Project Status: Future Project
Estimated Cost: $19 million total. $5 million for planning & design available now, $14 million remaining for construction scheduled for appropriation July 2021.
Start Date: Planning and Community Input in Fall 2020, Construction could begin as soon as late 2021
200 Whiteside Dr
Sandston, VA 23150
Magisterial District: Varina
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.
Community planning for Taylor Park, which was delayed in Spring 2020 due to COVID-19, will begin in Fall 2020. Information on upcoming meetings, both virtual and in-person, will be updated on this project page.
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 feedback form below to provide this information as we build a community contact list for upcoming planning discussions and input.
Progress to Date
Late 2021: Construction expected to begin
Fall 2020: Planning with community input, including public meetings and online feedback, to begin.
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.