Rockwood Nature Center
Subfacility of Rockwood Park
- 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
NOTE:The nature center is currently closed to general visitation due to building renovations. Renovations are expected to be complete by February 2022. For updates please visit our Facebook page or email Coline Hay or call 804-717-6858.
- Free to visit
- Ask questions and learn about some of our native species
- Check out the small pond and gardens around the center
- 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
Injured or Orphaned Wildlife
The Rockwood Nature Center does not accept, transport, or rehabilitate injured or orphaned wildlife. Please contact the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources if you encounter wildlife that needs help.
Nature Center Supervisor
Early Education Programmer
Ashley "Bean" Weatherford
Archery Program Coordinator