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

Phone Numbers
Parks and Recreation

Parks Maintenance


Closing Hotline

Department Email

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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Outdoor Programs
Rockwood Nature Center

3401 Courthouse Road
North Chesterfield, VA 23236

Fall/Winter/Spring Hours
Friday – Sunday
Noon – 5 p.m.

Summer Hours
Tuesday – Sunday
Noon – 5 p.m.

Rockwood Nature Center Building 

Rockwood Nature Center is the only county-operated nature center in Chesterfield. The log cabin-style building is home to an array of native reptiles and amphibians as well as a honeybee hive and visual informative displays and sits in front of over five miles of paved and unpaved trails.

 Nature Programs at Rockwood Park

Map of Rockwood Park
Trail map of park 

DragonflyPlan a Visit

  • Free to visit
  • Ask questions and learn about some of our native species
  • Check out the small pond and gardens around the center

Nature ProgramsNature Programs

  • Programs change from season to season and can be a hike, animal interaction, lecture, craft, exercise, camps and more!
  • Pre-K programs are offered year-round and focus on development and nature for ages 1 – 5
  • Senior programs can range from hikes on the trails to craft classes
  • Wilderness classes and animal interactions at the nature center

School Field trips and Scouts Programs

We will travel to the school 

As a county parks & recreation program we are committed to meeting your needs as best we can, let us custom design a program for you if it is not one we currently offer! 

Archery CourseArchery

  • National award-winning archery development program
  • Intro and beginner classes with all equipment provided
  • Youth development clubs, a Junior Olympic League, and adult clubs
  • Frequently host local outdoor tournaments

Birthdays/Room Rentals

  • Themed birthday parties and use of our classroom
  • Room Rentals vary in price based on hourly use
  • Call 804-745–7020 to learn more about room rentals and birthday parties

Nature Center Front Desk



Lisa Trapp, Nature Center Supervisor

Denise Flora, Early Education Programmer

Naomi Klass, Nature programmer and Volunteer Coordinator 

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