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Pickleball Popularity - 5 Places to Play Pickleball Around Richmond

Richmond Places to Play Pickleball - Napier

Pickleball has been exploding in popularity across the U.S., and the Richmond area is no exception. Our REALTORS® highlight five places to play pickleball in our area.

Why Pickleball?

Pickleball is like a combination of tennis, badminton, and ping pong. The game combines elements of each, making it fun, fast-paced and easy to pick up for beginners. Some people describe it as giant ping pong, except you're standing on the table. However you look at it, it's a lot of fun!

One element making made pickleball popular is, even though it packs a lot of action into a quick game, it's not too physically demanding. It's an excellent game for all ages. This year's West End Pickleball Classic, held by the Pickleball Club of Chesterfield County, included more than 200 participants, with an age range from 10 to 83. 

Play Pickleball in Richmond

Pickleball has become increasingly popular in the Richmond area in the last few years, and public demand for more pickleball facilities have paid off. Our local Parks & Recreation Department committed to building 18 new pickleball courts last year, and Richmond now has more places to play than ever before. These are some of our favorites:

  1. Harry G. Daniel Park, 6600 Whitepine Rd, Richmond, VA 23237
    The six outdoor pickleball courts at Harry G. Daniel Park opened in 2018 to meet the growing demand for pickleball facilities. The courts are open to the public year-round, free of charge. 

  2. Rockwood Park, 3401 Courthouse Rd, Richmond, VA 23236
    When it opened up in 2014, the Scott Pickleball Center at Rockwood Park was one of the only places to play pickleball in Richmond. Today, it's not so hard to find great places to play pickleball near Richmond homes for sale, but Rockwood Park is a favorite place for locals.

  3. Pouncey Tract Park, 4747 Pouncey Tract Rd, Glen Allen, VA 23059
    Some of our best Glen Allen homes for sale are just around the corner from Pouncey Tract Park. The site where four pickleball courts were recently built and where eight more are scheduled to be completed by fall 2019. The courts are free and open to the public daily from dawn to dusk, and the park also offers lovely picnic areas, multipurpose fields, and hiking trails. 

  4. Chesterfield Career and Technical Center, 13900 Hull Street Rd, Midlothian, VA 23112
    The 12 pickleball Courts at the Hull Street Campus of Chesterfield Career and Technical Center – known as CCC Hull, for short – offer plenty of opportunities to play pickleball. Local pickleball leagues utilize these courts throughout much of the year, and there are beginner practice courts as well. CCC Hull is also just minutes from these Midlothian homes for sale

  5. Central High School Cultural and Educational Complex, 2748 Dogtown Rd, Goochland, VA 23063
    You'll find numerous Goochland homes for sale near the Goochland Central High School Cultural and Educational Complex. The complex has both outdoor and indoor facilities, including a 14,000-square-foot gymnasium with pickleball courts. The courts are open for play on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Balls and paddles are provided, and new players of all ages are always welcome. 

Contact us today to learn more about opportunities to have fun and stay active in Richmond, and be sure to talk to our team about finding your dream home in Chesterfield County.


6 of the Coolest Concerts, Shows & Plays Around Town in August

Richmond Shows and Concerts - Napier Realtors

Our real estate agents know buying a home isn't just about the property you pick, but the community you choose too. When you move to the Richmond area, you'll enjoy living around a cultural hub where there's always something to see.

Richmond and its suburbs are known for a vibrant music community, live theater, and plenty of prestigious venues. Performances pack our calendar – so how can you find the perfect ones for you? Napier ERA is on the case!

Let's check out a few of the Richmond area's live performances happening in August:


  1. Chris Young - Innsbrook After Hours, 4901 Lake Brook Drive, Glen Allen, VA 23060
    What better way to spend a summer evening than listening to country music! Chris Young won Nashville Star in 2006, and since then his career has grown with numerous Top 5 hits including "Lonely Eyes" and "Who I am With You." Hear this member of the Grand Ole Opry live for yourself at Innsbrook After Hours on August 31.  Don't miss your chance to tour Glen Allen homes for sale when you come to town for the concert.
  2. Pam Tillis - The Beacon Theatre, 401 N. Main Street, Hopewell, VA 23860
    Pam Tillis
    made her country debut at the Grand Ole Opry at the age of 8 as the daughter of country music legend Mel Tillis. As the years progressed, she made a name for herself in country music winning a Grammy and a CMA. See her perform with Old Dominion at The Beacon Theatre when she's touring in Hopewell on August 17. Plus, don't forget to visit some of our best Hopewell homes for sale that weekend. 


