James River Park

Richmond's Natural Playground

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.

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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DISCOVER THE JAMES RIVER PARK

This 600-acre urban oasis is a pristine bit of wilderness in the heart off Richmond.

News from the park

  • About the Belle Isle Gateway

    You might have read an article this week about the Belle Isle Nature Exploration Area. I wanted to clarify a few things.

  • Where’s the Osprey Cam?

    River conditions and the behavior of the birds have made repairs difficult.

  • We’re Hiring a Graffiti Technician!

    This year we are excited to be able to support the James River Park System by hiring two part time seasonal Graffiti Response Field Technicians.

  • A Better Space

    We need to do more to instill a culture of sustainability in our Park users.

  • An Earth Day Message

    This Earth Day, we are launching a special campaign to rally support for increasing our capacity to support the James River Park System.

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    Meet Our Latest Parkstars

    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.

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    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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