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Rockwood Nature Center
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Director of Parks & Recreation
Michael S. Golden

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

Street Address
6801 Mimms Loop
Chesterfield, VA 23832
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8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Office Hours
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Outdoor Programs
Rockwood Nature Center

Rockwood Nature Center 

Rockwood Nature Center
Rockwood Park
3401 Courthouse Road
North Chesterfield, VA 23236

Rockwood Nature Center is the only county-operated nature center in Chesterfield County. The log cabin-style facility is nestled by the forest in Rockwood Park.

Wildlife Habitat Garden

Wildlife Habitat GardenThursday, September 24 at the Rockwood Nature Center, staff at Rockwood and Parks and Recreation, Chesterfield Master Gardeners and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries collaborated to create this beautiful wildlife habitat garden. Please enjoy the project from beginning to end with our photos. Please also visit the Nature Center to see the beauty in person.

Hours: Friday - Sunday; noon – 5 p.m.

Rockwood PondPrograms Galore: The nature center offers nature and outdoor programs for all ages. Preschoolers can have their first encounter with wildlife and explore the forest. Adults and families can learn about the snakes of Virginia or hear tales around a campfire. Boy and Girl Scouts can earn badges, and teachers and home-school parents can enlist a naturalist for their nature studies. Archery, orienteering and letterboxing are some of the programs conducted for groups.  

Volunteer for Nature: Enjoy the outdoors and people? Then consider becoming a volunteer at Rockwood Nature Center. Volunteers can staff the center and answer questions, help with the live exhibits, assist with programs and help at special events.Assist the Friends of Rockwood Nature Center as they support the programs and animals at the Nature Center.

Hit the Trail: Rockwood has over five miles of trails that ramble through forest, pond, wetlands and Falling Creek. Trails are suitable hikers of all ages. Some trails are accessible for wheelchairs. A 1.3-mile fitness trail winds through the forest and includes six exercise stations.



Fun Programs for Preschoolers!
Call the Nature Center at 804-674-1629

Programs at Rockwood Nature Center 

Map of Rockwood Park 

Map of Trails 


Bob Smet, Director, Rockwood Nature Center

Denise Flora, Naturalist

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