Montpelier Recreation Center And Library

Montpelier Park Address

17203 Sycamore Tavern Lane

Montpelier, VA 23192 Map It

Montpelier Park Recreation Center and Library Project

The Hanover County Montpelier Recreation Center and Library project has received zoning approvals and is currently under design.   The project consists of a roughly 20,000 square foot building which will house a recreation center with a full-size gymnasium and two classrooms in addition to a new library with a conference space and study rooms.  The project also includes a new paved parking lot, construction of a relocated ballfield (Wickham Field), and connecting walkways.  

New Library Conceptual Design

The Board of Supervisors also approved a special exception permit which allow for lights on the ballfield. The lights will be in the project bid as an option and the timing will depend on the construction costs of the project. Once a bid is awarded, construction of the project is expected to take about 18 months.

Current Projected Timeframe

July – November 2022:  Completion of design, site plan approval, and permitting.

November 2022 – January 2023:  Procurement for Construction

February 2023 – Mid 2024:  Construction

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Project History

Plans for the project were presented to the Hanover County Board of Supervisors for consideration and a vote on May 25, 2022. You can view the presentation here Version OptionsMontpelier Recreation Center And LibraryHeadline.

Hanover County Department of Parks and Recreation concluded the community meeting for comments concerning the Conditional Use Permit and the Special Exception permit for the Montpelier Recreation Center and Library project on March 21, 2022.
Presentation from March 21, 2022, community meeting 
Image of the conceptual design.

Information gathered for that meeting was utilized to make any necessary changes to the Conditional Use Permit and Special Exception Permit. A revised sketch plan was then submitted to the Hanover County Planning Department for review at the April 21, 2022, meeting of the Planning Commission.