Dorey Park and Recreation Center

2999 Darbytown Road | Henrico, VA   23231 | (804) 652-1440 |

Available for rent, Dorey Recreation Center is an ideal facility for various size gatherings, celebrations, meetings, or retreats. Dorey Recreation Center is located within beautiful Dorey Park. The park includes a large pond with walking trail, meandering walkways through the woods, a playground, and open space as well as a gazebo and picnic shelters. Dorey Park also has an off-leash dog park, 1 acre in size, with 5 foot enclosed fence with two areas – one for small dogs and the other for larger dogs. A variety of classes and events are offered for both children and adults throughout the year.

Dorey Welcome Center
Dorey Welcome Center (inside the recreation center) serves as a restroom facility and welcome area for the Dorey Park trail connector and the Henrico County portion of the Virginia Capital Trail. The center has expanded hours, visitor information, and exhibits highlighting the park and Henrico history.

Dorey Park Connector Trail
Dorey is connected to the Virginia Capital Trail! The 0.4 mile connector trail begins near Dorey’s dog park and passes near the disc golf course leading to the Virginia Capital Trail.  This will give trail users access to restrooms and additional services at Dorey Recreation Center/Welcome Center.

Dorey Disc Golf Course
Looking for a new sport to play? Test your skills at our 18 hole disc golf course! This game is similar to traditional golf, but uses a flying “frisbee-like” disc. One point is counted whenever the disc is thrown and when a penalty is incurred. The object is to get the lowest score. For more information or to schedule a tournament or outing, call Richard Huddleston at 501-5127.

Horse Ring & Trails
Dorey Park features approximately five miles of trails designed for horseback riding. A horse ring is available for public use during the week. Horse shows are held by a variety of organizations. Organizations wishing to use the facility for shows may call Richard Huddleston at 501-5127 to make reservations.

VDGIF Urban Trout Fishing Program
The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) is responsible for managing the lake fisheries. Dorey Park is included in the Urban Trout Program of VDGIF. The lake receives annual stockings of channel catfish. From November through February, the lake is stocked with catchable-size trout. Anglers are reminded that a trout license is required in addition to a fishing license between November 1 and April 30. Juveniles under age 16 do not need a license. For more information, call the Fisheries Division at (540) 829-6580.

Hours of Operation


Open daily from dawn to dusk.

Recreation Center/Welcome Center

Business Hours, May-November
Monday-Sunday: 8am-4:30pm

Business Hours, December-April
Monday-Friday: 8am-4:30pm

Available Rental & Program Hours
Monday-Thursday: 8am-10pm
Friday & Saturday: 8am-11pm
Sunday: 1-10pm

Baseball/Softball Baseball/ Softball
Concession Concession
Disc Golf Disc Golf
Exercise Trail Exercise Trail
Fishing Fishing
Hiking/Nature Trail Hiking/ Nature Trail
Open Play Area Open Play Area
Picnic Area Picnic Area
Picnic Reservations Picnic Reservations
Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter
Play Equipment Play Equipment
Private Rental Private Rental
Recreation Center Recreation Center
Restrooms Restrooms
Soccer/Football Soccer/ Football
Tennis Tennis

View the Recreation programs held at Dorey Park and Recreation Center.

For a complete list of Recreation programs and to register online, visit HCRP Connect.
Registration is required in advance for all programs with a fee.

Free Programs

Bluegrass Coffeehouse
2nd Thursday of each month, 7pm
Ages 3+. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For musicians of all ages and abilities! Come out for a few jam sessions with fellow bluegrass musicians. Never played bluegrass? Now’s the time to give it a try! Acoustic only. Information:

Henrico Walking Tour
Sat, Oct 22, 10am-11:30am
Ages 18+. Register here for this free program. The history and wildlife of the park will be discussed during the tour. Information:


Facility Reservations

The facility has numerous rooms available for rent:

  • Henricus Room: 150 (maximum capacity)
  • New Market Room: 20 (maximum capacity)
  • Varina Room: 50 (maximum capacity)
  • White Oak Room: 6-10 (maximum capacity)

The site also includes a full-size caterer’s kitchen and a deck.

The parking lot has 100 spaces.

Helpful Links

Park Map
Shelter & Gazebo Reservations
Program Registration
Virginia Capital Trail

Special Features
  • Horse Trails & Ring
  • Dog Park
  • Connector Trail to VCT
Photo Gallery