Deep Run Park Lakes
Deep Run Park Lakes are owned and operated by Henrico County on the West side of the City of Richmond. Specifically, it is located half mile south of I-64, just west of the intersection of Gaskins Road (Rt. 157) and Ridgefield Parkway. It is a beautifully wooded park that contains two ponds, adjacent to each other, both of approximately 2 acres. There are numerous picnic pavilions and shelters available to both anglers and waterfowl-watchers.
As is typical of most small urban fisheries, these two ponds have had problems maintaining population balance between largemouth bass and sunfish (bluegill and redear sunfish). Bass stocking has occurred in both ponds, but the numbers and sizes of bass collected in electrofishing samples were disappointing in both 2001 and 2005. It is difficult to maintain quality bass populations in small urban ponds that receive considerable fishing pressure.
In order to improve the angling experience, both ponds have been included in the Department's Community Lake Improvement program (CLIP). This program provides annual stockings of channel catfish to enhance angling in relatively small, public community lakes.