Project Status: Underway - Design
Estimated Cost: $19 million total. $5 million for planning & design available now, $14 million remaining for construction scheduled for appropriation July 2021.
Start Date: Feb 2021
Estimated End Date: Summer 2023
200 Whiteside Dr
Sandston, VA 23150
Magisterial District: Varina
Thank you for your interest in Taylor Farm Park in Sandston. We are in the process of gathering community input on the new park and welcome your thoughts and questions. You can attend a virtual meeting, complete the form at the bottom of the page, or send an email to email@example.com.
Thank you to all who attended the community meetings on March 1 & April 8. The presentations were recorded, along with the ideas shared from the meeting attendees. You can view and/or listen to the presentation using the links posted below. Our third community conversation will be held in person on May 20 and virtually on May 20 & 22.
March 1 – Community Conversation#1
- 6PM Presentation & Breakout Session Recap (YouTube video)
- 10AM Breakout Session Recap (YouTube video)
- Presentation Slides (PDF)
April 8 – Community Conversation#2
- 6:30PM Presentation & Breakout Session Recap (YouTube video)
- Presentation Slides (PDF)
- Park Concepts (PDF)
May 20 – Community Conversation #3
- The Project Team will share plans for the park at three meetings. Guests can choose the option that best fits their schedule and type of meeting.
- In-Person Meeting
- Thur, May 20 at 6:30 p.m.
- The community is invited to meet outdoors at the Chickahominy YMCA to see the plans created by the Project Team.
- Two Virtual Sessions:
The 2016 Bond Referendum was approved by Henrico voters in November 2016 and will fund 26 projects over approximately six years. Recreation & Parks projects were approved for $87.1 million in funding over this time frame.
Taylor Park, located off Williamsburg Road in the Sandston area of the Varina district, is one of several park development projects funded from the 2016 referendum. The land, purchased in early 2016, is just over 99 acres and will be the first new large community park in Varina since Dorey Park opened in 1982.
The development process will begin with community meetings and resident input to develop a master plan for the entire park. Once a master plan is finalized and adopted by the Board of Supervisors, the project will proceed immediately to construction planning, bidding, and development.
Possible park features could include a balance of both active and passive recreational features and amenities, including athletic fields, trails, play areas, and picnic shelters.
Both road and neighborhood pedestrian access will also need to be carefully planned with resident input. In recognition of the Sandston community’s long and proud association with public service, the new park will also include a memorial area for recognition of military and public safety service and sacrifice from Henrico residents.
We also encourage interested residents to let us know their contact information and any initial feedback or questions for this park project now. Please see the survey link above to provide this information as we build a community contact list for upcoming planning discussions and input.
Progress to Date
Feb/March 2021: Planning with community input, including public meetings and online feedback, to begin.
January 2021: Following the Board’s vote, the county has awarded a $1.67M contract for design & engineering services for 99-acre Taylor Park. A master planning process is set to begin next month; construction is targeted for Feb 2022 with completion in summer 2023.
Summer 2020: $5 million for planning and design available now, $14 million remaining for construction, scheduled for appropriation July 2021.
2016: Bond Referendum is passed by Henrico voters, funding 26 projects over six years. $87.1 million has been designated to Recreation & Parks projects.