Henrico’s Confederate Hills Recreation Center has been renamed The Springs Recreation Center.
At the Board of Supervisors’ June 9 meeting, Varina Supervisor Tyrone Nelson recommended changing the name of the facility, which is located on Lee Avenue in the Highland Springs area. Henrico’s other four supervisors agreed to the change, which did not require a vote.
Lettering for the new name was installed on a large brick sign in the building’s front lawn on June 10.
The name change takes place amid ongoing national and Richmond-area protests regarding police violence, systemic and historical racism and the recent killings of George Floyd in Minneapolis and other African Americans.Continue reading Confederate name removed from Henrico recreation center