Tuckahoe Creek Park Phase I
Project Status: Completed
Estimated Cost: 425,000
Start Date: November 2015
Actual End Date: August 2016
Ridgefield Parkway/Old Coach Lane
Magisterial District: Three Chopt Tuckahoe
Project Overview & History: Henrico County Recreation and Parks owns 240-acres of land along Tuckahoe Creek. This land is comprised of several non-contiguous parcels that stretch across Three Chopt and Tuckahoe Magisterial Districts, from just south of Broad Street to just below Patterson Avenue. The land was acquired, largely through donation, between 1980 and 1991. We have long recognized the recreational potential of this wonderful resource, but have been unsuccessful in many attempts to acquire out-of-flood plain property that would allow us to create trailhead access points that could provide some basic amenities like parking, picnic tables, and perhaps restrooms. Henrico citizens approved a project to develop a passive park here in the 1989 Bond Referendum as well as in the subsequent parks referendum in 2000.
Project Description: The project includes a boardwalk system designed to provide public access for passive recreation activities. The boardwalk system provides ADA accessible access to the Tuckahoe Creek area for walking, fishing, overlooks, and experiencing nature. The county intends to proceed with the first phase of development as outlined in the approved Tuckahoe Creek Phase I Master Plan which provides a boardwalk system connecting Ridgefield Parkway towards Old Coach Lane within Tuckahoe Creek.
Master Plan: Includes Phase 1 as well as future development opportunities
Construction General Contractor: Harbor Dock & Dredge