Archives: parks and recreation

PHOTOS: RVA’s first public skate park

Coming after years of contention, the City is set to publicly unveil a Richmond first.

Registration open for youth sports

Looking for something to keep the kids busy after school? Sign ‘em up with Richmond Parks and Rec youth sports this fall.

Kids can eat free all summer with Richmond Parks and Recreation

120 locations around town are offering free meals during the Summer Meals for Kids program.

Nathan Burrell succeeds Ralph White as manager of James River Park

A VCU graduate will succeed local legend Ralph White as manager of the City’s James River Park.

Explainer: Fonticello and the future of Richmond skateparks

There’s been some drama in one of the city’s parks for the last several months. Without even one skatepark in the city, skaters from all over the city have convened on Fonticello Park at a makeshift skating area. Some neighbors support them. Some don’t. What one local father and skater is doing to make a real skatepark happen, and how the city has responded thus far

City Parks clarifies position on skateboarding

Message from Director Richmond Parks and Recreation concerning the skating brouhaha. This message was posted on the Woodland Heights Yahoo Group: There is a lot of concern in the community about the removal of the skateboard ramps at Fonticello Playg…