Parks & Recreation
Starting in February, Goochland County Parks and Recreation will no longer be using Rained Out for text alert notifications. Text alerts will be sent via the Department’s Activenet software.
To register online, visit https://apm.activecommunities.com/goochland/Create_Account to create an account. Google Chrome browser is preferred. Be sure to select your preferred notifications under the subscription list section.
To have a staff member assist over the phone, please call 804-556-5854 and press either option 1 or 2.
Due to the rising case count of COVID-19 in Goochland, Parks and Recreation will be enacting the following policies starting on December 14, 2020:
- No pick-up basketball games will be permitted in indoor facilities.
- Gymnasiums and theater will be limited to 10 people.
- All programs will be limited to 10 participants or less depending on the size of the classroom.
- All private rentals must have a department reviewed and approved COVID policy on file prior to reserving a facility. Failure to abide by policies may result in the revocation of the approved facility use.
- Masks must be worn at all times
- Enforced social distancing
- Limited attendance to 10
The guidelines below outline the operations of Goochland County’s Parks and Recreation facilities until further notice. Masks are required when entering any County owned facility.
The Goochland Sports Complex and Central High Cultural and Educational Complex will be open to the public starting on Monday, June 8th. 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.
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 is capped at 10 participants and will be open with the following scheduled uses:
9am - 12:30pm on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday is scheduled for Pickleball with the following guidelines and requirements - two courts open at a time and socially distanced waiting area will be available.
9am - 12:30pm on Tuesday and Thursday 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.
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. The gymnasium will be available for rental only.
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.
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.