Friends of the James River Park in partnership with the City developed a 10-year master plan for the Park that was adopted by City Council in January.
One of T. Tyler Potterfield’s goals was to connect more visitors to the James River Park. And the bridge named in his honor is a fitting example of that.
We were very fortunate to hold our recent Board meeting INSIDE the Pumphouse, and take a look around.
With over 7 miles of river, annual visitation of 2 million people and growing, and over 600 acres, caring for the JRPS does not rest solely on the shoulders of the 5 full-time staff members. These are the unsung stewards.
As Parks, Recreation & Community Facilities Teen Workforce participants complete their fourth week of projects across the City of Richmond’s three park districts and trail divisions, the visible results of each team’s work become clearer.
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.