Parks and Recreation 50th Anniversary

It’s our 50th anniversary. Join the 'Far Out Fun' with us!

Share Your Stories

Let us know if you grew up in Chesterfield in the 1970’s and participated in parks and recreation activities, including sports, special events, camps and more, share your vintage photos, stories, and contacts with us.  Email Parks and Recreation using the subject line: 50th Anniversary. We can't wait to hear from you!

Where Were You?

Take a look back at the world in "Snapshot of 1971", the fad's, fashion, movies, tv shows and world events.

1971 Snapshot


Parks and Recreation - Directors Past and PresentCarl Wise

On April 14, 1971, Carl Wise, the first Director for the Parks and Recreation Department was hired in Chesterfield County. Since then, parks and recreation in the county has changed and grown significantly. 

Phil Hester

Phil Hester

1978-1986

M.D. Pete Stith, Jr.

M.D Pete Stith, Jr.

1986-1992

Mike Golden

Mike Golden

1993-2016

Mike Golden Parks Chief

Dr. James Worsley

Dr. James Worsley

2016-2020

Bob Smet

Bob Smet

2020 - Current