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Dorey Park and Recreation Center

2999 Darbytown Road | Henrico, VA   23231 | (804) 652-1440 | Dorey@henrico.us
Description

Available for rent, Dorey Recreation Center is an ideal facility for various size gatherings, celebrations, meetings, or retreats. Dorey Recreation Center is located within beautiful Dorey Park. The park includes a large pond with walking trail, meandering walkways through the woods, a playground, and open space as well as a gazebo and picnic shelters. A variety of classes and events are offered for both children and adults throughout the year.

Dorey Recreation Center
Dorey Recreation Center serves as a restroom facility and welcome area for the Dorey Park trail connector and the Henrico County portion of the Virginia Capital Trail. The center has visitor information and exhibits highlighting the park and Henrico history.

Dorey Dog Park
Dorey Park also has an off-leash dog park, 1 acre in size, with 6 foot enclosed fence with two areas: one for small dogs and the other for larger dogs. For everyone’s safety and enjoyment of the dog park, please adhere to the Dog Park Regulations:

  • Dog owners are legally responsible for their dogs at all times.
  • Dog parks are for use by dog owners and their dogs only.
  • All dog owners must have current license tags available and dogs free of contagious diseases and parasites.
  • Dog handlers must be in view and in control of their dog(s) at all times. Dog handlers must be 16 years of age or older.
  • Children ages 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Prohibited: dogs in heat, sick dogs, aggressive dogs, gum, smoking, and glass containers.

Dorey Park Connector Trail
Dorey is connected to the Virginia Capital Trail! Guests on the Virginia Capital Trail can now venture nearly ¾ of a mile into Dorey Park. The trail now extends from the back of the park down to the recreation center.

Dorey Disc Golf Course
Looking for a new sport to play? Test your skills at our 18 hole disc golf course! This game is similar to traditional golf, but uses a flying “frisbee-like” disc. One point is counted whenever the disc is thrown and when a penalty is incurred. The object is to get the lowest score. For more information or to schedule a tournament, call 501-5127.

Horse Ring & Trails
Dorey Park features approximately five miles of trails designed for horseback riding. A horse ring is available for public use during the week. Horse shows are held by a variety of organizations. Organizations wishing to use the facility for shows may call 501-5127 to make reservations.

VDWF Urban Trout Fishing Program
The Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources (VDWF) is responsible for managing the lake fisheries. Dorey Park is included in the Urban Trout Program of VDWF. The lake receives annual stockings of channel catfish. From November through February, the lake is stocked with catchable-size trout. Anglers are reminded that a trout license is required in addition to a fishing license between November 1 and April 30. Juveniles under age 16 do not need a license. For more information, call the Fisheries Division at (540) 829-6580.

Hours of Operation

Park

Open daily from dawn to dusk.

Recreation Center

Business Hours
*Please call 652-1440 for rental inquiries or to schedule an appointment.*

Available Rental & Program Hours
Monday-Thursday: 8am-10pm
Friday & Saturday: 8am-11pm
Sunday: 1-10pm

Amenities
Baseball/Softball Baseball/ Softball
Concession Concession
Disc Golf Disc Golf
Exercise Trail Exercise Trail
Fishing Fishing
Hiking/Nature Trail Hiking/ Nature Trail
Open Play Area Open Play Area
Picnic Area Picnic Area
Picnic Reservations Picnic Reservations
Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter
Play Equipment Play Equipment
Private Rental Private Rental
Recreation Center Recreation Center
Restrooms Restrooms
Soccer/Football Soccer/ Football
Tennis Tennis
Programs

View a full list of programs held at Dorey Park and Recreation Center.

Dorey Park Farmers Market
Saturdays, June-October. 9am-12pm. 
The Dorey Park Farmers Market is open every Saturday morning and located by the recreation center. They’ll have produce and crafts from local farmers and artisans.

Curds & Whey: Historical Cheesemaking Demonstration
Sat, Sept 25, 9am-noon at the Dorey Park Farmers Market.
Do you recall the nursery rhyme about Little Miss Muffet eating her curds and whey? Though she won’t be present, you can discover what that is and watch the curds separate from the whey.  Visit our history booth at the Dorey Farmers Market to meet a colonial lady demonstrating how Virginians made cheese during the 1600-1800s. Join us to learn more about dairy production in the past. Information: den63@henrico.us

Facility Reservations

The facility has numerous rooms available for rent:

  • Henricus Room: 150 (maximum capacity)
  • New Market Room: 20 (maximum capacity)
  • Varina Room: 50 (maximum capacity)
  • White Oak Room: 6-10 (maximum capacity)

The site also includes a full-size caterer’s kitchen and a deck.

The parking lot has 100 spaces.

Helpful Links

Park Map
Reserve a Picnic Shelter
Program Registration
Virginia Capital Trail

Special Features

Horse Trails & Ring

Dog Park

Connector Trail to VCT

Map
GIS: RP-PARK-42
Events

Nearby Landmarks
Photo Gallery
360 Photos

Kitchen

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Henricus Room

White Oak Room

New Market Room

Varina Room

 
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