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Dorey Park and Recreation Center

2999 Darbytown Road | Henrico, VA   23231 | Phone: (804) 795-2334


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.

Park Note: Dorey Disc Golf Course is Currently Closed

Construction of the Virginia Capital Trail in Dorey Park has begun! For your safety, we are closing the Disc Golf Course and all other activities on the trails in that part of the park (beyond the pond). You will also see heavy construction vehicles going through the park to this area.

Completion of the entire Virginia Capital Trail from Jamestown to Richmond is scheduled for completion in September 2015. The Dorey Disc Golf Course will be closed indefinitely, but we plan to re-open it as soon as construction in this area is complete.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your cooperation! When completed, this trail will be a wonderful asset that will greatly improve this area of the park. If you have any questions, please call Al Azzarone, Capital Projects Planning Manager at 501-5120.

Hours of Operation


Open daily from dawn to dusk.
(Disc Golf Course currently closed due to construction.)

Recreation Center

Business Hours
Monday-Friday: 8am-4:30pm

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


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


Click here to view programs held at Dorey Park and Recreation Center.

To view a complete list of Recreation programs and register online, visit HCRP Connect.

Registration is required in advance for all programs with a fee.

Free Programs

Bluegrass Coffeehouse
Thu,  Apr 9, 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: nes@henrico.us 

Paw Patrol
Wed, Mar 25-Apr 29, 9-10am
Ages 5+. Let’s create new friends, both furry and human, as we take a one-hour power walk around the lake or through the park trails. Improve overall fitness levels for both dogs and owners as we walk at a pace that’s not quite a run, but fast enough to leave you both invigorated! Complimentary water will be provided for both dogs and their people. Trail maps and fitness tips will be shared. Dogs must be leashed and up-to-date on vaccinations. Meet at Dorey Dog Park (near the lake). Information: nol@henrico.us

Thur, Apr 2, 10-11:30am
Ages 1-5 with an adult. Come out and celebrate spring while attending this fun-packed morning at Dorey Park. Meet the bunny and enjoy a variety of activities including bunny hop music, inflatables, face painting, and crafts. Don’t forget to bring your basket and join us for the egg hunt finale! Information: pit02@henrico.us

Kite Day
Sat, Apr 4, 10am-1pm
Let’s go fly a kite in honor of National Kite Month! Spend the day kite flying and sampling tasty treats from your local food trucks. Information: gru16@henrico.us

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

Special Features

  • Horse Trails & Ring
  • Dog Park


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