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Holiday Celebration and Christmas Tree Lighting

Friday, December 4, 2020    Hidden Rock Park

Join us for a drive thru event at Hidden Rock Park from 5:00PM—7:00PM! See the lights and drop off your letter for Santa. Guests will receive a free stocking with crafts, cookies and more (while supplies last)! Bring donations for a food drive benefiting Goochland Cares. Join the Goochland County Parks and Recreation facebook page at 7:30PM and watch live as the tree is lit for the 2020 season!

Questions? Contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (804) 556-5854.  


Who is ready for basketball season?

This season all games will take place at Central High Cultural and Educational Complex on weeknights, while practices will take place at both CHS and the Goochland Sports Complex on Saturdays. Exact times and locations for each age group and team will be announced after teams have been created. Only one parent/guardian per child is allowed into the gym on game days and practices. Games will be live streamed on the Parks & Recreation Facebook page for others to watch.

Important Dates:

  • Player evaluations will take place at the Goochland Sports Complex
    • Ages 8-10: November 14th from 4-5pm
    • Ages 11-18: November 21st from 4-5pm
  • Practices will begin the week of December 12th
  • Games will begin the week of January 4th

We are also still looking for volunteer coaches for all age groups. Please call Parks & Recreation at 804-556-5854 or email Corey Marshall at with any questions. 


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. 

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