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!
To celebrate 50 years of FAR OUT FUN, the Parks and Recreation Department is hiding 50 painted rocks in the parks. The hunt will take place during July, which is also national Park and Recreation Month. Residents are invited to visit the parks starting July 1 and search for the rocks. Each rock will have a QR code linking to the instructions (below) on how to redeem the rock for a 50th anniversary prize.
Prizes are limited to one per person. So, if you find more than one rock, please re-hide it for someone else to find. Also, be mindful of the natural environment of the park and any boundaries.
TO REDEEM: If you find a rock, bring it to one of these locations to claim your prize. You will be asked for the location and the park name where you found the rock.
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.