Archives: parks

Grand opening of expanded Short Pump Park set for June 25th

The newly-upgraded park includes new trails, a “sprayground,” a dog park, and other features.

A spotlight on Henrico County’s growing, evolving parks system

The system, which began in 1969, now includes over 4,000 acres of parkland.

PHOTO: Construction begins on Short Pump Park expansion

Efforts are underway to create more usable green space amidst the otherwise development-saturated Far West End.

Day #063: Bridges as Parks

Bridges often span the most interesting and beautiful parts of Richmond. Why are they so ugly and inaccessible to pedestrians and cyclists?

Maymont on track to raise $35 million for major renovations, improvements

The Maymont Foundation has already raised $17.5 million towards its $35 million goal; plans renovations to grounds, Nature Center, Dooley mansion.

RVA’s hidden pocket parks

What’s a pocket park? Exactly what it sounds like. A tiny park you can practically fit in your pocket it’s so darned small.

Park access coming to Tuckahoe Creek on Henrico’s western border

County expects to begin construction on a number of neighborhood access points, boardwalks this fall.

Day #005: Little free sports libraries

Take a basketball, return a frisbee .

Terrain360: go outside without having to actually go outside!

Want to walk some of Virginia’s most beautiful scenery without getting off your butt? A new website allows you to do just that. Launched last month, Terrain360 provides 360-degree panoramic trail guides for many Virginia locales. While the site is certainly a boon for those that love the outdoors but hate actually going outside, the […]