Rockwood Park

Important Notices

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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 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.

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 left into the park.

Location & Directions

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Site Information

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

  • Canada Goose
  • Mallard
  • Ring-necked Duck
  • Bufflehead
  • Pied-billed Grebe
  • Double-crested Cormorant
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Turkey Vulture
  • Red-tailed Hawk
  • Barred Owl

Seasonal Bird Observations

Facilities

  • Environmental Study Area
  • Accessible
  • Hiking Trails
  • Information
  • Interpretive Nature Program
  • Parking
  • Phone
  • Picnic
  • Restrooms