Dorey Park is in the Varina area of eastern Henrico County. The park has 400 acres with picnic areas, tennis courts, softball and soccer fields, equestrian ring, exercise and hiking trails, playground, fishing pond, disc golf course and recreation center.
The county has maintained a park on the site of the old Dorey Farm since 1984. The community center at Dorey Park, once the home of cow stalls and the hayloft from the barn, were opened in 1992. The exterior structure still resembles a barn.
Dorey Lake is approximately five acres in size and is shaped like an “L”. There is full walking access to the entire shoreline, and a large handicapped-accessible fishing pier has been constructed by the county. The average depth of the lake is about 3 to 5 feet within 20 feet of the shoreline. The deepest water (10 feet) is just off the end of the fishing pier. A parking lot is available at the north end of the lake. The lake is part of the DGIF’s Urban Fishing Program. Through the program, the lake receives annual stockings of channel catfish. In 2006, Dorey Park Lake was placed in the re-initiated Urban Trout Program to enhance fishing opportunities in winter months. From November through February, the lake is stocked with catchable-size trout. To experience this unique opportunity, anglers must possess a trout license in addition to a fishing license between November 1 and April 30. A trout license is not required from May 1 through October 31 or for juveniles under age 16.