Brought to you by the Friends of the James River Park Support »

News & Events » News

JRPS Adopts Leave No Trace Principles

JRPS Adopts Leave No Trace Principles

Beginning in 2018, the JRPS became a “Leave No Trace Parks and Municipalities Partner.” This initiative marks a big change for the JRPS and goes beyond the “Pack it in, Pack it out” rule many of us are familiar with.

2017, a Year of Achievements

2017, a Year of Achievements

Last year your financial support and volunteers’ time made a big difference in the JRPS. We are proud of what has been accomplished and grateful to the many dedicated, hard-working people who together make it possible too keep our Park an area of unspoiled natural beauty — a little bit of wilderness in the heart of the city.

Join the Friends for Our Annual Solstice Celebration

Join the Friends for Our Annual Solstice Celebration

Plan to join the Friends and Park Staff on Thursday, December 21, 2017 from 5 to 7 pm for our annual Winter Solstice celebration on Belle Island for a convivial observation of the time when the days once again start to grow longer.

Ancarrow wildflower photographs delight, inform

Ancarrow wildflower photographs delight, inform

Newton Ancarrow, a Richmond boatbuilder, environmentalist, and James River Park advocate, took thousands of wildflower photos in the 60s and 70s. Now these beautiful images, documenting more than 400 species, are available digitally through the efforts of the VCU Library in conjunction with the VCU RICE Rivers Center and Lewis Ginter Botannical Gardens.

Park Calendar

h

Get Our e-Newsletter

Join our email list to get updates on what’s happening in the James River Park!

Stay Connected