Outdoors & Recreation

Goochland Guide

Goochland County makes it easy to enjoy the outdoors and stay fit and active!

Parks & Recreation

The Goochland County Department of Parks and Recreation offers a number of recreational, social, and cultural activities for kids and adults. These activities include recreational sports leagues, camps, cultural classes, special trips and programs, and seasonal events.

Parks and Recreation also maintains public parks and sports facilities:

Hidden Rock Park

  • 2 lighted baseball fields
  • 2 lighted softball fields
  • 3 youth soccer fields
  • 2 picnic shelters
  • Sand volleyball court
  • Basketball court
  • Walking trails
  • Playground
  • Concession stand with restrooms

Goochland Sports Complex

  • Gymnasium and dance studio
  • 2 classrooms and weight room
  • Skate park
  • Lighted multi-purpose athletic field
  • Lighted softball field
  • Concession stand with restrooms

Central Recreation Complex

  • 2 multi-purpose athletic fields
  • Walking track
  • Picnic area

Tucker Park at Maiden's Landing

  • 1-mile walking trail
  • Waterfront park

Additional public tennis courts and ball fields are available at local schools as well as J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, Western Campus.

The James River

The James River is an extremely popular destination among residents and visitors alike. Along with the gorgeous scenery, folks enjoy a variety of activities like swimming, boating, rafting, canoeing, and water skiing.

The James River Batteau Festival is another favorite attraction, and Goochland residents are active participants in this annual tradition.


Stunning landscapes and miles upon miles of quaint country roads await the biking enthusiast. Join a ride with other cyclists, or go on a quiet excursion yourself - either way, you won't be disappointed.


The avid hunter has options to pursue deer, pheasant, duck, turkey and other game in Goochland County.


A number of public and private clubs, driving ranges, and mini-golf courses are located in and around Goochland County.


Horseback riding and horse shows are also popular activities, and numerous stables are located throughout the community.