Park named in honor of beloved Henrico supervisor

Henrico County

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A Henrico County sports complex is being named in honor of the late long-time supervisor Richard Glover. 

The complex that opened in February on Greenwood Road in northwestern Henrico will be named Glover Park.  

Glover died Feb. 2, 2017, after having begun his 30th year of service as Brookland’s supervisor. He was the Board of Supervisors’ longest-serving active member and had been selected unanimously by his colleagues to preside as chairman during 2017.

“Dick Glover had an unbridled enthusiasm for youth recreation that was matched only by his devotion to serving residents of the Brookland District,” County Manager John A. Vithoulkas said. “Glover Park brings together these passions and is the perfect place to honor Mr. Glover’s outstanding legacy and his many contributions to the betterment of his community.”

Glover Park’s $11 million first phase of development includes four lighted, synthetic-turf fields that can accommodate a variety of events, including soccer, football and lacrosse.

Henrico voters approved $20 million in funding for a second phase through the county’s 2016 bond referendum. The next set of improvements is expected to include a playground and a loop trail for pedestrians and joggers.

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