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Rockwood Park

Description

This 160-acre park is a multi-use facility that includes a nature center and a 5.5 mile long system of trails. The trails are accessible behind the nature center, with two paved wheelchair accessible options. The trails wind through forested uplands, riparian woodlands and beside Gregory’s Pond, a private reservoir, which allows for good viewing of woodpeckers, hawks, and a variety of songbirds.

Turtles sunbathe on logs in Gregory's Pond. Wood ducks are also especially common here. Photo Credit: Lisa Mease

Turtles sunbathe on logs in Gregory’s Pond. Wood ducks are also especially common here. Photo Credit: Lisa Mease/DWR

An observant eye will catch a great many other wildlife, including turtles, dragonflies, frogs, and several species of snakes.  Also be on the lookout for native orchids and after a rainy spell, mushrooms of every size, shape, and color–even the American jack-o-lantern mushroom that glows in the dark.

Notes:

  • Please be mindful of the property lines while exploring Rockwood Park. Gregory’s Pond is viewable from Rockwood’s trails but is otherwise off limits to park visitors.

Directions

Physical address: 3401 Courthouse Road, North Chesterfield, VA 23236

From Richmond, take SR 76/Powhite Parkway South to Courthouse Road in Chesterfield County. Turn left onto Courthouse Road/Rt. 653 and travel 1.4 miles. Rockwood Park is located south of the Powhite Expressway just before reaching Hull Street (US 360). Turn right into the park.

Location & Directions

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Site Information

  • Site Contact: Chesterfield County Parks & Recreation: (804) 748-1623, TrappL@Chesterfield.gov
  • Website
  • Access: Free, Daily

Birds Recently Seen at Rockwood Park (as reported to eBird)

  • Canada Goose
  • Double-crested Cormorant
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Osprey
  • Belted Kingfisher
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • Eastern Kingbird
  • Carolina Chickadee
  • Tufted Titmouse

Seasonal Bird Observations

Facilities

  • Visitor/Nature Center
  • Bike Trails
  • Environmental Study Area
  • Accessible
  • Hiking Trails
  • Information
  • Interpretive Nature Program
  • Parking
  • Picnic
  • Restrooms