Project Fact Sheet

Project Description: This project consists of construction a new urban park on the 45 acres at the existing Short Pump Site.

Phase I construction includes new parking, additional trails, a restroom and shelter building, a  new play equipment area, long-awaited dog park, and an irrigated central lawn featuring a fountain of bouncing water jets designed for hot weather play. Approximately 75% of the site will remain wooded and natural, while trails will welcome pedestrian entry points from John Rolfe Parkway, Three Chopt Road, and Pump Road. Phase I will be a  welcome addition to Henrico‘s park system, a community park envisioned over 10 years ago to be completed and opened in the first half of 2016.

Future phases of development may include additional trails, picnic shelters and renovation of the existing parking lot, athletic fields and restroom/concession building.

Master Plan: This Master Plan includes Phase 1 as well as future development opportunities

Project Funding: Total project funding was $3,000,000 (2005 Bond Project)

Project Schedule: The new park is scheduled to open May 2016.

Construction General Contractor – Enviroscape, Inc.

County of Henrico Project Contact: Steve Hart, Capital Projects Manager, Phone 501-5117 or email


June 10, 2015: Construction bids related for this project were received April 7, 2015. Staff presented the construction contract for Enviroscape Inc. to the Board of Supervisors for approval on May 12, 2015 related to this project. The contract to Enviroscape Inc. was approved and on-site construction work began early June 2015.

2013 Public Meetings

April 29, 2013

The purpose of this meeting was to share the proposed plan for Short Pump Park expansion/development based on the citizen input received at the first public meeting and from online and mail-in questionnaires.


January 15, 2013

Meeting to discuss an expansion plan for Short Pump Park, which is currently funded for construction through the 2005 Bond Referendum.

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