 23836
804-748-1611
Citie of Henricus, Henricus Historical Park and the museum store are open Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
 

Founded in 1611, the Citie of Henricus is the second successful English settlement in the New World and where the American dream of success and self-reliance began. Historical interpretation and re-enactments pay tribute to Virginia Indians and the English settlers who carved a nation out of what was then Virginia's western frontier. The park is surrounded by the 810-acre Dutch Gap Conservation Area, the site of Revolutionary War and Civil War action and one of the best birding sites on the East Coast.

Midlothian Mines & Rail Road Park

Grove Shaft Midlo Mines Park 

13301 N. Woolridge Road
Midlothian, VA 23112
Tours available: 804-751-4946
 

The first commercially mined coal in America came from Midlothian, where it was discovered near the French Huguenot settlement on the James River about 1701. Although used locally for many years, it was first commercially mined in the 1730s. Coal from the region was used as a source of fuel to produce weapons both during the Revolution and the American Civil War.

The annual Mid-Lothian Mines Day event is held the third Saturday in October.

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Family Movie Night - July 29, 2017 
The Lion King
June 1, 6 p.m.

 

 
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