Playing in Chesterfield

Recreational opportunities are plentiful in Chesterfield County for both indoor and outdoor enthusiasts. There are nearly 13,000 acres of public parks and recreational facilities available in the county.

Rivers & Lakes

Bounded by the James River to the north and the Appomattox River to the south, Chesterfield is an ideal location for fishing and water sports. Numerous lakes are available, including the 3,000-acre Lake Chesdin and 1,800-acre Swift Creek Reservoir.

Local Parks & Athletic Fields

The Chesterfield County Department of Parks and Recreation operates 56 public parks and 12 athletic complexes which total 4,863 acres. Instructional programs for both the general public and special groups in general recreation, athletics, and outdoor recreation are provided.

Participatory sports include Little League, youth soccer, basketball, ice hockey and other children’s sports programs plus tennis, golf, swimming, sport rock climbing, whitewater rafting and canoeing.

Pocahontas State Park

In the center of the county, the 8,115-acre Pocahontas State Park offers boat rentals, hiking trails, mountain biking trails, camp sites, fishing streams, a Nature Center and an Aquatic Center with pools, fountains and water slides.

Amusement Parks

Two large amusement parks, Busch Gardens in Williamsburg and Kings Dominion in Doswell, are both less than one hour from Chesterfield.

Professional Sports

Professional sports in the area include: Richmond Flying Squirrels, AA affiliate of the San Francisco Giants baseball team; Richmond Kickers soccer, a second division affiliate of the DC United. Richmond International Raceway hosts two NASCAR races each year.

Area Sports Facilities

The award-winning, county-owned, River City Sportsplex provides quality tournament experiences for over 35+ weekends annually. River City Sportsplex is home to one of the largest collections of synthetic turf fields in the United States. The state-of-the-art facility features 12 synthetic athletic fields for soccer, lacrosse, field hockey and many other sports. Nine of the fields are lighted for evening play.

The Richmond Volleyball Club has a 50, 000 sq. ft. indoor facility housing 8 volleyball courts in Chesterfield.

Other sports facilities in the area include the 13,150 seat Richmond Coliseum; the 12,103 seat The Diamond baseball stadium; the 10,000 seat Robins Center at the University of Richmond; the 7,500 seat Siegel Center at VCU; the 6,000 seat Arthur Ashe, Jr. Athletic Center; the 22,000 seat University of Richmond Stadium; and the 60,000 seat Richmond International Raceway.