Eastern Henrico Recreation Center

1440 N. Laburnum Avenue | Henrico, VA   23223 | (804) 652-1450 | EasternHenrico@henrico.us

Available to rent, the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center is a beautiful 25,773 square foot building with a variety of programming spaces and rooms. You will find a spacious ballroom for private events, a full-sized gymnasium, a classroom, playground, and a fitness area for staying in shape through group exercise classes or individual workouts.

EHRC Fitness Center

Access to the Fitness Center is available to Henrico Residents (16+) who register at the recreation center. Those who wish to purchase an access pass must complete the Fitness Access Application, PAR-Q, and sign the Fitness Center Access Agreement. Participants begin with a two-week trial and if they choose to continue, a yearly fee is applied to the account. Those with access passes to the fitness center also receive unlimited participation in age-appropriate fitness classes offered at EHRC for no additional charge. Please call or visit EHRC for more details. 

Facilities include:

  • Weight room with cardiovascular and strength training machines as well as free weights
  • Group exercise studio for structured group exercise classes and/or personal use
  • Locker rooms with private shower stalls
  • Outdoor running/walking trails that total .80 mile
  • Football field with a track (.25 mile) and a soccer field

EHRC Spray Park Guidelines

  • Children must be supervised at all times.
  • Swim diapers are required if necessary
  • Climbing on water features is prohibited.
  • Pets are not permitted.
  • Running, skating, and cycling are not permitted.
  • Food, drinks, glass containers, and smoking are prohibited.
  • Swimwear and water shoes are recommended.

Get Wet, Have Fun, & Be Safe

*Please note: The surface area around the playground can get very hot on sunny days — be sure to wear shoes or sandals!

Hours of Operation

Park & Outdoor Amenities

Open daily from dawn to dusk

Spray Park 
Open Memorial Day through Labor Day, 9am-7pm. Season subject to change, weather permitting.

Recreation Center

Business Hours
*Please call 652-1450 for rental inquiries or to schedule an appointment.

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

Fitness Center
*Currently Closed. Visit our YouTube Channel for virtual fitness classes!

Basketball Basketball
Concession Concession
Exercise Trail Exercise Trail
Hiking/Nature Trail Hiking/ Nature Trail
Open Play Area Open Play Area
Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter
Play Equipment Play Equipment
Private Rental Private Rental
Recreation Center Recreation Center
Restrooms Restrooms
Soccer/Football Soccer/ Football
Spray park Spray Park

Henrico Recreation & Parks offers programs for all ages at many facilities and parks. Follow the links below to view programs and register online.

Gym Activities

*New Procedures effective Oct 12, 2020.

We are gradually reopening our buildings and offering Gym Activities! Due to COVID-19 and the parameters that must be followed to remain safe, all Gym Activities will be for Henrico residents only. Participants will pre-register online and must also follow several strict safety guidelines. This will remain in effect for the foreseeable future. If you have any questions, you can contact by email (easternhenrico@henrico.us) or by phone between the hours of 8am-430pm (804-652-1450).

Rules & Expectations for Gym Activities:

  1. Preregistration is required (Henrico residents only allowed) Walk-ins not permitted
  2. Participants can only sign up for one time slot per day for each sport
  3. Time slots are not transferrable
  4. Participants must play doubles for pickleball and badminton
  5. Please show up no more than 10 minutes prior to your time slot
  6. Please exit promptly to allow for cleaning and preparation for the next time slot
  7. Masks must be worn the entire time when inside the building including when participating in an activity
  8. Water fountains are not in use; bottle fill stations are available.
  9. No equipment will be available. You must bring your own paddles, balls and other equipment necessary. Henrico County will provide tables and nets.
  10. The schedule will be open one week prior to the next month.

 Steps to Register Online

  1. Go to connect.henricorecandparks.com
  2. Sign in or create an account
  3. Click programs
  4. Click Sports
  5. Search for program
  6. Click on sport
  7. Add to cart
  8. Select participant
  9. Choose sessions
  10. Answer/Review questions
  11. Proceed to cart
  12. Initial waiver
  13. Finish

Eastern Henrico Schedule

Senior Pickleball: Must play doubles
Ages 50+.
Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays: 3 time slots

Pickleball for All: Must play doubles
Ages 12+. (Ages 12-15 must be accompanied by an adult).
Tuesdays: 2 time slots

Badminton: Must play doubles
Ages 12+. (Ages 12-15 must be accompanied by an adult).
Thursdays: 2 time slots

Facility Reservations

The facility has numerous rooms available for rent:

  • Strawberry Hill Ballroom: 125 (maximum capacity)
  • Glen Echo Gymnasium: 150 (maximum capacity)
  • Randolph Classroom: 40 (maximum capacity)

The site also includes a full-size caterer’s kitchen and a patio.
The parking lot has the capacity for 276 vehicles.

Helpful Links

Fitness Center Application Packet
Park Map
Program Registration
Park Tips

Special Features


Walking Trail

Fitness Center

Spray Park


There are no upcoming events at this time.

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