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 and phase 1 boardwalk system as shown on the approved master plan was completed late July 2016 and is open for public use.
Construction General Contractor: Harbor Dock & Dredge
Progress to Date
August 4, 2016: The contractor has completed the new boardwalk system and the boardwalk is open for public use. Project closeout is underway and the contractor is working on completing site work at the end of Ridgefield Parkway.
May 27, 2016: The contractor has installed 100% of the required wood pilings and sub-structure which supports the new boardwalk system. The contractor has completed the overlook structure at the end of Ridgefield Parkway. The boardwalk decking rail system work is underway. The project was delayed in May due to the significant amount of rain which occurred and the project completion date was revised to July 1, 2016.