Henrico County Television (HCTV) programming is available through Comcast’s Video On Demand service. To access HCTV programs, select the “Get Local” folder, followed by “Government,” and finally “Access Henrico.” Video On Demand allows our Comcast cable subscribers to choose which HCTV program they want to watch and when they want to watch it. Approximately 25 programs are available at one time. We change the program line-up monthly.
You may also request a DVD of an HCTV program by calling Public Relations at 501-4257.
Active and Engaged: Programs for Henrico's Older Adults
The number of older residents is rising sharply across the United States, as baby boomers have grayed and begun to reach retirement age. By 2030 Henrico County will have nearly 70,000 residents 65 or older. The senior lifestyle is vastly different from what it used to be. These older residents are active and engaged, and Henrico offers a wide range of programs for them.
First Pitch: History of the Tuckahoe Little League, The
In the late 1950s baseball became America's favorite pastime, and it was every young boy's dream to play the game. For the kids in Henrico, there was no organized league that would allow them to playÑuntil a group of fathers joined forces to form the Tuckahoe Little League. Through the years, the league has prospered and multiple generations of boys and girls have experienced baseball and softball on first-class fields. The tradition continues today, and HCTV takes you back to those glory years in The First Pitch: History of the Tuckahoe Little League.
Game Time! The Babe Ruth World Series at RF&P Park
When it comes to youth baseball, there is no better place to play than HenricoÕs own Glen Allen Stadium at RF&P Park. Henrico has hosted the Babe Ruth 14-year-old World Series twice at Glen Allen, and families from all over the country have descended upon our county to experience the parkÕs amenities, as well as our hotels, restaurants, entertainment and shopping venues. Join HCTV as we revisit the Babe Ruth World Series and learn why Henrico is becoming a destination of choice for youth sports tournaments in Game Time! The Babe Ruth World Series at RF&P Park.
Get Your Game On: Open Gym
Whether your game is pickleball, table tennis, volleyball, badminton or basketball, you can hit the courts in Henrico County's Open Gym program! Open Gym invites all ages and levels of experience (or inexperience) to get active and healthy without paying for expensive gym memberships or costly fitness classes. Join HCTV as we watch teens to seniors discover the benefits of exercise and meeting new friends inÊGet Your Game On: Open Gym.
Haunted Henrico: Are Ghosts Dwelling in Historic County Properties?
Is it simply folklore, or is it paranormal? Imagination, or science? Most of us have heard ghost stories throughout our lives, and we love to be intrigued and even scared by the tales of mystical spirits among us. HenricoÕs history goes back centuries, and many colorful characters have passed through the county leaving their legacies behind Ñ but did they leave? Walkerton, Dabbs House and Meadow Farm are three of the countyÕs historic properties dating back to the early 1800s, all of them having their fair share of ghost stories and reported sightings. Join HCTV as we explore the phenomenon in Haunted Henrico: Are Ghosts Dwelling in Historic County Properties?
Henrico Holiday, A
Celebrate the holidays with HCTV as we explore the sights and sounds of the season right here in Henrico.Ê Join us on the James River to see the spectacular Parade of Lights. Travel back to a simpler time with the "Holiday Song & Dance Movie Night" at the Henrico Theatre,Êand visitÊsome of the most decked out, decorated homes around. Embrace all the splendor of the season inÊA Henrico Holiday.
Henrico Recreation and Parks: Celebrating 50 Years
Learn the 50-year history of Henrico's Recreation and Parks and their commitment to serve the public.
History of Recreation and Parks, The
For more than four decades, Henrico's Division of Recreation and Parks has been committed to helping residents pursue good health and good times. With more than 4 million park visitors each year, the division has embraced the responsibility of caring for more than 3,600 acres of parkland, 140 recreational buildings and 35 historic sites. But the Division of Recreation & Parks had humble beginnings, with a few recreational activities organized at local schools. Join HCTV as we learn about the history of Recreation & Parks, and how the division has grown to serve the residents of Henrico.
Hosting in Henrico: It's Tournament Time!
Whether you need one field or ten for your next tournament, Henrico County's award-winning sports complexes can meet your needs. Henrico, which partially surrounds the capital city Richmond, Virginia, is the perfect Mid-Atlantic location. With the intersection of two major interstates and an international airport in the county, transportation and accommodations couldn't be more convenient. Henrico boasts beautiful parks, cultural sites, and museums, and is within driving distance from Washington, D.C., Virginia Beach, and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Let us show you why Henrico is the place to play!
Native Fish Species of the James River
During the 17th century the James River was silver with the Shad, Herring & Sturgeon populations. Over time, residential and commercial development, overfishing and habitat changes decimated these native species, but innovative repopulation and rehabilitation programs are now underway to replenish the river. Join HCTV as we explore how our actions and the environment have affected the fish quality, and learn whether it is, indeed, safe to eat fish from the James, in Native Fish Species of the James River.
On Board with the Henrico Marine Patrol
The James River has been a waterway for commercial vessels for centuries. Through the years, recreational activity on the river has increased in popularity and it's not uncommon to see anglers, skiers, canoers and kayakers year round. Henrico's Police and Fire Marine Patrol Units watch over the James ensuring public safety on the water just as they do on dry land. Join HCTV for an immersive look into the mission, tools and training of the men and women who patrol the river in On Board with the Henrico Marine Patrol.
On the Green: Belmont Golf Course
Henrico County's Belmont Golf Course was first established in 1917 as Hermitage Country Club on Hilliard Road. The golf course hosted such prestigious events as the Valentine Invitational, The Richmond Open, and the 1949 PGA Championship. Henrico purchased the property in 1977 and named the golf course Belmont. The 18-hole course is open to the public, and is one of the area's finest recreational venues. Join HCTV as we meet the golfers and explore the history, fun and challenges of the course in On the Green: Belmont Golf Course.
Still in the Game: Adult Sports in Henrico
Softball, Rugby, Basketball, Ultimate Frisbee, Cricket, Kickball, Golf, Lacrosse and more. . . whatever the game, adults in Henrico looking for a way to stay active and competitive turn to Henrico's Adult Sports Leagues. Our Division of Recreation and Parks maintains pristine fields and organized scheduling to assist adult league players throughout their sport season. HCTV follows the action in Still in the Game: Adult Sports in Henrico.
Strumming Up the Past: Henrico's Bluegrass Music
Bluegrass represents a distinctly American style of music, a beautiful blend of old-timey, Celtic, gospel, country and blues. Henrico County is keeping the music alive by organizing a bluegrass jam each month at Dorey Park. If you've stood before the microphone and or clapped from the audience, you know there's something about bluegrass that tugs on your soul.
Therapeutic Recreation in Henrico County
Therapeutic Recreation in Henrico County provides the opportunity for residents with physical and intellectual disabilities to participate in activities that benefit them socially, emotionally and physically. Join HCTV as we highlight programs including arts and crafts, sports, games, dance and drama offered by Henrico Recreation and Parks. Learn from recreation therapists, coaches, participants and parents as they describe the importance of these activities and how our disabled community benefits from these innovative programs.
Tommy Edwards: HenricoÕs Hit Maker
Singer-songwriter Tommy Edwards crooned his way to the top of the charts in the 1950s, selling millions of records in the U.S. and around the world. The Henrico native appeared on the programs of entertainment icons Ed Sullivan and Dick Clark, and headlined shows in major cities. But fame would prove to be fleeting for HenricoÕs biggest star, who found his career peaking at the same time American popular music was dramatically changing. Join HCTV on a musical journey through TommyÕs life and times, which began and ended in HenricoÕs West End.