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Rockwood Nature Center

Subfacility of Rockwood Park


Nature Programs - Preschool (PDF)

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  1. Nature Center

About the Nature Center

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.

Plan 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 Programs

  • Programs change from season to season and can be a hike, animal interaction, lecture, craft, exercise, camps and more!
  • Pre-Kindergarten programs are offered year-round and focus on development and nature for ages 1 to 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 & Scouts Programs

We will travel to the school. As a County Parks and 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!


  • 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 804-717-6860 to learn more about room rentals and birthday parties


Lisa Trapp
Nature Center Supervisor
Phone: 804-717-6858
Email Lisa Trapp

Denise Flora
Early Education Programmer
Phone: 804-717-6860
Email Denise Flora