How to find all the parks in the Richmond region

The Richmond Regional Planning District Commission recently released a map of all of the parks in the Richmond region on the James, Appomattox and Chicahominy rivers. Richmond Region Parks Inventory An inventory of the Richmond Region’s parks was undertaken as the FY09 Technical Assistance Project for Hanover County.  This inventory includes both public parks (local, state […]

Anybody missing a door from a safe?

Check out what Friends of James River Park volunteer Vicky Shivy found at Pony Pasture during a cleanup Saturday. It is the door to a safe, and judging by the lack of rust, mud and damage, it must not have been tossed there very long ago. The volunteers were clearing invasive species just west of the […]

Saturday in the park with Friends

I suggest you bring your own bucket, save a trash bag people! From the Friends of James River Park: This Saturday in the Park, the Friends of James River Park welcomes everyone who’d like to dig out and roll up some invasive ground cover. Meet at 1pm, 11/5, in the Pony Pasture Parking lot. If […]

Breaking stereotypes at Richmond Bike Forum

Will Richmond become a city where cyclists no longer fit into a stereotype? The type that either wears all spandex, the urban hipster, the poor and car-less? This was asked Thursday night a the Richmond Bike Forum, which amounted to a celebration of biking in the city. About 100 of Richmond’s most involved members of […]

Chapel Island closer to being part of JRPS

Great news, as we are one step closer to getting Chapel Island added to the James River Park System. The key is developments at Great Shiplock Park, which is the current terminus for the Virginia Capital Trail. From the Friends of the James River Park facebook page: FOJRP supported the Richmond Regional Planning District Commission’s […]

New takeout at Reedy Creek developing

The new ramp for individuals with disabilities at Reedy Creek will be the first of its kind in the Richmond area and it was unveiled today after construction was delayed a week. See full coverage and photos at work is just beginning on the project and won’t be complete for another two weeks. NBC12 […]

Riverside Outfitters riding out waves of recession

One of Richmond’s best whitewater rafting companies says it has survived the economic recession without losing too much business. From Work It, Richmond: Riverside Outfitters, launched in Richmond in 2005, is aiming to become a year-round destination for outdoor activities in the region and beyond. President and co-owner Matthew Perry says his company provides the public […]

JRPS visitor center finally reopens

After waiting more than a year for repairs and upgrades to be completed, the James River Park System visitor center at Reedy Creek has finally reopened. As of noon Tuesday, Nov. 1, it was reopened. That was too late for the Friends of the James River Park to hold its monthly meeting there, but the […]

Monster horse apples in the James

OK, while paddling at Presquile Island, I just about freaked out at the site of a lime green monster I saw floating along the banks. It turns out it was the fruit of an osage-orange, or horse apple. I wrote about these recently after finding them on an island near Huguenot Flatwater. Finding them at […]

Friends of James River Park meet Tuesday

From the Friends of the James River Park:
Our next board meeting is Tuesday, Nov. 1st at 6 p.m. We’ll meet this month at Southampton Recreation Association, 3201 Chellowe Rd., between Cherokee and Chippenham Pkway. All are welcome. (We’re s…

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