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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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- Site Contact: Chesterfield County Parks & Recreation: (804) 748-1623, TrappL@Chesterfield.gov
- Access: Free, Daily
Birds Recently Seen at Rockwood Park (as reported to eBird)
- Canada Goose
- Wood Duck
- Mourning Dove
- Chimney Swift
- Great Blue Heron
- Turkey Vulture
- Red-shouldered Hawk
- Belted Kingfisher
- Red-bellied Woodpecker
Seasonal Bird Observations
- Visitor/Nature Center
- Bike Trails
- Environmental Study Area
- Hiking Trails
- Interpretive Nature Program