Colonial Heights Appomattox River Trail System

The Colonial Heights Appomattox River Trail System (C.H.A.R.T.S.) greenway inspires the community by improving the quality of life for its residents and enhances economic development opportunities along it. Its development occurred in phases as resources allowed, remaining consistent with previously approved concepts for the Appomattox River, the City of Colonial Heights Comprehensive Plan and the Parks and Recreation Master Plan.


Mission of C.H.A.R.T.S.

To create a continuous open space corridor along the Appomattox River from Roslyn Landing Park to the western city boundary, approximately two miles in length.

To design and develop an aesthetically pleasing, fully accessible greenway; safe for family use that will provide recreational and other facilities, to include a continuous, hard-surfaced trail for passive and active users.

To respect and incorporate existing environmental features, including wetlands, flora and fauna, scenic views and vistas and historic elements.

Park Features

  • Restrooms
  • Picnic tables and benches
  • Gazebo
  • Fishing areas
  • 10,000 LF hard-surfaced trail
  • Small boat launch at Roslyn Landing Park
  • Uniform signage system
  • Canoe launch area
  • Spur trails and linkages to various points of interest, including adjacent developments.