About the Friends

Our Mission

The Friends of the James River Park is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) organization created by a dedicated group of citizens in 1999.

We are citizen stewards of the James River Park. We do this by providing ongoing support for conservation, enhancement, and recreational enjoyment of the James River Park System, while protecting its natural and historic environments.

In the words of former park manager Ralph White, “The Friends of the James River Park is the brain trust for the future of Richmond’s urban wilderness.” That’s quite a compliment, but we also like to get our hands dirty and feet wet to help wherever needed.

So, if you would like to help keep the park clean and green, consider becoming a member of the Friends of the James River Park.


Friends of James River Park needs you!

The FoJRP Board of Directors works to address the Park’s critical needs. This is accomplished through advocating for support, providing financial assistance, promoting Park activities and developing opportunities for citizen participation to name a few of our Board’s goals.

Please consider serving your Park by joining our Board. The process begins by filling out and returning our