Project Status: Underway
Estimated Cost: $19 million
Start Date: Feb 2021
Estimated End Date: Late 2023
200 Whiteside Dr
Sandston, VA 23150
Magisterial District: Varina
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 Taylor Farm Park master plan, created with community input, was approved by the Board of Supervisors in August 2021. Construction plans are in final review to be bid in fall 2022.
Planned features for the park include a destination skatepark, event area, large playground, spray park, pump track, bike skills course, mile asphalt trail loop, memorial for fallen heroes, and monuments for each of the service branches and first responders.
Community Conversations Recap
Thank you to all who attended our community meetings. 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.
Sept 29, 2021 – Skate/Bike Park Design Meeting #1 (Virtual)
May 20 & 22, 2021 – Community Conversation #3
April 8, 2021 – Community Conversation#2
March 1, 2021 – Community Conversation#1
- 6PM Presentation & Breakout Session Recap (YouTube video)
- 10AM Breakout Session Recap (YouTube video)
- Presentation Slides
Progress to Date
August 2021: The Board approved a master plan of development for Taylor Farm Park, a 99-acre site planned along Whiteside Road near Williamsburg Road in Sandston.
May 2021: Revised Master Plan Concept shared with the public
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.