Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail

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Site CAP01: Rockwood Park


This 160-acre park is a multi-use facility with ball fields, tennis courts, archery, picnic facilities, and a nature center. A system of trails, accessible behind the nature center, winds through forested uplands and riparian woodlands and provides good viewing for woodpeckers and other woodland species. Several of the trails are paved for wheelchair access. The elevated boardwalks are good places to search for dragonflies and frogs, and you may see herons feeding in the shallows. The observant naturalist will encounter butterflies, several species of frogs, and after a rainy spell, mushrooms of every size, shape and color.


From Richmond, take SR 76/Powhite Parkway South to Courthouse Road in Chesterfield County. Turn left onto Courthouse Road/Rt. 653 and travel 1.4 miles. Rockwood Park is located south of the Powhite Expressway just before reaching Hull Street (US 360). Turn left into the park.

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