RECREATION & PARKS
Eastern Henrico Recreation Center
Available to rent, the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center is a beautiful 25,773 square foot building with a variety of programming spaces and rooms. You will find a spacious ballroom for private events, a full-sized gymnasium, a classroom, and a fitness area for staying in shape through group exercise classes or individual workouts.
Access to the Fitness Center is available to Henrico Residents (16+) who register at the recreation center. Participants begin with a two-week trial and if they choose to continue, a yearly fee is applied to the account. Those with access passes to the fitness center also receive unlimited participation in age-appropriate fitness classes offered at EHRC for no additional charge. Please call or visit EHRC for more details.
Hours of Operation
Business & Fitness Center Hours
Rental & Program Hours
Friday & Saturday: 8am-11pm
Open Play Area
Click here for programs offered at Eastern Henrico 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.
Feel the Beat presented by Elegba Folklore Society
Fri, Sep 19, 7-8 p.m.
Ages 9+. In this West African drum workshop, participants will throw off their shoes and socks and immerse themselves in the body-mind-spirit of the experience. Learn dance technique and cultural traditions and feel good inside and out! Led by a dancer/folklorist and drummers. Wear loose-fitting clothing and be prepared to dance in bare feet. Info: 270-2161.
Crafting Like Crazy
Mon, Oct 6-Dec 1, 6-8pm. Free.
Ages 8-17. We’re crafting like crazy on the first Monday of each month! Tap into your creative side while your parents or siblings work out - we’ll provide the tools and materials! While you’re creating, you’ll have the opportunity to see demos of upcoming crafting classes. Dip into paint in October, design with paper (think origami!) in November, and mold fun fabric creations in December.
Ages 6-12. Drop your kids off for an evening of fun. Parents or legal guardians must sign a liability waiver provided on site at the time of drop off. Space is limited to the first 50 children.
Halloween! Fri, Oct 24, 6-8pm
Wear your costume for a spooky night of games, crafts, and activities. Participate in a costume contest, pumpkin bowling, or dance to the monster mash!
Hunger Games! Fri, Dec 12, 6-8pm
EHRC is hosting an evening of fun activities, all with a “Hunger Games” theme. Archery demos, archery practice, crafts, and games will all be included.
The facility has numerous rooms available for rent:
- Strawberry Hill Ballroom: 125 (maximum capacity)
- Glen Echo Gymnasium: 150 (maximum capacity)
- Randolph Classroom: 40 (maximum capacity)
The site also includes a full-size caterer’s kitchen and a patio.
The parking lot has the capacity for 276 vehicles.
- Sample Room Diagrams
- EHRC Facility Reservation Guide
- Facility Rental Application-Individual
- Facility Rental Application-Organization