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2024 Spring Guided Hikes: Atkins Acres Community Park – Sold Out

March 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

$5 – $15
Graphic reading Spring Guided Hikes: Atkins Acres

Join us on Tuesday, March 19 to learn about the natural features of Atkins Acres Community Park through a guided hike led by Chesterfield County Naturalist, Mark Battista, and CRLC Land Stewardship Manager, Ashley Moulton.


Atkins Acres is a picturesque 109-acre parcel of land that was gifted in 2011 to Chesterfield County for the creation of a new park. Capital Region Land Conservancy worked with the landowner Anna Atkins and her family to fulfill her wishes that the property never be developed for housing but to ultimately become a public park. The land is primarily a mix of pine and hardwood forest with two sandy bottomed streams which flow through the property.


The Atkins Acres hike is a 2-3 mile moderate-level walk through and around the property. Mark Battista, Chesterfield County Naturalist, will lead our hike through the property where he will share excerpts of Anna Atkins’ journal entries of her love of the land and history with the 100 acres of woodlands. We’ll follow a stream through the property to discover a vernal pool, observe a cut bank that reveals an interesting geologic history, and observe some changes as we head to the uplands.

There are no trails so participants should be comfortable on uneven terrain walking on flat and land of varying elevations. Participants should wear comfortable, sturdy hiking shoes or boots and be prepared to cross a slow-moving steam. Hiking poles are handy if you have them. Don’t forget water, and a light snack if desired.

To ensure everyone’s safety and enjoyment, space is limited.


We will meet at the Southwest Church of Christ 5340 Courthouse Rd, Chesterfield, VA 23832, which is adjacent to the property. Parking is available in the lot at the back of the church. Please be prepared to depart for the hike promplty at 1:00pm. We will return to the parking lot by 4:00pm.



$5 – Members (Donors to CRLC in 2023)

$15 – Non-members

We have met our capacity for this hike. Please email christina@capitalregionland.org to be placed on the waiting list and you will be notified in advance if space opens. Thank you! 


March 19
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$5 – $15
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