The James River Park System
Owned by the City of Richmond, the JRPS is a public park in Richmond Virginia. The Friends are citizen stewards of the James River Park. We provide ongoing support for conservation, enhancement, and recreational enjoyment of the park, while protecting its natural and historic environments, in partnership with the City of Richmond Department of Parks & Recreation.
Watch & Listen
Discover & Play
Take a class with JRPS Education Staff. All of our programs seek to improve the quality of access to the Park’s unique ecology and recreational opportunities, and we offer programs throughout the year.
Learn to identify flora and fauna, fish for the Big One, listen to bird calls, and explore the geologic history of the Fall Line. JRPS environmental education programs help students of all ages experience the Park’s wild places while getting to know the Park more deeply. Explore today! »
Want to learn to navigate the Lower James by kayak? Climb to the top of Manchester Wall? Explore the Park’s trail systems by foot or by bike? JRPS educators emphasize front-country Leave No Trace ethics while seeking to give you an experience that will stoke your sense of adventure. Let’s play! »
Volunteer & Give
The Friends’ monthly volunteer projects are back in full swing after a short summer break. These Saturday work groups are a great way to get out in the park!read more
FOJRP is hiring a part-time Office Manager to be responsible for administrative and financial duties associated with the organization.read more
Representatives from many organizations came together this month for the first planning meeting of the Master Plan Advisory Group.read more
Come explore your creativity, enjoy the park, and get inspired in an on-site Creative Workshop, facilitated by the park’s Artist-in-Residence. Saturday, Nov. 10 from 3-4:30 pm.read more
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