Short Pump Park
This park includes a dog park, spray fountains, athletic fields, play equipment, picnic facilities, and a restored 1902 two-room schoolhouse.
Highlights of the new park include a water play area with spray fountains and an enclosed dog park. The dog park area is approximately one acre in size, has a six-foot tall enclosed fence with two areas – one for small dogs and the other for larger dogs. The dog park features a double-gated entry with a mulch and sod play surface and will be open from dawn to dusk.
Along with spray fountains and a dog park, phase one of the new urban park includes new play equipment, a restroom and shelter building, new parking, and additional trails. Approximately 75% of the site remains wooded and natural, with a trail to welcome pedestrians from John Rolfe Parkway and West Broad Village. Envisioned over 10 years ago and funded by the 2005 Bond Referendum, Short Pump Park is a wonderful addition to the Henrico Park System. Residents can look forward to future phases of development that may include additional trails and picnic shelters, as well as renovations of the existing parking lot, athletic fields and restroom/concession building.
Picnic Shelter Reservations: Please note, the picnic shelter by the soccer/football field accepts reservations. The picnic shelter by the dog park does not accept reservations.
Spray Fountain Guidelines:
Get Wet, Have Fun, & Be Safe
- Running is prohibited
- Food, drinks, and glass containers prohibited in spray fountains
- Water shoes and swimwear recommended
- Swim Diapers required if not toilet-trained
- Pets are not allowed in spray fountains
- Skating and cycling are not allowed in spray fountains
We love how much you love Short Pump Park! We’re also aware of the concerns regarding the grass in the dog park and the lack of shade. Please know that we are working to address these issues and hope to have make some improvements this summer. Thank you for your patience and understanding. We will share more information as it becomes available.
Park open daily from dawn to dusk.
Spray Fountains are open Memorial Day weekend through the end of September.
Hours of operation are 9am-7pm.
Short Pump W.O.W., Wed, Apr 5-26, 5-7pm