  1. The Temptations + The Four Tops -  Altria Theater, 6 N Laurel St., Richmond, VA 23220
    The Temptations + The Four Tops are coming to Richmond, and they're bringing their smash hits with them. Treat your ears to a night of music you won't forget at the beautiful Altria Theater on August 22. Plus, the concert takes place near many Richmond homes for sale.
  2. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World - Henrico Theater, 305 E. Nine Mile Road, Henrico, VA 23075
    Take your kids to the Henrico Theatre for a show they are sure to love, and that won't break the bank. The theater will be putting on a special showing of How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World for only $1 a ticket. Take the whole family, and be sure to check out Henrico homes for sale while you are in the area on August 17.

Music Festivals

  1. Mini Bluegrass Fest – Pocahontas State Park, 10301 State Park Rd, Chesterfield, VA 23226
    Experience bluegrass music in a perfect setting, a state park on August 31. Pocahontas State Park will host the Pocahontas Premieres: Mini Bluegrass Fest. Some of the best bluegrass bands in the area will be attending for a great night of local music! Cap off the weekend by looking at Chesterfield homes for sale in the area. 
  2. BoomBang Music Festival - Vista Del Lago Estate1960 Old Tavern Rd, Powhatan, VA 23139
    The BoomBang Music Festival is a country music celebration presented by the Childress Foundation. Big names in country music will be attending, including Trent Tomlinson, Love and Theft, and more! Enjoy the music and the fireworks when the festival comes into town on August 31. Stay in town for the weekend to tour Powhatan homes for sale

Steeped in a love of culture, full of fun for families and discerning adults alike, Richmond is the treasure of the James River. Now, with help from Napier ERA, you can explore the best homes in the area.

Napier ERA is a team of experienced real estate experts dedicated to matching each client with the right home for them. It has never been easier to get to your successful closing than it is with our deep local knowledge and responsive customer care.

Contact us to find out more today.


Catch the Fun at the 106th Chesterfield County Fair

Chesterfield County homes for sale are some of the top in Virginia, and there are all sorts of reasons why. With the breathtaking beauty of two historic rivers and its convenient location just south of Richmond, Chesterfield thrives as the state's fourth-most populous county.

Chesterfield County is a great place to visit any time of year, but one event that draws people from all over is the annual Chesterfield County Fair. One of the longest-running events of its kind in the United States, it'll be celebrating its 106th year this August.

Be a Part of the Fun with Chesterfield's Century-Old Tradition

From August 23 to 31, the Chesterfield County Fair will bring gladness to the young and the young at heart here in central Virginia. Locals go all out for the Fair, known for its combination of concerts, agricultural events, and kid-friendly rides on the midway.

Preparations are in full swing for the 2019 Fair, which promises to be the biggest yet!

There's so much to do that organizers have put together a daily Fair calendar to help visitors navigate the events. The headlining daily attraction is the 3-Ring Super Circus, including an array of award-winning acrobats, clowns, jugglers, and daredevil thrill acts.

That alone could occupy you for hours, but there's much, much more.

The Chesterfield Tractor Club is a major sponsor of the Fair and will hold fun events and competitions daily. Watch or take part in barrel train rides, rope making, mill grinding, and more. You can also visit the Club's baby animal petting zoo, suitable for your kids.

Every year, history buffs from around the Richmond area come together to create the remarkable Heritage Village. The Village will excite and educate you with oxen wagon rides, craft demonstrations, shanty music, a real steam engine, and violin-making.

There'll even be a full Civil War display courtesy of local tour company Richmond Discoveries.

The Fair incorporates plenty of family fun that's off the beaten track, too. For example, Ackmonster's Chainsaw Art, where America's top professional chainsaw sculptors show their stuff. You'll see a plain log transform into a work of art in just a few minutes. Kids love it!

Naturally, the anchor event of the Fair is the Grand Parade. It features many civic organizations and the winner of the Miss Chesterfield County Fair Pageant, which also takes place during the Fair. Past years have also honored the armed forces with a Military Appreciation Parade.

It's all happening at the Chesterfield County Fairgrounds:

10300 Courthouse Road
Chesterfield, Virginia 23832

Admissions are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors aged 60 and up, and $5 for children aged four to 12. Children three and under are admitted free. Rides on the midway require one to five tickets, which can be purchased individually for $1 or as a book of 25 for $20.

With Napier ERA, the Chesterfield County Fair Won't Be Your Only Reason to Stand Up and Cheer

Our real estate agents are always glad to meet someone who wants to explore real estate opportunities here in Chesterfield. At Napier ERA, our passion for Chesterfield homes shines through in our commitment to quality service. Our expertise in the local area will give you the support you need.

Contact us to learn more today.

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