Virginia Capital Trail
Charles City Courthouse Phase
Greenspring | Chickahominy Riverfront | Sherwood Forest | Charles City Courthouse
New Market Heights | Varina | Richmond Riverfront
Photo illustration shows use of existing right of way for Charles City Courthouse
phase of the Virginia Capital Trail.
This is an eight-mile segment that stretches from Virginia Commonwealth University's Rice Center for Environmental Life Sciences to the Charles City County Courthouse. This phase was built entirely within existing right of way.
In conjunction with this project, Charles City County developed a visitor center and comfort station at the historic courthouse complex in a renovated clerk’s office.
Representatives from VDOT, VCU's Rice Center, and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries are working together to design an interpretive site that will be located at the western end of this phase of the Trail.
Cost: The combined cost for design and construction of this phase was $5 million.
Status: This phase was completed in July 2009.