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Nature & Outdoors

Nature & Outdoors

Bird Identification
Think bird identification is too complicated to do? Cornell Lab of Ornithology says you just need to spot 4 key features to start.

Park Video: Deep Bottom
Can’t make it out to the parks? We’ll bring the parks to you! Here’s a few minutes of soothing nature sounds at Deep Bottom Park. Watch video

Adventure Poems
There’s no way you won’t want to go outside after reading these poems. Favorites of our outdoor adventure aficionado, Will H.

Outdoor-themed Books for Kids
Kids looking for something to read? Here are some outdoor-themed recommendations for toddlers to teens. (Psst… Henrico County Public Library has tons of FREE digital content.)

Bird Cams
Cornell Lab of Ornithology has 15 different live bird cams you can check out – from Bermuda to California to Panama!

Outdoor Scavenger Hunt
A scavenger hunt with no cost and no prep! See how many of these you can find in your backyard or a nearby park. Print-friendly version

Gnome Homes
Build a house for gnomes and fairies visiting your yard using natural materials! This gnome home was constructed by staff member Mary S.

27 Gardening Hacks
Experiment with growing plants from these leftover fruits & veggies!

Clay Planters
Here’s a SUPER easy way to give your clay pots some personality from staff member Elaine O.! 🌱

Rae Dunn Rocks
Here’s a simple craft inspired by Rae Dunn Clay, by staff member Katie J.

What Kind of Tree?
Here’s how to make your own guide to the trees in your neighborhood!

Learn About Azaleas
Azalea season might be ending, but it’s never too late to learn. The Azalea Society of America offers a wealth of information that could guide you to more beautiful landscape. https://www.azaleas.org/about-azaleas/

Every 9 Minutes
The Monterey Bay Aquarium and Bay Area artists Joel Dean Stockdill and Yustina Salnikova are hoping this blue whale sculpture will inspire the public to “porpoiseful” action. Watch the video

Getcher Rock On
Create some fun figures and decorations by painting rocks and stones from your backyard. All you need is paint, brushes, rocks, maybe some markers or crayons, and a healthy imagination!

Contact Us

Recreation and Parks

Physical Address
6800 Staples Mill Road
Henrico, VA 23228

Phone
(804) 501-7275
Inclement Weather Hotline
(804) 501-5132

Fax
(804) 501-5284

recandparks@henrico.us

Mailing Address
P. O. Box 90775
Henrico, VA 23273-0775

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