James River Park

Richmond's Natural Playground

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

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    Every month the Friends of James River Park features an individual, recognizing them for their outstanding contributions to the park and the organization. These are our ParkStars.

    Today in the Park

    BROUGHT TO YOU BY RIVERSIDE OUTFITTERS

    Know the river level before venturing into the James River. Life jackets are strongly recommended at all water levels due to swift currents, hazards, and unknown depths. River levels between 4 – 5.5ft are ideal for paddle sports, swimming, and other river recreation, while levels above 6ft are much more hazardous. Click on each icon to explore conditions and events in the Park today.

    River Level

    Check the James River levels from the Westham Gauge before your trip

    Tides

    The River below Richmond is affected by ocean tides

    Trail Conditions

    Find out if it's too muddy to bike or hike today

    Weather

    Plan for sun and fun, and prepare for potential rain

    Calendar

    See what's happening in & around the Park

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    Report an Issue Form

    To report an emergency please call 911 immediately. Please use this form to report an issue in the Park such as maintenance or trail issues. Thank you.

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