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.
You’ll oversee the 18 parks that make up the James River Park System, lead a fantastic team, interact with over 2.1 million annual visitors, and have the coolest office in Richmond.
Meet this month’s ParkStar, Mary Kay Martin, the President of Friends of James River Park. A kayaker and native of Richmond, Mary Kay has RVA in her DNA.
Many of the invasive plant species occurring in the park established themselves decades ago and others are rapidly catching up. In the case of newcomers, we have the chance to intervene—so long as we recognize the threat.
The James River Park System is seeking a part time Invasive Species Coordinator to lead volunteers in Native Habitat Restoration.
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.