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July 4th Fireworks Celebration Announcement

Due to the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, Goochland County has decided to postpone the 2020 July 4th Fireworks Celebration. This decision was made in the interest of public health and safety for our residents and visitors.

The July 4th Fireworks Celebration is Goochland County’s largest event, drawing between 10,000-12,000 to the Courthouse area each year. The cancellation of this event follows the Governor’s executive order and order of public health emergency to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus by limiting mass gatherings throughout the Commonwealth.

Goochland County is hopeful that the event will return in 2021. For more information, please contact Goochland County Parks & Recreation at (804) 556-5854.

Summer Camp

Parks and Recreation is proud to present our 2020 Summer Camp schedule. Registration is now available. Camps will be limited to 20 participants per week. Spaces will be available on a first come, first served basis. Please contact the office with any questions. Having problems registering online? Use the following links for direct access:

Camp Registration        Before and After Care

COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENT

The guidelines below outline the operations of Goochland County’s Parks and Recreation facilities until further notice. 

The Goochland Sports Complex and Central High Cultural and Educational Complex will be open to the public starting on Monday, June 8th.  Operating hours will be 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.   When entering the facility, guest will need to sign in at the front desk with their intended destination. As building capacity is limited, guests are asked to adhere to the time limits listed below for specific use of amenities.

For the Goochland Sports Complex (1800 Sandy Hook Road, Goochland, VA 23063):

The cardio room will be open with limited capacity.  Cardio room users are asked to utilize a 30 minute time slot when using the cardio room with a maximum of 4 users of equipment in order to maintain social distancing.  The weight room is currently closed for renovations and upgrades. The Gymnasium will be open with the following scheduled uses:

 9am - 12:30pm is scheduled for Pickleball with the following guidelines and requirements - two courts open at a time and socially distanced waiting area will be available.

 1pm - 4:30pm is scheduled for Basketball with the following guidelines and requirements - users will be limited to a 30-minute timeslot and must bring their own ball.  Pick up games are not allowed at this time and all users of the facility must adhere to the 10 foot social distancing guidelines for athletic activities.

Parks and Recreation staff will track users entering the facility and once 50 users is reached, access to the building will be capped.  As users of the facility exit, staff members will allow new users to enter.

For the Central High Cultural and Educational Complex (2748 Dogtown Road, Goochland, VA 23063):

Rooms will be available for rental.  Wifi will be available for access from the parking lot. Tucker’s Time programs will be available by reservation only.   At this time the gymnasium will remain closed for general public use with all scheduled gym related activities scheduled at the Sports Complex.

For general Parks and Recreation outdoor facility use:

 All amenities are now open to the public.  Picnic Shelters are open, however, reservations are not being accepted.  Youth leagues will be able to resume play on park fields in accordance with Governor’s Phase 2 guidelines. 

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