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

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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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General Information
Parks and Recreation - Volunteer Opportunities

Potential volunteer opportunities are listed below. Contact us to learn more about available opportunities. Please note that county volunteers must be at least 14 years old.

Bensley Community Building – contact David Potter, 804-275-5321

  • Special Event Assistant

Brown and Williamson Conservation Area and Dutch Gap Conservation Area – contact Mark Battista, 804-318-8735

Eagle Scout Projects – contact Mark Battista, 804-318-8735

Ettrick Community Building – contact Tonya Jones, 804-706-2596

  • Special Event Assistant

Henricus Historical Park – contact 804-748-1611

  • Costumed Interpreter
  • Gift Shop Assistant
  • Henricus Militia
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Special Event Assistant

Historical Programs and Sites – contact Bryan Truzzie, 804-751-4946

Older Adult Programs – contact Judy Jones, 804-751-4135

Outdoor Recreation Programs – contact Greg Velzy, 804-748-1124

Parks Sites – contact Sharon Entsminger, 804-748-1126

Rockwood Nature Center – contact Denise Flora, 804-674-1629

Summer Camp Counselor in Training – contact Jackie Maclin, 804-748-1123

Special Events – contact Sharon Entsminger, 804-748-1126

Therapeutic Recreation – contact Aleana McClellan, 804-751-4134

To view volunteer opportunities in all county departments visit About Volunteering 

Volunteer Monument Hall of Fame

Volunteer-Hall-of-Fame-MonumentThe Volunteer Monument Hall of Fame program seeks to recognize outstanding volunteer service which supports the mission of the Parks and Recreation Department. Applications for the program are accepted at any time.

The Volunteer Monument Hall of Fame Guidelines describe the levels of recognition and include the application form.  Call the Parks and Recreation Department at 804-748-1623 for additional information.

Volunteer Hall of Fame Recipients


George L. Fickett, Jr. - establishment of the Civil War Trails Network and saved eight historic battlefield properties in Chesterfield  

Past Recipients 

Kitty L. Belcher – service to Chesterfield Cheerleading League, Chesterfield Youth Softball Association, Bensley Athletic Association

Ralph R. Bolling, Jr. – service to Ettrick Athletic Association, Ettrick Teen Center, Chesterfield First Tee Golf Association

Pat Burke- service to Bon Air Southampton Quarterback Club, development of Huguenot Little League

Mildred F. Burrell – service to Chesterfield Youth Softball Association, USSSA representative, development of youth sports facilities at Bird Athletic Complex

Raymond E. Hevener, Sr. – service to Chesterfield Quarterback League and development of Chesterfield Baseball Clubs

Robert Hodges – service to Chesterfield Basketball League

Lou Lippa – founder of Chesterfield Youth Metro Football League, service to many youth athletic programs

Sherman W. Litton – service to Chesterfield Baseball Club, Chesterfield Basketball League, parks and Recreation Advisory Commission, Meadowbrook High School Athletics Boosters

James G. “Punky” Lumpkin, Jr. – service to Chesterfield Boys Basketball League, Instructional League and Challenger Division of CBA, Hopkins Athletic Association

Allen G. Mason – service to Beulah Athletic Association, Chesterfield Quarterback League

Harold K. McManus – service to Matoaca Athletic Association, Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission, assistance in development of Master Plan for Matoaca Park

Karl Przystawik – development and expansion of the sport of fencing, founder of Chester Knights Fencing Club

Jose M. Sanchez – service to Greenfield Youth Soccer League, Chesterfield Adult Soccer League

Donald L. Unmussig – service to Chesterfield Baseball Club, assistance in development of youth sports facilities at Rockwood Park

Bryan H. Walker – service to Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission, development of Bensley Park and Bensley Community Building, development of Falling Creek Ironworks

Jane H. Warrick – development of A Playground for Katie and Friends at Huguenot Park

J. Richard Worcester – service to Chesterfield Baseball Club, American Legion Post 186 Team, Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission, Gordon Athletic Association

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