Parks & Recreation

Christmas Tree Lighting

The annual Goochland County Christmas Tree Lighting will take place on Friday, December 7 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM at NAPA Field (the baseball diamond at the intersection of Route. 522 and Fairgrounds Road).  The event is a partnership between Parks and Recreation, the YMCA, the Pamunkey Regional Library, and Goochland County Fire-Rescue.  There will be s'mores, hot chocolate, and crafts, and Santa will make an entrance at 7:00 PM!  For more information, contact Parks and Recreation at 804-556-5854.

Santa Calling

The Goochland County Recreation Advisory Commission is once again sponsoring a FREE Santa Claus calling program for County children ages 8 and under! Applications can be found here, or you may register online. Make sure to send your applications early since Santa will only have so much time during his busiest season! Phone calls will be made on Thursday, December 13th, 2018 between the hours of 6:00 - 7:30 PM. This program is for Goochland residents only.

Goochland Volunteer Fire-Rescue Events

​Company 5 of Goochland Volunteer Fire-Rescue has two events coming up this holiday season!

First up, Santa will be making the rounds in the Courthouse area on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights, December 11-13, from 6:00 - 8:30 PM!  Riding high on top of Engine 51, Santa will be spreading holiday cheer and may even have a surprise for the children!  For more information, including a nightly schedule, visit Company 5's website.

Also, make sure you don't miss Santa's Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, December 15 from 7:00 - 10:00 AM!  Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door.  Admission includes a breakfast with pancakes, bacon, apples, coffee and/or juice, and a visit with Santa!  For more information or to purchase tickets, email or visit Company 5's website.

Winter Youth Basketball League

Registration for Parks and Recreation's Winter Youth Basketball League is still open, but spaces are filling fast!  The age divisions and fees are as follows:

  • Age 4 $60
  • Age 5 $60
  • Ages 6-7 $75
  • Ages 8-10 $85
  • Ages 11-13 $85
  • Ages 14-18 $85
As our priority registration deadline of November 19 has passed, a $10 late fee will be added to all registrations.

Practices begin the week of December 10, games begin January 5, and playoffs will run from February 23-24.

The 4- and 5-year old divisions will not have weekday practices
.  They will learn rules, skills, and teamwork through instructional practices and games on Saturday mornings.  Sessions will be structured as follows: 10 minutes of warm ups, 20 minutes of practice, and 30 minutes of games.

Parks and Recreation still needs basketball coaches!  Volunteer coaches receive a 10% discount on a program registration of their choice or a 25% discount on youth basketball registration.  Coaches must register in the Parks and Recreation office by Monday, November 19 in order to receive the 10% discount.

Please direct questions to Parks and Recreation at 804-556-5854 or 804-657-2086.

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Field & Weather Closings

Decisions regarding field closures will be made daily by 3:00 PM. Sign up through  to receive field status updates.

Inclement Weather Policy

If the schools close or release early due to weather, all programs and activities for that day will be canceled. Notifications will be listed on News Stations 6, 8, 12, & 35, posted on the Department website, Facebook and main phone line.

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Parks, Recreation & Facilities 2016 - 2020 Master Plan

Master Plan
The Goochland County 2016-2020 Parks and Recreation Master Plan is Goochland's second effort to strategically plan for future parks and recreation facilities and services. The Master Plan is necessary to evaluate citizen demand for services versus current services, to guide planning for future facilities, and to support cost effective allocations of valuable County resources.