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Goochland County and Goochland Day are happy to announce the “Goochland County Drive Thru Fall Festival” scheduled for Friday, October 30th from 3-6pm at Tucker Park. Participants will enter and exit through the overflow parking loop. A goodie bag will be provided for each child in the vehicle under the age of 12. Bags are limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis.


Costume Contest

To enter the costume contest, submit pictures to All entries will be posted to the Department’s facebook page at 9am on Friday, October 30th. A winner will be decided “by likes” and Department Staff at 7pm on October 31st. Categories will include: Best Overall, Most Original, and Best Pet Costume (new this year). Prizes can be picked up from the Goochland Sports Complex on Monday, November 2nd from 8:30am – 8:30pm.


Apple Pie Contest

Entries should be delivered to the Goochland Sports Complex at noon on October 30th. The winner will be announced at 3pm that day on the Department’s facebook page. Prizes can be picked up from the Goochland Sports Complex until 5pm on October 30th or on Monday November 2nd from 8:30am – 8:30pm.


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.

Any facility user failing to adhere to the Covid – 19 guidelines may be asked to leave the premises.  Ongoing failures to adhere to guidelines may result in denied use of the facility.

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

Upon entry, guests will have their temperature verified by a staff member. Anyone with a temperature above 100.5 will be asked to leave the facility. Guests will be required to sign in with a location and will be issued a color-coded pass for the particular room. 

The weight and cardio rooms will be open with limited capacity.  Users will be allocated a 30 minute time slot when using the rooms with a maximum of 4 users of equipment in order to maintain social distancing. 

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 required to reserve hoop time in 30-minute increments 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 denied.  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 and interior classrooms. 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 and reservations are now being accepted.  Youth leagues will be able to resume play on park fields in accordance with Governor’s Phase 3 guidelines. 

Programs and Classes:

Parks and Recreation is currently accepting registration for various classes. Click the "Register Online" button the top of the page to see current offerings. Please be advised of the current requirements:

  • Temperature checks will be required prior to joining the class
  • Anyone with a temperature above 100.5 will not be permitted to attend the class
  • All participants, staff, and instructors will be required to wear masks during the class, unless exempt.
  • If you are waiting for a participant, please wait outside of the building or in your vehicle. 

Please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 804-556-5854 with any questions or concerns.