We recently took advantage of a wonderful Fall day to catch up with Catherine Farmer on Belle Isle.
She’s in charge of the Habitat Restoration Project there.
The James River Park System Master Plan has been completed and the Friends of the James River Park’s next challenge is adoption of the plan by Richmond City Council so we can move forward with its implementation. This will be a two part process, starting with...read more
We recently got a helping hand…hoof…from a team…herd…of goats.read more
“Urban River Ambassadors” are area high school students who work with the staff of the Park to learn about our local national resources and then pass these lessons on to other middle-school aged kids. The Park lucked out when they found Trevon Lewis and Evan Watkins.read more
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.
Volunteer & Give
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! »