Tuckahoe Creek Park
Project Overview & History: Henrico County Recreation and Parks owns 240-acres of land along Tuckahoe Creek. This land is comprised of several non-contiguous parcels that stretch across Three Chopt and Tuckahoe Magisterial Districts, from just south of Broad Street to just below Patterson Avenue. The land was acquired, largely through donation, between 1980 and 1991. We have long recognized the recreational potential of this wonderful resource, but have been unsuccessful in many attempts to acquire out-of-flood plain property that would allow us to create trailhead access points that could provide some basic amenities like parking, picnic tables, and perhaps restrooms. Henrico citizens approved a project to develop a passive park here in the 1989 Bond Referendum as well as in the subsequent parks referendum in 2000.
Project Description: The project will provide a boardwalk system designed to provide public access for passive recreation activities. The boardwalk system will provide an ADA accessible access to the Tuckahoe Creek area for walking, fishing, overlooks, and experiencing nature. The county intends to proceed with the first phase of development as outlined in the approved Tuckahoe Creek Phase I Master Plan which provides a boardwalk system connecting Ridgefield Parkway towards Old Coach Lane within Tuckahoe Creek.
Master Plan: Includes Phase 1 as well as future development opportunities
Project Schedule: The new park is scheduled to open June 2016.
Construction General Contractor: Harbor Dock & Dredge
Progress to Date
April 19, 2016: The contractor has installed 80% of the required wood pilings which support the new boardwalk system. The contractor is about a week away from completion of all wood pilings and from starting carpentry work related to the boardwalk decking, rail systems, and overlook areas. On March 31, 2016, the contractor was working on the transition area between the end of Ridgefield Parkway and the new boardwalk system. Stone and concrete work was utilized to construct a concrete bulkhead on Henrico County property.
November 1, 2015: The construction design and permitting related to this project has been completed. The attached Drawing Sheet C-04 outlines the Phase I construction work. A public procurement to select the general contractor for this project and award a construction contract has been completed. On-site construction is anticipated to begin December 1, 2015.
September 15, 2015: The construction design and permitting related to this project has been completed. Drawing Sheet C-04 outlines the Phase I construction work. A public procurement process is underway and staff anticipates awarding a construction contract November 2015. On-site construction will begin early November 2015.