Recreation & Parks

  1. Violet Bank Museum will be Closed this Friday July 30 thru Monday August 2

    Violet Bank Museum will be closed beginning this Fri July 30 thru Mon August 2. The Museum will re-open on Tuesday August 3 for normal operating hours of 9:00am-4:00pm. Please contact the Recreation & Parks office at (804)520-9390 with any questions Read On...
  2. Violet Bank Museum Upcoming Change in Operating Hours

    Please click Read More....for information on the change in operating hours at Violet Bank Museum. Contact (804)520-9390 with any questions. Read On...

About the Recreation & Parks Department


The City of Colonial Heights Department of Recreation and Parks strives to provide, develop, and maintain an array of parks, parks facilities, services, and recreational opportunities for all citizens to improve the overall quality of life for the community. The department provides a wide range of quality recreation and parks services through public awareness, utilization of resources, and being responsive to the community.

Organizational Structure


All employees and operations within the Department of Recreation and Parks are managed and directed by the Director of Recreation and Parks. The department is organizationally structured into seven operational divisions:
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  • Buildings & Grounds
  • Horticulture
  • Parks
  • Community Center
  • Recreation
  • Office on Youth & Human Services
  • Violet Bank Museum

Services Available


Staff invites you and your family to take advantage of the variety of recreation programs and facilities available:
  • Affordable athletic and non-athletic activities
  • Five water-accessible parks
  • Numerous playgrounds
  • Senior Citizens Center
  • Senior Citizens Transportation
  • Teen Center
  • Violet Bank Museum

Recycling Perks Program

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