Echo Lake is owned and operated by Henrico County. It's located in the northern part of the county on Springfield Road (Rt. 157), approximately one mile west of Staples Mill Road (Rt. 33). This beautiful 12-acre lake is the main attraction at this park. Although no boats are allowed, a gravel path encircles the entire lake, enabling anglers to access the entire shoreline. There is a fishing pier, playground, and picnic shelter available for family or group-use year-round.
In 2008, Henrico County temporarily drained Echo Lake to complete a habitat improvement project. The project included construction of a small settling basin above the lake and the removal of 14,500 cubic yards of accumulated sediment material from the main lake. In January 2009, Echo Lake reopened to the general public. The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) plans to restock sunfish in 2009 and bass and catfish in 2010 and 2011.
To facilitate the recovery of the fish populations, the lake will temporarily be managed under a catch-and-release-only fishing regulation.