Define the iconic river feature for Richmond

What is your iconic feature of the James River in Richmond?

From James River Association:

…the James River Association is conducting a contest that encourages residents to identify or create an iconic regional river feature (or features) that symbolizes, creates an identity for, and celebrates the rivers of the Richmond region. Other regions have used iconic natural or constructed features to help distinguish and identify their locality and this contest is an opportunity for the Richmond region to do the same.

Although the Registration Form is simple what they’re looking for in a proposal is not. You have until August 10th to come up with an idea and you can read up on all the details here.

The three examples cited are:

  • The St. Louis Arch (seems a bit extreme for Richmond)
  • A bendy sculpture on the Detroit River (we’ve already have a river sculpture or two)
  • The Montgomery Amphitheater (I like Brown’s Island temporary set up just fine)

It wouldn’t be fair for me to just criticize the examples without offering a few ideas of my own:

We take those bridges and recreate scale models that allow children and adults to play on and about them in a park named Richmond Bridge Park.

Image: Shane Mcnamme

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Richard Hayes

When Richard isn’t rounding up neighborhood news, he’s likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest craft beer.

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