Please stop by the PBS Community Ideas Station to visit us at the Third Annual Explore the Outdoors Event on April 19, 2015 from 1-5 pm. Come join the fun with Science Matters, Ready to Learn Central Virginia of the Community Idea Stations and Chesterfield County Parks and Rec. We'll have 40+ vendors specializing in outdoor activities for the family. FREE. For more info click:

Adult Archery Group Now Forming!
Join other adult archers for weekly practice and camaraderie! Fridays, April 24 to June 12 6pm-7:30pm Develop or hone your skills, get ready for tournaments, or just come have some end-of-the-week fun! Archers should have a basic knowledge of archery and must own all their own equipment. All bow styles welcome: Barebow (traditional, longbow, recurve, etc) Compound (hunter or target style) Olympic Recurve Basic Compound (Genesis or similar) Chesterfield Parks and Rec’s new Adult Archery Program will be held outdoors at the archery practice field behind the new Chesterfield Career and Technical Center (the OLD Clover Hill High School), located at 13900 Hull Street Road in Chesterfield, VA. Distances shot can range from 9 to 60 meters (about 10 to 65 yards) depending on your own preferences and abilities. All FITA style target face sizes will be provided (40cm to 122cm), archers may bring other target faces if they wish to practice on something different. Sessions will include regular practice time plus occasional games, friendly competitions, award/pin shoots, and the opportunity to enter the quarterly USA Archery Mail-In Tournaments. Those interested may also choose to travel to summer archery tournaments such as the Virginia Commonwealth Games and the Virginia Outdoor Championship.

To register, call (804) 748-1623 or go online to and click “Register NOW” for course #30032. $80 per archer, 18 and up.

New to archery? Be sure to sign up for one of the county’s Intro To Archery courses to learn the basics or get instruction from a pro shop before joining. No formal instruction will be given during practices, but county coaches will be on hand to offer pointers and peers are encouraged to help each other on the path to better archery.

Registration for Chesterfield County 2015 programs and summer camps is open! 

Call (804) 748-1623 or visit to register!

Please stop by the Rockwood Nature Center, Chesterfield County Libraries, or the Parks and Recreation main office to pick up your copy of the winter/spring 2015 program guide, or visit to view programs and register online!


Rockwood Nature Center was recently featured in the Fort Lee Traveller, read the article here!

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