Three Lakes Park, Nature Center and Aquarium

Important Notices

COVID-19 & the VBWTBefore heading out to visit a site on the Virginia Bird & Wildlife Trail, be sure to check if that site has any COVID-19 policies or closures in place. This information is typically posted on a site's own website.

Description

This large urban park is centered on three lakes. An extensive trail system originates near the nature center and aquarium, where visitors encounter an underwater viewing window and interpretive exhibits of the local flora and fauna. From the center, the trails meander through a variety of habitats including swamps, upland forests, open fields, meadows, and riparian woodlands. In wooded areas, look for woodpeckers, vireos, and other woodland passerines. Darting flecks of vibrant gold amid swamp forests can be attributed to the Center’s successful prothonotary warbler nest box program. From the observation platform on the lake edge, herons and other waders can be seen hunting the shallows for small fish and amphibians. This is also an excellent venue to study dragonflies and damselflies.

Directions

Physical Address: 400 Sausiluta Drive, Henrico, VA  23227

From I-95 North in Richmond, take exit 82 for US-301 North/ VA-2 North. Turn left onto US-301 North/ VA-2 North/ Chamberlayne Rd. Continue 1.5 miles. Turn right onto Wilkinson Rd and drive 0.9 miles. Turn right onto Sausiluta Dr to enter the park.

Location & Directions

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Site Information

  • Site Contact: 804-652-1471, ThreeLakes@henrico.us
  • Website
  • Access: Free, Daily

Birds Recently Seen at Three Lakes Park, Nature Center and Aquarium (as reported to eBird)

  • Canada Goose
  • Mourning Dove
  • Double-crested Cormorant
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Belted Kingfisher
  • Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • Northern Flicker
  • Blue Jay

Seasonal Bird Observations

Facilities

  • Visitor/Nature Center
  • Accessible
  • Hiking Trails
  • Information
  • Interpretive Nature Program
  • Interpretive Trail
  • Parking
  • Phone
  • Picnic
  • Restrooms
  • Viewing Blinds