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Tuckahoe Creek Park

Project Status: Preliminary

Estimated Cost: $10,000,000
Start Date: Spring 2023

Magisterial District:   Three Chopt   Tuckahoe  

Community Input Meeting 

Thank you to all who attended the Tuckahoe Creek Community Meeting on April 17! The meeting began with a welcome and project overview from Three Chopt Supervisor Misty Whitehead, Tuckahoe Supervisor Jody Rogish, and the Director of Recreation & Parks. Residents were able to view updated proposals and talk with county staff. Feedback was collected by comment cards and during a public comment session. If you were unable to attend or have additional feedback to share, please use this Online Comment Form.  

Meeting Notes

  • We are in the process of developing a Park Master Plan
  • All additions to the boardwalk are proposals (not a final plan)
  • Feedback is still being gathered and the plan will continue to be modified based on public comments
  • All project updates will be shared with the public
  • Once a Master Plan is developed, only the items approved can be built (nothing else can be added in the future)

Project Proposals (Shared April 2024)

Overview: Tuckahoe Creek Corridor

  • The Tuckahoe Creek boardwalk system provides pedestrian access to the Tuckahoe Creek flood plain for walking, fishing, and enjoying nature.
  • Henrico County owns 240 acres of floodplain along Tuckahoe Creek. This land is comprised of several non-contiguous parcels that stretch from just south of Broad Street to just south of Patterson Avenue.
  • Henrico County voters approved $5,000,000 in capital funding for development of the entire Tuckahoe Creek Park system in November 2016.
  • This bond referendum funding was appropriated in July of 2021 and is being used to expand the initial phases into a community-level passive park resource with designated parking and better access from multiple communities within nearby neighborhoods.

 Phase III Notes

  • The current phase in the planning process is to complete a full master plan depicting the most practical land-use options for the entire 240-acres of county-owned land along Tuckahoe Creek. Many areas of the land are not presently suitable for development and the $10M project budget is not nearly enough to construct a boardwalk across all the parcels owned even if they were all contiguous. This process will utilize the valuable citizen input received at the June 2023 & April 2024 meetings as well as from the online comments. 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. We will need to prioritize exactly what we think can be constructed with the available bond funding. 
  • The county is actively working to acquire missing segments of land to provide continuous access across some, but not all of Tuckahoe Creek frontage between West Broad Street and Patterson Avenue.
  • A community master plan process to discuss plans for the entire corridor will include community input through additional meetings facilitated by the Division of Recreation and Parks.
  • Future construction will occur in multiple phases.

Progress to Date

Phase III Community Open House

  • Wednesday, April 17
    • 6:30 p.m. at Deep Run Recreation Center

Phase III Community Input Meetings

In June 2023, Henrico County Recreation & Parks held initial community meetings to discuss the Tuckahoe Creek Park Bond Project. Meetings were held a Nuckols Farm ES and Carver ES.

  • Met the planning and design team
  • Reviewed existing boardwalk and park properties
  • Discussed opportunities and constraints for potential trail systems/boardwalk between Patterson Avenue and Broad Street.
  • Shared thoughts and comments  

Phase I & II Boardwalk Trail (Complete)

  • 2016: Phase I completed, which included 500 feet of boardwalk and a neighborhood pedestrian access at the terminus of Ridgefield Parkway.
  • 2020: Phase II completed, which provided an additional 1,000+ linear feet of boardwalk and trail connecting the end of Phase I to Old Coach Lane.
  • Phase II completed a neighborhood pedestrian link from Ridgefield Parkway to Old Coach Lane.
  • Funding was provided through multiple Recreational Trails Access grants administered through the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. The grants totaled $938,535.

Contact Us

Recreation and Parks

Physical Address
6800 Staples Mill Road
Henrico, VA 23228

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

[email protected]

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

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