Robert & Betty Ragsdale Community Center

One story brick building

In May 2007, the family of the late Robert and Betty Ragsdale graciously donated the old sewing factory in McKenney, VA to the Dinwiddie County Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department. The family's wish was to see the building revitalized for the purpose of serving the community.

McKenney Recreation center Coming Soon with rendering

After several years of strategic planning, a ground-breaking ceremony was held on Friday, April 24, 2015 and an architect's rendering was revealed on "Coming Soon" signage.

Interior of building under demolition

Demolition and renovation has begun on the interior of the facility.

February 18, 2016

Image of one story brick building under ernovation construction

Progress continues on the interior of the facility and land is being cleared for parking and recreation spaces on the outside

Video Footage of Demolition, Renovation & Construction

Video - Part 1

Video - October 2016

Leave a Legacy

By making a monetary donation to the "Leave a Legacy" program, citizens and friends of Dinwiddie County can have their name or that of a loved one, permanently displayed in the Robert and Betty Ragsdale Community Center.

Please see this flyer (PDF) for additional details.

Giving Tree on wall with various colored leaves