**The Recreation Advisory Commission Meeting scheduled for November 20th has been moved to November 27th**
Christmas Tree Lighting
The annual Goochland County Christmas Tree Lighting will take place on Friday, December 7 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM at NAPA Field (the baseball diamond at the intersection of Route. 522 and Fairgrounds Road). The event is a partnership between Parks and Recreation, the YMCA, the Pamunkey Regional Library, and Goochland County Fire-Rescue. There will be s'mores, hot chocolate, and crafts, and Santa will make an entrance at 7:00 PM! For more information, contact Parks and Recreation at 804-556-5854.
The Goochland County Recreation Advisory Commission is once again sponsoring a FREE Santa Claus calling program for County children ages 8 and under! Applications can be found here, or you may register online. Make sure to send your applications early since Santa will only have so much time during his busiest season! Phone calls will be made on Thursday, December 13th, 2018 between the hours of 6:00 - 7:30 PM. This program is for Goochland residents only.
Winter Youth Basketball League
Registration for Parks and Recreation's Winter Youth Basketball League is now OPEN! Registration for ages 4-5 is $60, ages 6-7 is $75, and ages 8-10 is $85. Sign up by November 19 to avoid a 10% late fee!The age divisions and fees are as follows:
Player evaluations will take place on November 10 and 17 for ages 8-18. You may choose either date! The draft for these age brackets will take place on November 17. There will not be evaluations or a draft for ages 4-7. The schedule for each day of evaluations is as follows:
Ages 11-139:00 - 11:00 AM
Ages 8-101:00 - 4:30 PM
Ages 14-185:00 - 6:30 PM
Practices begin December 3, games begin January 5, and playoffs will run from February 23-24.
The 4- and 5-year old divisions will not have weekday practices. They will learn rules, skills, and teamwork through instructional practices and games on Saturday mornings. Sessions will be structured as follows: 10 minutes of warm ups, 20 minutes of practice, and 30 minutes of games.
Parks and Recreation still needs basketball coaches! Volunteer coaches receive a 10% discount on a program registration of their choice or a 25% discount on youth basketball registration. Coaches must register in the Parks and Recreation office by Monday, November 19 in order to receive the 10% discount.
Coaches’ meetings will take place at 2:30 PM on each day of evaluations (November 10 and 17). Coaches MUST attend at least one meeting on a day of their choice.
Please direct questions to Parks and Recreation at 804-556-5854 or 804-657-2086.
Decisions regarding field closures will be made daily by 3:00 PM. Sign up through Rainedout.com to receive field status updates.
Inclement Weather Policy
If the schools close or release early due to weather, all programs and activities for that day will be canceled. Notifications will be listed on News Stations 6, 8, 12, & 35, posted on the Department website, Facebookand main phone line.
The Goochland County 2016-2020 Parks and Recreation Master Plan is Goochland's second effort to strategically plan for future parks and recreation facilities and services. The Master Plan is necessary to evaluate citizen demand for services versus current services, to guide planning for future facilities, and to support cost effective allocations of valuable County resources.